Mining the Diamond: Underdog Mets & Chalky Angels Cash for Tuesday’s MLB Picks

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Swinging Johnson

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 4:06 PM GMT

Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 4:06 PM GMT

Mining the Diamond returns after a 1-1 Monday where the underdog Braves failed to cash but the slightly favored Orioles did. Let’s check out the MLB odds for Tuesday and get rolling!

Mets (57-73, -23.8 Units) at Reds (55-76, -10.4 Units)
  • Cincinnati is 2-12 (-11.1 Units) at home when the total is 10 to 10.5 over the last two seasons.
  • Cincinnati is 47-50 (+5.4 Units) against right-handed starters this season.
  • Cincinnati is 33-40 (-7.0 Units) after a loss this season.
  • New York is 22-13 (+9.6 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
  • New York is 13-0 (+13.2 Units) against the Reds over the last three seasons.
  • New York is 31-22 (+3.3 Units) when playing with a day off over the last three seasons.

The trend that screams at us as we prepare to include the Mets as one of our two MLB picks today is New York’s 13-0 record vs. the Reds over the last three seasons. We realize that won’t last forever, but New York is in a good spot to keep that train running in the right direction. The Metropolitans have had a win one/lose one pattern going over their last six games and tonight a win is scheduled if they stay true to that sequence. Back the road dogs.

Free MLB Pick: Mets +143Best Line Offered: YouWager

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Athletics (58-73, -9.5 Units) at Angels (67-65, +8.9 Units)
  • Los Angeles is 27-19 (+11.7 Units) when the total is 9 to 9.5 this season.
  • Los Angeles is 15-5 (+12.2 Units) when playing on Tuesday this season.
  • Los Angeles is 26-15 (+11.9 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season over the last two seasons.
  • Oakland is 32-49 (-11.9 Units) in night games this season.
  • Oakland is 65-101 (-28.9 Units) after a loss over the last two seasons.
  • Oakland is 50-80 (-21.7 Units) against division opponents over the last two seasons.

The Angles drew first blood in the first of this three-game series when they captured a 3-1 victory over the A’s last night. It will be more of the same tonight as the Angles are 17-10 (+2.6 Units) against the Athletics over the last three seasons in games played in Anaheim, and the pitching matchups certainly favors LA with Troy Scribner over Oakland’s Chris Smith. Scribner is 1-1 with a 3.98 ERA but an impressive 0.98 WHIP over his last three, while Smith is 0-2 with a 6.90 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP over his last three contests. The MLB odds are high for a reason, lay the lumber and like it with LA.

Free MLB Pick: Angels -147Best Line Offered: Pinnacle

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