MLB Playoff Picks 10-09-16

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Dodgers vs Nationals Game 2

GAME: Los Angeles Dodgers (92-71) at Washington Nationals (95-68)
DATE/TIME: Sunday, October 09 – 1:00 PM EST
WHERE: Nationals Park, Washington, District of Columbia
LINE: Washington +108
TOTAL: 7.5
Playoff Series: Divisional Playoff; LA Dodgers leads 1-0
TV: 1 p.m. ET, FS1
PITCHING MATCHUP: Dodgers LH Rich Hill (12-5, 2.12 ERA) vs. Nationals RH Tanner Roark (16-10, 2.83)
BETTING TRENDS
LOS ANGELES DODGERS
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers’s last 6 games
LA Dodgers are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games
LA Dodgers are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers’s last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers’s last 5 games when playing Washington
LA Dodgers are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games when playing Washington
LA Dodgers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
WASHINGTON NATIONALS
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games at home
Washington is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers
Washington is 1-8 SU in their last 9 games when playing LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
Washington is 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers

Dodgers vs Nationals Game 2 Pick

The Dodgers have won eight of the last nine meetings with the Nationals, but we’ve got two pitchers starting today going in opposite directions. Tanner Roark has been incredible lately, with Washington winning 17 of his last 23 starts, including nine of 12 at home, while the Dodgers have lost Rich Hill’s past three starts. This is a great spot for the Nats to even the series at home.
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Pick: Nationals Money Line

Indians vs Red Sox Game 3

GAME: Cleveland Indians (96-67) at Boston Red Sox (93-71)
DATE/TIME: Sunday, October 09 – 4:00 PM EST
WHERE: Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
LINE: Red Sox (-140)
TOTAL: 9.5
Playoff Series: Divisional Playoff; Cleveland leads 2-0
TV: 4:08 p.m. ET, TBS
PITCHING MATCHUP: Indians RH Josh Tomlin (13-9, 4.40 ERA) vs. Red Sox RH Clay Buchholz (8-10, 4.78)
BETTING TRENDS
CLEVELAND INDIANS
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 6 games on the road
Cleveland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 6 games when playing Boston
Cleveland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
BOSTON RED SOX
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston’s last 7 games
Boston is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games when playing Cleveland
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
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Indians vs Red Sox Pick

The Red Sox have twice come back from 2-0 deficits in the Divisional Series, but the manager who led them there is on the other side this time managing the Indians. Today’s starters have been solid over the last month after some shaky times that sent each into bullpen work. But I’m going to side with Clay Buchholz even though I think he’ll give up three runs or so over six innings of work. I like the Sox at home to press the issue in desperation, and I expect them to score early and often against Josh Tomlin.

Pick: Red Sox Run Line (-1.5) 50% & Money Line 50%

Rangers vs Blue Jays Game 3

GAME: Texas Rangers (95-69) at Toronto Blue Jays (92-73)
DATE/TIME: Sunday, October 09 – 7:30 PM EST
WHERE: Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
LINE: N/A
TOTAL: N/A
Playoff Series: Divisional Playoff; Toronto leads 2-0
TV: 7:30 p.m. ET, TBS, Sportsnet (Toronto)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Rangers RH Colby Lewis (6-5, 3.71 ERA) vs. Blue Jays RH Aaron Sanchez (15-2, 3.00)
BETTING TRENDS
TEXAS RANGERS
Texas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas’s last 7 games on the road
Texas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Texas is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas’s last 6 games when playing Toronto
Texas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto
TORONTO BLUE JAYS
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Toronto’s last 19 games
Toronto is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Toronto’s last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto’s last 6 games when playing Texas
Toronto is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Texas
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Texas

Rangers vs Blue Jays Pick

The Rangers had a great regular season but this is the post season and there have been many teams that went down in the first round that had the best record. Just take a look over the last decade at all of the Wild Card teams that made it to the World Series. Sorry Texas, but this isn’t your year. Taking the Blue Jays to end the series today.

Pick: Toronto Run Line (-1.5) 50% & Money Line 50%