Sports Picks – Two Dogs and Fave on Run Line for Hump Day

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On Wednesday we come right back to run line action for sports picks and look into what sportsbooks have placed on the table for us to choose through with their betting odds for tonight.

We have dissected the MLB odds and arrived at three MLB picks, two underdogs and a favorite and here is why these should be correct this evening.

Atlanta has Starting Pitching Edge on Paper

Washington’s Jordan Zimmermann (5-5, 3.75 ERA) has been among the most trusted pitchers on the Nationals staff for a numbers of years, but he’s been in  a real funk of late and has lost three straight starts with a 7.63 ERA. The right-hander has never lost four in a row and will be pitching at home against Atlanta where he is substantially better with a 2.75 ERA and his team has won five of his eight starts. Zimmermann also has a solid 3.15 ERA in seven starts against the Braves.

However, Shelby Miller (5-3, 1.99) is one tough hombre and while he’s not won any of his last six starts, his 2.97 ERA in that span suggests to me and other baseball handicappers it has not been entirely his own doing. Miller has shown good stopper tendencies and after last night’s 3-1 loss, the Braves righty is  9-2 in road games after a loss the last two seasons. (Team’s Record)

Wagerweb.ag had the best price on Atlanta on the run line I could find at -150 (+1.5) and with the combination of Miller throwing well and Washington 18-38 on the run line after a victory by two or less runs, we will take the number.

Cardinals Should Cruise Against Miami’s Latos

Miami MarlinsMat Latos is 4-1 with a 2.31 ERA in his last six starts against St. Louis, but the last time he faced them was 2013, when he was a far better pitcher with greater velocity and truly tilted breaking pitches. Though the Cardinals are only 20-17 and averaging 4.0 runs per contest on the road, they have not faced anyone throwing as poorly in their home park as Latos. The still only 27-year old RH has a ERA bigger than Kim Kardashian’s backside at 10.18 in his first six starts at Marlins Park. At the very least St. Louis should get some very good cuts and faces a Miami team whom they defeated last night 4-3 and the Marlins are 1-9 after a one run loss this season. losing by 3.0 RPG in next outing.

 

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