The Major League Baseball brings 15 games Wednesday night. It means plenty of markets to choose from and a large homework for the bettors to do. A few teams will take the field as massive favorites, so we want to take a look if there’s any value in their matchups.
The New York Yankees host the Los Angeles Angels as -280 favorites. The Angels are eliminated from the playoff race, while the Yankees battle for the best record in the MLB. At first sight, it looks like an easy job for the Yanks.
The hosts will start CC Sabathia who’s 5-8 this season with a 4.95 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP. The Yanks are just 1-5 in Sabathia’s last six starts, but CC is 28-14 in interleague matchups in his career. Dillon Peters will get the ball for the Angels, and he’s 3-3 in nine starts and five relief appearances this season.
Peters recorded a 4.83 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP and will have a tall task against the Yankees’ bats. The Yanks are the most efficient team in the league with 5.87 runs per game. Likewise, the Yankees covered the spread in eight straight victories, so I expect them to win by two or more runs.
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The Cleveland Indians welcome the Detroit Tigers as -280 favorites to win the middle contest of a three-game set. While the Tigers are the worst team in the MLB, the Indians are fighting for the playoffs. Entering Tuesday’s opener, the Indians were 1.5 games behind the wild-card spot.
Cleveland won 14 straight meetings with Detroit before last night’s clash. In 13 of those 14 encounters, the Indians covered the spread. Considering the betting trends, the Indians are a sure shot. Also, the Tigers lost 11 of their previous 15 contests on the road.
Spencer Turnbull will toe the slab for the Tigers. He’s 3-15 this season with a 4.77 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP. The Tigers won just one of Spencer’s previous ten starts. Rookie Aaron Civale will take the mound for the Indians. He’s 3-3 in eight starts, tallying a 1.93 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP.
Although the Indians will send a rookie to the mound, I expect them to dominate the Tigers. Turnbull is an awful form all season long and will have a tough time against the divisional rivals at Progressive Field.
Finally, the Minnesota Twins host the Chicago White Sox as -275 favorites. I’m looking for another strong performance by a home team here. The Twins are 16-5 in their last 21 meetings with the White Sox, and 15 of those 16 victories came by two or more runs.
Minnesota is the second-most efficient team in the league with 5.78 runs per contest. The White Sox will start Dylan Covey who’s 1-8 this season with a 7.98 ERA and a 1.76 WHIP. Likewise, Covey is just 6-29 in his career, recording a 6.54 ERA and a 1.60 WHIP. The White Sox are 1-8 in Covey’s last nine apps.
Jake Odorizzi will toe the slab for the Twins, and the right-hander is 14-6 this term. He has a 3.60 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP, while the Twins are 7-1 in his last eight starts.
You can take a three-game parlay into consideration. If you go with the money line odds, you will get +151 odds. With the run line odds, your payout will be around +400 odds which sounds quite tempting. Still, take it easy with the stake because parlays can be tricky even though you’ll bet on massive favorites.
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