MLB Picks: Wednesday Betting Lines & Odds Report

Steven Suarez

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 11:21 AM GMT

Kick back, relax, and take a ride with us as we break down the early morning MLB odds for Wednesday.

Afternoon MLB Odds Update

Though some games have already started, the bulk of Wednesday's action is still to come.

Early action includes Cubs/Reds, Orioles/Angels, Royals/Tigers, and Padres/Braves. Our very own Willie Bee is covering Baltimore's series with Los Angeles and picked an Orioles win. 

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Giants (Zito) vs. Pirates (Liriano)

Covered by Willie Bee

Expectations were high for Gerrit Cole and he more than exceeded them in his MLB debut. He stymied the Giants and was the catalyst in Pittsburgh's win last night. Willie Bee nailed his pick on the Pirates in game one, but is going a different direction for this evening.

While Willie was initially tempted to keep the faith and choose another Pittsburgh win, he's opted for a play on the game's total instead. Barry Zito's struggles on the road are a big reason why he likes the OVER 7.5 runs.

Indians (Jimenez) vs. Rangers (Tepesch) 

Covered by Jeff Grant

Did you see that kind of performance coming for Corey Kluber? He dominated Texas to even up the series at one game apiece. For tonight, Nick Tepesch and the Rangers are favored at -135, with the Indians circulating at a price of +125. 

It's hard to keep this Rangers offense down for long, and it appears as if Jeff is on the same page. As he notes, the OVER has gone 7-3-1 in Ubaldo Jimenez' previous 11 assignments as a road underdog in the range of +110 to +150. Jeff is adding the OVER 10 runs to his sports picks for the night.

Yankees (Hughes) vs. Athletics (Straily) 

Covered by Jeff Grant

Bartolo Colon outshined CC Sabathia in the opening game of this series between two top American League contenders. Tonight we've got Dan Straily and Phil Hughes doing battle for their respective ballclubs.

Though Straily's been pitching extremely well recently, Jeff can't help but think New York is the correct side in game two. The loss of Yoenis Cespedes to a hamstring injury is certainly going to hurt Oakland, which only reinforces his play on the Yankees (+115).

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Nationals (Ohlendorf) vs. Rockies (De La Rosa)

Covered by Joe Freda

The Rockies waltzed their way to an easy win last night. Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki have been instrumental to Colorado's success throughout the season and will be aiming to make life a living hell for Ross Ohlendorf tonight. 

Recommending an UNDER play at Coors Field always brings with it some risk, but Joe does have a few relevant trends that are backing up his thoughts. He thinks there's a good chance the bats will cool off a little bit after last night's offense-laden game.

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Blue Jays (Rogers) vs. White Sox (Sale) 

Covered by Ron Patrick 

Unfortunately, this game has been postponed due to inclement weather in the Chicago area. The White Sox were -170 favorites and Ron had chosen to add Chicago on the run-line with his MLB picks.

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Biggest ML Favorites

Pittsburgh Pirates (-185) vs. San Francisco Giants

Colorado Rockies (-180) vs. Washington Nationals

St. Louis Cardinals (-165) at New York Mets

Seattle Mariners (-150) vs. Houston Astros

Texas Rangers (-135) vs. Cleveland Indians

 



Morning MLB Odds Report

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Giants (Zito) vs. Pirates (Liriano)

Covered by Willie Bee 

The Giants had no answer for Gerrit Cole in his debut, leading to an easy cashed ticket for those that took the Pirates with their MLB picks last night. Pittsburgh gave Tim Lincecum fits and Cole did the rest.

Could we something similar happen tonight? Barry Zito has been terrible on the road, while Francisco Liriano is 2-1 with a 0.96 ERA in three home starts and 4-2 with a 1.75 ERA overall. With that in mind, are you really all that surprised that Pittsburgh is as high as -160 for game two? 

Indians (Jimenez) vs. Rangers (Tepesch)

Covered by Jeff Grant

An absolute gem of a performance from Corey Kluber led the Indians to a comfortable win in Arlington last night, and Terry Francona will be hoping he can get some more quality innings tonight, this time from Ubaldo Jimenez.

Funnily enough, Jimenez has been miles better on the road (2-1, 2.91 ERA) than he has at home (2-3, 7.53 ERA) this season. He's also been solid in the month of June so far, allowing only three earned runs over 11.0 innings. Regardless of those numbers, Nick Tepesch and the Rangers are -130 favorites. 

Yankees (Hughes) vs. Athletics (Straily)

Covered by Jeff Grant 

Bartolo Colon won out over CC Sabathia in the battle of the vets last night. We've got two younger fellas taking the bump in Dan Straily (3-2, 4.67 ERA) and Phil Hughes (3-4, 4.80 ERA). Current MLB odds have Oakland favored at -130.

Back on May 15th, Straily's earned run average was a terrible 7.27, but over his last four starts he's only surrendered six total runs. That said, Hughes should be high on confidence after completely shutting down Seattle (7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K) in his last assignment. 

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Angels (Williams) vs. Orioles (Hammel)

Covered by Willie Bee 

Injuries and poor overall pitching continue to hurt the Angels, with Jerome Williams set to make another spot start, though L.A. would probably be better off keeping him as a permanent part of the rotation. Williams has been one of the few bright spots for the team this season. 

As for Jason Hammel, he's benefited from a ton of run support in 2013. He's 7-4 on the season but has logged a 5.18 ERA and 1.49 WHIP through 13 starts. Opponents are hitting .287 against him overall. In one of today's four early games, you can locate the Orioles at -125 at the sportsbooks.

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Nationals (Ohlendorf) vs. Rockies (De La Rosa)

Covered by Joe Freda 

It took a little time, but the Rockies finally got after Dan Haren on their way to a 8-3 win over the Nationals last night. For game two, Jorge De La Rosa (7-3, 3.38 ERA) and his Colorado teammates can be backed at a price of -160, with Washington at +155 and the total at 11 runs.

Ross Ohlendorf, who owns a lifetime 18-32 record and 5.08 ERA in the majors, will make his first start of the 2013 season. The last time we saw him at this level was last year, when he went 4-4 with a horrific 7.77 ERA and 1.77 WHIP for San Diego. Is there another easy win for the Rockies in store? 

Blue Jays (Rogers) vs. White Sox (Sale)

Covered by Ron Patrick

The White Sox choked one away last night, but are hopeful to get back on track in a hurry with their ace, Chris Sale, set to start. He's gone 5-4 with a 2.68 ERA overall so far, which includes a 3-1 mark and 2.13 ERA in five home starts. 

Esmil Rogers will pick up another start for the Blue Jays. He pitched four strong innings (three hits and one earned run allowed) in a 6-1 win over Texas last week but was pulled after hitting his pitch limit. Let's see how he can do against a Chicago offense that's totaled 15 runs in the first two games of this series thus far.

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