What kind of MLB betting odds are out there for tonight's interleague action? Find out how our MLB picks are shaping up.
This interleague series heads across town to Yankee Stadium, with the Yankees aiming to avoid a four-game losing streak. They'll be hoping for a quality start out of David Phelps, who has been pretty darn solid for the club so far this season.
The Bronx Bombers are appropriately priced as a heavy favorite (-180) back at home, and since he doesn't want to lay that kind of number, Ron Patrick is going to back the Yankees on the run-line instead.
Hyun-Jin Ryu cooled off the Angels in style last night, but now Albert Pujols and company return home and may be buoyed by the return of ace Jered Weaver.
With his MLB picks for tonight's game in Los Angeles, Ron Patrick isn't going near a play on the side – for the record, the Angels are big-time favorites at -180. Instead, Ron is rolling the dice on the OVER 8 runs, expecting some struggles for both team's bullpens, which have been shaky at best this season.
John Lackey and the Red Sox will try to get the job done in the City of Brotherly Love tonight. Boston is the small road favorite, while the total is at 8 runs.
Willie Bee has been analyzing this series throughout the week. Tonight he likes the Red Sox, who have had their fair share of success at Citizens Bank Park (14-7 in last 21 meetings there) over recent seasons. Will Boston get back on track after succumbing to Cliff Lee's dominance yesterday?
Brandon McCarthy has been pitching extremely well recently. He'll try to get the best of a dangerous Texas lineup, with the Rangers set to hand the ball over to Justin Grimm. The MLB odds have Texas favored at -130.
Make sure you check out Jeff Grant's article on this game, as it also includes a video breakdown of the matchup. His final pick? He's going to take on some chalk and side with the Rangers to return the favor to the Diamondbacks at home.
The Athletics are one of the hottest teams in the majors at the moment, but they'll be tested in a major way in San Francisco tonight. The MLB betting lines are out and the Giants are -125 favorites.
As for Joe Freda's sports picks, he's not rolling with the chalk and is instead taking the underdog price that comes with the hotter team in the Athletics. Tim Lincecum has been far from dominant in 2013, so Joe isn't intimidated by Oakland being on the road here.
Nationals (Zimmermann) vs. Orioles (Tillman)
Jordan Zimmermann has been lights out all season long, but that hasn't stopped oddsmakers from listing the Nationals as underdogs. After all, this Baltimore team can put up runs in a hurry.
But, elite pitching is elite pitching, and that's why Jeff Grant is picking Washington to be up after the first five innings. The Nationals are 20-6 in Zimmermann's previous 26 starts, dating back to last season, and Jeff thinks he'll shut down Baltimore's bats early on.
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Colorado Rockies (-215) vs. Houston Astros
St. Louis Cardinals (-195) vs. Kansas City Royals
Atlanta Braves (-180) vs. Toronto Blue Jays
New York Yankees (-180) vs. New York Mets
Los Angeles Angels (-175) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Let's go over some of the games we are looking at with our MLB picks today.
Mets (Hefner) vs. Yankees (Phelps)
Mariano Rivera blew his first save of the season last night, allowing three straight hits in the bottom of the ninth, which ultimately led to a 2-1 win for the Mets. Both Hiroki Kuroda and Matt Harvey were spectacular.
The scheduled pitching matchup isn't nearly as glamorous tonight, but you better believe the Yankees will be out for blood after losing another heart-breaker. Ron Patrick will be calling the shots for this game, with the Bronx Bombers currently listed as -165 favorites on the MLB odds boards.
Dodgers (Capuano) vs. Angels (Weaver)
Jered Weaver returns the fold tonight and joins the Angels at a time when they're playing their best baseball of the young season so far, despite a 3-0 loss to the Dodgers last night. Hyun-Jin Ryu was simply unhittable.
Tonight, it'll be Chris Capuano (1-3, 5.60 ERA) on the mound for Don Mattingly's ballclub and he was roughed up for six hits and five earned runs in five innings against St. Louis his last time out. The Angels are holding -175 chalk for this one.
Red Sox (Lackey) vs. Phillies (Kendrick)
The Red Sox couldn't solve Cliff Lee yesterday, not that many teams have been able to do so this season. They'll surely like their chances of having more success this evening against Kyle Kendrick.
Though the Phillies are back at home, they're still considered underdogs (+100) for tonight's game. They've been having a lot of trouble scoring runs, so we are interested to see Willie Bee's thoughts on how they'll fare against a veteran like John Lackey.
Diamondbacks (McCarthy) vs. Rangers (Grimm)
As top dogs in the NL West right now, the Diamondbacks will look to keep that lead in tact as they visit the Rangers, who are leading their division as well. The two teams are a combined 20 games above .500.
Brandon McCarthy (2-3, 4.36 ERA) and Justin Grimm (4-3, 4.05 ERA) get the call tonight. Arizona has been one of the best road teams (14-10) this season, but the Rangers are an excellent 15-7 at home. What will Jeff Grant decide upon?
Athletics (Milone) vs. Giants (Lincecum)
The Giants are going to be happy to be back at AT&T Park, where they've gone a fantastic 19-9 in 2013. They're quoted as -130 favorites for tonight's game.
Tommy Milone was knocked around (7.0 IP, 8 H, 5 ER) in his most recent start (against Houston), while Tim Lincecum has allowed 10 earned runs over his last 12 innings of work. This could be a tough call for Joe Freda.
Nationals (Zimmermann) vs. Orioles (Tillman)
The Nationals were able to get the best of Kevin Gausman last night and will try to keep momentum high with another good showing, this time in Baltimore.
Current MLB betting lines have the Orioles posted up as -110 favorites, despite the fact Jordan Zimmermann (8-2, 1.71 ERA) will be pitching for Washington. Few pitchers have been as nasty as Zimmermann this season.
White Sox (Danks) vs. Cubs (Feldman)
Yesterday's game was postponed due to poor weather, and today it's the Cubs that will be acting as the home team back at Wrigley. That said, Chicago has gone just 10-14 at home in the 2013 campaign.
Fortunately for them, they'll have Scott Feldman on the hill, who's been a rock in the rotation. He may be 4-4 on the season, but he's recorded a 2.80 ERA and 1.19 WHIP thus far. That's why the Cubs are -120 favorites at the online sportsbooks on Wednesday.