Cash In Early W/ These Totals MLB Picks For Wednesday

Ian Cameron

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 7:47 PM GMT

Sports handicapper Ian Cameron provides a look at MLB Overnight Betting Lines for the games taking place on Wednesday, May 25.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Detroit Tigers
Aaron Nola will face Anibal Sanchez in this Interleague matchup between the Phillies and Tigers on Wednesday afternoon. Nola has yielded 3 earned runs or less in six consecutive starts and owns a very strong 1.32 ERA in 5 road starts and the Phillies have gone 4-1 in those games. He’s allowed just 5 runs in 34 road innings with 5 walks and 34 strikeouts during that span.

Detroit’s lineup despite very good form recently can be susceptible at times to power, strikeout pitchers noting what Max Scherzer did to them last week with 20 strikeouts against them so I think Nola has the chance to deliver at least a solid outing even against a lineup that is hitting well right now. Anibal Sanchez has been a recent ‘bet against’ pitcher for me and that certainly isn’t going to change here. He was again roughed up in his last start against Tampa Bay allowing 5 runs on 6 hits in 5 innings which make it four straight starts of 4+ runs allowed for Sanchez who has also battled some poor control issuing 10 walks in his last 4 starts. Detroit is 0-4 in Sanchez’s last 4 trips to the mound and the Over is 8-1 in Sanchez’s last 9 starts this season. We bet against Sanchez and the Over  on the MLB odds in his last start and I’m doing the same thing here.

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Free MLB Pick: Philadelphia Phillies +114 / Over 8.5 -110
Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker

 

Miami Marlins vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Justin Nicolino is a fringe arm at this level and it has shown in his recent starts as he’s struggled with the Marlins lefty allowing 14 runs on 25 hits in his last 22 innings of work over four starts along with an alarming ratio of 9 walks and just 4 strikeouts in those games. Tampa Bay has been hitting the baseball very well for an extended period of time now scoring 68 runs in their last 10 games going 7-2-1 to the Over during that span. They have hit better as a team against lefties with a .264 batting average and 5.79 runs scored per game against southpaws. On the flip side, Matt Andriese who gets the start for the Rays in this game is Exhibit A for regression being on the way.

He has a 2.11 ERA but his FIP is 3.48 and his xFIP is 4.79 which paints a clear picture that Andriese has been doing it with smoke and mirrors for the most part and is likely to take a plummet back down and we saw signs of that in his last start in Detroit in which he lasted just 5.1 innings while allowing 4 runs on 5 hits. The Rays bullpen may be a bit shorthanded in this game after closer Alex Colome recorded a 4 out save in Tuesday’s win and as a result, may be unavailable to throw in this game and that could open the door for Miami to score some runs in the latter stages of this game. Nicolino is not a very likely candidate to pitch deep either and the Miami bullpen has allowed at least a run in each of the first two games of this home-and-home series against Tampa Bay so the Rays could be able to score late too. I think 8 is a more than fair number to bet this game up and Over the total for this MLB pick. Want more games to cash in on? Take a look at our top 2 profitable selections for tonight!

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Free MLB Pick: Over 8 -105
Best Line Offered: at Heritage