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MLB Betting News and Notes Wednesday, June 11

MLB Betting News and Notes Wednesday, June 11

MLB: Streaks, Tips, Notes

Arizona Diamondbacks at Houston Astros

Houston Astros and Arizona Diamondbacks resume a home-home interleague series at Minute Maid Park. Despite yesterday's loss backing Houston has been the the right choice of late as Astros have reeled of a 12-5 stretch stuffing +$926 into betting accounts. Were going back to the well knowing the pitching matchup points to a Houston victory. Astros are sending their best starter to the mound in Dallas Keuchel. The lefty is 7-3 on the season with a 2.50 ERA and takes the ball ridding a 5-1 stretch including a pair of complete-games limiting opponents to a single run. Opposing Keuchel will be D-Backs Brandon McCarthy. The right-hander with one win in thirteen attempts heads to the mound on a 4-16 skid the past twenty-five starts with Snakes 5-20 over the span. Another positive for Houston backers, Astros have won 13-of-16 when Keuchel's on four days rest and are 5-2 off a loss handing the ball to the hurler.

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Wednesday's Tip Sheet
By Kevin Rogers

Dodgers at Reds

Probable Pitchers:
LAD: Ryu (7-2, 3.08 ERA)
CIN: Cueto (5-5, 1.97 ERA)

Series recap: The Dodgers had their way with the Reds for the second straight game, enduring a two-hour rain delay in last night’s 6-2 victory as a +120 road underdog. Los Angeles improved to 4-1 in five meetings with Cincinnati this season, as the Reds haven’t scored more than three runs in any of these games.

What to watch for: Los Angeles has won each of the past four road starts made by Ryu, while the Dodgers are 4-0 in his four starts since coming off the disabled list in May. The Reds are just 2-5 since a four-game winning streak, but Cincinnati owns a 4-1 record in Cueto’s past five outings at the Great American Ballpark.

Marlins at Rangers

Probable Pitchers:
MIA: Turner (2-3, 5.93 ERA)
TEX: Darvish (6-2, 2.36 ERA)

Series recap: The Marlins and Rangers went back-and-forth on Tuesday night but Miami came out on top, 8-5 to cash as +150 away ‘dogs. Texas has now lost four straight games at home (allowing 36 runs in this span), while Miami has put together an impressive 8-0 record in interleague action.

What to watch for: The Rangers have hit the ‘over’ in seven of eight games on their current homestand, while winning nine of 11 starts made by Darvish this season. The Marlins are riding a 6-1 stretch to the ‘over’ in the last seven Game 2’s on the road, while posting a 7-1 record the past eight contests as an away underdog of +130 or higher.

Athletics at Angels

Probable Pitchers:
OAK: Milone (3-3, 3.68 ERA)
LAA: Weaver (7-4, 3.31 ERA)

Series recap: The Angels are creeping back in the AL West after beating the A’s for the second consecutive time on Tuesday, 2-1 in 14 innings. Los Angeles has held Oakland’s explosive lineup to just two runs in the first two games of their series, while improving to 3-5 this season against the A’s in eight matchups.

What to watch for: L.A. has won five straight games, while Weaver is 4-0 his past four home starts against Oakland since 2012. Oakland is stumbling through a 4-8 stretch on the road the last 12 tries, but the A’s own a 4-0 record in Milone’s past four starts overall.

Yankees at Mariners

Probable Pitchers:
NYY: Tanaka (9-1, 2.02 ERA)
SEA: Young (5-3, 3.42 ERA)

Series recap: The Mariners returned home from a 6-1 road trip only to fall to the Yankees in the series opener, 3-2 on Tuesday. Seattle lost for the fourth time in the last five opportunities in the role of a home favorite, while New York won for just the third time in the past nine games overall.

What to watch for: The Yankees send out their ace tonight as Tanaka looks to become the second pitcher in baseball to reach 10 wins this season. New York owns a 6-3 record in the last nine road contests, but the Bombers are 2-5 in the past seven Game 2’s of an away series. The M’s have won six of their past eight games off a defeat, while Seattle is 3-0 in the past three home starts made by Young, all in the underdog role.

