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Pick: Marlins vs. Mets Under 7.5 (Tom Freese)
Florida starter Anibal Sanchez has allowed 4 runs total in his last 3 starts. The Marlins are 23-11-2 UNDER their last 36 games as road dogs. The Fish are 18-6-2 UNDER in the last 26 road starts made by Sanchez. The Marlins are 6-2 UNDER their last 8 road games. New York starter Jonathan Niese has allowed 4 runs total in his last 4 starts. The Mets are 10-3 UNDER their last 13 games overall and they are 18-7-1 UNDER off a loss. New York is 35-15-2 UNDER vs. a team with a winning record. The Mets are 7-3 UNDER when Niese pitches with 4 days of rest. PLAY ON ‘UNDER’ )Niese vs. Sanchez)
Pick: St. Louis Cardinals -1.5 (Jeff Alexander)
Off back-to-back losses to the lowly Pirates, expect the Cards to bounce back strong against the struggling Nats tonight. St. Louis is 13-2 against the Nats over the last 3 seasons, winning these games by an average of 2 runs. The Cards will be in good hands with Carpenter, who is 6-1 lifetime with an ERA of 3.30 against Washington. He is also 5-1 with a 1.99 ERA since the All-Star break. With Strasburg going back on the DL, the Cards will get to see Jordan Zimmerman in his first MLB start since Tommy John surgery. I look for the Cards to win this battle, just as they did last season when they hit 3 home runs off of him in a 6-2 win. Take the Cards on the run line.
Pick: Orioles vs. White Sox Under 9 (Jim Feist)
Chicago is a good pitcher’s park and a pair of weak offensive teams meet. The White Sox are in the middle of the pack in the AL in onbase percentage, while the Orioles are 12th, plus second to last in runs scored. So you are more likely to see a pitcher’s duel. Jake Arrieta of the Orioles has a respectable ERA his last three starts (4.34) and Chicago has never faced him. Edwin Jackson of the White Sox has a sizzling 1.35 ERA his last three with 24 strikeouts in 20 innings, just 5 walks. Play the Orioles/White Sox Under the total.
Pick: Twins vs. Rangers Under 8 (Luke Anthony)
Everything here is pointing to the under on paper. The under is 11-4-1 in the Rangers last 16 home games and 8-2 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams. Both these teams are sending out their aces in a important AL battle between Liriano for the Twins and Lee for the Rangers. I think both of these pitchers go deep into this game with one bullpen blowing it in the end. Take the under and watch it hit easily!