Matthew Manouli | Wed 11/04/2018 - 13:52 EDT

MLB Picks and Parlays Today

MLB Picks and Parlays Today

MLB Gameday Batting Trends

Welcome to our Gameday Picks! As promised, we got back in the win column with our Sunday picks, going a nice 2-0 and having one of our games get postponed. Our Wednesday card will have the Padres facing the Rockies at 3:10 pm ET, followed by the must-watch Red Sox versus Yankees at 7:10pm ET, and ending the night with the Pirates at Cubs at 8:05pm ET. Let's get into it!

  • San Diego is only 2-7 in their last 9 against a right handed starter and is 0-5 in Perdomo's last 5 starts against the Rockies.
  • Colorado is 9-3 in Marquez's last 12 home starts and 4-0 in his last 4 home starts against a team under .500.
  • The Yankees are 3-9 in their last 12 road games and are 0-4 in Tanaka's last 4 road starts against a team over .500.
  • The Red Sox are 8-0 in their last 8 and 8-2 in Price's last 10 home starts.
  • Pittsburgh is just 6-13 in their last 19 away against the Cubs and 2-5 in their last 7 meetings overall.
  • The Cubs are 9-2 in their last 11 home games against a left handed starter.

Three-Pick MLB Parlay For This Wednesday

Record: 7-6

The Red Sox have a distinct advantage here. Price has been solid at home and while Sanchez has given him problems in the past, the New Yorker is in a terrible 2 for 36 slumps right now to start the season after going 0 for 4 on Tuesday. Tanaka has been good, but taking Boston at this low price is better value. Take the Boston Red Sox here.

Boston Red Sox (-115)

The Cubs have the edge in pitching here. Whether it's high or low scoring, it looks to be a close game, with the Cubs eking it out in the end. Brault is good, but not proven yet as a starter and it seems about time for him to falter, perhaps against Bryant. The Cubs have been hitting lefties well recently also. It'll be close, but take the Chicago Cubs at home here!

Chicago Cubs (-195)

Despite the line move, don't overthink this one. The Rockies won't be swept at home here. We aren't expecting the offense to come back in a major way, but Colorado has decent enough numbers against Perdomo to cause a dent. Marquez at home should be just above average, which is enough to take this game. And since the price is so low now, it's a great time to take the Rockies!

Colorado Rockies (-170)

San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies

Looking for the sweep, the San Diego Padres (4-8) have their hopes up after another road win in Colorado on Tuesday night, taking the game 5-2. Hunter Renfroe broke through with a three-run go ahead homer and looks to continue on Wednesday to help give the Friars just their sixth win this season after starting the season with a sad 2-8 record.

It depends on how Luis Perdomo (1-1, 6.00 ERA) fares though. His last outing was a success, giving up just one run in five innings against the Astros. The 24-year-old has struggled against the Rox though. How bad is it? Well, in seven lifetime appearances, five of which were starts, Perdomo is winless at 0-4 and holds a 6.68 ERA against Colorado.

The Colorado Rockies (5-6) have been hurting at home recently. The offense seems to be the main problem attributed to their 1-4 record at home, as they've only scored an average of 2.8 runs at home while allowing 5.8. Charlie Blackmon was scratched yesterday and is still listed day-to-day. It would be beneficial for him to get in the lineup as he's 5 for 13 with two homers against the San Diego starter.

As for the Colorado starter, German Marquez (0-1, 6.52 ERA) has been, like his team's namesake, rocky. His last start didn't go to plan as he allowed seven runs on just seven hits and allowed six walks in 4.2 innings of work against the Braves. Lucky for the 23-year-old, his numbers against the Padres are serviceable, not great mind you.

With a record of 2-1 and a 6.30 ERA in five appearances, three of which were starts, Marquez needs to be in top form to keep the Rox from getting swept at home here.    

New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox (9-1) look to keep the train rolling over the Bronx Bombers on Wednesday night after dispatching their rivals 14-1. Mookie Betts, Andrew Benintendi, and Hanley Ramirez were the stars, combining to go 8 for 9 with nine RBIs. This brings Ramirez to 11 RBIs in his last six games. Will their surging offense make them winners of 10 in a row?

David Price (1-0, 0.00 ERA) hasn't had the best of luck with the Yankees. In his first six starts against the fellow AL East team after joining Boston, Price went 1-4 and allowed 32 runs total in those games. Gary Sanchez is 5 for 11 against him with four home runs and Didi Gregorius is 12 for 27.

The visiting New York Yankees (5-6) will try to turn things around and steal this second game of the three-game set. It'll be a tough task, as the offense seems to have dried up. Sanchez has good numbers against Price, but is in a slump right now. Aaron Judge came out of a Boston slump of his own, getting three hits and a homer on Tuesday.

Masahiro Tanaka (1-1, 2.92 ERA) actually has quite good numbers against the BoSox. The Japan native is a career 7-4 with a 3.65 ERA against them. In his last four starts at Fenway, Tanaka only allowed six runs in 30.1 innings. This season, he held the Jays to one run in his win and gave up three in 6.1 innings to Baltimore last Thursday for his loss. 

Pittsburgh Pirates at Chicago Cubs

After taking Tuesday's game in Chicago, the Pittsburgh Pirates (8-2) are looking to upset the Cubbies once again on Wednesday night. Sitting at 8-2, the Bucs are having their best start to the season in 26 years! Homers from Francisco Cervelli and Starling Marte helped the Pirates in their 8-5 win.

Steven Brault (2-0, 1.13 ERA) might have some good numbers, but will it continue? While not an official starter, Brault has been playing well, holding the Reds to just one run in five innings and striking out four. The 25-year-old might run into some trouble on Wednesday though, as he has a worrisome 7.90 ERA in 13.2 innings in five appearances, two of which were starts, against the Cubs.

The Chicago Cubs (5-5) have had better starts to the season and are now 3.0 GB from their opponents and sit in second in the NL Central. Kyle Schwarber finally got a couple of hits for the Cubs after going 0 for 14. The team will look for more offense against Brault as Kris Bryant is 5 for 7 with a homer against the Pittsburgh starter.

Jon Lester (1.0, 2.89 ERA) is coming off a runless six inning outing against the Brewers, where he struck out six. In his 12 starts against the Bucs, the 34-year-old hasn't been that impressive, holding a 5-5 record but with a healthy 3.23 ERA. In the left hander's 54 starts at Wrigley though, he's 25-14 with a 3.23 ERA.

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