MLB Pick of the Day Record: 58-53-1 -197 units
GAME: Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays
DATE/TIME: Friday, July 25 – 7:10 PM EST
WHERE: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
PITCHING MATCHUP: BOS - Jon Lester (L) vs TB - David Price (L)
LATEST ODDS: Rays -160 Total 6.5
Since the Tampa Bay’s winning streak started on July 12, their pitching staff leads the majors with a 1.33 earn run average which equates to 54 frames and 8 earn runs also a .195 opponents’ average. (38-for-195) including a 0.66 ERA (13.2-IP, 1-ER) and a .146 opposition’s average (7-for-48) by the Rays’ bullpen. Through June 29th, they owned the worst record in baseball but in the last 3-1/2 weeks since then Tampa Bay has passed 11 teams.
Boston is 21 and 28 on the road and has lost 2 in a row.
Pick: Tampa Bay -160 Under 6.5
GAME: New York Mets at Milwaukee Brewers
DATE/TIME: Friday, July 25 – 8:10 PM EST
WHERE: Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
PITCHING MATCHUP: NYM - Zack Wheeler (R) vs MIL - Yovani Gallardo (R)
LATEST ODDS: Brewers -135 Total 8
The Milwaukee Brewers have won 5 out of their last 7 matchups which has catapulted them back to 1st place in the Central Division of the National League. Milwaukee is 0-5 in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a losing record.
The New York Mets have won 2 in a row following a 3 game skid. New York has won 10 of their last 14 games and 11 of its last 16 matchups. New York is 8 and 3 in their last 11 games versus a right-handed starter.
Pick: New York +130 Over 8