Betting Edge Found In Wednesday's MLB Slate When Playing These MLB Odds

Oakland Athletics

Ian Cameron

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 9:46 PM UTC

Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 9:46 PM UTC

Sports handicapper Ian Cameron provides a look at MLB Early Lines for the games taking place on Wednesday, August 3.

Texas Rangers vs. Baltimore Orioles
We’ve cashed a handful of times this season backing Cole Hamels especially on the road and this looks like another good opportunity to cash a ticket with Texas on the road with their ace lefty on the mound. Hamels has been rock steady all season with a 2.84 ERA and he’s been even better than that on the road where he owns a sparkling 1.71 ERA in 11 road starts with Texas going 8-3 in those games. He has neutralized the potent Orioles lineup in two starts against them since joining the Rangers midway through last season allowing 4 runs in 13.1 innings over a span of two starts against Baltimore since last season and Texas won both games. 

I expect him to go out and pitch very well again here in this game. On the flip side, Kevin Gausman will get the nod for Baltimore and he continues to be a very inconsistent and erratic pitcher for this team. Gausman has had a mixed bag of good and bad starts and is coming off a terrible showing in Toronto getting bombed for 6 runs in just 3 innings of work. Texas lineup is lethal right now with the additions of Carlos Beltran and Jonathan Lucroy at the trade deadline making an already potent lineup even more dangerous and an even scarier group for Gausman to have to try and shut down here in this game. It’s worth noting that Gausman is 0-3 in his career in 3 starts against Texas and I expect that winless streak for him against the Rangers to continue here. MLB Odds have Texas at -105, making them the best pick. 


Free MLB Picks: Texas -105  
Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker

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Oakland Athletics vs. Los Angeles Angels
Kendall Graveman has pitched much better after a rough beginning to the season as the Athletics are 8-1 in his last 9 starts. He has dominated the LA Angels this season in three starts against them allowing just 4 runs in 19.2 innings of work and has yielded 3 runs or less in 7 of his last 9 starts overall. Jered Weaver will get the start for the LA Angels and he’s been very inconsistent all season long coming into this game with a 5.14 ERA and he allowed 4 runs on 8 hits in 5.1 innings in his most recent start against Oakland here at Angel Stadium back in June. I think Oakland is a live underdog here for your MLB pick up the road win.


Free MLB Pick: Oakland +120 
Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker 

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