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MLB Betting News and Notes Tuesday, August 5

MLB Betting News and Notes Tuesday, August 5

Baseball Betting: Streaks, Tips, Notes

Baltimore Orioles vs Toronto Blue Jays

Baseball fans, as well as those focused on baseball betting are in for a treat come Tuesday night when Baltimore Orioles visit Toronto Blue Jays for a pivotal three-game series between the top two clubs in the AL East. Heading into Monday's make up game at Washington, Orioles are 62-48 (+$1902) on the campaign, 32-23 ($1699) away from Camden Yards, 16-10 on the road platting 5.31 runs/game against .500 or better teams. The Jays looking to interrupt it's 0-3 skid suffered in Houston and now 3 1/2 games back of Orioles are 60-53 (+$534) overall, 30-23 ($151) at home including 9-3 crossing 3.94 per/contest vs a .500 or better team. Probable pitching matchups has southpaw Mark Buehrle trading pitches with Bud Norris in the opener, followed by Drew Hutchison facing lefty Wei-Yin Chen in GM-2 with port-side hurler J.A. Happ trying to best Miguel Gonzalez in the finale. Those choosing to side with Toronto do so with a slew of negative betting trends to overcome. Buehrle has a 1-4 TSR vs Orioles since joining Toronto, Norris has a 4-0 TSR vs Jays since joining O's. Inconsistent Hutchison has a 2-5 record at home with a whopping 7.71 ERA and sports 2-3 TSR vs Baltimore. Happ heads to the hill with a 1-3 TSR vs O's wearing a Blue Jay uniform.

Los Angeles Angels vs Los Angeles Dodgers

The first game of the Freeway Series did not go well for Dodgers as they were spanked 5-0 moving the mark to 7-16 the past twenty-three encounters with Halos (8-15 O/U). According to the current betting odds, Los Angeles is a -$2.40 home favorite. That whopping nod by the oddsmaker is due to the success of the LA starter. That pitcher is Clayton Kershaw, with the left-hander sporting a 13-2 record, miniscule 1.71 ERA and who is undefeated in eleven trips to the hill. The Dodgers' have not only flourished in the month of August with Kershaw (13-5), they're on a sparkling 6-0 stretch when he pitches in front of the friendly crowd at Dodger Stadium, a smart 7-3 in his last ten home starts following a team loss the previous effort. Kershaw matches pitches with Halos' left-hander Hector Santiago, carrying a 3-7 record, 3.76 ERA over 14 starts, 5 relief appearances. Although, Halos are 0-5 in their last 5 road games facing a lefty, 5-9 recently away vs a winning team, Dodgers 6-2 last 8 at home vs a winning team a pricey home favorite in baseball betting is always risky, so a run line (1 1/2, -$1.05) is the safest choice here.

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MLB Betting News and Notes

Pirates' CF Andrew McCutchen, 15-day DL

McCutchen has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a left oblique injury.

Yanks, Tigers love high totals

When the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers have gotten together recently there hasn't been any shortage of runs. In the last seven meetings between the two clubs, the O/U is 5-1-1 through Monday.

They'll renew acquaintances in the Bronx Tuesday evening. The Tigers are -134 faves with a total of 7.5.

Marlins ice cold at PNC Park

PNC Park has not been friendly territory for the Miami Marlins recently. In their last six games against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the Steel City, the Fish are 0-6 through Monday. The Bucs host Miami once again Tuesday.

The Pirates are presently -155 favorites with an O/U of 7.5

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Game of the Day: Angels at Dodgers

Los Angeles Angels at Los Angeles Dodgers (-228, 6.5)

Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw aims to maintain his run of dominance when he puts a personal 10-game winning streak on the line Tuesday at home against the Los Angeles Angels. Kershaw has thrown four complete games in his last eight starts, including a gem against Atlanta on Thursday, when he let up a run and struck out nine in a 2-1 victory. The National League Pitcher of the Month for June and July has yielded only three runs in 41 frames over his last four home outings.

Although he rarely needs much run support, Kershaw will hope for a bit more than the Dodgers could muster in a 5-0 loss in Monday's series opener. The Angels got a home run from Josh Hamilton and a five-hit shutout from Garrett Richards to win for the 13th time in their last 20 games at Dodger Stadium. The victory kept the Angels one game behind first-place Oakland in the American League West, while the Dodgers saw their lead in the N.L. West reduced to 1 1/2 games over San Francisco.

LINE HISTORY: The Dodgers opened as -240 favorites, but have moved to as ow as -215 before currently sitting at -228. The total is currently at 6.5.

COVERS POWER RANKINGS: Los Angeles Angles: -201, Los Angeles Dodgers -193

WHAT BOOKS SAY: "Since Kershaw is on the mound for the Dodgers, we expect this to be our biggest decision of day. Under will probably be a very popular play as Santiago has a 2.21 ERA in his last three starts." Mike Perry,

WHAT CAPPERS SAY: "A pair of left-handed starters on the mound Tuesday night and the Angels have fared much better offensively this season against southpaws compared to the Dodgers. Entering this week, the Angels were averaging 5.3 runs per nine innings with a .286 team batting average on the road versus LHP, while the Dodgers were averaging only 2.6 runs and batting just .217 at home against southpaws this season." Covers Expert Steve Merril

PITCHING MATCHUP: Angels LH Hector Santiago (3-7, 3.76 ERA) vs. Dodgers LH Clayton Kershaw (13-2, 1.71)

Santiago has allowed only one run in 15 innings over his last four appearances, two of which have been out of the bullpen. He is 1-7 with a 4.16 ERA in 14 starts, limiting opponents to 65 hits in 71 1/3 innings. The 26-year-old, who owns a 2.75 ERA in 11 career interleague contests (four starts), has thrown just 1 1/3 innings in his career versus the Dodgers.

Kershaw entered the series leading the National League in ERA, WHIP (0.82), strikeouts per nine innings (11.13) and strikeout-to-walk ratio (10.00), which is nearly twice that of second-place Jordan Zimmermann (5.76) of Washington. He has 104 strikeouts against only eight walks since the beginning of June. The two-time Cy Young Award winner is 2-2 with a 3.74 ERA in five career starts against the Angels, surrendering seven runs (six earned) in six frames in his previous encounter in 2011.


* Under is 7-1 in the last eight meetings at the Dodgers.
* Under is 12-3-1 in the last 16 meetings.
* Angels are 16-7 in the last 23 meetings.
* Angles are 9-4 in the last 13 meetings at the Dodgers.

COVERS CONSENSUS: Fifty-eight percent of wagers are on the Dodgers at -228.

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