Cards & Brewers Favored in Tuesday's MLB Picks of the Day

Joe Catalano

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 4:03 PM GMT

Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 4:03 PM GMT

Tuesday’s MLB slate of games are filled with some really suspect pitching. Are we going to see a lot of over the totals is the question? The provided betting picks could give you the answer.

Capper Catalano’s Picks
161-141 -18.15 Units

We really got the raw end of the deal last night as yet again we win our 1 -unit play with King Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners and we lose the 2-unit play as Justin Verlander gets injured early in the game and Detroit disappointingly suffers a loss. I’m due for another one of my major runs and patiently waiting.

 

St. Louis Cardinals (62-55) vs. Miami Marlins (58-60)
Cards Are In 3rd Place
All of a sudden, the St. Louis Cardinals find themselves dropping in the National League Central Division to 3rd place after a Miami Marlins 6-5 victory last night. The Milwaukee Brewers are starting to find their confidence again and have managed to maintain their 2 ½ game lead in the NL Central over the Pittsburgh Pirates and now the Cards are 3 games behind. Tonight, St. Louis might have the answer in Adam Wainwright (14-6, 2.26) in a very lopsided pitching matchup.

 

The Ace
A team often regains their confidence when they’re losing and they know that the next start in their rotation is their ace. That’s the case for St. Louis as Adam Wainwright has been fantastic this season.

Wainwright has had a couple of poor starts in the past month, but this is a pitcher whose resume speaks for itself. He’s coming off of a victory over Boston in which he pitched 7 innings and allowed 2 runs. Wainwright has allowed the opposition to just a .214 batting average this season and is a career 113-63 with a 3.02 ERA for his career. Look for a strong start from Wainwright.

 

Master Blaster
He might not have done so well in the home run derby, but Miami’s answer to Babe Ruth is Giancarlo Stanton. Stanton has been unstoppable lately, hitting 5 HR and 8 RBI in his last 5 games. On the season, Stanton is hitting .292 with 31 HR and 82 RBI. Obviously, Adam Wainwright would be well-suited to pitch around “Gio”.
MLB Free Pick:  St. Louis -144 at 5 Dimes

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Milwaukee Brewers (66-53) vs. Chicago Cubs (50-67)
Feeding Off of the Weak
I’m going to stick with the National League Central Division as the Milwaukee Brewers, aside from the Los Angeles Angels, are the comeback team of the year. The Brewers were on an extended losing streak a month ago which almost cost them the division, but have been able to maintain their lead and regain a solid grip on the NL Central Division.

 

Hello Cubbies
I’m sure this is what most opposing teams are thinking when they look at their respective schedules and see that the Chicago Cubs are next on their list.

Although the Cubs have some talent on their roster, it hasn’t translated to wins. To make things worse for Chicago, they’ll be facing Wily Peralta (14-6, 3.42) and this is been a great season for the right-hander.

In his last 5 starts, Peralta has pitched 33 innings and allowed just 5 earned runs. Peralta has won his last 5 decisions in his last 5 starts, therefore he’ll be pitching with a lot of confidence and a ton of hard hitters to support him.

The Cubs will be looking for the combination of Anthony Rizzo (25 HR, 62 RBI, .278) and Starlin Castro (12 HR,61 RBI, .281 ) to provide some run support. There’s no Mike Trout on this team, but I’m sure that the San Diego Padres would be thrilled to have either Castro or Rizzo on their roster.

Milwaukee has everything to play for, a great offense, a starting pitcher in Peralta with major momentum, and great MLB betting odds.
MLB Free Pick: Milwaukee -116 at 5 Dimes

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