MLB Picks: Wednesday Baseball Odds & Betting Lines Report

Steven Suarez

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 11:31 AM GMT

Have you decided on your MLB picks today? Check in with us to help you decipher the best value spots.


Have you decided on your MLB picks today? Check in with us to help you decipher the best value spots.

Rangers (Grimm) vs. Yankees (Pettitte) 

Covered by Ron Patrick & Joe Catalano

Late heroics from Ichiro Suzuki spurred the Yankees to a walkoff win last night. They came in as underdogs against Yu Darvish, but they hit four sole home-runs to account for all of their runs.

We've actually got two cappers who have made their selections game two of the series, but as it turns out they're both on the same side. Ron and Joe like New York (-130) to get the job done behind savvy veteran Andy Pettitte.

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Giants (Lincecum) vs. Dodgers (Kershaw)

Covered by Willie Bee 

The Dodgers held on to win 6-5, despite allowing two runs in the top of the ninth to make things interesting. Tonight's game has Clayton Kershaw and his L.A. teammates favored at -175, one of the biggest lines of the night.

Willie got it right with his Dodgers play yesterday and believes the home team is the right side again. However, since the price is a little too chalky on the money-line, he's going to take a chance by adding L.A. on the run-line (+130) to his sports picks.

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Diamondbacks (Miley) vs. Nationals (Zimmermann) 

Covered by Joe Freda

After giving Gio Gonzalez some solid run support yesterday, the Nationals will try to back up Jordan Zimmermann in similar style tonight. Zimmermann, of course, has been stellar throughout the entire season and there's no reason to expect any kind of dropoff.

But, Joe is going with the surprise pick and siding with Arizona (+135 in the MLB odds) to even up this series. He notes that the Nationals have struggled against left-handers this season, while the Diamondbacks have won four of their last five games against right-handers coming into tonight.

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Phillies (Hamels) vs. Padres (Erlin) 

Covered by Joe Catalano

Cole Hamels has had a rough season so far, there's no doubt about that, but he has a good chance of getting a sorely-needed victory against Robbie Erlin and the Padres tonight. MLB odds makers have Philadelphia at -115 to win.

Erlin was called up in place of Clayton Richard, who was just put on the disabled list. In 12 starts at Triple-A Tucson, he's gone 6-2 but has posted a 5.25 earned run average. Joe is going with the Phillies as one of his baseball picks of the day. 

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Mets (Marcum) vs. White Sox (Danks)

Covered by Jeff Grant

With not much separating John Danks and Shaun Marcum, it's understandable that the odds are relatively tight. The White Sox are holding the chalk at roughly -132, while David Wright and the Mets can be backed at +122. 

Luckily for you readers, Jeff has found a highly interesting statistic: Chicago has won just one of their last nine matchups when favored, so he believes New York will be able to squeak out a win here in the Windy City.

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Biggest ML Favorites

Boston Red Sox (-180) vs. Colorado Rockies

Los Angeles Dodgers (-175) vs. San Francisco Giants

Seattle Mariners (-170) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

St. Louis Cardinals (-160) at Houston Astros

Baltimore Orioles (-150) vs. Cleveland Indians

 


Make sure you're prepared for an early start, since we've got five earlier games scheduled for Wednesday. 

That includes two very early games which will feature Tampa Bay/Toronto and Miami/Minnesota. 

The biggest MLB odds favorites of the day are the Dodgers (-180 vs. Giants), Red Sox (-170 vs. Rockies), and Cardinals (-175 at Astros). Here are the games we're covering today. 

Rangers (Grimm) vs. Yankees (Pettitte)

Covered by Ron Patrick & Jeff Grant 

Yesterday's hero was Ichiro Suzuki, who hit a walkoff home-run in the bottom of the ninth to give the Yankees the win. Tonight the hosts are favored at a price of -135. 

You'd have to think the advantage is in New York's favor again today. Andy Pettitte hasn't been dominating, but he's been performing far better than Justin Grimm, who's gone 1-2 with a dreadful 9.90 ERA in four June starts so far. 

Giants (Lincecum) vs. Dodgers (Kershaw)

Covered by Willie Bee

Tim Lincecum's road numbers this season: 1-4 with a 5.02 earned run average in seven starts. He was able to do well against the Dodgers though once already in 2013, holding them to three hits and zero earned runs in a win. 

It'll be tougher to get a victory this time around against Clayton Kershaw, one of the best in the business. Kershaw is 4-3 with a 1.52 ERA at home and has held the Giants to a .132 batting average in two appearances against them this year. 

Diamondbacks (Miley) vs. Nationals (Zimmermann)

Covered by Joe Freda 

Gio Gonzalez won only his fourth decision in last night's 7-5 win for Washington yesterday. For tonight the Nationals are acting as -145 favorites in the MLB odds, with the total set at seven runs. 

The pitching matchup is certainly playing into the Nationals' favor again because of Jordan Zimmermann's tremendous performances this season. He's a perfect 7-0 with a ridiculous 0.92 ERA at home and has recorded a 1.93 ERA in four June assignments.

Phillies (Hamels) vs. Padres (Erlin)

Covered by Joe Catalano

Who could have predicted Cole Hamels would be 2-11 with a 4.50 ERA at this point in the season? He's been a shadow of himself this season and it's not going to be easy against the Padres either, a team that's been solid at home.

Meanwhile, San Diego has called up Robbie Erlin to fill in for the injured Clayton Richard, and that may actually end up being a blessing in disguise since Richard has been so bad this season. Be sure to check back in the afternoon to see what the MLB betting lines look like for tonight's game.

Mets (Marcum) vs. White Sox (Danks)

Covered by Jeff Grant

The White Sox coughed up the lead in the top of the ninth, only to recover to win in the bottom of the inning off of an Aramis Ramirez single. Will they be able to get another victory against Shaun Marcum and the Mets tonight? 

For this interleague encounter, it's hard to gauge who has the edge pitching-wise. Marcum is 0-9 on the year with a 5.76 ERA, but John Danks (1-4, 5.40 ERA) has struggled since returning from injury. When it comes to the odds, the White Sox are favored to the tune of -130.