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World Series Free Pick Houston at Atlanta Game 3

A night after being held to only two runs, the Astros exploded with seven runs and nine hits in Game 2, jumping out to a 5-1 lead after just two innings. Houston has now crossed the plate at least five times in all but two of its 12 postseason contests. I have an over/under pick on this game. Read on to find out if I'm going over or under in this game.
Dennis Stagliano | 28/10/2021

Dennis Stagliano's MLB Solid Gold Pick

Streak snapped yesterday when the Mets went down. Later game won so now I'm 11-3 ATS thus far in MLB. My solid gold pick tonight has an 81% win angle. Not to mention the scheduling dynamics and pitching match-up is definitely in our favor. A new streak gets started tonight. Buy my solid gold pick and blast your bookie tonight.
Dennis Stagliano | 2/8/2021

Free MLB Pick Atlanta Braves vs LA Dodgers

Lefty Urias gets the start for the Dodgers today. The left-hander was solid down the stretch for L.A. and has carried that over to the postseason. Urias threw eight innings in the playoffs and allowed just one unearned run on four hits while striking out 11.

Braves right-hander Wright didn’t have a good regular season, pitching to a 5.21 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP, but he was brilliant in his postseason debut. Wright shut out the Marlins over six innings on just three hits while striking out seven in the divisional round.

Don’t write off the Dodgers just yet. Los Angeles showed a lot of fight in Game 2. They seemed to come to life late in the last game. Don't forget, they were the best team in the regular season by far, leading the MLB in wins (43) and run differential (+136). Now they hand the ball to a hot lefty in Urias, while the Braves counter with Wright, who, outside of a very good start here or there, has not performed great this season. The Dodgers will pose a much bigger challenge for Wright.

Urias was 5-0 with a 2.86 ERA & Wright 3-4 with a 4.50 ERA. A weird stat I found while handicapping is the fact that Urias was 5-0 in night games and Wright went 0-4 in night games this year. So, let's call this game a twi-nighter. The Dodgers will carry the momentum they built at the end of Game 2 into this one and ride it to a big win. It's gona take a lefty to get the Dodgers right. Take them by a couple of runs.
TAKE: LA DODGERS - 1.5 RUNS - 110
Dennis Stagliano | 14/10/2020

Free MLB Pick Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays

My series wager on the Tampa Bay Rays over the NY Yankees was a winner, but my distaste for the Houston Astros dented my bankroll as they won their previous series. I released the Rays vs The Cheaters in this series and we're sitting in a good spot at this time.

The Rays are 7-2 this postseason and their pitching staff has allowed two or less runs in five of those nine games. The Rays are allowing an average of 1.3 runs in their last three games. If those numbers continue, the Rays will sweep the Astros. Randy Arozarena, Kevin Kiermaier and Joey Wendle are hitting the ball like it's a softball.

Ryan Yarbrough gets the ball for the Rays tonight, and he was 1-4 with a 3.56 ERA and 44 strikeouts this season. Yarbrough is 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA and two strikeouts in his postseason career.

The Astros need a win here to have any chance in this series. The Astros have lost three of their last four games and have scored just three runs in this series.

It's tough to bet against the Rays pitching right now, and Yarbrough is another solid arm who has allowed a combined four runs and 14 hits in his last 15 innings. Furthermore, I'm not betting against my series play. Also, no way am I backing Urquidy off his postseason record of allowing five runs and seven hits in 8.2 innings this postseason, which makes for an ERA over five.

But, the one thing I noticed in this series, as mentioned above, the Astros have been striking the ball, but they're not hitting them where they ain't. I'll let my series wager ride on the Rays, but for action tonight, I'm going to take a shot with the Astros scoring at least 4 runs tonight. Couple that with Urquidy 5+ ERA in postseason I'm going to bang over 8.5 runs in this game. Hey if the score gets to 4-4 we're a winner. Take Under 8.5 Runs
Dennis Stagliano | 13/10/2020
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