<![CDATA[MLB RSS Feed]]> en 120 <![CDATA[San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies - 6/27/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> https://sportschatplace.com/mlb-picks/2017/06/27/san-francisco-giants-vs-colorado-rockies-6/27/17-mlb-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants meet Tuesday in MLB action at AT&T Park.

The Colorado Rockies could use a win here that would snap a six-game losing streak. The Rockies have allowed 25 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Colorado Rockies have lost 10 of their last 13 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Charlie Blackmon leads the Rockies with 101 hits and 56 RBI while DJ LeMahieu and Nolan Arenado have combined for 186 hits and 97 RBI. Jeff Hoffman gets the ball,…

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The Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants meet Tuesday in MLB action at AT&T Park.

The Colorado Rockies could use a win here that would snap a six-game losing streak. The Rockies have allowed 25 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Colorado Rockies have lost 10 of their last 13 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Charlie Blackmon leads the Rockies with 101 hits and 56 RBI while DJ LeMahieu and Nolan Arenado have combined for 186 hits and 97 RBI. Jeff Hoffman gets the ball, and he is 4-1 with a 4.29 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. Hoffman is 0-0 with a 2.57 ERA and two strikeouts in his career against the Giants.

The San Francisco Giants look to win back-to-back games for the first time this month. The Giants scored nine runs in Monday’s win and four or more runs in seven of their last 12 games. The San Francisco Giants have split their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Buster Posey leads the Giants with 83 hits and 33 RBI while Eduardo Nunez and Joe Panik have combined for 148 hits and 50 RBI. Matt Cain gets the ball, and he is 3-7 with a 5.54 ERA and 47 strikeouts this season. Cain is 17-11 with a 3.48 ERA and 207 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.

The Rockies are 1-6 in their last 7 road games, 5-1 in Hoffmans last 6 starts on grass and 5-1 in Hoffmans last 6 starts. The Giants are 8-20 in their last 28 during game 2 of a series, 3-9 in Cains last 12 Tuesday starts and 1-6 in Cains last 7 starts. The Giants are 7-3 in Cains last 10 home starts vs. Rockies, 0-5 in Cains last 5 starts vs. Rockies and the Rockies are 10-1 in the last 11 meetings.

Both pitchers are coming off games in which they were rocked. However, Cain has a solid 2.77 ERA at home and has had a great deal of success against the Rockies in his career. Hoffman has been decent this season despite his last start, but the Rockies have lost seven of their last eight on the road, and the Giants are bound to put a mini streak together eventually. I like the value of the plus money with San Fran here based on the way Cain has pitched at home this season.

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Tue, 27 Jun 2017 01:42:59 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=88449
<![CDATA[LSU Tigers vs. Florida Gators Game 2 - 6/27/17 College World Series Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> https://sportschatplace.com/mlb-picks/2017/06/27/lsu-tigers-vs-florida-gators-game-2-6/27/17-college-world-series-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The LSU Tigers and Florida Gators meet Tuesday night in game two of the 2017 College Baseball World Series at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha on ESPN.

The Florida Gators are one win away from winning their first college baseball world series after winning Monday’s game, 4-3. In the victory, Florida was led by a pitching staff that held a terrific LSU offense to just nine hits and struck out 13 batters. The Florida Gators have now allowed three or less runs in eight of their last 11 games, and they’ve also given up a combined 13 runs in five college baseball…

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The LSU Tigers and Florida Gators meet Tuesday night in game two of the 2017 College Baseball World Series at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha on ESPN.

The Florida Gators are one win away from winning their first college baseball world series after winning Monday’s game, 4-3. In the victory, Florida was led by a pitching staff that held a terrific LSU offense to just nine hits and struck out 13 batters. The Florida Gators have now allowed three or less runs in eight of their last 11 games, and they’ve also given up a combined 13 runs in five college baseball world series games. That’s just 2.6 runs per game for those keeping score at home, a recipe that will translate to a lot of victories. Offensively, Austin Langworthy led the Gators with two hits and one RBI while Jonathan India and Mike Rivera combined for two hits and three RBI.

