MLB Betting News and Notes Wednesday, May 28
MLB Betting News and Notes Wednesday, May 28
MLB: Streaks, Tips, Notes
Tampa Bay at Toronto
Playing against high-flying Jays is a risky proposition, though in this case the amount of supporting data in favor of Tampa makes it much less risky. The Rays send the Chris Archer to the mound in the finale of this three game set north of the border. His 3-2 record, 4.11 ERA disguise the fact that the right-hander has shown a dominating presence the past two starts allowing no runs on 6 hits, 16 K over 11 2/3 innings of work. In his career, Archer is 2-0 vs Toronto over four starts (3-1 TSR) allowing Blue Jays an average 2.02 runs/game. This being the final game of the series has no doubt caught the attention of sports players keeping tabs on Tampa w/Archer. Rays are 6-2 in game-three of a series with the hurler. On the other hill, Liam Hendriks makes his second start for the Blue Jays. Hendriks acquired from Minnesota picked up a 'W' first time out going 5 2/3 of 3 hit 1 run ball in a victory over Oakland. Hendriks took a ND in his only career start vs Rays giving up four runs over 5 2/3 innings. Rays 6-4 avoiding a three game sweep, Jays 5-9 it's last 14 attempting a three-game sweep the lean is Tampa.
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Wednesday's MLB Betting Cheat Sheet
Boston O Party
The Boston Red Sox are one of the hottest Over bets going, improving to 7-1 O/U in their last eight games following a 6-3 triumph over the host Atlanta Braves. The Red Sox, who were 3-10-1 O/U prior to the streak, are +126 underdogs with the total set at 8 for Wednesday's rematch.
Making His Mark
Toronto Blue Jays lefty Mark Buehrle continued his red-hot start to the season, improving to 9-1 with 6 2/3 solid innings in a 9-6 victory over Tampa Bay. Buehrle leads all pitchers in money earned with $971, already surpassing his total of $731 from last season.
C.J.'s New Low
C.J. Wilson and the Los Angeles Angels face a total of 6.5 as they face Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners (-123) on Wednesday. The Angels are 4-0 in Wilson's four career starts as an Angel with the total below 7, though that hasn't happened since Oct. 1, 2012 - coincidentally against Hernandez.
* Los Angeles Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw hasn't been getting much help from his teammates against the Central Division. The Dodgers - listed at -194 Wednesday against visiting Cincinnati - have lost Kershaw's last five starts against the Central while scoring just five runs over that span.
* Being an underdog hasn't exactly agreed with New York Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda, who is 0-5 against the moneyline in his last five starts as a 'dog. Kuroda and the Yankees (+124, 7.5) continue their series in St. Louis on Wednesday.
* The Kansas City Royals won't miss May, having batted .244 with a paltry nine home runs in 25 games so far this month. The Royals, who are 10-15 S/U and 12-11-2 O/U in May, renew acquaintances with the visiting Houston Astros (+145, 8).
* St. Louis outfielder Matt Holliday had three hits, including a homer, to lead the Cardinals (-149) past the New York Yankees 6-0 Tuesday night. Holliday has scored at least one run in seven of his last eight games, during which the Cardinals have gone 6-2 S/U and 3-5 O/U.
Tampa Bay Rays (4-0 O/U): Scoring has come fast and furious over the Rays' last four contests, as they and their opponents have combined to score an average of 13 1/2 runs per game. Tampa Bay is 29-21-3 O/U for the season, including 14-12-1 away from Tropicana Field.
Prop of the Day
The Pittsburgh Pirates enter Wednesday's game against the host New York Mets (-107, 7) as a +650 longshot to win by exactly one run. Fourteen of the Pirates' 23 victories this season have come by a run, the most in the majors.
* Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis was scratched from Tuesday's lineup with a wrist injury he suffered during batting practice. Gattis - who had a two-homer game Monday against Colorado - isn't expected to return for Wednesday's game against Boston.
* Seattle Mariners left-hander pitcher James Paxton has been shut down after suffering a setback in his return from a left shoulder injury. Paxton won his only two starts of the season, and the Mariners are 5-1 S/U in his six career outings.
* Fans at Citi Field should expect wind to blow in from right field at 7 mph for Wednesday's game between the host Mets and the Pirates. Teams combined to average a scant 5.67 runs in six games under similar wind conditions in 2013.
Umpire Note of the Day
Under is 10-1 in umpire Jim Reynolds' last 11 Wednesday games calling balls and strikes. Reynolds will be behind home plate for the game between the host Washington Nationals (-155) and the Miami Marlins.