I have no idea how this minor-league park in Williamsport is going to play out, but I know it's 345' to left, 350' to right and it's been in use for 91 years. I also know the majority of the fans will be Pirate fans, so it's kind of a home game for the Bucs and that's good news for Ivan Nova. The Bucs are 8-2 in 10 home starts behind him and he's compiled a 2.70 ERA in those starts. Pirates get the win.
28-22-9 in last 59 MLB OU picks | +322
I like what Sean Newcomb is bringing to the table lately -- 34 strikeouts and five walks over his last five starts. In that span he has not allowed more than three earned runs in any start. Although Atlanta has won only one of Newcomb's last eight starts, the Braves should be favored here over a Cincy team that's won only 16 of its last 51 road games. Play on Atlanta.
102-75-0 in last 177 MLB ML picks | +1396
It's true Dinelson Lamet is pitching well and the Padres are at home, but Gio Gonzalez has been dominant no matter where he pitches lately. Over his last four starts, he's gone 28 innings while allowing three earned runs. I'll take the much better team in a pick-'em.
The Nationals are winning 72 percent of my simulations Sunday, making them a strong play over the Padres. Behind lefty Gio Gonzalez, Washington should improve to 8-2 in its last 10 games at San Diego. The Padres rank dead last in OPS (.661) versus left-handed pitching.
69-50-1 in last 120 MLB picks | +1770
I'm projecting 7.7 runs for Cardinals-Pirates on Sunday Night Baseball, giving us a solid play on the Under. The Under is cashing in 74 percent of my simulations.
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