The LSU Tigers need a victory here in order to force a deciding game three on Wednesday. In the loss, LSU pitched seven scoreless innings but just couldn't get the help from its offense to finish the deal. Greg Deichmann and Antoine Duplantis combined for four hits and one RBI, but the Tigers left seven guys on base and had some poor baserunning in the later innings that didn't help. Remember, LSU is an offense first team that's usually could for four-plus runs on a bad night and has been held to three or less runs in just three of the last 17 games. The LSU Tigers haven't scored three or fewer runs in back-to-back games since mid April against Ole Miss. LSU shouldn't be panicking just yet as it looks for its seventh world series crown, but it has to get back to putting runs on the board if it's going to tie up this series.

Considering LSU's offense hasn't been held in check in back-to-back games in over two months, one would assume this is going to be a breakout game for the Tigers. However, LSU and Florida have now played four times this season, and the Gators have allowed three or less runs in three of those games, which includes a shutout on March 24. The reason I picked the Gators in game one was because of the pitching staff, and those arms have shown up all postseason. So, while a deciding game three would be cool, I'm going to take Florida to win this game as well. Pitching wins in the postseason at any level, and the Gators have that and then some.

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Tue, 27 Jun 2017 01:06:19 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=88434
<![CDATA[Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Los Angeles Angels - 6/27/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> https://sportschatplace.com/mlb-picks/2017/06/27/los-angeles-dodgers-vs-los-angeles-angels-6/27/17-mlb-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments Over at Dodger Stadium in LA on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Angels and the Los Angeles Dodgers will be continuing their four-game MLB series. 

In Monday’s opener, the Angels scored twice in the second inning on the way to a 4-0 shutout win. 

RHP Jesse Chavez will be making the start for the Angels on Tuesday. In his 85.2 innings and 5-7 record this year, Chavez has a 5.15 ERA With 64 Ks and 26 RBI. 

The Angels have some solid hitters at their disposal. Coming into this set, Andrelton Simmons led the way on 83 hits, 36 runs and…

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Over at Dodger Stadium in LA on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Angels and the Los Angeles Dodgers will be continuing their four-game MLB series. 

In Monday’s opener, the Angels scored twice in the second inning on the way to a 4-0 shutout win. 

RHP Jesse Chavez will be making the start for the Angels on Tuesday. In his 85.2 innings and 5-7 record this year, Chavez has a 5.15 ERA With 64 Ks and 26 RBI. 

The Angels have some solid hitters at their disposal. Coming into this set, Andrelton Simmons led the way on 83 hits, 36 runs and 33 RBI, while Kole Calhoun had 72 hits, 36 runs, 10 homers and 38 RBI. Calhoun and Simmons each posted a hit and a run on Monday. 

As for the Dodgers, they’ll be rolling out RHP Kenta Maeda for the start on Tuesday. In his 62.1 innings and 5-3 record this year, Maeda has a 4.62 ERA with 65 Ks and 18 BBs. 

The Dodgers also have some notable hitters. Coming into this set, Corey Seager led the way on 79 hits, 56 runs, 12 homers and 39 RBI, while Justin Turner had 75 hits, 32 runs and 28 RBI. On Monday, Turner whiffed 0-for-4; Seager has been fighting off a hamstring injury. 

The Angels are 20-7 in their last 27 Tuesday games, and 2-5 in their last seven during game two of a series. LA is also 4-1 in Chavez’s last five road starts, and 4-1 in Chavez’s last five starts overall. 

Meanwhile, the Dodgers are 17-4 in their last 21 during game two of a series, and 24-9 in their last 33 Tuesday games. LA is also 4-0 in Maeda’s last four home starts, and 6-1 in Maeda’s last seven starts overall. 

