GAME: (979) LOS ANGELES ANGELS vs (980) OAKLAND ATHLETICS
REASON FOR PICK: Saturday's FREE WINNER in MLB is (979) LOS ANGELES ANGELS VS (980) OAKLAND ATHLETICS OVER 7 RUNS
Head to Head the over is 6-2-1 in the last 9 meetings. The over is 25-9-4 in the last 38 meetings in Oakland. Lester has been a great pickup for Oakland but he is not throwing shutouts, he has given up 3ER in 3 of 4 A's starts. The last 10 CJ Wilson starts are 7-1-2 over 7 runs.
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GAME: (955) PITTSBURGH PIRATES vs (956) MILWAUKEE BREWERS
PICKS: (956) MILWAUKEE BREWERS
REASON FOR PICK: This is a 1* free play on the Milwaukee Brewers.
I think the home side bounces back here after yesterdays 8-3 setback. Milwaukee sends Wily Peralta (15-7, 3.27 ERA) to the hill; Peralta has been lights out of late, hes 6-1 with a tiny 1.59 ERA over the last six weeks. Most recently Peralta would allow five hits over six scoreless innings in his teams 7-2 win at Dodger Stadium on Sunday; note that Peralta has been especially dominant of late, hes won four consecutive starts at home behind a minuscule 1.03 ERA (and note that hes 2-0 with a very respectable 2.25 ERA in three lifetime starts vs. the Bucs). Milwaukee faces Edinson Volquez (10-7, 3.58 ERA) who has also been great of late, hes 2-0 with a 2.16 ERA in four starts in August. The Brewers though have won 10 of the last 14 in this series and I think that trend gets extended here; Peralta gets the slight nod on the bump in my opinion, consider a second look at the home side in this spot.
GAME: (975) HOUSTON ASTROS vs (976) CLEVELAND INDIANS
PICKS: (976) CLEVELAND INDIANS
REASON FOR PICK:
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Out Super strong data took a 1-2 kick yesterday, However for the month of August we are still 14-4. Stick with the data,
GAME: (961) SAN DIEGO PADRES vs (962) ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
PICKS: (962) ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
REASON FOR PICK: Your free pick for Saturday, August 23rd, 2014, comes in baseball as San Diego and the Diamondbacks meet in Arizona. Vidal Nuno goes for Arizona and he's not pitched as bad as his record, allowing 2 runs in each of his last two starts. Nuno did not record a decision Monday against the Nationals as he pitched seven innings and allowed two runs, five hits and two walks to go along with seven strikeouts. In fact he's allowed 2 runs or less in 3 of is last four starts. The Diamondbacks are 6-1 in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a losing record and faces the worst offensive team in baseball. San Diego is 30th in runs, batting average, on base percentage and slugging. San Diego starter Andrew Cashner has been battling some shoulder soreness and his ERA goes from 1.39 at home to 3.77 on the road! The Padres are 1-4 in Cashner's last 5 road starts, plus 4-9 on the road games against a left-handed starter. And the Padres are 5-11 in their last 16 road games vs. a team with a losing record. Play Arizona!
GAME: (271) NEW ORLEANS SAINTS vs (272) INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
PICKS: (272) INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
REASON FOR PICK: This is a Free #NFLX play on the Indianapolis Colts.
The Colts looked great for three quarters of football at home against the Giants last week, but after surrendering 27 unanswered points in the final period, Indianapolis is still winless in the pre-season. They host the undefeated New Orleans Saints in Week 3, and we should see plenty of Andrew Luck and Drew Brees as normally the starters see the most action in the third week of the exhibition season.
Brees hasn't seen any action in the Saints previous two games, so it could take him a while to shake off some rust. Luck has looked solid in his limited action so far for the Colts, so we can expect him to be sharp right off the get go.
This game will mean a lot more to the Colts than it will to the Saints, who struggled on the road at the best of times. New Orleans will be up against a revamped Colts defense that should be a lot better in 2014.
"It's going to be a great barometer to see just how far we've come defensively," Colts coach Chuck Pagano said. "We're off to a good start defensively when you look at the numbers from the first two ball games ... From an individual standpoint, position standpoint and then collectively as a unit, those guys are all excited to play an outstanding team, an outstanding offensive unit and see exactly where we're at."