Six MLB picks for Wednesday May 11
Chicago White Sox at Texas Rangers (Under 9 runs -115)
White Sox: (Latos 5-0, 2.62 Rangers Hamels 4-0, 2.68)
The 9 run over/under is on the high end seeing how well both of these starters have pitched. Unders are 18-13-3 in White Sox games this season. I expect a pitchers duel under 9 runs.
Oakland Athletics at Boston Red Sox (Red Sox -1.5, Even)
Athletics (Surkamp 0-2, 5.59) Red Sox (Porcello 5-1, 2.95)
The Red Sox have scored a total of 27 runs in the first two series games against the Athletics. Oakland has also lost eight of their last nine games. The A’s are expected to lose, so the odds on picking the Red Sox are only -185. I am taking the Red Sox -1.5 with the odds allowing us an even profit.
Detroit Tigers at Washington Nationals
*Two Picks (Over 7 Runs -110 and Tigers Moneyline +140)
Tigers (Zimmerman 5-1, 1.10) Nationals (Scherzer 3-2, 4.60)
Two aces face their former teams in an expected pitchers duel. The over is 22-10 this season when the Tigers play. The Tigers are averaging 6.4 runs against National League teams this season, and the Tigers have faced some very good pitching during interleague play. Schrezer is second in MLB with nine home runs allowed. I like the chances of over seven runs being scored in this game.
It will be interesting to see how both pitchers match-up against their former teams. In the first two match-ups of the series the Tigers had a starting pitching disadvantage, and both of those games ended 5-4, with each team winning a game. The Tigers are good value here at +140 to win.
St. Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Angels
*Two Picks (Over 7.5 Runs-120 and Cardinals Moneyline -132)
St. Louis: Garcia (2-2, 3.05) Angles (Shoemaker 1-4, 9.15)
Shoemaker has been recalled from AAA to make a start since the Angeles have four starters on the disabled list. Garcia was very sharp in his start allowing only two hits and no runs in seven innings against the Phillies. With Shoemaker pitching, I like the chances of this game going over 7.5 runs, I also like the Cardinals to win.