Chavez has had a couple of rough starts in his last three outings. He gave up two earned in 7.0 innings against KC, but otherwise has surrendered 11 earned in 7.2 innings over his other pair of starts. As for Maeda, he’s been solid lately, giving up two earned in 10.0 innings over his last three appearances (one start). I doubt the Dodgers will leave Maeda out there for long, but he should put them in a good position to get a victory here. I’ll take the Dodgers in this battle of LA.

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Tue, 27 Jun 2017 01:05:10 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=88446
<![CDATA[Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs - 6/27/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> https://sportschatplace.com/mlb-picks/2017/06/27/washington-nationals-vs-chicago-cubs-6/27/17-mlb-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Chicago Cubs and the Washington Nationals meet in game two of their four game set on Tuesday.

The Chicago Cubs come into this one looking for some consistency after alternating wins and losses in each of their last seven games, including a 5-4 win in game one on Monday. Willson Contreras kicked off the game with a leadoff home run in his first career start in the leadoff position, as part of his 2 for 4 day at the dish. Javier Baez went 2 for 5 with a double and an RBI as well, while Anthony Rizzo, Ian Happ and Albert Almora Jr. each put runs on the board in the win. Jeimer Candelario…

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The Chicago Cubs and the Washington Nationals meet in game two of their four game set on Tuesday.

The Chicago Cubs come into this one looking for some consistency after alternating wins and losses in each of their last seven games, including a 5-4 win in game one on Monday. Willson Contreras kicked off the game with a leadoff home run in his first career start in the leadoff position, as part of his 2 for 4 day at the dish. Javier Baez went 2 for 5 with a double and an RBI as well, while Anthony Rizzo, Ian Happ and Albert Almora Jr. each put runs on the board in the win. Jeimer Candelario also chipped in a double in the winning effort for the Cubbies. Eddie Butler got the win to improve to 4-2 this season after throwing five innings of four hit, shutout baseball. Jake Arrieta will start game two and is 7-5 with a 4.36 ERA and 89 strikeouts this season. In his career, Arrieta is 1-1 with a 4.93 ERA and 44 strikeouts against Washington.

The Washington Nationals will look to even up the series after dropping back-to-back contests following their loss in game one on Monday. Stephen Drew hit a pinch-hit two RBI double, while Matt Wieters went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI single. Michael Taylor went 2 for 4 with a double and Daniel Murphy added a two-bagger of his own while Bryce Harper went 3 for 5 at the plate with three singles. Brian Goodwin and Anthony Rendon also contributed base hits in the losing effort on Monday. Gio Gonzalez took the loss to fall to 7-2 this season after giving up one run on two hits while walking five and striking out eight over six innings of work. Max Scherzer will start game two and is 8-5 with a 2.09 ERA and 145 strikeouts this season. In his career, Scherzer is 2-1 with a 3.19 ERA and 45 strikeouts against the Cubs.

Chicago is 49-22 in Arrieta’s last 71 starts and 5-13 in their last 18 road games while the under is 4-1 in Arrieta’s last 5 road starts. Washington is 22-9 in Scherzer’s last 31 starts and 4-1 in their last 5 home games against a team with a winning record while the under is 4-1 in Scherzer’s last 5 starts against the NL Central. Chicago is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams.

Even though Arrieta isn’t looking like the ace from last year, he still has given up two runs or less in four of his last five starts, while Scherzer hasn’t given up more than two runs in any of his last six starts, striking out double digits in each of those six. This just screams pitchers duel, so I’ll side with the under here.

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Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:41:07 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=88443
<![CDATA[Chicago White Sox vs. New York Yankees - 6/27/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> https://sportschatplace.com/mlb-picks/2017/06/27/chicago-white-sox-vs-new-york-yankees-6/27/17-mlb-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments Over at Guaranteed Rate Field on Tuesday, the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox will be continuing their MLB series. 

In Monday’s opener, the Yankees squeezed out a 6-5 victory. New York was out-hit 11-6 in that one and allowed four runs in the bottom of the ninth to turn the game into a real nail-biter. 

For Tuesday’s game, the Yankees will be bringing out RHP Luis Severino. In his 87.1 innings and 5-3 record this year, Severino has a 3.30 ERA with 95 Ks and 24 BBs. 

