Cool Blue Lou's Daily Bracket and BTS Picks
1. Tigers @ Angels
Pick: Tigers (67%)
Fuller (4-1, 3.97) (DET) vs. Shoemaker (3-5, 5.96) (LAA). Angels have won 2 straight while Detroit has lost 4 in a row. I'm going with Detroit who has the better pitching matchup, and snap their 4-game losing streak.
2. Sharks @ Penguins
Pick: Sharks (35%)
The sharks need to avoid back-to-back losses on the road, and I believe they well get it done tonight. They were one of the best road teams in the regular season going (28-10) and I believe they’re going to get that win tonight, which leads me to my next pick…
3. Jones vs. Murray (save %)
Pick: Murray (78%)
I believe the Sharks are going to put a lot of pressure on Murray this game and be on the attack; Murray is going to have to make a lot of saves, which he has the ability to.
4. Rays @ Royals
Pick: Rays (8%)
Rays are the big underdogs in this one with Archer on the mound (3-6, 4.62) who has not had the best year thus far. He has the ability to shut an opposing team down and I’m rolling with him tonight. Royals are riding a 5-game win streak and the Rays look to break their 3-game losing streak.
5. Mariners @ Padres
Pick: Padres (9%)
After King Felix was scratched from the line-up I’m going with the Padres. Mariners have James Paxton making his season debut going up against Christian Friedlich (1-1, 1.65). I’m counting on Friedlich to continue to throw well and the Padres to snap their 4-game losing streak.
Beat The Streak (BTS):
Pick: Jose Altuve, kids a stud and has great numbers against tonight’s pitcher. PS: he’s already 1-1.