Nationals at Giants

Probable Pitchers:
WSH: Roark (4-4, 2.91 ERA)
SF: Cain (1-3, 3.52 ERA)

Series recap: The only way to slow the Giants is apparently playing the Nationals, who grabbed the first two contests of a four-game set at AT&T Park. Washington edged San Francisco last night, 2-1 as Doug Fister outdueled Madison Bumgarner, one night after Stephen Strasburg cooled off the Giants’ lineup.

What to watch for: The Nationals are only 5-7 when Roark takes the mound, but the righty has received some tough luck with three losses by one run apiece over the last month. Washington has cashed the ‘under’ in each of Roark’s last four outings, while the Nats are 9-2 in their past 11 games overall. San Francisco has lost three straight games just once this season, while posting an impressive 7-3 mark in home Game 3’s of a series.

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Wednesday's MLB Betting Cheat Sheet

Dogs Dominate

It was a banner day for underdogs Tuesday, as they went a stunning 11-3 against the moneyline. The only favorites to prevail: Atlanta (-118), which beat Colorado 13-10; Arizona (-133), which prevailed 4-1 over Houston; and St. Louis (-132), which fended off punchless Tampa Bay 1-0.

Miami Mangles AL

The Miami Marlins (+152) continued their stunning interleague run Tuesday, defeating the Texas Rangers 8-5 to run their winning streak over American League teams to 13. That equals the longest such streak in league history; the Marlins (+188, 8.5) will look to break the mark Wednesday in Arlington.

Tyler Time

Tyler Matzek makes his major-league debut Wednesday as he takes the mound for the Rockies (+131, 10) against visiting Atlanta. He'll be facing Braves righty Julio Teheran, who is on a four-start winning streak and has been one of the league's top Under pitchers at 3-10 O/U.

Pitching Notes

New York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka looks to build upon his already impressive units won tally as he leads his club into Seattle (+155, 6.5). Tanaka is off to a 9-1 start and has yielded $676 in value to date, good for ninth in the majors.

Philadelphia lefty Cole Hamels looks for his first Under of the season as the Phillies (-132, 7) welcome the San Diego Padres to Citizens Bank Park. Hamels is 6-0-3 O/U for the year despite allowing one run or fewer in four of those nine starts.

Hitting Notes

Braves catcher Evan Gattis is on an 11-game hitting streak, batting .395 with five home runs and 13 RBIs in that span. The Braves are 6-5 S/U and 2-9 O/U over that stretch as they resume their series at Coors Field.

The Tampa Bay Rays have been held scoreless for a franchise-record 28 consecutive innings, a stretch that includes three straight shutouts. The Rays rank 27th in runs scored and 23rd in OPS as they finish their series with St. Louis (-128, 7).

Totals Streak

San Diego Padres (2-8 O/U): The league's strongest Under unit is back to its old self following a brief dalliance with the Over. The offense is the culprit yet again, scoring two runs or fewer in five of the last eight games.

Prop of the Day

It may be worth taking a chance on Arizona -2.5 at Houston; that wager stands at +310. The Diamondbacks are tied for top spot in the majors with a .304 team batting average in June and ranks 11th in the league with a .265 average against lefties.

Injury Notes

Atlanta outfielder Justin Upton left Tuesday's game with a strained left hamstring and is considered day-to-day. Upton leads the Braves with 14 home runs; the Braves are 10-3 S/U and 9-4 O/U when he goes deep; they're just 24-26 SU and 14-33-3 O/U when he doesn't.

Washington catcher Wilson Ramos was forced out of Tuesday's win over San Francisco with a strained hamstring. The Nationals are 17-15 SU and 17-13-2 O/U in the 32 games Ramos has missed this season.

Weather Watch

Wind is expected to blow in from center field at 6 mph for Wednesday's game at PNC Park between host Pittsburgh (-117, 7.5) and the Chicago Cubs. Teams combined to hit just three home runs in five games under similar conditions a season ago.

Umpire Note of the Day

Under is 8-2-2 in umpire Paul Emmel's last 12 games behind home plate involving the Braves. Emmel will call the balls and strikes for Wednesday's Atlanta-Colorado tilt.

