MLB Betting: Tuesday's Baseball Picks of the Day

Joe Catalano

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 1:25 PM UTC

Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 1:25 PM UTC

Tuesday night’s slate of games will bring about some major interest as both Max Scherzer and Matt Harvey start for their respective teams.

Let’s take a look at the best that today has to offer our winning MLB picks of the Day.

Check out our Daily Baseball Betting Lines & Odds Report for a breakdown of Tuesday's games


There could be a weather advisory in the northeast area. Pitcher C.C. Sabathia attempts to keep the Yankees winning, but we’ll have to see about that as the rain is coming down pretty hard at the moment.

I’ve found other appealing sports picks and one would be the obvious to many: Max Scherzer going for his eighteenth win.

Detroit Tigers (69-48) at Chicago White Sox (45-72)


Even though the White Sox are coming off of a convincing 6-2 victory over Detroit on Monday, Max Scherzer (17-1, 2.84) couldn’t hand pick a better team to face. The White Sox are having one of their worst seasons in decades and Scherzer is having the season of a lifetime along with having the best offense in baseball.

He’s Feeling It!

Some of Scherzer’s victories were aided by a tough Tigers offense, but make no mistake about it; Max Scherzer has been on fire as of late.

In his last 3 outings, he’s 3-0, allowing 2 runs and just 8 hits in 20 2/3 innings. Scherzer is also undefeated in his last 5 starts overall. Chicago’s Hector Santiago (3-7, 3.43) will need to have his best performance of the season to have a chance here. Along with the Tigers offense, Scherzer is a lifetime 7-4 with a 2.31 ERA for his career against the team from the south side.

The Greatness of Miguel Cabrera

What else really needs to be said about possibly the best player in baseball in the last 40 years? Cabrera is playing injured (can’t run) and still tearing the cover off of the baseball. If not for Chris Davis, Miguel Cabrera would have an easy road to a 2nd consecutive triple crown.

It’s not out of the question as we’re just in August. Cabrera is coming off of his 37th home run in a Monday loss to the White Sox to make his totals 37 HR, 111 RBI, and .366 BA; this is as good as you’ll ever see at this time of the season. This player can win a game by himself.

I desperately want to take the runline, but sometimes things look easier than they actually are. Regardless, Detroit should win this game even with an injured Miguel Cabrera, but we’ll have to lay a lot of juice in the process.


MLB Pick: Bet the Detroit Tigers -190 at William Hill

New York Mets (54-62) at Los Angeles Dodgers (68-50)

The Dodgers are having such a swing of momentum, that it’s difficult to fade them. With Matt Harvey (9-3, 2.09) starting for such a weak offensive team, the Mets will need the young man to be nearly perfect. This should be an interesting matchup as Harvey hits the spotlight of L.A.

Matt Harvey

Matt Harvey isn’t one to turn away from the attention, therefore I expect him to rise to the occasion. Good pitching wins games and Matt Harvey is well beyond a good pitcher. He’s coming off of a complete game shutout against the Rockies in a 5-0 victory on the 7th of August in which he allowed just 4 hits and struck out 6 batters.

Look for Harvey to shut down the Los Angeles hitters as the Mets look to scratch out a couple of runs.

Aside from liking the Mets in this game, I like the ‘Under’ 6 in the MLB odds. Low totals like this scare people, but to me, it just say’s that two top pitchers are facing each other and maybe one of these teams has a weak offense.

Hyun-Jin Ryu, is having an all-star season with an 11-3 record and a 2.99 ERA. He, like Harvey, will give the opposition fits.


Key Note: Look for a sports book in which you can buy a half-run for insurance, which is what we're going to do here.

MLB Picks: Bet the Mets at +111 and the game to go UNDER 6.5 at Bet365

Good luck, everyone!

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