New York has some impressive hitters this year.…

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Over at Guaranteed Rate Field on Tuesday, the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox will be continuing their MLB series. 

In Monday’s opener, the Yankees squeezed out a 6-5 victory. New York was out-hit 11-6 in that one and allowed four runs in the bottom of the ninth to turn the game into a real nail-biter. 

For Tuesday’s game, the Yankees will be bringing out RHP Luis Severino. In his 87.1 innings and 5-3 record this year, Severino has a 3.30 ERA with 95 Ks and 24 BBs. 

New York has some impressive hitters this year. Coming into this set, Starlin Castro brought 92 hits, 52 runs, 12 homers and 45 RBI, while Aaron Judge had 86 hits, 66 runs, 26 homers and 59 RBI. Castro whiffed 0-for-2 on Monday; Judge walked three times and plated a run. 

As for the White Sox, they’re going with LHP Jose Quintana on Tuesday. In his 88.1 innings and 4-8 record this year, Quintana has a 4.69 ERA with 88 Ks and 32 BBs. 

Chicago has some solid hitters this year as well. Coming into this set, Avisail Garcia led the way on 92 hits, 40 runs, 11 homers and 51 RBI, while Jose Abreu had 85 hits, 47 runs, 13 homers and 47 RBI. Garcia 

The Yankees are 1-4 in their last five Tuesday games, and 1-5 in their last six games versus a left-handed starter. New York is also 1-4 in Severino’s last five Tuesday starts, and 2-8 in Severino’s last 10 starts with four days’ rest. 

Meanwhile, the Sox are 2-5 in their last seven Tuesday games, and 3-7 in Quintana’s last 10 starts with four days’ rest. Chicago is also 2-5 in Quintana’s last seven home starts, and 1-7 in Quintana’s last eight starts versus a team with a winning record. 

Severino had a run of nice games there for a while, but has given up nine earned on 12 hits in 12.0 innings. As for Quintana, he’s been solid over his last couple of starts, giving up just two earned in 13.2 innings on 10 hits. I don’t trust the Yankees or Severino whatsoever right now, so I’m sticking with the White Sox for a home victory here.

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Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:46:01 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=88440
<![CDATA[Cleveland Indians vs. Texas Rangers - 6/27/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> https://sportschatplace.com/mlb-picks/2017/06/27/cleveland-indians-vs-texas-rangers-6/27/17-mlb-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Cleveland Indians welcome the Texas Rangers to town for a Tuesday night MLB baseball bout.

The Texas Rangers are hoping to head in to the All Star break with a full head of steam. The Rangers appeared to be on their way to their third straight victory Monday with a 9-2 lead in the 4th but the pitching didn’t hold up. Texas starter Cole Hamels was charged with seven runs on eight hits and four walks before three relievers gave up  a combined eight runs. The Rangers logged nine hits and five free passes with Joey Gallo going solo and scoring twice while Adrian Beltre homered and knocked…

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The Cleveland Indians welcome the Texas Rangers to town for a Tuesday night MLB baseball bout.

The Texas Rangers are hoping to head in to the All Star break with a full head of steam. The Rangers appeared to be on their way to their third straight victory Monday with a 9-2 lead in the 4th but the pitching didn’t hold up. Texas starter Cole Hamels was charged with seven runs on eight hits and four walks before three relievers gave up  a combined eight runs. The Rangers logged nine hits and five free passes with Joey Gallo going solo and scoring twice while Adrian Beltre homered and knocked in three followed by a two homer, four RBI and three run performance from Elvis Andrus. The Rangers are slated to start Tyson Ross for just his third outing of the season at the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday. Ross comes off of a 7-5 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays with all seven runs scoring  on  seven  hits  and a walk in  three  innings  pitched. 

