On Tuesday, besides the mismatched Sox having substantial differences on sides and total, the D-Backs and Reds do also because Joey Votto is out. The Mariners and Royals have numbers moving all around because of a pitching change, while the Astros and Petco Park are influencing baseball bettor’s decisions on side and total of that NL affair. As always, review the tasty trend nuggets at the bottom of the page.
MLB – (955) SAN FRANCISCO at (956) ATLANTA 7:10 EDT CSBA, SPSO
The recent hot stretch of Atlanta hurler Jair Jurrjens (3-2, 4.97 ERA) has baseball bettors believing he can hold the Giants offense in check. Jurrjens is 3-0 with a 2.13 ERA in four starts since being recalled June 22, after being demoted to Triple-A in late April. The Braves right-hander has been better at spotting his pitches and this could be the reason the total dumped from 9 to 8.5. Barry Zito is also playing a part since he’s 3-0 with a 2.08 ERA in four outings at Turner Field. It is worth noting San Francisco is 29-15 OVER on the road. 3DW Position – Play Over
MLB – (959) ST. LOUIS at (960) MILWAUKEE 8:10 EDT FSMW, FSWI
The Cardinals recent dominance of Milwaukee continued last night, scoring three times in the ninth inning in a surprise 3-2 win over the Brewers. St. Louis is 15-5 against the Brew Crew in their last 20 meetings, having won eight of 10 at Miller Park. With the Cards Joe Kelly (1-1, 2.70), appearing to be the better option over Randy Wolf (2-6, 5.80), who is winless in last 12 starts, the Redbirds have gone from -102 to -115 on the money line. Milwaukee has been a bad bet at this price with a 35-52 (-20.9 Units) record at home when the money line is +125 to -125 since 2010. 3DW Position – St. Louis wins
MLB – (971) CHIC. WHITE SOX at (972) BOSTON 7:10 EDT WCIU, NESN (side and total)
With Chicago’s Philip Humber coming off the DL and 2-4 with a 7.47 ERA in 10 starts since his perfect game, and Jon Lester (5-6, 4.49) 2-4 with a 5.80 ERA in 10 starts at Fenway Park, those betting on baseball found the 9.5 total too tempting and pushed it to 10. In spite of the Pale Hose having a better road record (25-18) then the BoSox home record (23-24), the Red Sox have improved from -160 to -174. Boston feels like a real uncertain play with Lester and mates 3-10 (-14.4 Units) as a home favorite of -150 to -200 the last two seasons. 3DW Position – Lean with Boston and Over
MLB – (979) TEXAS at (980) OAKLAND 10:05 EDT FSH, CSCA
The Oakland A’s have earned an A+ for their recent efforts in winning nine of 10 and picked up five games on AL West division leader Texas and brought themselves into the wild card discussion. With Roy Oswalt (2-1, 6.26) yet to find a comfortable groove in a Rangers uniform, the wagering public is mostly backing Oakland, shifting the home underdogs from +115 to +100. Two ways to look at this conflict, first, the A’s Bartolo Colon is 18-6 the last 15 years versus Texas, secondly, the Rangers are 25-5 revenging a loss (3-1 defeat on July 1) when they scored one run or less. 3DW Position – Lean with Texas
3Daily Winners Nuggets
MLB Money Line Nugget
Erik Bedard of Pittsburgh is 20-7 in road games vs. teams outscored by 0.5 or more runs a game in his career. (Teams record)
MLB Totals Nugget
Philip Humber and the White Sox are 10-2 OVER in all games this season.
MLB Run Line Nugget
Ross Detwiler and Washington are 9-0 vs. the RL playing against a team with a winning record this year.