MLB Picks: Saturday Betting Odds & LinesReport

Steven Suarez

Saturday, August 3, 2013 11:01 AM UTC

Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 11:01 AM UTC

Here are the Saturday Lines and Odds Report. Are you on the same side as our cappers?

After analyzing the upcoming games, MLB picks from our handicappers have come in. Are you on the same wavelength with your plays?

Braves (Beachy) vs. Phillies (Pettibone) 

Covered by Willie Bee

Not the greatest season debut for Brandon Beachy, who was torched by the Rockies at home. Fortunately for him, he'll be backed by his red-hot Braves teammates this afternoon, with Atlanta having now won eight straight games.

The MLB odds are in and show Atlanta favored at -140, and while Willie was indeed tempted to take on that chalk and side with the streak, he's going to recommend a wager on the UNDER 9 runs instead. Will Beachy get back on track against the Phillies?


Giants (Lincecum) vs. Rays (Price)

Covered by Joe Freda

The Rays weren't in the top spot in the AL East for long – they're now one game back of Boston in the division after losing two straight. Meanwhile, San Francisco has rebounded to win three in a row, with fans hoping this could be the start of an improbable run.

Tampa Bay comes in with a very chalky price on their heads, and that's enough to keep Joe off of any sort of money-line or run-line play. In place of that, he's going to go with the UNDER 7 runs, considering David Price has been a stud and Tim Lincecum has the potential to shut down opponents too.


Yankees (Nova) vs. Padres (Ross)

Covered by Willie Bee

C.C. Sabathia was knocked around yet again and the Yankees fell 7-2 in San Diego. It's not looking good at all for New York in a loaded division, but the club did get Curtis Granderson back from the disabled list last night and that's obviously a boost.

Though Ivan Nova and Tyson Ross aren't exactly household names, they've been giving their respective ballclubs quality outings this season. But, when it comes down to making his final sports picks, Willie thinks Nova and the Yankees, at a price of -115, are the way to go.


Mariners (Ramirez) vs. Orioles (Feldman)

Covered by Joe Freda

Just when it looked like the Orioles were about to fall out of contention in the division, they've righted the ship by winning two in a row. They're now 4.5 games back of Boston and 3.5 games behind Tampa Bay, so a win tonight could go a long way.

Scott Feldman hasn't enjoyed the most seamless of transitions to his new team, while Erasmo Ramirez has struggled in each of his first three starts since getting called up into the starting rotation. With two untrustworthy pitchers on the mound, Joe sees no other option but to take the OVER with our sports picks today.


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Detroit Tigers (-270) vs. Chicago White Sox

Tampa Bay Rays (-240) vs. San Francisco Giants

Pittsburgh Pirates (-200) vs. Colorado Rockies

Baltimore Orioles (-180) vs. Seattle Mariners

Los Angeles Angels (-170) vs. Toronto Blue Jays

Cincinnati Reds (-155) vs. St. Loui

Let's have a look at the lines before making our MLB Picks today.

Braves (Beachy) vs. Phillies (Pettibone)

Covered by Willie Bee

The Braves came away with a 6-4 win last night. Brian McCann and Chris Johnson went yard for Atlanta and Darin Ruf, Delmon Young, and Chase Utley hit homers for Philadelphia.

Brandon Beachy will make his second start of the season this afternoon after getting shelled for seven runs in 3 and 2/3 innings, while Jonathan Pettibone gets the call for the Phillies. Check back in a few hours to see how the MLB odds are shaping up for this divisional game.

Giants (Lincecum) vs. Rays (Price)

Covered by Joe Freda

There were rumors going around that Tim Lincecum may be moved to another team, but the deadline has passed and he's still in San Francisco. He'll start opposite Tampa Bay ace David Price tonight.

The Giants have been super disappointing overall this season, but it's still a little surprising to see them as +200 underdog for this game in Tampa Bay. But, that's just how good Price has been – he just finished July with a 5-1 record and 1.68 ERA, with 35 strikeouts and just one walk.

Yankees (Nova) vs. Padres (Ross)

Covered by Willie Bee

Since getting moved into the starting rotation, Tyson Ross has allowed a grand total of five hits and one earned run in 14.0 innings. Needless to say we think the Padres are happy with how the move has panned out.

Will Ross be able to keep it going against the Yankees tonight? New York will be hoping for a good start out of Ivan Nova, who has been quite reliable himself over the last couple of months. Nova and the Yankees are favored at -115.

Mariners (Ramirez) vs. Orioles (Feldman)

Covered by Joe Ferda

Mariners starting pitcher Erasmo Ramirez has a 7.71 ERA through three 2013 starts, while Scott Feldman is 2-2 with a 5.12 ERA so far for his new team. Which pitcher will have the better outing in Baltimore tonight?

Despite struggling, Feldman leads out Baltimore as -190 chalk on the MLB odds board. The total can be found at nine runs.

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