As quickly as the Cleveland Indians took over first in the American League Central, they were swept by Minnesota and dropped to second. The Indians took a step towards righting the ship as they rallied from seven runs down to storm to an improbable win. Tribe starter Carlos Carrasco was charged with eight runs on six hits including three long balls and three BB through 3.1 innings before five relievers held the Texas attack in check. Cleveland amassed 19 hits and seven walks with Francisco Lindor, Carlos Santana and Lonnie Chisenhall knocking in three runs apiece and combining for six runs while Roberto Perez and Bradley Zimmer recorded two RBI’s each. Mike Clevinger toes the rubber for the Indians Tuesday in his first career meeting with the Texas Rangers. Clevinger comes off of  a 6-3 victory at the Baltimore Orioles with two runs plated on six hits and four bases on balls in five innings of work.

The under is 9-2 in Texas last 11 road games and Texas  are 8-2 in their last 10 road games and Texas  are 11-5 in their last 16 overall. The under is 11-3 in Clevinger’s last 14 on grass and the under is 11-3 in Clevinger’s last 14 starts overall. The over is 7-3-1 in the last 11 meetings and Texas are 9-19 in the last 28 meetings.

I’d be lying if I said I knew what Ross will do and I’m not laying this much juice on Clevinger…

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Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:20:23 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=88437
<![CDATA[Boston Red Sox vs. Minnesota Twins - 6/27/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> https://sportschatplace.com/mlb-picks/2017/06/27/boston-red-sox-vs-minnesota-twins-6/27/17-mlb-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox meet Tuesday in MLB action at Fenway Park.

The Minnesota Twins look for a win here after winning five of their last seven games. The Twins allowed four runs in Monday’s loss and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Minnesota Twins have lost 12 of their last 14 games when allowing more than two runs. Offensively, Brian Dozier leads the Twins with 71 hits and 35 RBI while Miguel Sano and Joe Mauer have combined for 136 hits and 81 RBI. Hector Santiago gets the ball, and he is 4-6 with a 5.26…

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The Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox meet Tuesday in MLB action at Fenway Park.

The Minnesota Twins look for a win here after winning five of their last seven games. The Twins allowed four runs in Monday’s loss and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Minnesota Twins have lost 12 of their last 14 games when allowing more than two runs. Offensively, Brian Dozier leads the Twins with 71 hits and 35 RBI while Miguel Sano and Joe Mauer have combined for 136 hits and 81 RBI. Hector Santiago gets the ball, and he is 4-6 with a 5.26 ERA and 47 strikeouts this season. Santiago is 3-3 with a 3.05 ERA and 47 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.

The Boston Red Sox could use another win here after splitting their last 12 games. The Red Sox have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Boston Red Sox have won 12 of their last 13 games when scoring more than three runs. Xander Bogaerts leads the Red Sox with 90 hits and 34 RBI while Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi have combined for 154 hits and 80 RBI. Drew Pomeranz gets the ball, and he is 6-4 with a 4.07 ERA and 82 strikeouts this season. Pomeranz is 1-1 with a 6.75 ERA and three strikeouts in his career against the Twins.

The Twins are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series, 1-4 in Santiagos last 5 road starts and 1-4 in Santiagos last 5 starts. The Red Sox are 10-4 in their last 14 home games, 6-0 in their last 6 Tuesday games and 6-2 in Pomeranzs last 8 home starts. The over is 8-2-1 in the last 11 meetings.

Santiago hasn't pitched in three weeks and is coming off the DL with a shoulder injury. Before he left, Santiago allowed 11 earned runs in his last 8.2 innings. Pomeranz has allowed two or less earned runs in seven of his last eight games and the Red Sox have won four of the last six games he's pitched. Add in the Red Sox success at home, and you have to like Boston to get another game in this series even if the price is a little steep.

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Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:24:50 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=88431
<![CDATA[Seattle Mariners vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 6/27/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> https://sportschatplace.com/mlb-picks/2017/06/27/seattle-mariners-vs-philadelphia-phillies-6/27/17-mlb-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Philadelphia Phillies and Seattle Mariners meet Tuesday in MLB action at Safeco Field.

