MLB Picks and Parlays June 24
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Welcome to our MLB picks and predictions for Saturday. There’s a full slate of games that are offering good value. The Toronto Blue Jays are going to need some wins during their Kansas City visit if they want to finally hit that .500 mark. They’ve gone 0-9 in games that would carry them to that mark, but it’s always just out of reach it seems.
The big series of the weekend is definitely the Rockies away at Dodger Stadium. Both teams have been hot of late, and whoever wins might hold the top spot in the NL West. With almost 50 wins apiece, both these teams can take it, and we suspect the Rockies will take at least one game.
As for our picks last time, we had a losing day going 1-2. The Cubs did it for us easily as a large favorite, but the Braves’ bullpen imploded, giving up 5 runs in the 8th in a 6-3 loss. The Mets’ offense struggled (well basically died), in a 12-0 loss to the Dodgers. It was worth a shot in that spot, but they couldn’t hit McCarthy.
For Saturday, we’ll be taking a look at three games. Baltimore going on the road again to face their AL East rivals, the Rays at Tropicana Field , the Angels travelling to Boston after their surprising away series win against the Yankees, and the Mets hoping to get their offense going again in SF.
MLB Picks Today – June 24, 2017
- Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays: *Tampa Bay Rays (-155) at BODOG
On the heels of their 15 run night against the Orioles, the Tampa Bay Rays look to continue hitting the ball well in Saturday’s game. Derek Norris was great, going 3 for 3 with a home run, but is expected to be replaced with Wilson Ramos. Evan Longoria, Logan Morrison, and Shane Peterson were all instrumental in the victory. On Baltimore’s side, Manny Machado went cold, going 0 for 5.
Jacob Faria (3-0, 1.37 ERA) has been incredible for the Rays. He’s now won his first 3 major league starts, going at least 6 innings, and allowing 1 run or less. Opponents are batting .208 off him. The Baltimore Orioles have Dylan Bundy (7-6, 3.72 ERA) going today, and we all know his issues when it comes to run support. He actually has been pitching well though, but Rays’ Tim Beckham is 2 for 3, both home runs against Bundy.
The fact is, Baltimore is in decline. They are on the road now, and still have a terrible away record, not to mention awful defense, which has allowed at least 5 runs in 20 straight games, which is a record. The Rays have been the opposite, playing heavy offense, putting up 44 runs in their last 6 games. Look for them to stay hot in this spot with a young, but very capable pitcher.
- Los Angeles Angels at Boston Red Sox: *Boston Red Sox (-175) at BODOG
The Los Angeles Angels might be down, but are they really out of this series? They are actually 22-12 against Boston overall since 2012. The Boston Red Sox, winners of their last 5 of 6 in Boston, are looking forward to facing the Angels again though. Despite the Angels’ record against the Sox, they’ve lost 5 of 6 at Fenway. Xander Bogaerts had a great night, extending his hitting streak to 5 games, and is batting a whopping .500 in that span.
J.C. Ramirez (6-5, 4.59 ERA) starts for the Angels, and despite his winning record, he’s been getting shellacked this month. He’s 1-2 with a 8.53 in 4 starts in June. The Red Sox have only faced him as a relief pitcher, and were kept runless. Boston starts David Price (2-1, 5.14 ERA), who is 5-5 with a 3.26 ERA in 13 starts against the Halos. He’s declined recently, giving up more walks, and showing control issues.
The Angels at this price seem very tempting, especially after their series with the Yankees. This could be a trap though. Look for the Red Sox to win by a small margin, but still covering the RL mind you. Their offense is still too hot, and the Angels’ offense seems to be faltering.
- New York Mets at San Francisco Giants: *SF Giants (-110) at Sports Interaction
The New York Mets are glad to be out of Dodger Stadium, and showed it last night in their 11-4 win against the Giants on Friday. The San Francisco Giants are still reeling, losers of 10 in 11. They look to bounce back here and try to salvage their season.
The Mets start Jacob deGrom (6-3, 3.94 ERA) has been up and down, but his last 2 starts have been phenomenal. He got the win against the Cubs and Nats by holding them to just a single run in 17 innings total. The right hander is 3-1 with a 3.62 ERA against the Giants. Johnny Cueto starts for the (5-7, 4.42 ERA) starts for San Fran, with a mediocre record of 4-4 and a 3.75 ERA against the Mets in 12 starts.
Cueto should surprise here. He hasn’t been getting the wins he deserves, but he’s by no means a below average pitcher. If trends continue, deGrom should revert to having a terrible game, and if the Giants can pounce on him early, this one should be very winnable for them.
If you guys are feeling lucky, this parlay should do you right. Just take each of our picks. Doing this gives you a +345 ticket at Sports Interaction, so don’t miss out on these!
- Tampa Bay Rays (-185)
- San Francisco Giants (-110)
- Boston Red Sox (-195)
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