MLB Picks: Bet on the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals: May 19th 2013
MLB Pick: San Francisco Giants +111
Despite losses in their last two games, the Giants are still 12-4 in the last 16 meetings in Colorado. Look for them to continue their dominance over their division rivals behind a gem from Zito. He’s 8-2 (14-5 on the money line) with an ERA of 2.51 in 19 starts versus the Rockies. The Giants are 4-0 in his last 4 starts against Colorado, 21-6 in his last 27 starts overall and 6-0 in his last 6 road starts versus a team with a winning record. Colorado’s Juan Nicasio is 0-2 on the money line with an ERA of 5.73 in a pair of starts versus the Giants. The Rockies are 2-5 in his last 7 home starts and 2-7 in his last 9 starts versus a team with a winning record. Take the Giants. -Dave Price
Pick: St. Louis Cardinals -120
Kyle Lohse has struggled for Milwaukee this season. In 8 starts he has posted a 1-4 record. In his last three starts he has a 5.29 ERA and 1.941 WHIP. Those numbers are not good considering he is up against a St. Louis team that is batting .274 over the past 7 games and the Cardinals have a .346 on base percentage in that same span.
Milwaukee has had a hard time scoring runs which is why they are sitting on a 17-24 overall record. They are batting a mere .238 on the road and average 3.6 runs per game. For every win on the road they are losing two games and they have posted a 7-13 record. Kyle Lohse’s career has not seen much success against St Louis. His team is 2-5 in his 7 career starts against the Cardinals. -Jimmy Boyd