JD’s Vegas MLB Picks (June 15th)

JD’s Vegas MLB Picks (June 15th)

JD’s Pick & Methodology

After polishing off a nice parlay win yesterday, let’s carry-over that momentum into today’s MLB action.  There are two picks that stand out to me today, the St. Louis Cardinals (“STL”) moneyline and the under in the Oakland Athletics (“A’s”) / Texas Rangers game.  

The Cardinals send their ace Adam Wainwright to the mound against a Houston Astros team, that has struggled against elite pitching this season.  Wainwright, who has posted a quality start in 4 out of his last 5 starts, has limited the long ball at Busch Stadium so far this season.  This could be especially worrisome for an Astros team that generates a majority of its offense via the home run ball.  Adam Wainwright has dominated the Astros his entire career, with a 13-1 record and a gaudy 1.57 ERA (Earned Run Average).  Those numbers are staggering.  While I understand the Astros are a completely different team than they were before being relegated from the NL Central to the AL West, something has to be said for the complete domination evidenced by those numbers. Continue reading “JD’s Vegas MLB Picks (June 15th)”

JD’s Vegas MLB Picks (June 12th)

JD’s Vegas MLB Picks (June 12th)

JD’s Pick & Methodology

In recent years there has been no more relevant rivalry to the MLB than that between NL Central foes, the Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals.  The injury-riddled Pirates are looking to fend off a sweep and one would expect manager Clint Hurdle to pull out all of his tricks, in order to salvage an ever-important division game.  

Acquired this offseason in a deal that saw the Pirates send second baseman Neil Walker to the New York Mets, Jonathon Niese has recovered quite well after stumbling out of the gates.  The crafty left-handed pitcher is coming off a dominating performance at PNC Park, against his former team (the New York Mets).  In fact in his past five starts, Niese has accumulated a 3-0 record with an elite 1.74 ERA (Earned Run Average).  If Niese can establish control of his fastball, getting the ball inside to right-handed hitters, it will be difficult to imagine the Cardinals getting multiple runs on the board. Continue reading “JD’s Vegas MLB Picks (June 12th)”

JD’s Vegas MLB Picks (June 8th)

JD’s Vegas MLB Picks (June 8th)

JD’s Pick & Methodology

Today I like the St. Louis Cardinals.  Crafty left-hander Jaime Garcia should be able to stifle the big bats in Cincinnati’s lineup today.  With the Reds’ two biggest bats, Jay Bruce and Joey Votto, being left-handed, it will make generating offense and in turn runs more difficult for them.  Garcia is a pitcher and not just a thrower, meaning the outcome of his starts tend to be much less volatile than a lot of the more power-oriented pitchers. Continue reading “JD’s Vegas MLB Picks (June 8th)”

JD’s Vegas MLB Picks (June 5th)

JD’s Vegas MLB Picks (June 5th)

JD’s Pick & Methodology

I’m off the schnide.  Today’s pick will be a parlay to increase payout and reduce the juice (VIG).  For the newbs, a parlay is a cumulative series of bets in which multiple events must be won to win the parlay; with the higher risk comes a considerable jump in potential payout. Continue reading “JD’s Vegas MLB Picks (June 5th)”

JD’s Vegas MLB Picks (June 3rd)

JD’s Vegas MLB Picks (June 3rd)

CapFigure is proud to announce the establishment of a new contributor page.  Long-time friend & die-hard MLB fanatic “JD” will be posting his picks based on Vegas odds for MLB games throughout the season.  Without further ado, here are JD’s thoughts for today:

San Francisco Giants (NL) at St. Louis Cardinals (NL) 
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