MLB Betting News and Notes Tuesday, May 27
MLB Betting News and Notes Tuesday, May 27
Tuesday's MLB Betting Cheat Sheet
Interleague Scoring Aplenty
Monday's interleague action was a perfect 3-0 O/U, as Boston (+121, 7) rallied to beat Atlanta 8-6, Baltimore (+138, 7.5) stormed back to defeat Milwaukee 7-6 and the New York Yankees (+164, 7) held off St. Louis 6-4. The Over is now 5-1 in the last six interleague games.
Underdogs Have Their Day
The day's five biggest underdogs all prevailed on an unusual day in the majors. In addition to the Orioles and Yankees pulling out wins, Houston (+170), Seattle (+136) and Miami (+130) were all victorious.
In Hudson They Trust
San Francisco (-178, 6.5) is the consensus pick of the day, with 77 percent believing Tim Hudson and the Giants will prevail over Jake Arrieta and the Chicago Cubs. Hudson is 6-2 against the money line for the season and has put together five straight quality starts.
* Toronto left-hander Mark Buehrle has been the top value pitcher in the majors through the first two months, earning $871 with the Blue Jays going 9-1 S/U in his 10 starts. Buehrle and the Blue Jays (-116, 8.5) face Tampa Bay right-hander Alex Cobb, who is at a disappointing $-67 for the season.
* Texas ace Yu Darvish is 5-1 against the moneyline and 5-1 O/U in his previous six road starts dating back to the end of last season. Darvish and the Rangers (-143) visit the Minnesota Twins and veteran right-hander Phil Hughes on Tuesday.
* Toronto first baseman Edwin Encarnacion slammed his 13th home run of the month in Monday's 10-5 win over Tampa Bay, giving him a franchise-record 13 homers in May. The Blue Jays have soared on the strength of Encarnacion's power surge, going 18-7 against the moneyline and 14-10-1 O/U for the month.
* The Oakland Athletics pounded five home runs en route to a 10-0 thumping of Detroit on Monday, improving to 7-1 against the moneyline in their last eight home games and 7-2-1 O/U in their last 10 at O.co Coliseum. The A's (-117, 6.5) resume their series with the Tigers on Tuesday night.
Cincinnati Reds (7-2 O/U): The Cincinnati pitching staff has labored of late, surrendering four or more runs in six of its last nine games. The Reds are 22-25-2 O/U for the season entering Tuesday's game against host Los Angeles (-164, 6.5).
Prop of the Day
The Blue Jays are +190 to be the first team to score five runs in Tuesday's showdown with Tampa Bay. Toronto has scored five or more runs in five of its previous seven games, while allowing more than four runs just once in that span.
* Kansas City Royals starter Yordano Ventura will undergo an MRI on his injured pitching elbow Tuesday to determine the severity. The Royals are 0-5 S/U in Ventura's last five starts, and he failed to last longer than 6 1/3 innings in any of them.
* Tampa Bay catcher Ryan Hanigan left Monday's game against Toronto with discomfort in his hamstring. The Rays went 0-2 and $-223 in two games Hanigan missed earlier in the season with the same ailment.
* Fans at Citizens Bank Park should expect wind blowing out to right field for Tuesday's game between Philadelphia (-116, 7) and Colorado. Teams averaged a combined 10.2 runs and 2.71 homers in 14 games under similar conditions last season - well above the stadium averages of 8.8 runs and 2.17 homers.
Umpire Note of the Day
Over is 9-1-1 in umpire Eric Cooper's last 11 games behind home plate. Cooper is calling the balls and strikes for Tuesday's game between Arizona (-123, 9) and visiting San Diego.
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MLB Odds and Picks
By: Micah Roberts
LAS VEGAS -- Can we start trusting Jered Weaver again? He started the season 0-2 with a 5.79 ERA, but he has come up big for the Angels of late, going 5-1 with a 1.70 ERA over his past seven turns. He's helped give the Angels some stability, the bats have helped him get leads, and his rating has increased each time out.
Tonight Weaver takes the mound at Seattle where he's a -130 favorite over rookie left-hander Roenis Elias (3-3, 3.68). While Weaver comes off his best outing of the season, a complete-game 2-1 win over the Astros, the Mariners have been a thorn in his and the Angels' sides. With their 5-1 loss Monday night, the Angels are now 1-5 this season against Seattle and have scored only 14 runs with a .168 average in those six match-ups.
Over Weaver's last six starts against Seattle, he's gone 1-5 with a 4.05 ERA. His last outing against them was the Angels' season opener on March 31 where Weaver gave up four runs in 6.1 innings in a 10-3 loss. However, his last outing at Safeco Field turned out very well, a 7-1 win on Aug. 25 in which he allowed one run and three hits over eight innings.
So which Weaver shows up today? And will the bats finally show up against Seattle? We're talking about an Angels squad that is fifth in runs scored (4.8 per game) and fourth in slugging percentage (.419).
The best play might be to side with UNDER 7 runs. There are a several trends pointing to this game being low-scoring for both teams. In Elias' 10 starts this season, the Mariners have stayed UNDER in seven of them. The Angels have stayed UNDER in seven of their past nine road games and these two teams have stayed UNDER in six of their last eight meetings at Safeco Field.
Angels/Mariners UNDER 7 (EV)
Blue Jays (Buehrle) -113 vs. Rays
Pirates (Volquez) +104 at Mets