MLB Pick of the Day Record: 26-23 -88

GAME: Arizona Diamondbacks at Pittsburgh Pirates

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 7:05 PM EST

WHERE: PNC Park, Pittsburgh PA

Pitching Matchup: Arizona - Wade Miley (L) vs Pittsburgh - Jeff Locke (L)

LATEST ODDS: Pirates -125 Total 7.5

The Pittsburgh Pirates have won 7 of their last 10 while outscoring the opposition 41 to 32 averaging 4 runs a matchup. One of the contributing reasons why their offense is clicking on all cylinders is Andrew McCutchen leads all Major League players with 20 extra base hits during the month of June collecting 12 doubles along with 8 going yard. McCutchen is the first Pittsburgh player with 20 extra base hits in one month since Brian Giles June 2001. The Pittsburgh Pirates lead all National League teams with a .352 on base percentage and rank 3rd in batting average (.271) during the month of June...In addition, the Pirates’ Pitching staff is tied for the 3rd best record in the National League.

The Arizona Diamondbacks closed the month of June by only winning only a dozen games.

MLB Pick: Pittsburgh -135

GAME: Oakland Athletics @ Detroit Tigers

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 7:08 PM EST

WHERE: Comerica Park, Detroit MI

Pitching Matchup: Oakland - Brad Mills (L) vs Detroit- Rick Porcello (R)

LATEST ODDS: Tigers -125 Total 9

The Oakland Athletics lead Major League Baseball in walks with 331 along with runs scored with 418 and are ranked 2nd in on base percentage .335. Oakland ranks 4th in home runs hammering 89 and are 6th in fewest strikeouts with 583 and ranks 7th in slugging at .407.

Detroit is 8 and 2 in their last 10 games while averaging 5 to 6 runs per encounter.

MLB Pick: Detroit -140 Over 8.5