MLB Picks for Wednesday August 6th
When betting on baseball it is vital to investigate every angle of the game. This includes studying the man behind the plate calling balls and strikes. The umpire can control the tempo of the game and force pitchers to work with a small strike zone or influence the posted total by offering up a wide strike zone for pitchers to feast on. This edition of the Major League Baseball free picks will focus on the guys behind the plate.
Here are the Free MLB Picks for Wednesday August 6th
Texas Rangers at Chicago White Sox
In the game featuring the Texas Rangers and the Chicago White Sox, Jordan Baker will get the call behind the plate. Baker has had a tendency to exhibit a wide strike zone allowing pitchers to nibble on the corners. This way of calling baseball games has led to many low scoring games. The under is 5-1 in Bakers last 6 games behind home plate when he has worked a game featuring the White Sox and the Under is 9-1-1 in Bakers last 11 Wednesday games behind home plate. Chris Sale starts for the White Sox and he is having an excellent season. He has posted a 5-0 record in day games and will be able to take advantage of Jordan behind the dish. Look for a low scoring game highlighted by a stellar pitching performance by Sale.
Free Pick: Texas Rangers at Chicago White Sox Under 7.5
Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Athletics
The strike zone should be inviting to starting pitchers in the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Oakland Athletics. John Tumpane loves to call strikes and he has a wide zone for pitchers to take advantage of. The under is 4-0-1 in Tumpanes last 5 games behind home plate against the Tampa Bay Rays and a very profitable 5-2-2 in the last nine games he has worked overall. Sonny Gray I on top of his game for the Athletics and has been nearly unhittable all season. He is 5-1 in day games and has been outstanding over his last three outings. In those games he has a minute WHIP of 0.89and he should hypnotize the Rays in this game. Look for a low scoring outing as this game stays below the total.
Free Pick: Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Athletics Under 7 +105
Cleveland Indians at Cincinnati Reds
This game, unlike the others features an umpire with a small strike zone. Because of this strike zone, batters can draw more walks and in turn score more runs. Phil Cuzzi is behind the plate and that should result in a very high scoring game. The over is 12-5 in Cuzzis last 17 games behind home plate when he works a game with the Reds and the over is 6-2 in the last eight interleague games played by the Indians. This game will eclipse the total with Cuzzie working the dish.
Free Pick: Cleveland Indians at Cincinnati Reds
Over 7 -105