MLB Picks: Tuesday Baseball Odds & Betting Lines Report

Steven Suarez

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 11:10 AM GMT

We have a full slate of games to pick from, so where are our cappers looking for MLB betting value?

23rd July
Odds Update

By: Steven Suarez

 

Any major changes in the MLB odds so far today? Find out below.

Yankees (Hughes) vs. Rangers (Ogando)

Covered by Ron Patrick

The Yankees are falling further and further behind in the AL East, with Boston, Tampa Bay, and Baltimore all playing really good baseball right now. New York now finds themselves seven games back of the Red Sox, who are in first place.

Ron couldn't pass up a +170 price tag on Ivan Nova and the Yankees last night, but unfortunately that didn't end up so well. Tonight, he's going a different direction by putting his faith in the UNDER 9.5 runs, as Alexi Ogando and Phil Hughes take the mound for their respective ball clubs.

 [gameodds]3/239839/?r3=43-349-192/dec&r-1=43-349-192/us[/gameodds]

Rays (Hernandez) vs. Red Sox (Lester)

Covered by Willie Bee

Speaking of the AL East, the two top teams in the division are in the midst of a four-game series at Fenway. Tampa Bay took the first game 3-0 last night, thanks to a master-class performance out of Matt Moore.

Now we step down a level with Roberto Hernandez and Jon Lester taking the hill. The Red Sox are undoubtedly the favorites in this spot, but Willie has opted for an O/U selection with his sports picks. He'll be going with the UNDER 9.5 runs, currently trading at -105 in the MLB odds.

 [gameodds]3/239838/?r3=43-349-192/dec&r-1=43-349-192/us[/gameodds]

Twins (Gibson) vs. Angels (Hanson)

Covered by Jeff Grant

Even though Tommy Hanson (4-2, 5.10 ERA) and Kyle Gibson (2-2, 6.45 ERA) haven't been very reliable this season, the total for tonight's game in Los Angeles is only at 8.5 runs. Understandably, a lot of juice is coming on the OVER (-120), but that still seems like a low number for these two pitchers.

Nonetheless, Jeff is focusing on a money-line play instead and is actually a fan of the Twins here. They're listed at +150 to win and our capper likes what Minnesota has been able to do against teams with losing records, so he's taking the Twins.

 [gameodds]3/239847/?r3=43-349-192/dec&r-1=43-349-192/us[/gameodds]

Athletics (Parker) vs. Astros (Cosart)

Covered by Willie Bee

The Athletics stole game one late last night, but were still unable to cover the run-line play for Willie. For this evening, Oakland is again a heavy sportsbooks favorite at -170 or so, with the total at eight runs at time of this writing.

This is a rather unpredictable game to call, as Jarred Cosart has made only one start this season, which by the way was an outstanding one against a tough Tampa Bay team. Can he do the same thing to Oakland tonight? Perhaps, but ultimately Willie is going with the OVER 8 runs (-110) with his MLB picks.

 [gameodds]3/239842/?r3=43-349-192/dec&r-1=43-349-192/us[/gameodds]

 Cubs (Wood) vs. Diamondbacks (Corbin)

Covered by Jeff Grant

With both Patrick Corbin and Travis Wood sporting earned run averages of under 2.80, runs may be very hard to come by tonight. Both offenses are going to have to make the most of their probable limited opportunities. For the record, the total for tonight's game is at 7.5 runs.

Wood has been as reliable as you can get for Chicago, but it's hard to fade Corbin, especially at home. The Diamondbacks have won 11 of his previous 12 assignments at home, the main reason Jeff is taking Arizona at a chalky price of -180.

 [gameodds]3/239846/?r3=43-349-192/dec&r-1=43-349-192/us[/gameodds]

Biggest ML Favorites

St. Louis Cardinals (-215) vs. Philadelphia Phillies

Arizona Diamondbacks (-180) vs. Chicago Cubs

Oakland Athletics (-170) at Houston Astros

Texas Rangers (-165) vs. New York Yankees

Los Angeles Angels (-165) vs. Minnesota Twins

Colorado Rockies (-160) vs. Miami Marlins

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23rd July
Morning Odds

By: Steven Suarez

 

If you're looking to beat the books today, let our odds breakdown help you decide where to place your MLB picks. 

Yankees (Hughes) vs. Rangers (Ogando)

Covered by Ron Patrick

Alexi Ogando has a tough act to follow after Yu Darvish's splendid performance in the opener last night. For New York, Phil Hughes (4-9, 4.57 ERA) will get the start.

When checking out the MLB odds, we see the Rangers favored by a hefty margin, trading at -170. You can side with the Yankees at +160.

Rays (Hernandez) vs. Red Sox (Lester)

Covered by Willie Bee 

Same deal for Roberto Hernandez. He's going to need to pull out something special to top what Matt Moore did to the Red Sox yesterday. Moore pitched a complete-game two-hit shutout in the win for Tampa Bay.

For game two of the set, Jon Lester and the Red Sox are priced out as -150 favorites at the sportsbooks.

Twins (Gibson) vs. Angels (Hanson)

Covered by Jeff Grant

Tommy Hanson makes his return, pitching for the first time in over a month. The Angels will try and get the best of Kyle Gibson, who's struggled to a 2-2 record and 6.45 ERA for the season so far.

Hanson hasn't exactly been a shining light for L.A., but that's not getting in the way of oddsmakers making the Angels huge -175 favorites. The total is at 8.5 runs.

Athletics (Parker) vs. Astros (Cosart)

Covered by Willie Bee

Jarred Cosart made a pretty darn good impression in his MLB debut 10 days ago and will make his second appearance in the bigs tonight against the Athletics. Jarrod Parker takes the mound for Oakland. 

Even though he was stellar in his debut, Parker and the Athletics are -165 chalk for tonight. A relatively high total of 8.5 runs has been posted at the top MLB betting sites, for those interested in going that route.

Cubs (Wood) vs. Diamondbacks (Corbin)

Covered by Jeff Grant

If you like dominant pitching, you'll like tonight's battle between Patrick Corbin (11-1, 2.35 ERA) and Travis Wood (6-6, 2.79 ERA) in Phoenix. 

Wood has been one of the few bright spots for Chicago and will take on even more responsibility now that Matt Garza's been traded, but he'll lead out the Cubs as massive underdogs. Arizona is favored at -185.