MLB betting tips: 4 picks and predictions for Wednesday
Guy Giles makes his MLB predictions for Wednesday's schedule, with four picks on the money line.
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Los Angeles Angels to beat Texas Rangers
The Angels levelled up this series with relative ease on Tuesday, winning 6-2 on the back of another impressive pitching display from Shohei Ohtani.
On the mound for the decider is Jose Quintana, who is 0-1 in two starts this season with a worrying 16.20 ERA.
Mike Foltynewicz gets the start for Texas – he is 0-3 in three starts with an ERA of 5.63.
Despite Quintana’s shaky start to the season, LA has looked strong at home so far, going 6-3 at Angel Stadium.
It looks like the Angels offense is waking up after a slight lull, too, with Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Kurt Suzuki all going deep on Tuesday.
Washington Nationals to beat St. Louis Cardinals
This is already the sixth game of the season between these two teams, with Washington winning three of the first five after its 3-2 victory on Tuesday.
The Nationals are looking for a second series win over St. Louis on Wednesday, and ace Max Scherzer will be on the mound as he looks for his first win of the season.
He is 0-1 through three starts but put in his strongest performance on his most recent outing, pitching seven scoreless innings with 10 strikeouts against Arizona.
Starting for St. Louis is Carlos Martinez, who is 0-3 after his three starts, giving up 17 hits and 13 runs in that time.
A Washington offense that ranks in the top 10 for average and on-base percentage should get the job done for Scherzer here.
Oakland Athletics to beat Minnesota Twins
The Athletics have put their 0-6 start well and truly behind them, winning their last 10 in a row to go joint-top of the AL West.
They face a Minnesota team that has won just twice in its last 10 and dropped both games of Tuesday’s double header at the Coliseum.
Frankie Montas gets the start for Oakland – he has picked up wins in his last two starts, giving up just one run across both games.
On the mound for Minnesota is Kenta Maeda, who is 1-1 this season with a very respectable 3.07 ERA.
It’s hard to split this pitching duel, but the momentum behind the Athletics is too hard to ignore, while this price makes them even more tempting.
Atlanta Braves to beat New York Yankees
This is an interesting matchup between two quality teams that haven’t started the season well, and two quality pitchers who are also struggling.
The much-hyped Yankees are 6-10 to start the season and currently sit bottom of the AL East after losing seven of their last 10.
The Braves, who are expected to be in contention in the NL again this season, are 7-10 so far.
Two-time Cy Young winner Corey Kluber starts for New York with an 0-1 record after three starts.
Ian Anderson will take the mound for Atlanta, with the talented right-hander registering three no-decisions with a 4.70 ERA.
New York won the first of this two-game series on Tuesday, but the Yankees had lost their last four at home prior to that and are averaging under three runs per game over their last five.
A value play on the Braves looks a good bet in this one.
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