VIP Picks 8/14

Well fuck us. Not the Saturday we were hoping for but I stand behind the picks. No runs in the first for Mets and Phillies and they scored 1 in the whole game but it came in the first. Padres were up 3-0 but blew it for the hammer. And the UFC parlay lost in a “mutual decision.” We took it on the chin yesterday and there’s no other way to put it. Let’s look for the bounce back today to close the week out strong.


12:05 EST


Padres ML / Dodgers ML (-119) - 3 days in a row for this one but they both have great matchups again. Blake Snell will pitch for SD and he’s allowed 1 earned run or less in  6 of his last 7 starts. The Padres will face 0-4 Paolo Espino who they should be able to get to but hopefully they don’t blow a 3-0 lead. Then the Dodgers look to stay red hot on a 19-3 run since the All Star Break. 13-1 Tyler Anderson takes the ball for LA today. Brady Singer will pitch for KC and he’s actually been putting up some good numbers but this Dodgers lineup is clicking on all cylinders right now. 1 unit play.

2:10 EST

White Sox (Lynn) (-1.5) - Chicago has covered the -1.5 in the first 2 games in this series and in 9 of the 12 games they have played against Detroit this season. They will take on 2-6 Tyler Alexander who a lot of guys in their lineup have good numbers against. Check out these batting averages against Alexander / Abreu .476, Engel .308, Pollock 1.000, Robert .500, Sheets .500, plus Moncada’s .632 slugging percentage. The Tigers have lost 6 in a row with Alexander on the mound. Lance Lynn’s record is nothing to brag about but his numbers against the guys in this Tigers lineup are - he’s held them to a .239 avg and has a 28% strikeout rate against them. Let’s go with the Sox today.

2:10 EST

Cardinals (Mikolas) (-156) - Mikolas got torched his last time out but he’s still 8-3 in home games this season. He’s also held the Brewers lineup to a .218 avg in over 100 at bats. The Cardinals lineup will face Aaron Ashby who’s lost 9 of his last 10 starts. He’s 5-10 in road starts and we are betting against him in the road today. STL has been the hotter team winning 11 of their last 15.