Wednesday MLB Betting Odds Report

Steven Suarez

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 3:35 PM GMT

Trying to find the best value out there in preparation for making your final MLB picks of the day? There are six games from today that we're tracking closely – come on in to see if your intuitions are in line with those of our handicappers.

Pittsburgh Pirates (Liriano) vs. Cincinnati Reds (Cueto)
Covered by Willie Bee
Let's start off with a bang with two of the most dominant pitchers around going head-to-head this afternoon. Both Johnny Cueto and Francisco Liriano are strikeout machines, but who will get the best of who?

Cincinnati finally got back on the winning side yesterday and we'll see if that can be the start of some kind of run for a team that's struggled to 5-9 out of the gate. Willie is backing the Reds here for his MLB picks.

MLB Pick: Reds -115

[gameodds]3/262094/?r3=43-19-349/dec&r-1=43-19-349/us[/gameodds]

Seattle Mariners (Hernandez) vs. Texas Rangers (Darvish)
Covered by Willie Bee
And it only gets better. Yu Darvish and Felix Hernandez have been incredible so far this season and now they'll be trying to outdo each other in Arlington. The MLB odds have Texas favored in the -115 range. 

Darvish still hasn't given up an earned run this season, while Hernandez has gone 3-0 with a 2.11 ERA and 30 strikeouts, yet Willie still thinks we may see more offense than the public may think.

MLB Pick: OVER 6.5

[gameodds]3/262102/?r3=43-19-349/dec&r-1=43-19-349/us[/gameodds]

Boston Red Sox (Buchholz) vs. Chicago White Sox (Danks)
Covered by Ron Patrick
Few would have expected the Red Sox to be dead last in the AL East at any point in the season, but that's the case right now. They've gone 5-9 through 14 games and enter today's game having lost three straight games.

Let's see if Clay Buchholz can build on a better start his last time out after a horrendous debut against the Brewers. Ron believes we'll see the UNDER come through in the Windy City.

MLB Pick: UNDER 8

[gameodds]3/262105/?r3=43-19-349/dec&r-1=43-19-349/us[/gameodds]

Los Angeles Dodgers (Maholm) vs. San Francisco Giants (Vogelsong)
Covered by Ron Patrick
It's been ugly for Ryan Vogelsong so far. He's given up eight total runs over nine innings through two starts and now has to contend with a strong Dodgers offense for the second time. In his first outing against them he allowed seven hits and four runs in four innings.

For Los Angeles, Paul Maholm gets the call. Ron likes another total play for this matchup in San Francisco, but this time he's recommending that readers take the OVER. No surprise there.

MLB Pick: OVER 8

[gameodds]3/262108/?r3=43-19-349/dec&r-1=43-19-349/us[/gameodds]

Chicago Cubs (Wood) vs. New York Yankees (Pineda)
Covered by Jeff Grant

First things first. These teams have to make up last night's rained out game, with Masahiro Tanaka and Jason Hammel on the mound. Jeff had picked the Cubs at an extremely attractive price of +190 or so – what does he like for the nightcap?

It's another good pitching matchup, with Michael Pineda up against Travis Wood, both of whom have been strong so far. The Yankees are clear-cut favorites again (-155 or so) and we'll see which way Jeff goes shortly.

MLB Pick: Check back later!

[gameodds]3/262098/?r3=43-19-349/dec&r-1=43-19-349/us[/gameodds]

Oakland Athletics (Milone) vs. Los Angeles Angels (Skaggs)
Covered by Jeff Grant
The Athletics have been killing it so far, racing out to a 10-4 record already this season. They've won four straight heading into this encounter with Tyler Skaggs.

Skaggs has been good to start the year, going 2-0 with a 2.40 ERA, so it's no wonder the Angels hold the edge (-115) over Tommy Milone and the Athletics. Check back soon to see what Jeff thinks of this battle between AL West hopefuls.

MLB Pick: Check back later!

[gameodds]3/262106/?r3=43-19-349/dec&r-1=43-19-349/us[/gameodds]