MLB Hit or Miss August 19th, 2019

New week, let’s do this thing.

Kansas City Royals @ Baltimore Orioles 

Starting Pitching: Jorge Lopez vs John Means 

O/U: 10.5 

I have the Orioles taking this game tonight. When you look at the numbers for both teams, they are both neck and neck for being just terrible. But I have to roll with the Orioles tonight because they have John Means on the mound. Means may not be the best pitcher this side of the Mississippi, but he is a better option than Lopez. Means has an ERA just above 3.50, while Lopez is far above 6.00. I can't put my faith or money in anyone I don't trust on the mound, and this year I just trust Means more. Gimme the birds. 

MY PICKS 

O/U: Under 10.5 

Winners: Orioles -140

Washington Nationals @ Pittsburgh Pirates

Starting Pitching: Joe Ross vs Trevor Williams 

O/U: 10.0

Washington has been very impressive the past week. In 3 out of their last 4 games, they scored 14 runs or more, and I think they will continue this run tonight. Trevor Williams has a 5.25 ERA, and I think the Nats will have a field day. I even think they cover the over by themselves tonight and score over 10 runs yet again. The Pirates don't have the bats to keep up with what's going on right now in D.C., so I can't pick them tonight. I'm taking the Nats and that's the bottom line. 

MY PICKS 

O/U: Over 10.0

Winners: Nationals -120

Detroit Tigers @ Houston Astros

Starting Pitching: Edwin Jackson vs Wade Miley 

O/U: 10.0

Do you ever have every being in your body tell you not to do something stupid, but you know you’re just going to go ahead and do it anyways. That's right, tonight I am taking the Detroit Tigers to beat the Astros in Houston, as a -430 underdog. Just last week the Astros were the biggest favorite in MLB history at -500, and they lost to the awful Orioles. Plus, being 4-6 in their last 10 games isn't a good look, especially when the Tigers have had the exact same run. The value is just too good to let go, and baseball is a crazy sport. It's the only sport where I really believe anyone can win on any given night. Sometimes you gotta just say FUCK IT, GIMME THE TIGERS BABY. 

MY PICKS 

O/U: Over 10.0

Winners: Tigers +305

Betting mastermind. Didn't have the height or talent for sports but I can talk and pick them like a champ.

Twitter: @MatthewSulla