8/18 VIP Picks

3-1 last night and I’ll take 3-1 any night. That now makes us 10-4-1 this week. Let’s keep it rolling to finish the week out strong. As promised yesterday, let’s start things off with the JACKHAMMER! Jackhammers are 20-10 this season 66%.


Red Sox (Price) (-1.5) - JACKHAMMER - David Price will take on his old team tonight and he has had success against them in the past holding them to a .153 avg in 85 at bats. He’s been good against them this year and has 24 strikeouts in 4 games against them. Tyler Glasnow will start for the Rays and he’s been good since the Rays made him a semi starter. However, anyone can be good against the Mets, Angels, Orioles, & Jays (well except Porcello against the Jays). I expect the Sox bats to get to Glasnow early and often. Get it out boys!

Mets / Phillies Under (7.5) - deGrom and Arrieta today and that should make for another pitchers duel in Philly. GET ME A CHEESESTEAK! Arrieta has faced this Mets lineup once this season and he pitched 7.1 scoreless innings. He’s held the Mets to a .200 avg in 90 career at bats against him. And then of course there’s deGrom who has only allowed more than 3 earned runs in 1 of his 24 starts this season! He has pitched 9 scoreless innings against the Phillies this year and he’s held them to a lifetime .229 avg in 140 at bats. We hit the under last night with Nola and Syndergaard, I like this one even more tonight.

Giants (Bumgarner) (-150) - here’s a matchup where if the Giants lineup got to face Matt Harvey every game of their career they would all be Hall of Famers. They have a collective avg of .397 in 58 at bats and 6 guys are hitting better than .300 against him. Harvey comes in with a 5.19 earned run average and Bumgarner hasn’t allowed 5 runs in any start this season. Mad Bum comes in with a 2.71 earned run average and hasn’t seen much of the Reds but he’s dominated the guys he has faced in this lineup. His one seems like a steal.

Cardinals (Mikolas) (-145) - Cards were another team who came through for us last night. We will back them again tonight when they go up against Wade Miley who they have a .340 avg in 53 at bats against. Miles Mikolas (12-3) will pitch for the birds and he’s held the Brew Crew lineup to a .234 avg in 64 at bats. I like the Cards to take it home for us again tonight.

Diamondbacks (Godley) (-135) - How do we keep getting such good odds on the DBacks against the Padres? This will be our third straight day taking them against the Padres at -135 or better. They have whooped up on the Padres the last two days 5-1 and 9-4. DBacks get our buddy Clayton Richard tonight and they have a .323 avg against him in 99 at bats. I don’t know off the top of my head but we might be undefeated when we bet against Clayton Richard this season. Zack Godley gets the ball for the DBacks and he’s held this Padres lineup to a .240 avg in 104 at bats. This is another good value play.