MLB Picks: Tuesday Baseball Odds & Betting Lines Report

Steven Suarez

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 12:25 PM GMT

Tuesday, Sep. 3, 2013 12:25 PM GMT

Which games have our cappers decided to highlight with with their MLB picks tonight? Here are several games that we believe deserve a strong look tonight.

3rd SEPT
Odds Update

By: Steven Suarez

 

Where is the MLB betting value hiding for tonight's full slate? Check it all out below.

Cardinals (Wacha) vs. Reds (Bailey)

Covered by Willie Bee

After a brief stay in the bullpen, Michael Wacha has been called back up into the rotation. He pitched four excellent innings of relief in a blowout loss to Cincinnati last week, striking out seven while allowing three hits and zero runs.

Wacha picks up a tough assignment tonight against the hungry Reds though, especially since Homer Bailey has been looking strong. Willie is picking Cincinnati to cover as -155 favorites in the MLB odds.

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 Tigers (Scherzer) vs. Red Sox (Lester)

Covered by Ron Patrick

A powerhouse matchup, both in terms of overall team balance and between tonight's two starting pitchers. Jon Lester (12-8, 3.99 ERA) has been killing it since the All-Star break, going 4-2 with a 2.56 ERA in eight starts, while Max Scherzer is still a force to be reckoned with despite his shaky outing last Thursday.

There's a good chance Miguel Cabrera won't be in the lineup again tonight, and that's just one reason Ron likes Boston at -107 or so. After all, the Tigers have had their issues against lefties this season too.

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 Rangers (Perez) vs. Athletics (Colon)

Covered by Willie Bee

Bartolo Colon's overall numbers remain elite (14-5, 2.94 ERA), but he's been struggling a bit over his last three starts. He went 0-2 with an 8.49 earned run average in the month of August, but at least he's been solid against Texas (1-0, 3.46 ERA in two starts) in 2013.

Thing is, the Athletics are playing as well as anyone right now and have their sights set on a playoff spot. Martin Perez has been reliable for Texas lately, but Willie's still taking Oakland at -135.

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 Rays (Moore) vs. Angels (Vargas)

Covered by Ron Patrick

If you follow baseball at all, you know the Rays are in the midst of a dreadful run which has seen their lead in the Wild Card standings evaporate. Now the pressure's really on as Matt Moore gets set to return in L.A. in an encounter with Mike Trout and the Angels.

Both Moore and Jason Vargas are left-handers that have had success this year, but Tampa Bay has been much more productive against lefties when it comes to hitting. Ron is on the Rays to break out of their slump at -130.

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 White Sox (Sale) vs. Yankees (Kuroda)

Covered by Joe Freda

Both teams need to be opportunistic whenever they have chances to put runs on the board, as those opportunities are likely to be few and far between. Hiroki Kuroda and Chris Sale have been on top of their game throughout the year.

It'll be tough for Chicago against Kuroda, who's 7-2 with a 1.54 ERA at Yankee Stadium this season. However, the White Sox have gone 9-3 over their past 12 games against righties and Joe thinks they can even up the series tonight as +120 dogs.

 [gameodds]3/242370/?r3=19-349/dec&r-1=19-349/us[/gameodds]

 Orioles (Tillman) vs. Indians (Jimenez)

Covered by Joe Freda

Over the second half of the season, Chris Tillman has been pretty filthy, going 4-1 with a 2.93 ERA. He's held hitters to a combined batting average of .196, plus he's already beaten the Indians once this season.

Then there's the enigmatic Ubaldo Jimenez. You never really know what you're going to get out of this guy, not the best source of optimism when making your sports picks. Despite being on the road, Joe believes Tillman and the Orioles (-110) are the better play.

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3rd SEPT
Morning Odds

By: Steven Suarez

 

The playoffs are just around the corner now and there are multiple teams out there still fighting for their lives. Here are the games we're following closely for tonight, as we believe that each deserves a look with your MLB picks.

Cardinals (Wacha) vs. Reds (Bailey)

Covered by Willie Bee

Adam Wainwright was off once again, leading to a Cincinnati win and a shortened gap between these two teams in the standings. Homer Bailey and the Reds are favored at -150 for game two of this critical series.

Tigers (Scherzer) vs. Red Sox (Lester)

Covered by Ron Patrick

The Tigers came in and won the opener yesterday, pushing their lead atop the AL Central to 8.5 games. Tonight it's a great battle between Max Scherzer and Boston's Jon Lester, with the Red Sox favored at -110.

Rangers (Perez) vs. Athletics (Colon)

Covered by Willie Bee

We're all tied up in the AL West, thanks to a four-game winning streak from the Athletics and a poor run from the Rangers. Can Bartolo Colon pitch well enough to give Oakland (-135) the win and the lead in the division?

Rays (Moore) vs. Angels (Vargas)

Covered by Ron Patrick

What are the Rays doing? They're completely blowing it right now, losing five in a row to put them in serious jeopardy in the playoff race. They get Matt Moore back tonight though, and therefore MLB odds are favoring Tampa Bay at -135.

White Sox (Sale) vs. Yankees (Kuroda)

Covered by Joe Freda

The Yankees won big yesterday after a rain delay and will try and take care of business again tonight with Hiroki Kuroda on the hill. Even with ace Chris Sale pitching for Chicago, New York comes in as -140 chalk.

Orioles (Tillman) vs. Indians (Jimenez)

Covered by Joe Freda

Winning two in a row has put the Orioles right back in the AL Wild Card conversation. They need another victory tonight in Cleveland and should give themselves a good chance with Chris Tillman pithcing. The MLB odds are even, with both teams trading at -105.

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