The left-handed pitcher, even one’s not all that good manage to hang around for longer than expected careers. Today we will look at three against the MLB odds in betting baseball that are not all that well known.
The only thing these guys have in common with Clayton Kershaw, David Price and Madison Bumgarner is they are lefties and they are also pitching today and baseball handicappers will have to decide if they want to use them for or against for MLB picks.
Houston Seeks Rocky Mountain Road Win with Oberholtzer
The Astros have taken the first two contests over Colorado in this interleague series and now both teams travel to Denver to resume play. After losing seven straight, Houston has won four of five and three in a row and will hand the ball to Brett Oberholtzer (1-1, 2.25 ERA) in hopes of continuing winning ways.
The southpaw has been dealing with blister issues on his left hand and seems to have overcome them with three consecutive starts and having a sharp 2.12 ERA in the process. Oberholtzer’s arsenal contains a low 90’s sinking fastball, a curve and a changeup which fades away from right-hand hitters.
Colorado averages 5.3 runs per game at Coors Field yet has failed miserably against lefties, scoring only 3.2 RPG in losing 10 of 13. The Rockies opened as small home favorites at most sportsbooks but are up to +115 underdogs at Wagerweb.ag, home of the guaranteed next day payout.
With Colorado poor performances against lefties, 13-18 home record and being 1-11 versus an AL team with a team batting average of .260 or worse the last two seasons, hard to make a case against the Astros.
Advantage – Oberholtzer and Houston
Milone Needs Strong Showing and Help From Twins Batters
Minnesota has surrendered just nine runs in their last three outings yet only won once. Their offense has only reached or surpassed five runs twice in nine tries which explains 2-7 record since June 5th. This includes losing a pair of 3-2 contests in St. Louis the past two days.
The Cardinals have flown to five straight victories in spite of only averaging 3.4 RPG thanks to having the best pitching staff in the majors and not conceding more than two runs in any of these wins.
Tom Milone (2-1, 4.15) will try and continue to suppress the Cards offense with his four-pitch mix from a deliberate delivery. Milone pitches are mostly average, but he likes to confuse hitters by throwing his pitches unconventionally, with off-speed and curves early in counts and sinking or fading fastballs deeper into a hitters at bat.