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MLB Odds and Picks
By: Micah Roberts

LAS VEGAS -- The Angels came through in a huge moment for their season last night against the A's with a 2-1 win in the 14th inning. After failing to get a runner home from scoring position in almost every inning during the extra frames, Collin Cowgill hit a solo shot to win the game which extended the Angels season-high win streak to five games.

This current group of Angels that has been underachieving for most of the past two seasons might have passed the gut check test, or at least the June version. They could have folded like the 2013 team, but they battled hard against a club that owns the AL's best record and a 2.5-game lead in AL West.

The A's had beaten them in five of six games prior to this series. Now, the Angels are up 2-0 in this series and go for the sweep tonight behind ace Jered Weaver (7-4, 3.31 ERA), who is a -130 favorite over Tommy Milone (3-3, 3.68). If the playoffs began today, the Angels would finally make the party.

Two weeks ago, the A's knocked Weaver around pretty good in a 6-3 win at Oakland to complete a three-game sweep over the Angels. He gave up a season-high 11 hits and six runs (five earned) and struck out a season-low two batters. That outing is in stark contrast to what he had done against the A's in his previous 11 starts going 8-1 with a 0.87 ERA. He's been even better at home against them, winning his past four starts with a 0.78 ERA.

After starting the season on a rough note where the Angels lost his first three games, he has been stellar -- outside of that Oakland game -- with the Angels going 7-3 behind him. At home, he's gone 4-1 with a 2.05 ERA in his past five starts.

Between the Angels on a winning streak, Weaver being dominant lately at home -- and in the past against Oakland -- there are a few reasons to side with the Angels tonight. But then you've got a few of the A's key batters mired in slumps. Josh Donaldson is everyone's choice to start at third base for the AL in the All-Star game, but he's zero for his last 21. Slumping as well are Alberto Callaspo (1-for-27), Jed Lowrie (0-for-20) and Eric Sogard (1-for-12).

Hamels owns Padres

The Phillies are 11-22 since May 25 and tied with the Cubs for the NL's worst record (26-36), but things seem to get better for them when they play the Padres, who they've beaten 26 of the past 34 meetings. They entered Tuesday's series with the Padres having lost eight of their previous nine, but grabbed a 5-2 win.

That modest one-game win streak should be doubled tonight as Cole Hamels (2-3, 3.49 ERA) takes the mound as a -125 favorite against Tyson Ross (6-5, 3.22). The Phillies have only won twice in Hamels' nine starts, but he can be blamed for maybe only three of those losses. Over his last six starts, he's posted a 2.11 ERA while pitching at least seven innings in each, and comes off his best outing of the season where he out-dueled Johnny Cueto and Cincinnati in an 8-0 win.

While the Padres' players have drastically changed since 2008, it hasn't mattered what lineup has been thrown his way. When Hamels see's the Padres uniform, he takes his game up a notch.

He's 8-1 with a 2.27 ERA in his last 11 starts against San Diego, winning his last five decisions against them.

Tonight's play on the Phillies definitely isn't on the team, it's all about Hamels to keep his strong efforts going.

Ryu rules on road

Johnny Cueto (5-5, 1.97 ERA) is always an imposing name to bet against, but with him going 1-3 with a 4.13 ERA over his past four starts, listening to what his opponent has to offer at plus-money should be considered. In today's case, we have Hyun-jin Ryu (7-2, 3.08) and the Dodgers getting +115 at Cincinnati. In six road starts this season, Ryu is 5-0 with a 0.95 ERA and he's won all four of his starts since coming off the disabled list.

The Dodgers are playing well lately, riding a three-game winning streak as they look to take the third game of this four-game set at Cincinnati. They have the best road record in baseball (22-12) and play a team that is reeling. The Reds have lost five of their last seven and have scored two runs or fewer in each loss. Cueto has pitched well against the Dodgers over his career, but is still only 1-5 in seven starts. Look for the run support to be a problem again for Cueto tonight.

Wednesday selections:

Angels (Weaver) -130 vs. A's

Phillies (Hamels) -125 vs. Padres

Dodgers (Ryu) +115 at Reds

Astros (Keuchel) -120 vs Diamondbacks

Cardinals (Wacha) -128 at Rays

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