This extremely insightful betting preview article highlights the best MLB picks on Tuesday's total odds. Find out whether we will bet over or under for Detroit/Kansas City and Houston/San Francisco.
Tigers (Sanchez) vs. Royals (Ventura) 8:10 PM ET
Annibal Sanchez has gone 7-0-2 over the total in his last nine starts, posting a lofty 5.26 ERA, and allowed 11 home runs in 52 1/3 innings. The Tigers right-handed hurler has made three starts versus Kansas City this year, and compiled an unimpressive 5.59 ERA and 1.60 WHIP during those outings. Detroit has been held to just 4 hits in each of their previous two games. The Tigers have gone 8-0 over the total since 2014 after having 5 hits or less in each of their last two, and there was a combined average of 12.1 runs scored per game.
Yordano Ventura has gone 4-1 over the total in his last five starts with a large 6.75 ERA. He’s made two starts versus Detroit in 2015 and had a huge 8.18 ERA and 1.75 WHIP.
MLB Picks: Play the Tigers and Royals over 7.5 (+110)
Astros (Kazmir) vs. Giants (Bumgarner) 10:15 PM ET
Scott Kazmir has gone 5-1 under the total in his last six starts with a microscopic 0.45 ERA. This has been nothing new for Kazmir who has enjoyed a terrific 2015 campaign thus far. The Astros southpaw hurler has a brilliant 2.08 ERA and 1.06 WHIP in twenty-one starts this season. Houston will be facing a left-handed starter (Bumgarner) tonight. They’ve gone 26-15-2 under the total versus southpaw starting pitchers this year, and have averaged approximately 1 run less per game compared to when facing righties.
Madison Bumgarner has averaged better than a strikeout per inning this year. That’s not good news for a Houston club that has struck out more than any other team in baseball. The Astros hitters are averaging 1 strikeout per 3.8 at bats. Bumgarner has a stellar 2.43 ERA and 1.11 WHIP in his eleven home starts. The Giants have gone 31-19-3 under the total at AT&T Park this season.
This Tuesday's machup has all the makings of a good old fashioned pitcher’s duel. In addition, both of these team’s bullpens have been very good this season. At the time of this writing, Heritage had a posted total of 6.5, and every other major sportsbook was at 6.0.
MLB Picks: Play the Astros and Giants under 6.5 (-110)