MLB Pick of the Day Record: 23-22 -323

GAME: New York Mets @Atlanta Braves

DATE/TIME: Monday, June 30, 2014 7:10 PM EST

WHERE: Turner Field, Atlanta GA

Pitching Matchup: New York - Zack Wheeler (R) vs Atlanta- Alex Wood (L)

LATEST ODDS: Braves -155 Total 7.5

ZACK WHEELER (3-8)

2014 Key Stats
Situation#GQSW-LTeam RECERAWHIPBB/SOHR/IP
All Starts16103-86-10  (37.5%)4.251.3710.410.067
Home Starts640-42-4  (33.3%)5.401.5470.380.063
Road Starts1063-44-6  (40.0%)3.611.2730.430.070
Last 7 Starts742-42-5  (28.6%)3.891.1180.240.051

ALEX WOOD (3-5)

2014 Key Stats
Situation#GQSW-LTeam RECERAWHIPBB/SOHR/IP
All Starts853-53-5  (37.5%)2.601.0960.210.096
Home Starts311-21-2  (33.3%)2.001.1670.150.111
Road Starts542-32-3  (40.0%)2.911.0590.270.088
Last 7 Starts742-52-5  (28.6%)2.801.0890.160.089
 

The inconsistent Atlanta Braves are 9 and 10 over their last 19 tilts and 13 & 17

over their last 30 encounters since May 26th. They are 11 and 13 in the month of June after losing 13 out of 16 in May and Atlanta had their only winning months combined going 17 and 9 in March/April. Of the Braves’ 9 remaining games until the All-Star Break, 7 are on the road. In their last 3 games they are hammering home at least 5 runs per encounter.

 

The New York Mets are 6 and 4 outscoring their opposition 45 to 30 in their 10 contests. The key is their lead-off hitter Curtis Granderson is hitting .284 (50-176) with 27 runs scored, nine home runs, 28 runs batted in with a .403 on-base percentage since the beginning of May.

Pick: Atlanta -1.5 (+135)                Over 7

GAME: Cleveland Indians @ Los Angeles Dodgers

DATE/TIME: Monday, June 30, 2014 10:10 PM EST

WHERE: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles CA

Pitching Matchup: Cleveland - Corey Kluber (R) vs Los Angeles - Dan Haren (R)

LATEST ODDS: Dodgers -120 Total 7.5

Despite dropping 5 of last 7 and 6 of their last 9 games, the Cleveland Indians have still won 15 of 26 and 20 of their last 36 encounters. Since May 1st The Indians sits 4 games above .500 (28-24). Cleveland is getting back to their winning ways by taking 2 of their last 3 averaging almost 5 runs a game.

Meanwhile, the Dodgers continue their torrid pace by winning 4 of their last 5 also 7 out of their last 10 averaging at least 4 runs per matchup.

MLB Pick: Cleveland +110                     Under 8