Memorial Day weekend is a time to reflect back on the men and women that have served in the military and continue to protect our country to this very day. It is also a time for cookouts, spending some time with family and of course, baseball! If you are going to be betting on Major League Baseball this holiday weekend it is essential to use the baseball handicapping section at Bangthebook.com. This section is jam packed with information, stats and betting trends that will point you in the right direction when looking for winners this weekend.
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Here is the MLB Picks for Saturday May 24, 2014.
Washington Nationals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
The one thing that is preached on a regular basis in this article is to take good pitching at lower prices for additional value when betting on baseball. In this game that features the Nationals and the Pirates, there are two good pitchers to choose from. The play in this game though will be on Gerrit Cole. Cole is at home where he is 2-0 this season while his opponent, Stephen Strasburg has yet to win on the road. He is 0-2 with an ERA over 5.00 away from Washington. The Pirates are 6-2 in their last 8 home game and the Nationals are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. Take the Bucs to get the big win at the nice price.
Free MLB Pick: Pittsburgh Pirates -110
St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds
The St. Louis Cardinals and the Cincinnati Reds do not like each other and are one of the fastest growing rivalries in baseball. Keep an eye on the injury list and the batting order as it is posted, because the Reds are attempting to get healthy. It is a battle of two lefties and the Cards have struggled in games this year against southpaws as they are hitting .226 in outings against lefties. The Cardinals are 2-9 in their last 11 road games when they face a left-handed starter and the Reds are 6-2 in their last 8 games against a team with a winning record. The Reds get the win at home in a low scoring game.
Free MLB Pick: Cincinnati Reds -110
New York Yankees vs. Chicago White Sox
Get ready for some weekend fireworks when the White Sox do battle with the Bronx Bombers. John Danks takes the hill for the White Sox and he has an ERA over 7 in his starts this season and the Yankees hit lefties hard. They hit 31 more points against lefties than they do righties. The Over is 18-7-1 in White Sox last 26 when playing against a team with a winning record and the Over is 4-1-1 in Danks' last 6 home starts when they play against a team with a winning record. Look for another high scoring game and take the over.
Free MLB Pick: New York Yankees vs. Chicago White Sox over 9.5