MLB Picks: Tuesday Baseball Odds & Betting Lines Report

Steven Suarez

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 11:48 AM GMT

We've got a very busy day of baseball coming up, so let's get started early and run over the updated MLB betting lines.


Below you'll find out what you need to know in terms of the updated baseball odds, as well as which sports picks we're recommending for readers. 

Angels (Wilson) vs. Rangers (Holland)

Covered by Willie Bee

After an improbable walkoff win last night, the Rangers will be vying to carry over that new-found momentum with Derek Holland on the mound. C.J. Wilson will be taking the bump for the Angels.

We find Texas favored to the tune of -140 in the MLB odds and Willie thinks that's rather good value on the home team. That win yesterday could end up waking up the stagnant Rangers bats.

[gameodds]3/240273/?r3=43-349-192/us&r-1=43-349-192/us[/gameodds] 

Cardinals (Lynn) vs. Pirates (Gomez)

Covered by Willie Bee

There's still some doubt as to who will start for Pittsburgh in the second leg of the doubleheader. A.J. Burnett and Lance Lynn will start the afternoon game, while Tyler Lyons will be on the hill for the Cardinals tonight. 

The Pirates kicked things off with a comfortable win last night, but Willie is going to take his chances on the Cardinals again. They're listed at +115 at the top sportsbooks like bet365, and it's always going to be tough to pass up a plus price on a team as good as St. Louis.

[gameodds]3/240263/?r3=43-349-192/us&r-1=43-349-192/us[/gameodds] 

Reds (Latos) vs. Padres (Volquez)

Covered by Ron Patrick

Mike Leake's strong outing went to waste, with the Padres hitting a game-winning two-run homer off of Aroldis Chapman in the bottom of the ninth. 

Now it's Mat Latos' turn to impress on the mound, with Edinson Volquez slotted in as San Diego's starter. Ron is going to stay the course and recommend his MLB picks on Cincinnati, only this time he's playing it a little safer by sticking with a strict moneyline play.

[gameodds]3/240277/?r3=43-349-192/us&r-1=43-349-192/us[/gameodds]

Mariners (Saunders) vs. Red Sox (Workman)

Covered by Swingin' Johnson

Even though Joe Saunders has been much improved over the last two months – he's gone 4-1 with a 2.93 ERA in July – the Mariners find themselves as staggering +175 underdogs for this road game at Fenway. 

And, after analyzing the matchup closely, Swingin' Johnson has decided to lay the chalk and back Boston. The Red Sox have the far superior offense and know how important every win is at this juncture in the midst of a tight AL East race.

[gameodds]3/240271/?r3=43-349-192/us&r-1=43-349-192/us[/gameodds]

Giants (Zito) vs. Phillies (Lannan)

Covered by Ron Patrick 

So what that the Phillies have lost eight straight games? They're still priced out as the favorites for this visit of Barry Zito, who's been awful on the road, and the demoralized Giants. The lines have Charlie Manuel's club at -125.

Philadelphia has been playing much better baseball at home despite a disappointing overall record, and that's one of the reasons why Ron is siding with John Lannan and company to win tonight. This is a nice short price on the Phillies at home, so Ron is going to pounce.

[gameodds]3/240266/?r3=43-349-192/us&r-1=43-349-192/us[/gameodds]

Astros (Norris) vs. Orioles (Chen)

Covered by Joe Freda

Normally games that involve this much chalk are ones you want to stay away from. There's obviously no value in taking Baltimore on the moneyline (-260), so you may consider a run-line pick instead if you really like the Orioles' chances of an easy win. 

With his sports picks for the night, Joe is going down the total path and adding the UNDER 8.5 runs to his selections. You have to figure Wei-Yin Chen will be able to shut down Houston, so this play will come down to whether or not Bud Norris will be able to hit his spots against Baltimore's power-heavy lineup.

 

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Angels (Wilson) vs. Rangers (Holland)

Covered by Willie Bee 

The Rangers won in dramatic fashion last night, with two solo homers in the bottom of the ninth giving them the win. 

Tonight Texas will be favored again, this time at around -130. The total has opened at 8.5 runs, but keep checking back with SBRodds to see if there's any movement.

Cardinals (Lynn) vs. Pirates (Gomez)

Covered by Willie Bee

This will be the nightcap of a doubleheader. The Cardinals have been struggling to find their offense lately and will try to get the best of Jeanmar Gomez tonight. 

We couldn't find any MLB odds for this game at time of writing, but we don't expect any heavy chalk here in a game that should end up being close.

Reds (Latos) vs. Padres (Volquez)

Covered by Ron Patrick 

Will Mat Latos follow up Mike Leake's very solid performance? The Reds need every win they can get in an ultra-competitive NL Central, especially after blowing the game in the ninth yesterday. 

Given Edison Volquez's inconsistency, should we really be all that surprised to see Cincinnati favored at -150 at the sportsbooks?

Mariners (Saunders) vs. Red Sox (Workman)

Covered by Swingin' Johnson

The Red Sox remain a half-game back of the Rays in the American League East, but a home series against Seattle could give them a good chance of taking back the top spot.

Boston will have Brandon Workman on the mound, while Joe Saunders gets the call for Seattle. The Red Sox have opened as -170 favorites.

Giants (Zito) vs. Phillies (Lannan)

Covered by Ron Patrick

We all know Barry Zito is a different pitcher when on the road, so the Phillies, who have lost eight straight, should actually have a good chance tonight. 

Oddsmakers seem to agree, as Philadelphia can be added to your MLB picks at an opening price of -135, with -140 also available at certain sites.

Astros (Norris) vs. Orioles (Chen)

Covered by Joe Freda 

We finish up with the biggest chalk of the day in the form of the Orioles, who will come in as at least -250 favorites at home against Bud Norris and the Astros.

Baltimore will be leaning on Wei-Yin Chen to give them a good start and it would take a complete off night from the club for them not to take care of Houston in the series opener.