MLB NEWS SECTION

Tuesday, July 5th Baseball Odds and Picks

  • Friday, July 1st, 2016

    By  Tom Wilkinson

    Pittsburgh-Pirates-vs-St.-Louis-Cardinals

    Baseball Odds: It is a full slate of games in baseball for Tuesday, July 5th including the Pittsburgh Pirates at the St. Louis Cardinals on ESPN. The Pirates are just behind the Cardinals in the NL Central with both teams trailing the Chicago Cubs in the division. The Pirates should be sending rookie Jameson Taillon in this game while the Cardinals counter with Mike Leake.

    Let’s look at the 15 games for Tuesday and baseball picks.

    Bet on MLB at BetDSI

    Tuesday, July 5th (All Times Eastern)

    Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs – 2:20 pm

    The Chicago Cubs are favored at home on Tuesday afternoon as they host the Cincinnati Reds. The Reds have struggled all season and they are last in the NL Central while the Cubs have been very good all season and they have the top record in the league.

    ATS Stats

    This is the second series in Chicago this season between the teams and it was all Cubs in the first one as they swept away the Reds in three straight back in April winning 5-3, 9-2 and 8-1. Chicago had won 7 of the last 10 against the Reds at Wrigley before this series began with the last four going over the total.

    Baseball Picks

    I will take the Cubs to get the home win.

    Milwaukee Brewers at Washington Nationals – 7:05 pm

    The Washington Nationals are favored at home on Tuesday night as they host the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers are in fourth place in the NL Central while the Nationals lead the NL East.

    ATS Stats

    The teams played one series in Washington last season and it was the Nationals taking two of the three games winning 9-5 and 6-1 while the lone Brewers win was by a score of 10-3. The Nationals had won six of the last ten at home against the Brewers before this series began with four of the last five going over the total.

    Baseball Picks

    I will take the Brewers and the game over the total.

    Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies – 7:05 pm

    The Atlanta Braves visit the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night with the home team favored. Both teams are out of playoff contention with the Braves in last place in the NL East while the Phillies are in fourth place.

    ATS Stats

    These teams played in Philadelphia for a three-game series earlier this season with the Braves winning two of the three games. The teams had split their last ten in Philly before this series began with the last two going under the total.

    Baseball Picks

    I will take this game over the total.

    Kansas City Royals at Toronto Blue Jays – 7:07 pm

    The Toronto Blue Jays are favored at home on Tuesday night with the home team favored. The Royals are battling for second place in the AL Central while the Blue Jays are fighting for second place in the AL East.

    ATS Stats

    These teams met seven times in Toronto last season with the Blue Jays winning five of the seven games. Four of the seven games went over the total. Toronto had taken 7 of the last 10 at home against the Royals before this series began.

    Baseball Picks

    I will take the Blue Jays to get the home win and since this could be a high scoring game with Chris Young going against R.A. Dickey I will also play the over.

    Texas Rangers at Boston Red Sox – 7:10 pm

    The Texas Rangers visit the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night in a matchup between two of the highest scoring teams in the league. The Red Sox lead the league in runs per game while the Rangers are 6th.

    ATS Stats

    These teams played a three-game series at Fenway last season with Texas taking two of the three games with all three games going under the total. The teams had split their last ten in Boston before this series began with six of the last ten going under the total.

    Baseball Picks

    I will go with the trends and take this game under the total.

    Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians – 7:10 pm

    The Detroit Tigers visit the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night with the home team favored. The Tigers are battling for 2nd in the AL Central while the Indians lead the division.

    ATS Stats

    These teams played a three-game series in Cleveland earlier this season and it was the Indians sweeping the Tigers winning by scores of 7-3, 4-0 and 9-4. The Indians had won six of the last ten against the Tigers in Cleveland before this series began with nine of the ten going over the total.

    Baseball Picks

    I will take the Indians to get the home win.

    Miami Marlins at New York Mets – 7:10 pm

    The New York Mets host the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night in a matchup between two teams battling for second place in the National League East. The Marlins should be sending Wew-Yin Chen in this game while the Mets are hoping that Steven Matz can make this start.

    ATS Stats

    These teams played a three-game series in New York earlier this season with the Marlins taking two of three as they won 10-3 and 2-1 with New York winning their lone game by a 2-1 score. The Marlins had taken six of the last ten in New York before this series began with three of the last four going under the total.

    Baseball Picks

    I will take the Marlins to get the road win.

    Los Angeles Angels at Tampa Bay Rays – 7:10 pm

    The Tampa Bay Rays host the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night. Both teams are out of playoff contention and in last place in their respective divisions.

