Free Baseball Picks – August 19

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Dan Shapiro
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Free Baseball Picks – August 19 has your free Baseball picks as the season begins to wind down.  We are 5-1 over the past few days.

San Francisco Giants vs. New York Mets OVER 6.5 - Giants LH Madison Bumgarner (12-9, 2.83 ERA) vs. Mets LH Jonathon Niese (7-7, 3.88)

This is a good situation in that Bumgarner was winless for his 7 starts prior to winning his last start. 

Niese has pitched solid over his last four starts, winning all of them and going deep into the 6th inning for each.  Something has to give though.  Niese is 1-1 with a 3.10 ERA in four career appearances (three starts) against San Francisco.

In the end, the last 6 games between these two teams have gone OVER the current total as have 8 of the last 10.


Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox UNDER 8.5 - Orioles RH Chris Tillman (16-6, 3.70 ERA) vs. Red Sox RH John Lackey (9-12, 3.56)

11 of 14 games in this series have gone UNDER the total.

Tillman got credit for his first career complete game in a losing effort last weekend, surrendering four run on six hits over eight innings at Toronto.  He also held the Red Sox to two hits in seven scoreless frames back on July 26.  He allowed two runs the last time these teams met on August 19.

Tillman is 4-1 when starting against BOSTON with an ERA of 2.15 and a WHIP of 1.172.

Lackey is 12-5 when starting against BALTIMORE with an ERA of 3.49 and a WHIP of 1.256.

The UNDER is 7-1-1 in Lackeys last 9 starts vs. Baltimore.

- Dan Shapiro,



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