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Here is the MLB Picks for Wednesday April 2nd, 2014.
Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox
Let’s start with a total in a game featuring the Twins vs. the White Sox. When handicapping totals, one thing that deserves consideration is the umpire. The Over is 10-4 in Dan Iassogna, the umpire in this game when he is behind the plate in his last 14 games behind home plate in a game with Chicago. Felipe Paulino has not pitched deep since 2012 and that means the bullpen will play a big role in this contest. The Twins start Kevin Correia and the he has had his issues on the mound. Both teams will get runs early and often as this game goes over the total.
Free Pick: Over 8 +100
San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks
The Diamondbacks lost the first game in the series, but not due to a lack of hitting. The Diamondbacks smacked the ball around and now they will get support from a decent pitcher in Trevor Cahill. Cahill had a difficult start to the season, but has won two straight games when facing the Giants. The Diamondbacks are 6-0 in Cahills last 6 starts as a favorite of -110 to -150 and 5-1 in their last 6 games as a favorite of -110 to -150. The Diamondbacks win a pivotal game in this series with a good outing from Cahill.
Free Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks -115
Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles
In a big game in the AL East early in the season, the Red Sox will attempt to get a win against the Orioles. John Lackey tossed a complete-game two-hitter against the Orioles on Sept. 19 and went 2-1 in four starts against the division rivals last season. However he will regress this season after a great overall campaign a year ago. For as well as he pitched the Sox still struggled when he started on the MLB highway as the Red Sox are 2-5 in Lackeys last 7 road starts. The Orioles got a good job from their pitching staff in the opener. They excelled at stopping rallies and Tommy Hunter got the first chance to close and locked up the save Monday. The Orioles are well coached and they are 35-17 in their last 52 games following an off day. Orioles take down the defending champions for the second time in the series.
Free Pick: Baltimore Orioles -110