The Philadelphia Phillies could use a win here after losing 12 of their last 15 games. The Phillies have allowed 17 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Philadelphia Phillies have lost 16 straight games when allowing more than one run. Offensively, Odubel Herrera leads the Phillies with 75 hits and 27 RBI while Freddy Galvis and Cesar Hernandez have combined for 132 hits and 43 RBI. Aaron Nola gets the ball,…

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The Philadelphia Phillies and Seattle Mariners meet Tuesday in MLB action at Safeco Field.

The Philadelphia Phillies could use a win here after losing 12 of their last 15 games. The Phillies have allowed 17 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Philadelphia Phillies have lost 16 straight games when allowing more than one run. Offensively, Odubel Herrera leads the Phillies with 75 hits and 27 RBI while Freddy Galvis and Cesar Hernandez have combined for 132 hits and 43 RBI. Aaron Nola gets the ball, and he is 4-5 with a 4.32 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season. This will be Nola’s first career game against the Mariners.

The Seattle Mariners look for another win after winning six of their last eight games. The Mariners have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Seattle Mariners have won six straight games when scoring more than two runs. Nelson Cruz leads the Mariners with 76 hits and 58 RBI while Robinson Cano and Kyle Seager have combined for 147 hits and 94 RBI. James Paxton gets the ball, and he is 5-2 with a 3.39 ERA and 70 strikeouts this season. This will be Paxton’s second career game against the Phillies.

The Phillies are 13-40 in their last 53 interleague road games, 3-8 in Nolas last 11 road starts and 5-13 in Nolas last 18 starts. The Mariners are 4-1 in their last 5 interleague games, 5-2 in Paxtons last 7 home starts and 1-4 in Paxtons last 5 interleague starts. The Phillies are 4-10 in the last 14 meetings and the over is 2-0-2 in the last 4 meetings.

The Philadelphia Phillies are just really tough to back in their current form, and it doesn't help that they're running into a rested and somewhat hot Mariners squad. Seattle's offense has woken up the last couple of weeks, and the Phillies haven't won a game since allowing more than one run since June 5. While the price isn't great, you have to back the Mariners even if it's more of a fade from the Philadelphia Phillies.

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Mon, 26 Jun 2017 21:55:14 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=88428
<![CDATA[Arizona Diamondbacks vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 6/27/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> https://sportschatplace.com/mlb-picks/2017/06/27/arizona-diamondbacks-vs-st-louis-cardinals-6/27/17-mlb-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The St. Louis Cardinals go on the road to take the field with the Arizona Diamondbacks in Tuesday MLB baseball action.

The St. Louis Cardinals continue their search for consistency when they visit Arizona Tuesday. After dropping three in a row the Cardinals have won back to back contests following an 8-2 win versus rival Cincinnati. Cards starter Michael Wacha picked up the victory with a run allowed on five hits and a walk over five frames with a pair of relievers finishing up. St. Louis pounded out 13 hits and walked four times with Randal Grichuk and Jedd Gyorko each going deep and…

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The St. Louis Cardinals go on the road to take the field with the Arizona Diamondbacks in Tuesday MLB baseball action.

The St. Louis Cardinals continue their search for consistency when they visit Arizona Tuesday. After dropping three in a row the Cardinals have won back to back contests following an 8-2 win versus rival Cincinnati. Cards starter Michael Wacha picked up the victory with a run allowed on five hits and a walk over five frames with a pair of relievers finishing up. St. Louis pounded out 13 hits and walked four times with Randal Grichuk and Jedd Gyorko each going deep and driving in three runs. The Cardinals give Tuesday’s starting assignment with the Arizona Diamondbacks to Carlos Martinez. Martinez looks to rebound from a 5-1 defeat at the Philadelphia Phillies last time out with three runs allowed (two earned) on six hits including two homers in six frames.

