Picks of the Day for July 18th

Mark Lathrop

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 12:46 PM UTC

Tuesday, Jul. 18, 2017 12:46 PM UTC

Our MLB takes a high-low approach to Tuesday's MLB betting card, as he finds 2 games with outstanding wagering value for his MLB Picks of the Day.

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The Texas Rangers offense is in a major funk right now, and have now cashed the Under in 7 of their last 8 games. They offer up a starter in this game that should match up well with the Baltimore lineup. Runs could be at a premium yet again.

Tyson Ross has been hit or miss this year as he tries to find consistency coming back from injury. He hasn’t allowed many hits though, and is allowing just a .209 batting average on the year through 25.1 innings pitched. Not the greatest sample size, but his velocity and movement have been there. He’ll match up against a Baltimore team that is batting just .247 at home and scoring an average of 4.4 runs. Ross is brutal against lefties only allowing a .156 BAA on the year, so some of the regulars should struggle.

The Orioles start Dylan Bundy in this game who has an average 4.86 FIP at home. He does have a nice 13.0% K-BB rate though and a 1.16 home WHIP. After starting very hot on the season he has cooled off a bit and put up a 5.93 ERA in June. He’s tough on righties though with a season long .235 batting average against. I’ll take him against this cold Texas lineup to have an average outing and take Under the inflated total line of 10.5 at Heritage as one of my Tuesday MLB Picks of the Day.

Free MLB Pick: Under 10.5Best Line Offered: at Heritage

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N.Y. Yankees vs Minnesota Twins

Bartolo Colon makes his MLB return and starts a game for his 10th team on Tuesday against the Yankees at 44 years old. He’ll have a decent chance at winning as the Yankees are also calling up a AAA arm to start this game.

Luis Cessa is a typical AAAA arm who has started 3 games for the Yankees this year and put up a 4.90 FIP and 0-3 record. He should be used as a left-handed specialist out of the bullpen because he allows just a .171 BAA to lefties and a .328 BAA to righties. But injuries have the Yankees desperate for a starter, so here we find Cessa being called up to start this game on the road at MinneOur MLB takes a high-low approach to Tuesday's MLB betting card, as he finds 2 games with outstanding wagering value for his MLB Picks of the Day.sota.

Bartolo Colon was supposed to be an innings eater for a rebuilding Braves team, but he wasn’t even good enough for that and put up a 2-8 record and 5.08 FIP. He was hit hard from both sides of the plate and allowed a .309 batting average to lefties and a .352 batting average to righties. I’m not going to overthink this much and take the Over of 10.5 in a game with two questionable starters as one of my Tuesday MLB selections.

Free MLB Pick: Over 10.5Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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