    ATS Stats

    These teams played a three-game series in Tampa last season and it was the Angels taking two of the three games winning 8-2 and 6-2 while the Rays won 4-2. Two of the three games went over the total. The Angels had won six of the last ten against the Rays before this series began with four of the last five going over the total.

    Baseball Picks

    It should be Jake Odorizzi getting the start for Tampa so I will take the Rays to get the home win.

    Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals – 8:10 pm (ESPN)

    The Pittsburgh Pirates visit the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night on ESPN. These two teams are trying to stay in Wild Card contention in the NL Central as they are realistically out of contention for the division title as they are well behind the Chicago Cubs.

    ATS Stats

    These teams played a three-game series earlier this season in St. Louis with the Pirates taking two of three winning 10-5 and 4-2 while the Cardinals won 6-4. The teams had split their last ten meetings before this series began with five of the last seven going over the total.

    Baseball Picks

    This should be a good pitching matchup with Taillon against Leake so I will go under the total.

    New York Yankees at Chicago White Sox – 8:10 pm

    Two teams trying to stay in Wild Card contention in the American League meet on Tuesday night as the Yankees visit the Chicago White Sox. It should be Michael Pineda against Carlos Rodon in this pitching matchup.

    ATS Stats

    These teams played one series in Chicago last year and it was the Yankees taking two of three as they won 13-6 and 12-3 while the White Sox won 8-2. All three games went over the total. Chicago had won six of the last ten at home against New York before this series began with the last three going over the total.

    Baseball Picks

    I will take the White Sox and the game over the total.

    Oakland Athletics at Minnesota Twins – 8:10 pm

    The Minnesota Twins host the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night with the baseball odds near a pick. The A’s are in fourth place in the AL West while the Twins are last in the AL Central.

    ATS Stats

    These teams met in a four-game series in Minnesota last season with the Twins taking three of four winning by scores of 8-7, 13-0 and 6-5 while the lone Oakland win was 2-1. Three of the four games went over the total. The A’s had won six of the last ten in Minnesota before this series began with seven of the ten going over the total.

    Baseball Picks

    I will go with the trends and take this game over the total.

    Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros – 8:10 pm

    The Seattle Mariners visit the Houston Astros on Tuesday night with the home team favored. The Mariners have not played well of late and they are in danger of falling out of Wild Card contention in the American League while the Astros have surged into contention.

    ATS Stats

    These teams met earlier this season in Houston and they split a four-game series. Seattle won 6-3 and 3-2 while the Astros won 6-3 and 5-1. The teams had split their last ten meetings in Houston before this series began with six of the last ten going over the total.

    Baseball Picks

    I will take Houston to get the home win.

    San Diego Padres at Arizona Diamondbacks – 9:40 pm

    The San Diego Padres visit the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday with the home team favored. The Padres should be sending Christian Friedrich while the Diamondbacks go with Archie Bradley.

    ATS Stats

    These teams played a three-game series at Arizona earlier this season with Arizona taking two of three winning by scores of 8-7 and 6-3 while the Padres won 10-3. All three games went over the total. The Diamondbacks had won six of the last ten at home in this series with the last three going over the total.

    Baseball Picks

    I will go against the trends and take the Padres to get the road win.

    Baltimore Orioles at Los Angeles Dodgers – 10:10 pm

    The Los Angeles Dodgers host the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night. The Orioles are leading the AL East while the Dodgers are in second place in the NL West.

    ATS Stats

    It should be Chris Tillman getting the call for the Orioles in this game while the Dodgers send Kenta Maeda. The Orioles and Dodgers had not played in Los Angeles before this series began since 2004 when it was the Dodgers sweeping a three-game series winning 4-3, 6-3 and 5-1. Two of those three games went under the total.

    Baseball Picks

    I will take this game under the total.

    Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants – 10:15 pm

    The San Francisco Giants are home favorites on Tuesday night as they take on the Colorado Rockies. The Rockies are in third place in the NL West while the Giants lead the division.

    ATS Stats

    These teams played a four-game series in San Francisco earlier this season with each team winning twice. The Rockies won 17-7 and 2-0 while the Giants won 6-4 and 2-1. The teams had split their last ten meetings before this series began with three of the last five going over the total.

    Bet on MLB at BetDSI

    Baseball Picks

    It should be Madison Bumgarner getting the call for the Giants so I will take the home team in this contest.

    Take a look at the latest baseball odds at Diamond sportsbook.