MLB Picks: Tuesday Baseball Odds & Betting Lines Report

Steven Suarez

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 11:23 AM GMT

There's plenty of baseball games on the agenda for Tuesday. Here's what you need to know about the early MLB odds.



13th August
Odds Update

By: Steven Suarez

 

We have come up with a number of MLB picks for Tuesday's full slate. 

Angels (Vargas) vs. Yankees (Sabathia) 

Covered by Willie Bee

As if the Yankees weren't struggling enough offensively, they've also had to deal with a poor standard by C.C. Sabathia's standards. He currently has the highest ERA (4.73) of his 14-season career.

Sabathia's run of bad performances plays into Willie's pick on the ‘Over’ 8.5 runs. He thought the bats would do more in game one yesterday, but both pitchers stepped up – Willie doesn't see that happening again tonight.

 [gameodds]3/241291/?r3=43-999997-349/dec&r-1=43-999997-349/us[/gameodds]

 Pirates (Morton) vs. Cardinals (Wainwright) 

Covered by Ron Patrick

In what should be the start of a terrific (and crucial) series, Adam Wainwright will pitch for St. Louis against Charlie Morton and the Pirates. Wainwright hasn't had a ton of success against Pittsburgh recently, but his pedigree suggests he'll be just fine tonight.

There are a number of factors to take into consideration though here. Will Carlos Beltran play? Will Starling Marte be in the lineup for Pittsburgh? When it comes down to it, Ron is backing the Pirates in his sports picks.

[gameodds]3/241301/?r3=43-999997-349/dec&r-1=43-999997-349/us[/gameodds]

 Phillies (Martin) vs. Braves (Medlen) 

Covered by Willie Bee

Ethan Martin looked a lot sharper in his second major league start, but now has to face off against Atlanta again, who torched him for eight hits and six runs two weeks ago.

The fact the Braves have already seen Martin's stuff plays into Willie's pick, but he's not recommending a side. He'll be rolling with the ‘Over’ 8 runs, looking for Atlanta to get their fair share of runs on the board.

 [gameodds]3/241294/?r3=43-999997-349/dec&r-1=43-999997-349/us[/gameodds]

 Giants (Bumgarner) vs. Nationals (Gonzalez)

Covered by Swinging Johnson

These two studs have already done battle once before, and that game, as expected, ended up in a pitchers' duel. Will we see more of the same tonight at Nationals Park?

There are two plays that Swinging Johnson is going to take on. First off, he's backing Washington at about -130 on the money line in the MLB odds, looking for Gio Gonzalez to win the battle. In addition, SJ is picking the ‘Under’ 6.5 runs in a game where runs are going to be mighty hard to conjure up.

 [gameodds]3/241292/?r3=43-999997-349/dec&r-1=43-999997-349/us[/gameodds]

 Mets (Harvey) vs. Dodgers (Ryu) 

Covered by Ron Patrick

You know, it's going to be darn hard not to back Matt Harvey at this kind of price (+115). He had a masterful complete-game win his last time out, but the Dodgers should offer up more of challenge in the hitting department.

What we can't forget is Hyun-Jin Ryu has been super reliable this season as well. So, Ron is going to take the better team in L.A. at this short price at home.

 [gameodds]3/241305/?r3=43-999997-349/dec&r-1=43-999997-349/us[/gameodds]

 Orioles (Gonzalez) vs. Diamondbacks (Delgado) 

Covered by Ross Benjamin

The second half of the season has gone better for Randall Delgado than it has for Miguel Gonzalez. Delgado is 3-0 with a 2.81 earned run average, while Gonzalez has gone 1-2 with a 6.00 ERA in four starts since the break.

After looking at all of the different available MLB betting options, Ross doesn't see a whole lot that he likes. We don't really blame him, as there doesn't seem to be a lot of value out there. For a lean, Ross is thinking the ‘Under’ 9 runs could come through at the sports books.

 [gameodds]3/241303/?r3=43-999997-349/dec&r-1=43-999997-349/us[/gameodds]

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13th August
Morning Odds

By: Steven Suarez

 

A number of elite pitchers are taking the mound tonight, but where are we finding the best value for our MLB picks. 

Angels (Vargas) vs. Yankees (Sabathia) 

Covered by Willie Bee 

The Yankees held on for a nervy 2-1 win last night, with Hiroki Kuroda pitching another lights out game. We'll have C.C. Sabathia and Jason Vargas pitching tonight and the Yankees are -150 chalk. 

Pirates (Morton) vs. Cardinals (Wainwright) 

Covered by Ron Patrick

The top two teams in the NL Central get ready for another battle, though the edge has to go the Cardinals. They'll have ace Adam Wainwright on the mound, resulting in a -185 line for the hosts. 

Phillies (Martin) vs. Braves (Medlen) 

Covered by Willie Bee 

Stop the presses: the Braves have lost again. They'll try to bounce back immediately with Kris Medlen set to take the bump. Atlanta is one of the biggest favorites of the day at MLB odds of -235. 

Giants (Bumgarner) vs. Nationals (Gonzalez) 

Covered by Swinging Johnson

Ah, another classic pitchers duel. Gio Gonzalez and Madison Bumgarner have been rare bright spots for their respective teams this season – Gonzalez and the Nationals are trading as -120 chalk.

Mets (Harvey) vs. Dodgers (Ryu)

Covered by Ron Patrick

And here we are again. Matt Harvey, who's 9-3 with a 2.09 ERA and ridiculous 0.86 WHIP, tries to get the best of the Dodgers, and tonight you can back him at plus money (+110).

Orioles (Gonzalez) vs. Diamondbacks (Delgado)

Covered by Ross Benjamin  

Randall Delgado has been a nice addition to the staff for Arizona, but he hasn't reached the seventh inning in either of his last two starts. How will he fare tonight against the favored (-110) Orioles?