Mining the Diamond: Cards & A’s Poised to Cash in Wednesday’s MLB Picks

Oakland As

Swinging Johnson

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 3:31 PM GMT

Yesterday Mining the Diamond connected with one big favorite and one sizeable underdog, proving that the MLB odds render value in various forms. Let’s sweep with another pair of winners on Wednesday night.

Cardinals (18-14, +1.2 units) vs. Marlins (13-19, -6.4 units)
  • Miami is 30-38 (-17.1 Units) in home games in night games over the last two seasons.

  • Miami is 67-87 (-28.2 Units) against right-handed starters over the last two seasons.

  • Miami is 8-16 (-9.0 units) in night games this season.

  • Miami is 10-17 (-8.0 units) against left-handed starters this season.

  • St. Louis is 11-2 (+8.0 units) against teams with a losing record this season.

  • St. Louis is 13-4 (+9.8 Units) in road games in May games over the last two seasons.

  • St. Louis is 57-39 (+21.3 Units) in road games over the last two seasons.

  • St. Louis is 43-27 (+19.7 Units) road games against right-handed starters over the last two seasons.

St. Louis has ripped off five consecutive wins, including the last two over their hosts tonight, and looking for a series sweep. Fortunately, they have Lance Lynn hurling and the five-year veteran has been outstanding this season, owning a 4-1 record with a 2.04 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP. Lynn has also dominated the Marlins with a perfect 4-0 record in his four career starts against Miami. St. Louis is also 7-2 (+5.9 units) against the marlins in games played in Miami over the last three seasons.

In addition, Marlins’ starter Tom Koehler has not exactly been mowing lineups down this season as evidenced by his 5.40 ERA and 1.50 WHIP. His career outings against the Cardinals also provide more reason to back St. Louis as Koehler checks in with a career 1-3 record and an ERA of 7.84 with a WHIP of 1.742 against his opponents tonight.

Free MLB Pick: Cardinals -107Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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 Angels (17-18, -1.4 units) vs. Athletics (15-18, -2.6 units)
  • Oakland’s starter Andrew Triggs is 1-0 when starting against the Angels with an ERA of 1.04 and a WHIP of 1.153.

  • Los Angeles’ starter Jesse Chavez 10-22 (-14.0 Units) in all games over the last two seasons. (Team's Record)

  • Los Angeles is 3-9 (-5.8 units) on the road when the total is 8 to 8.5 this season.

  • Los Angeles is 48-65 (-17.0 units) on the road when the money line is +125 to -125 over the last three seasons.

This is the rubber match in the three-game set between the Angels and the A’s but we see that Mike Trout is again unlikely to don the uniform for LA due to a lingering hamstring injury. In addition, we see a favorable pitching matchup for the home team as Andrew Triggs has been largely on point this season with four of his six starts throwing shutout ball. The MLB odds makers are hanging a number that seems a bit low on the home chalk and we will take advantage and select Oakland as one of our two MLB picks for Wednesday.

Free MLB Pick: Athletics -126Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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