Tuesday's MLB Betting Odds Report

Steven Suarez

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 2:39 PM UTC

Tuesday, May. 20, 2014 2:39 PM UTC

Tuesday night brings with it a full baseball schedule, meaning there should be quite a few value spots for our sports betting endeavors. What kind of picks are our resident MLB handicappers dishing out for tonight? Find out inside.

Cincinnati Reds (Cueto) vs. Washington Nationals (Fister)
Covered by Ron Patrick
It took 15 innings, but ultimately the Reds were able to get the win in last night's game in Washington. Both Stephen Strasburg and Mike Leake had to settle for no decisions despite pitching well.

For tonight, we've got another great pitching duel on the cards, this time with Doug Fister going up against Johnny Cueto. Fister was solid in his last start, while Cueto has been amazing all year long, so we don't blame Ron for thinking the 'under' is the best bet.

MLB Pick: 'Under' 6.5


Houston Astros (Feldman) vs. Los Angeles Angels (Skaggs)
Covered by Willie Bee
The Astros jumped on Garrett Richards early yesterday and cruised to a win in the series opener. Tonight Tyler Skaggs will try to lead Los Angeles to a bounce-back victory at home.

And, even though Scott Feldman (2-1, 2.63 ERA) has been better than Skaggs (3-1, 4.53 ERA) overall this season, Willie believes the Angels are the right side and will take a chance on them on the run-line.

MLB Pick: Angels -1.5 (+120)


Los Angeles Dodgers (Beckett) vs. New York Mets (Montero)
Covered by Ron Patrick
They may not be playing their best baseball right now (losing two straight and six of their last ten), the Dodgers will come in as the road favorites over the Mets tonight.

Part of the reason why is Josh Beckett has been great (2.38 ERA) so far, whereas the jury is still out on Rafael Montero, who gave up five hits and three runs over six innings in his first start of the year. Ron is backing Los Angeles on the run-line.

MLB Pick: Dodgers -1.5 (+135)


San Francisco Giants (Bumgarner) vs. Colorado Rockies (Morales)
Covered by Willie Bee
This is an important series for both teams, with the Rockies trying to make up some ground on the Giants, who currently sit atop the NL West with a National League best 28-17 record.

As we know, Colorado possesses the MLB's best offense and Willie thinks they can get after Madison Bumgarner, who's not having his most efficient of seasons so far. Despite the high number on the board, Willie is selecting the 'over' with his MLB picks.

MLB Pick: 'over' 10


Detroit Tigers (Verlander) vs. Cleveland Indians (Bauer)
Covered by Jeff Grant
Justin Verlander is 5-2 with a 3.15 ERA so far this season and will try to keep the good times rolling with another winning decision in Cleveland.

The Indians will turn to Trevor Bauer, who was excellent in his only start this season (6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 8 K) back last month. How will Bauer fare against the red-hot Miguel Cabrera and the rest of the Tigers offense? Jeff expects plenty of runs and will be rolling with the 'over.'

MLB Pick: 'Over' 7.5


Baltimore Orioles (Gonzalez) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (Liriano)
Covered by Jeff Grant
The Pirates are eight games back of the Bucks in the NL Central in what's been a very forgettable start to their season. Francisco Liriano (0-3, 4.25 ERA) hasn't been at his best and that hasn't helped Pittsburgh's cause.

Despite the struggles, Jeff is on the Pirates as home favorites tonight.

MLB Pick: Pirates -137


New York Yankees (Tanaka) vs. Chicago Cubs (Hammel)
Covered by Doug Upstone
Lastly, we head to Wrigley Field, where Jason Hammel and the Cubs will face off against Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees. Both pitchers have been reliable this season, but Tanaka (6-0, 2.17 ERA) has been on a different level so far.

With New York at 12-9 on the road and Chicago at 9-12 at home this year, Doug feels it's in our best interest to take the Yankees no matter how how the lines are. Let's see if Tanaka can improve to 7-0.

MLB Pick: Yankees -170


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