GAME: (605) ATLANTA DREAM vs (606) TULSA SHOCK
PICKS: (606) TULSA SHOCK
REASON FOR PICK:
YTD record 2-0 under this data type. Atlanta as Road Favourites are 3-6 ATS. Tulsa as home dogs a solid 4-2 ATS, One of those wins beating Phoenix by 16....Yes 16!
Play SHOCK (+3.5) Points
GAME: (909) PITTSBURGH PIRATES vs (910) ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
PICKS: (909) PITTSBURGH PIRATES
REASON FOR PICK: Expect the Bucs to bounce back quickly after Wednesday's loss at San Francisco prevented them from notching a series sweep over the Giants. Meanwhile, the D-backs adjust to home life in Phoenix after wrapping up their road trip in Cincinnati, where they took 2 of 3 from the Reds. But there is a major difference between a struggling Cincy side and the Pirates, who have won 22 of their last 34 to move into serious contention in the NL Central. Arizona starter Josh Collmenter is off of his worst start of the season when surrendering six runs and 11 hits over 2 2/3 innings last Saturday at Philadelphia. Meanwhile, we'll excuse Pittsburgh starter Jeff Locke for his shaky effort last Saturday in Denver after he had posted a 2.38 ERA during a previous eight-start stretch. Play Pirates
GAME: (917) SEATTLE MARINERS vs (918) CLEVELAND INDIANS
PICKS: (917) SEATTLE MARINERS
REASON FOR PICK: Your free pick for Thursday, July 31st, 2014, comes in baseball as Mariners and the Indians meet in Cleveland. Seattle has tough defense and a winning road record. They also have a quality veteran arm going in 35-year old Chris Young (9-6, 3.04 ERA). Opponents are hitting just .212 off him. The Mariners are 9-4 in their last 13 road games, 19-7 in their last 26 games as a road favorite.
Cleveland starter Zach McAllister (3-6, 5.65 ERA) is really struggling, with the team 2-7 his last nine starts. McAllister gave up six runs (five earned) on eight hits while striking out three over four innings in Saturday's loss to the Royals. McAllister was spotted with a 5-0 lead after two innings but coughed it all up in the disappointing performance. After starting the season 3-0, he's 0-6 in his last nine starts. He'll take a 5.65 ERA with him into his next scheduled start, a home game against the Mariners. The Mariners are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings, so grab the visitors. Play Seattle.