Tuesday's Over/Under Picks for Braves/Padres & White Sox/Angels

Ross Benjamin

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 3:18 PM UTC

Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015 3:18 PM UTC

Our MLB consultant shares his two top totals selection on Tuesday’s card. Before making your baseball wagers today, read this betting preview article highlighting totals in games between the Braves/Padres and White Sox/Angels.

Braves (Wisler) vs. Padres (Shields) 10:10 PM ET
Matt Wisler has displayed horrible form over his previous three starts, posting a giant 8.40 ERA and 2.00 WHIP during those outings. The Braves right-hander has been unimpressive during six road starts in 2015, compiling a very lofty 5.57 ERA and 1.67 WHIP. Atlanta has gone 10-4-2 over the total in their last sixteen games.

James Shields is 3-0 over the total in his previous three starts with a sizable 4.74 ERA. The veteran right-hander is 9-2 over the total this year when the number is 7.5 or less. He’s faced Atlanta once this season, allowing 4 earned runs on 7 hits while walking 1 in only 5 1/3 innings during a 6-5 Padres loss. San Diego has gone 15-4 over the total in their previous nineteen games.

The early general public action has overwhelmingly favored going under the total. I disagree with the majority of that totals betting pertaining to this specific game. I like this contest to be a high scoring affair for one of my MLB picks on Tuesday. According to current MLB betting odds at Heritage, they clearly provide us with the best value.

MLB Pick: Braves and Padres over 7.0 (+105).

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White Sox (Danks) vs. Angels (Richards) 10:05 PM ET
It’s been sort of a hit a miss proposition for John Danks over the last month. However, when he’s on, Danks is very good, exemplified by allowing 1 earned run or less in five of his previous eight starts. As a matter of fact, he’s been in very good form during his previous three starts by compiling a stellar 2.37 ERA in those outings. The White Sox left-hander has been dominant during two starts versus the Angels since 2014, evidenced by his 1.80 ERA in those appearances. Danks is 11-2 under the total this when the number is 7.0 to 8.5.

Garrett Richards has a superb 2.53 ERA and 0.98 WHIP during eleven starts at home in 2015. The Angels have gone 22-8-1 under the total this year when facing a left-handed starting pitcher, and have hit a meager .228 as a team in those games. The Halos won the opening game of this series 2-1 despite amassing just 4 hits. They’ve gone a perfect 8-0 under the total this season following a game in which they had 4 hits or less. During their previous seven outings, the Angels are averaging a paltry 2.7 runs per game, and have a poor .220 team batting average.

My lean is toward this game be a low scoring contest. Be sure to shop your total for this game because the major sportsbooks are divided between 7.0 and 7.5. Pinnacle gets our call for this specific wager.

MLB Pick: White Sox/Angels under 7.5 (-118).

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