Tuesday's Top Totals: Pair of MLB Picks to Boost Your Profit

Ross Benjamin

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 12:48 PM UTC

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015 12:48 PM UTC

Our resident MLB handicapping professional went 2-0 with his totals on Monday, & he’s now 14-6-2 over the last eleven days in that specific category. Check his superb totals picks on Tuesday’s games.

Dodgers (Wood) vs. Phillies (Williams) 7:05 PM ET
Alex Wood will make his Dodgers debut on Tuesday after coming over in a trade from Atlanta. The Phillies are certainly familiar with Wood since he was in the NL East for quite awhile. As a matter of fact, Wood posted a large 6.10 ERA and 2.23 WHIP in his last two starts versus Philadelphia this season.

Jerome Williams has struggled mightily this year, evidenced by his 6.36 ERA and 1.69 WHIP in sixteen starts. He’s been in horrible form over his previous three starts, posting a mammoth 10.32 ERA and 2.03 WHIP. Williams will be facing a Dodgers team today that has hit an impressive 131 home runs this season. That’s not good news since the veteran right-hander has allowed 17 home runs in only 80 2/3 innings pitched. The Phillies are on a nice offensive roll in which they’ve averaged 6.1 runs per game and hit a stellar .316 as a team during their previous seven contests.

I like this game to be a high scoring affair for one of my MLB picks on Tuesday. I will be calling 5Dimes for this wager since they require the least amount of juice.

MLB Picks: Play on the Dodgers and Phillies Over 8.0 (-115) at 5Dimes.


Indians (Carrasco) vs. Angels (Shoemaker) 10:05 PM ET
Carlos Carrasco has pitched extremely well on the road this season, posting a shining 2.82 ERA, 0.91 WHIP, and compiling nearly a 6:1 strikeout to walk ratio in ten starts. In his last three road starts, Carrasco has been lights out, evidenced by his miniscule 1.14 ERA and 0.46 WHIP during those outings. Cleveland has averaged a paltry 2.0 runs and 6.8 hits per game over their previous five contests. The Indians are 30-21 (58.8%) under the total in away games this season.

Matt Shoemaker has displayed the kind of form over his last five starts that we’ve become accustomed to in his young career. During those five outings, he’s posted an excellent 1.78 ERA. The Angels are averaging just 2.5 runs and 6.9 hits per game during their previous six contests. The Halos are 30-22 (57.7%) under the total at home in 2015.

I like this game to play on the low side of the total, and Heritage provides me with a favorable combination of number and price.

MLB Picks: Play on the Indians and Angels Under 7.5 (-115) at Heritage.

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