Aces have wild time in MLB bets
Three former Cy Young Award winners were lit up on Tuesday night and that led to some solid payouts for dog bettors.
The biggest favorite to take a beating Tuesday night was the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cards had their ace on the mound as a -200 favorite at home against the Giants. Carpenter delivered his worst start of the season and was jacked for six earned runs on 11 hits in five innings. The Giants upset the Cardinals 6-3 to the delight of dog bettors.
The reigning AL Cy Young winner, Cliff Lee also got the start at home on Tuesday night against the White Sox. The Indians were a -190 favorite at Bovada but Lee didn’t have his good stuff and was torched for seven earned runs on 11 hits in only three innings. Rain finally stopped the bleeding for the Indians as the game was called in the seventh inning with Chicago up 11-4.
Finally, Johan Santana’s rocky first half continued as the Mets faced the Brewers. In Milwaukee the Mets were a -125 road favorite at Bovada Santana was tagged for five earned runs on nine hits in six innings in a 6-3 Milwaukee win. In Wednesday’s game the odds favor the Brewers, who send ace Yovani Gallardo after another win. The early odds at Bovada have the Brew Crew as a -220 favorite.
Wednesday road favorites
Looking at today’s MLB slate there are a couple interesting road favorites that bettors need to take a close look at. First in Baltimore the Red Sox are in town with flamethrower Josh Beckett scheduled to start. Beckett has put up goose eggs in his last two starts and hasn’t allowed a run in his last 16 innings. The Sox are -155 road favorites over at Bovada
In Toronto on Wednesday the Blue Jays get an afternoon game to commemorate Canada Day. That’s Canada’s Birthday for the uninformed. Even though the Rogers’ Centre should be packed with Jays’ fans it’s the Rays who are a -130 favorite at Bovada James Shields gets the start for Tampa Bay, while Ricky Romero gets the call for the Jays. Romero could be a solid underdog pick, as he’s coming off a seven shutout innings against the hard-hitting Phillies.