San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Pick and Odds Preview

The Pittsburgh Pirates battle the visiting San Francisco Giants on Tuesday in MLB betting odds action at PNC Park.

Pittsburgh sends Wilfredo Boscan out against Johnny Cueto for the San Francisco Giants in this game. Boscan is 1-0 with a 2.92 ERA on the season, while Cueto is 10-1 on the year and has a 2.10 ERA.

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World Series Rematch at Citi Field

The last time the Kansas City Royals travelled to Citi Field they were drinking champagne in light of their second World Series title. After a bumpy start to the season, the Royals are looking like themselves once again in the form of an 8-1 stretch in their last nine games. K.C. and the Mets will square off once again on Tuesday.

Shark Bites
  • The Royals are 7-2 SU in their last nine games against the Mets.
  • The total has gone OVER in six of the Royals' last eight games against the Mets.
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of the Mets' last 14 games as a moneyline favorite of -190 or less.

Ian Kennedy and Noah Syndergaard are scheduled to start for the tilt. Kennedy (5-5, 4.14 ERA) picked up his first win since May 7 last Wednesday, but his performance wasn’t very deserving of it. Kennedy allowed four runs on five hits in a 9-4 victory over Cleveland, but he’s been taken deep eight times in his last three outings.

Syndergaard (7-2, 1.91) has posted seven quality starts in a row, and has allowed just 18 earned runs in 85 innings of work this season.

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Miami's Fernandez is a Beast at Home

Braves vs Marlins

NL East rivals hit the diamond today where Marlins’ ace Jose Fernandez will look to continue his run of dominance at Marlins Park with the Braves in town. Miami has been money with Fernandez on the mound, going 8-1 in his last nine starts. He’s been lights out at home this season, posting a 6-1 record and 2.06 ERA.

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Freddie Freeman is 5-for-15 with a home run in his career vs Fernandez.

The total has gone UNDER in seven of the Marlins' last 10 games as favorite.

The Braves are 5-12 in their last 17 games after winning as an underdog.

Coming into the game with five straight wins, this is the hottest the Braves have been all season. In fact, the last time they’ve won five in a row was way back in

Bud Norris will take the mound for the Braves and will look to improve on some ugly numbers outside of Atlanta. The righty has a 5.60 ERA with a 15–to-18 walk to strikeout ratio in road appearances.

Fernandez has had his way with the Braves throughout his career. In six career starts against Atlanta, he’s 4-1 with a 2.54 ERA with 43 K’s in 39.0 innings of work.

The Marlins have been a bit of a surprise this season as they sit four games above .500, but have struggled against the Braves in recent games, winning just one of six. Looking at their last 12 home games against the Braves, they’ve somehow managed to only go 3-9.

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Cardinals go For Sixth Straight Road Win

The Cardinals upset the Cubs last night for their sixth straight road victory and will send Adam Wainwright (5-4, 4.78 ERA) to the bump to pitch against Jason Hammel (7-2, 2.26 ERA) in search of the series win.

The Cubs are 8-1 in their last nine games at home after a loss at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of the Cubs' last 15 games at home.
The Cardinals are 3-7 in their last 10 games against the Cubs.

Jaime Garcia turned in an unexpected excellent road start against the Cubbies last night and the consummate Cardinal, Adam Wainwright, will toe the rubber at Wrigley tonight, trying to do the same. Wainwright has seen his numbers inflate this year but has turned in three straight quality starts. When he faced the Cubs in May, the righty got knocked around in a no-decision in which he allowed three earned runs, gave up seven hits and issued three walks.

Jason Hammel, the not-so-hard-throwing righty, has seen his numbers get better almost every year he’s been in the league. He brings a career-low ERA into this matchup at Wrigley Field where he has been lights out. At home, Hammel is 3-0 in five starts and has posted a stellar 2.03 ERA.

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Baseball’s Best and Worst Runline Bets

Want to make more money betting baseball? Easy, just start making runline bets. Well, maybe it’s not that easy because you still have to make the right pick, but there’s a handful of teams you should be targeting in runline betting as well as a few teams to stay away from.


It's Not Always Sunny in Philadelphia

The City of Brotherly Love has been anything but friendly to the Philadelphia Phillies lately.

