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2019-04-16T02:10:00.000Z 2019-04-16T02:10:00.000Z - MLB

907 Cincinnati Reds
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908 LA Dodgers

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04/15/2019

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3-4

7½-109

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I had a MLB service a couple of years ago, but due to lack of time I decided against continuing it. However, I've been doing a lot of background work on the last few months in order to get the needed automation to have all necessary data available and develop my own power rankings to build a predictive model. So, I've decided to only start the MLB season when all starting pitchers had a total of 20 innings pitched which is usually after three starts and so, I believe this is the right time to start. My MLB picks will be free of charge until May 5 (05/05).


MLB Pick #3: 907 Cincinnati Reds @ 908 Los Angeles Dodgers
(Starting Pitchers: L. Castillo vs. C. Kershaw)
Rating: 4 units - Single Dime Play
Pick: Over 7.5 Runs 
Odds: -109 / 1.92 on Pinnacle Sports OR -110 / 1.91 on Bookmaker


At first sight, it looks like Castillo was great in the three starts he has already made this season with 0.92 ERA, 1.98 FIP and 3.01 xFIP. However, if I look at the quality of their opponents, they have a combined metric of 76 with 100 being the league average, which means that he clearly faced three below average offenses. Besides that, Castillo has a 42.5% HC% rate and a 50.0% Flyball rate something very dangerous when you have a Dodgers offense that is already ranked #1 in the league against RH pitchers.

On the other hand, Kershaw will have his first start of the season and he may be a bit limited regarding pitch count tonight. The Dodgers' bullpen has been shaky with a 5.14 ERA, 4.37 FIP and 4.38 xFIP and the truth is that Cincinnati's offense with a limited sample of 54 PA has been excellent against LH pitchers with a 171 wRC+ and 1.07 OPS against them, so Kershaw might not dominate tonight. I believe this game will then become a relatively high scoring one and so, I'll be taking the Over in here.
Pick Creation Time:
04/15/2019 2:32 PM
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