GAME: (923) TEXAS RANGERS vs (924) KANSAS CITY ROYALS
REASON FOR PICK: This is a Free #MLB play on TEX@KC to go UNDER the total.
The Royals were the hottest team in baseball for most of August, but they sure cooled off in the final few days of the month. Kansas City is coming off four straight home losses, and the bats have gone quiet during that span. The host Texas tonight, and I wouldn't be surprised to see a low scoring affair here.
Colby Lewis will toe the rubber for the Rangers, and he's been surprisingly good on the road. Lewis (9-11, 5.44 ERA) went the distance in a win at Seattle his last time out, and he's 7-3 with a 3.69 ERA overall away from home.
The Royals hand the ball to Yordano Ventura, who missed his last start due to back stiffness. He's been very solid of late, and Kansas City has won eight of his last 10 starts. His most recent outing was a win at Texas, holding the Rangers to one run over six innings.
These two teams have pushed the total over just once in the last 12 head to head meetings.
GAME: (919) DETROIT TIGERS vs (920) CLEVELAND INDIANS
PICKS: (920) CLEVELAND INDIANS
REASON FOR PICK: Cleveland is making a move in the AL Central and was unfortunate not to get the 3-game weekend sweep at Kansas City, as heavy rains and thunder caused last night's game to be suspended with the Tribe up 4-2 in the bottom of the tenth inning. That one resumes later this month In the meantime, in this primo pitching matchup, we back Cleveland's Corey Kluber, who has a 1.48 ERA over his last eight starts and beat the Tigers 6-2 on July 19 in his last meeting against them. Lately he has also been outpitching ballyhooed Detroit trade deadline acquisition David Price, who was routed (eight runs and twelve hits in 2 IP!) by the Yankees in his last outing on August 27, the third time in his last four starts that the Tigers have lost. Play Indians on Run Line
GAME: (907) MILWAUKEE BREWERS vs (908) CHICAGO CUBS
PICKS: (907) MILWAUKEE BREWERS
REASON FOR PICK: Your free play for Monday, September 1st, 2014 is in the NL contest between the Brewers and Cubs. This is the Penthouse vs the Outhouse or Best in the conference against the worst. The Brewers are tied for first with the Cardinals after losing five straight and eight of their last 10. Meanwhile, Chicago has lost two and sits 12 1/2 back in last place in the division. Jimmy Nelson starts for the Brewers with a 2-5 mark and 4.10 ERA. While Nelson isn't winning many games, he's pitched decent, allowing three runs or fewer in seven of his last nine starts. Nelson also has 45 KO's on the seaso against just 15 walks, a 3:1 ratio. Jacob Turner gets the start for the Cubs. Turner came over from Miami in August and in three appearances for the Cubs has allowed four earned runs over eight innings. But overall Turner has a high 1.60 WHIP in 22 total appearances and 12 starts this season. Nothing better to stop a slump then the Cubbies and that's just the medicine that the Brewers need here on Monday. Your free play is on the Brewers.
GAME: (913) WASHINGTON NATIONALS vs (914) LOS ANGELES DODGERS
REASON FOR PICK:
First 5 Innings Under
Dodgers are 7-2 under our data criteria. Combined with a First 5 money line of 5-1. A nice kick start to a new month of profit.