The Arizona Diamondbacks hope to stay hot when they open a series versus visiting St. Louis Tuesday. The Diamondbacks put another in the win column in 6-1 win versus visiting Philadelphia on Monday. Zona starter Zack Greinke gave up the lone run on three hits and a trio of base on balls through five innings to improve to 9-4. The Diamondbacks did their damage on ten hits and six free passes with Chris Hermann going deep and knocking in two while Chris Owings scored twice. The Diamondbacks hand the ball to a surging Taijuan Walker for his first ever start against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday.  Walker comes off of a 16-6 rout of the Colorado Rockies on the road with three runs allowed on six hits and four BB in six frames.

St. Louis are 3-11 in their last 14 road games and the over is 9-3 in St. Louis last 12 overall while the over is 9-3 in St. Louis last 12 on grass. Arizona are 27-10 in their last 37 overall and Arizona  are 27-10 in their last 37 games on grass while Arizona  are 37-15 in their last 52 home games. The over is 6-1-1 in the last 8 meetings and St. Louis  are 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Arizona.

The Diamondbacks are a dog at home? I’ll take my chances with them…

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Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:58:32 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=88425
<![CDATA[San Diego Padres vs. Atlanta Braves - 6/27/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> https://sportschatplace.com/mlb-picks/2017/06/27/san-diego-padres-vs-atlanta-braves-6/27/17-mlb-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Atlanta Braves and the San Diego Padres meet at Petco Park on Tuesday in game one of a three game set.

The Atlanta Braves come into this one looking to bounce back after their 7-0 loss in the series finale against Milwaukee dealt Atlanta just their second loss in their last nine games. Ender Inciarte went 2 for 4 while Matt Kemp, Matt Adams and Johan Camargo each added base hits of their own as Atlanta mustered up just five hits as a team in the loss. Julio Teheran took the loss, evening up his record at 6-6 this season after giving up all seven runs on seven hits while striking…

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The Atlanta Braves and the San Diego Padres meet at Petco Park on Tuesday in game one of a three game set.

The Atlanta Braves come into this one looking to bounce back after their 7-0 loss in the series finale against Milwaukee dealt Atlanta just their second loss in their last nine games. Ender Inciarte went 2 for 4 while Matt Kemp, Matt Adams and Johan Camargo each added base hits of their own as Atlanta mustered up just five hits as a team in the loss. Julio Teheran took the loss, evening up his record at 6-6 this season after giving up all seven runs on seven hits while striking out three over just three innings of work. Sean Newcomb will start the series opener and is 0-2 with a 1.96 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. This will be Newcomb’s first career start against the Padres.

The San Diego Padres will look to bounce back after having their three game winning streak snapped thanks to a 7-5 loss in their series finale against the Tigers on Sunday. Wil Myers and Erick Aybar each added a solo home run, while Matt Szczur added an RBI in addition to a triple and Jose Pirela went 1 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Starting pitcher Clayton Richard even tried helping his own cause, adding an RBI of his own while Austin Hedges and Hunter Renfroe added base hits of their own in the win. Speaking of Richard, he gave up five runs on nine hits while striking out three over 5.1 innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Brandon Maurer gave up the game-deciding run in the 9th, taking the loss to fall to 0-4 this season. Former Brave Jhoulys Chacin will get the nod in game one and is 6-6 with a 4.95 ERA and 72 strikeouts this season. In his career, Chacin is 1-3 with a 4.32 ERA and 20 strikeouts against Atlanta.

Atlanta is 11-3 in their last 14 games against the NL West and 4-1 in their last 5 games overall while the over is 38-18-2 in their last 58 road games. San Diego is 2-9 in their last 11 games against a left-handed starter and 4-1 in Chacin’s last 5 starts against a team with a losing record while the over is 6-2-1 in their last 9 home games. Atlanta is 8-0 in the last 8 meetings between these two teams.

San Diego had a nice little stretch, but the Braves have been playing some solid baseball over the last couple of weeks and have been flying under the radar in that respect. I’ve really liked what I’ve seen from Newcomb even in defeat, and Atlanta has owned the Padres in this matchup over the last few meetings, so I’ll take the Braves to keep their momentum going with a series-opening win here.

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Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:05:00 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=88419