MLB Expert Picks: Cubs vs Nationals 06/28/17

Chicago Cubs are looking to regain the magic that led to them eventually hoisting the World Series trophy for the first time in 108 years. Last year they made it look so easy breaking out to an incredibly hot start and riding that momentum all the way to the trophy.

This year every time it seems like they’re about to take off, they fall back to Earth with a thud. The way the NL West is playing out, their best chance to defend their title will come from winning the NL Central. Luckily no team has separated itself from the pack as the Cubs find themselves a…

MLB Picks and Parlays: Orioles vs Blue Jays 06/27/17

Baltimore and Toronto are two teams that simply don’t like each other. Led by fiery leaders Manny Machado and Jose Bautista, the two teams disdain runs deep and that should make for an extra spicy mid-week matchup between these two AL East foes.

The Baltimore Orioles have not had a good month with a 10-14 record that has seen them fall off the lead in the division. But they did just take two of three from Tampa Bay and are now 5-4 in their last…

MLB Predictions: Rockies at Giants 06/26/17

Colorado Rockies is the midst of run where nine of their 12 games are against the teams they are fighting for first in the NL West. They faced Arizona and the Dodgers for six games and next weekend they’ll head to Arizona for another three-game set.

In between they get to take a break and hope to pick up some easier wins against the sad sack San Francisco Giants.

They started this run with a 4-3 win over the…

MLB Odds and Picks: Pittsburgh at St Louis 06/25/17

The Pittsburgh Pirates are hanging around on the fringes of contention. A sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday would bring them within four games of .500 and keep them within at minimum, four games of the Brewers for first in the NL Central.

The division seems wide open and Pittsburgh has shown their resilience after a number of injuries and early season struggles. Will all their recent playoff experience, they are just the kind of team to go on a summer run.

A win here would give them a 5-2 record on this road trip after they…

MLB Odds and Picks: Colorado at LA Dodgers 06/24/17

The three best teams in the National League all reside in the NL West at the moment. Colorado Rockies just wrapped up a three-game set with one of them, losing the last two of a three-game set to the Diamondbacks.

Now they are following it up with a weekend series against the hottest team in the Major Leagues, the first place Los Angeles Dodgers.

Colorado has held that mantle at various points in the past few weeks and have…

MLB Predictions: LA Angels at Red Sox 06/23/17

It’s been a challenging schedule for the Los Angeles Angels of late. Since June 9th they’ve had series with Houston, two with the Yankees and one with the red-hot Royals. Heading into Thursday’s games they’ve fared pretty well, going 6-6 with three of the losses coming to Kansas City.

It’s helped them keep up with Seattle and Texas for second place in the AL West and within striking distance of that second Wild Card spot.

That’s probably the best they could ask for with their…

MLB Picks: Detroit Tigers at Seattle Mariners 06/22/17

It’s been a rough month for the Detroit Tigers. Not too long ago they were pushing Minnesota and Cleveland for first in the tightly bunched AL Central. Now they’re fighting to stay out of the cellar, just a half game up on the White Sox heading into Wednesday’s games.

They are just 3-9 after hitting the .500 mark on June 7th. That includes series losses to the Red Sox and Diamondbacks. And more recently four losses in a row to Tampa Bay and Seattle.

They’ve scored just nine runs through the…

MLB Picks: Tiger at Mariners 06/19/17

Detroit could certainly use a boost as they travel to Seattle to begin a four-game set with the Mariners. This was a .500 team 11 days ago, but have since gone 3-7 and have fallen to fourth place in the AL Central.

Part of the problem is the quality of their opponents as they dropped two of three to Boston, two straight to Arizona and they split a four-game weekend series against Tampa Bay. Each of those teams is…