Double Dose of Tuesday Baseball Totals Plays

Doug Upstone

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 3:31 PM UTC

Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 3:31 PM UTC

For those betting baseball, the beat goes on as we wind down towards the end of the first third of August with a full slate of games and we have that different schedule we get from time to time.

What I'm referring to is we have five games each in the National and American League, plus five interleague affairs. As we dive in, both our selections are only from the junior circuit.

Last night for MLB picks, I only won once but did not lose any with a 1-0-2 mark and discounting ties, I am 6-4 in recent days.

AL East Encounter Should Yield Few Runs

The New York Yankees have been hanging around first place all season, which has been rather startling considering they were supposed to do this possibly next season in the remodeling process. Among the reasons for their success has been CC Sabathia (9-4, 3.81 ERA), who looked to be going the way of Matt Cain, an older ace with a big contract too expensive to release, who could barely get hitter's out. Sabathia figured out a new way to pitch, got healthy and has pitched beyond expectations. J.A. Happ (4-8, 3.92) will go for Toronto and he appears to finally getting healthy and he has a great track record versus the Yankees. With total at 9.5, the Yankees big man is 13-4 UNDER versus teams averaging 1.25 or more homer a game and Happ is 16-5 UNDER in home night games since 2015.

Free MLB Pick - Play Under 9.5 (Line has since moved to 9)Best Lines at 5Dimes (+100)

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Runs a Plenty on the South Side of Chi-Town

Here is what you need to know about Houston and the Chicago White Sox. The Astros are the best team in the AL, they average a mind-boggling 6.9 runs per game on the road (Washington is second in baseball at 5.4) and they have been without two of their best hitters, George Springer and Carlos Correa for some time. They will face Derrick Holland (5.27), who is not the same pitcher we remember in Texas before injuries and he has 6.63 ERA in his past three starts, walking nearly a batter an inning, which is making his problems far worse. Dallas Keuchel is 9-1, with a 2.15 ERA, but after a lengthy bout on the DL recovering from a neck ailment, the left-hander has shown signs of vulnerability, allowing a total of six earned runs in eight innings (6.75 ERA) over the two starts. When I look at those MLB odds of 9.5 on the total and uncover Holland is 14-3 OVER vs. teams outscoring foes by one or more runs a game and Houston is 12-4 OVER on the road when the total is 9 to 9.5 this season, I really do not have to do any more research.

Free MLB Pick - Play Over 9.5Best Lines at 5Dimes (+100)

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