MLB Picks: Tuesday Baseball Odds & Betting Lines Report

Steven Suarez

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 11:30 AM GMT

With things coming down to the wire, which teams are still in the hunt for October? How will motivation play into tonight's results, and how can we prepare for this with our MLB picks?

 

24th SEPT
Tuesday Odds Update

By: Steven Suarez

 

Don't forget to also check out our Wednesday Baseball Picks of the Day!

Have you located the best MLB betting value for tonight's completely packed baseball slate? Our cappers dish out their favorite picks of the day below.

Rays (Moore) vs. Yankees (Kuroda)

Covered by Willie Bee

Technically, the Yankees still have a chance of making the playoffs, but something truly crazy would have to take place for that to become a reality. They're four games behind in the AL Wild Card race with only six games left to play.

Hiroki Kuroda, though, is the man you want on the mound if you need a win. He's been awesome at home, going 7-2 with a 1.97 ERA. That being said, he was tagged for nine hits and seven runs in his one appearance against Tampa Bay this season.

Tampa Bay's Matt Moore is an impressive 8-1 with a 2.76 ERA on the road in 2013 and is 2-0 with a 3.55 ERA in four starts against New York.

Still, Willie is drawn in by an underdog price on Kuroda at home and is picking the Yankees at +102.

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 Nationals (Gonzalez) vs. Cardinals (Wacha)

Covered by Joe Freda

Gio Gonzalez hasn't had to deal with St. Louis yet this season and the same can be said for Michael Wacha and the Nationals. That will all change tonight.

Gonzalez comes in with a 5-3 record and 3.94 ERA on the road, but has looked strong in September: he's 3-1 with a 2.36 in four starts this month and aims to carry that over into tonight's game at what should be a lively Busch Stadium.

We don't have too large of a sample size on Michael Wacha, but the early signs are promising indeed. He's 3-1 with a 3.21 ERA overall and owns a 2.65 ERA in 37.1 IP at home and 2.38 ERA in four September outings.

What kind of pick is Joe recommending here? He's expecting a low-scoring outcome, so he's on the ‘Under’ 7 runs at -105.

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 Astros (Peacock) vs. Rangers (Darvish)

Covered by Willie Bee

Would the Rangers rather have anyone else pitching in a game they simply have to win?

Yu Darvish, despite some control issues in his latest start, has been a complete stud for that Texas rotation in 2013. At home he's gone 7-6 with a 2.63 ERA, while going 3-1 with a 2.73 ERA in four appearances against Houston this season.

The Astros will be relying on Brad Peacock to keep them in the game. He's been quite solid this month, going 2-0 with a 2.89 ERA in three starts. Peacock was also able to keep Texas at bay (6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 5 K) last month.

But, how can you go against the Rangers? Their bats came alive yesterday and they have their ace on the mound. Willie is selecting Texas on the run-line, which can be found at -145 in the MLB odds.

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 White Sox (Santiago) vs. Indians (Jimenez)

Covered by Joe Freda

If you didn't know, Ubaldo Jimenez has been enjoying a fantastic second half to his season. Ever since the All-Star Break, he's been killing it – he's sporting a 1.77 ERA in 11 starts.

This month has been even better than August (3.10 ERA), as Jimenez has gone 3-0 with a 0.64 ERA, with 31 strikeouts and only three walks. Long known for his shaky control and inconsistent delivery, he's seemingly figured it out here of late.

That bodes well for the Indians at home against the White Sox. Hector Santiago has been reliable for the most part, but Cleveland has torched him for 13 hits and eight runs in 6.1 IP this year.

Joe has analyzed this game from top to bottom, and even though Jimenez has turned his season around in a major way, he's adding the ‘Over’ 7.5 runs to his sports picks for the day.

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24th SEPT
Morning Odds

By: Steven Suarez

 

It's time to break down the opening MLB odds to see where some potential weak spots may be hiding.

Rays (Moore) vs. Yankees (Kuroda)

Covered by Willie Bee

Fresh off a four-game sweep of the Orioles, the Rays now head to the Bronx to face off against the Yankees.

Game one of the series will feature Hiroki Kuroda and Matt Moore, so tonight's encounter could easily be decided by a single run. The MLB odds are extremely tight, with both teams listed at -105 to win.

Nationals (Gonzalez) vs. Cardinals (Wacha)

Covered by Joe Freda

The Cardinals held on for the win last night and are in a good spot right now, two games up on both Cincinnati and Pittsburgh for the NL Central crown. Another victory tonight would go a long way though.

Gio Gonzalez is one of the best in the business, but rookie Michael Wacha has been impressive as well. St. Louis will come in favored at anywhere from -130 to -140 at the top sportsbooks.

Astros (Peacock) vs. Rangers (Darvish)

Covered by Willie Bee

Apparently returning home was just what was needed for the Rangers. Alex Rios hit for the cycle and Derek Holland pitched exceptionally well, as Texas cruised to a 12-0 win over Houston.

Let's see if the Rangers, quoted at ridiculously high line of -310, can inflict more damage against Brad Peacock, who's actually been pitching better than his numbers may suggest. Since the All-Star Break he's gone 4-2 with a 3.54 ERA.

White Sox (Santiago) vs. Indians (Jimenez)

Covered by Joe Freda

A big reason why the Indians are in a good spot to make the playoffs has been because of the pitching of Ubaldo Jimenez. He's been insanely good over the second half of the season, posting a 1.77 ERA in 71.0 innings. 

It's therefore no wonder Cleveland is heavy favorite at -225 to win over the visiting White Sox tonight.