Citizens Bank Park was once perceived as a hitters’ paradise after it opened in 2004, but the venue has been downright mean to the Phillies in 2016. Prior to Monday’s contest with the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Phils were averaging just 2.7 runs per game at home.


Phillies' Bats are Ice-Cold at Home

The Philadelphia Phillies just can’t seem to get anything going offensively at home, but they’ll be looking to heat up their bats against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the City of Brotherly Love on Monday.

Shark Bites
  • The Phillies are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games after a loss.
  • The Diamondbacks are 3-0 SU in their last 3 games with a closing total of 9.0 or less
  • The Phillies are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games at home.

Philly, the majors’ lowest-scoring team, is averaging just 2.7 runs at Citizens Bank Park so far this year. The Phils are averaging just 1.8 runs during their six-game losing streak, and the D-Backs sent them to their 23rd defeat in their last 29 games with Sunday’s victory.

Shelby Miller and Jeremy Hellickson are slated to get the ball for the Diamondbacks and Phillies, respectively. Miller (1-6, 7.09 ERA) returns to the mound for the first time since May 24 after going on a rehab stint in the minor leagues, while Hellickson (4-5, 4.46) hasn’t won a game since May 24. Hellickson is 0-3 with a 5.23 ERA in his last five outings.

Afternoon baseball hasn’t been the Phillies’ forte as of late. In Philadelphia’s last last six afternoon games, they’re a brutal 0-6.

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Strasburg Huge Underdog vs Kershaw

Stephen Strasburg and Clayton Kershaw will toe the rubber tonight in one of the best pitching matchups of the year as the Nationals open up a series in LA. Money has been pouring in on the NL East-leading Nationals even though they are facing the most dominant pitcher in baseball.

Stephen Strasburg is 1-7 in his last 8 games as an underdog.
The favored team is 9-2 in its last 11 games in this matchup.
The Dodgers are 9-0 in their last 9 games with Kershaw as their starting pitcher.

Clayton Kershaw (10-1, 1.58) has been borderline unhittable this year, as batters are averaging .170 against the lefty. He will look to disappoint Washington backers who are taking advantage of the Nat’s +165 Bovada moneyline. The Dodgers will try to peg Strasburg with his first loss of the season and will head into this game as -190 favorites.

Strasburg (10-0, 2.90 ERA) has been red-hot this season, justifying the biggest extension ever given to a pitcher who has had Tommy John surgery. The Nats’ co-ace has never been bigger than a +118 underdog in his career.

The total has gone OVER in Strasburg’s last 11 starts and with a measly total of 5.5 a bet on the OVER may be profitable.

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Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros Betting Odds Preview and Pick

The Houston Astros get a visit from the Los Angeles Angels in MLB baseball betting action on Monday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Houston sends Doug Fister out against Jhoulys Chacin for the Los Angeles Angels in this game. Fister is 7-3 with a 3.26 ERA on the season, while Chacin is 3-4 on the year and has a 5.01 ERA.

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Rangers Hot as Dogs, and at Home vs O's

Two division leaders take the field tonight, when the AL West leading Rangers host the AL East’s top team, the Orioles. The Rangers have had the O’s number when the teams faceoff in the Lone Star State, going 6-1 in their last seven home games against them.

Shark Bites

Prince Fielder is 4-for-8 with a home run in his career vs Gausman.

Mark Trumbo has a .311 average and five home runs in 45 at-bats vs Holland

The Orioles are 4-0 SU in their last four games after losing the previous game in a matchup.

Kevin Gausman will bring an ugly 4.78 road ERA to the mound for the Orioles, and hopes to rebound from his last start where he allowed six earned runs in three innings pitched at Fenway Park. Rangers’ hitters have had success vs Gausman in the past, cobining to hit .305 in 59 combined at-bats.

The Rangers will counter with Derek Holland, who’s allowed nine earned runs and four home runs over his last two starts. Those starts came on the road, but Holland has been a different guy at home, posting a 3-1 record and 3.33 ERA in five home starts. With the exception of Mark Trumbo, Orioles hitters haven’t had a whole lot of success vs Holland, combining to hit .213 in 136 combined at-bats.

The Rangers enter the game as +103 underdogs. They’ve gone 6-0 in their last six games as underdogs.

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