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Here is the MLB Picks for Tuesday, June 17th, 2014.
Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics
The Texas Rangers have been a fade team for us most of the early going of the season. However, on Tuesday we think we have a serious value spot with Texas. Yu Darvish goes for the Rangers and the small chalk is a nice price that cannot be passed up. The Rangers are 13-3 in Darvishs last 16 starts as a favorite, 8-2 in Darvishs last 10 starts following a Quality Start in his last appearance and 6-0 in Darvishs last 6 road starts. The Athletics are 1-7 in their last 8 home games with the total set at 6.5 or lower and just 1-6 in the last seven games when they are an underdog. We don’t often suggest a pick on the Rangers, but it looks good for Tuesday night.
Free MLB Pick: Texas Rangers -115
Houston Astros at Washington Nationals
For the second pick of the day we are going to focus on a total. Both teams will start good pitchers as the Astros will send lefty Dallas Keuchel to the hill and the Nats will put Tanner Roark on the mound. Both pitchers have WHIPS near or below 1.00 and their ERA’s are minute. The under is 18-7-1 in Nationals last 26 interleague home games when playing against a team with a losing record and the under is 23-9 in Astros last 32 interleague games as an underdog of +110 to +150. Look for a low scoring game as this play stays under the total.
Free MLB Pick: Houston Astros / Washington Nationals under 7 +100
Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays
After selecting a game to go under the total we will come right back with a play on the over in the game featuring the Rays and the Orioles. Erik Bedard goes for the Rays and the Orioles hit .260 against left handed pitching and they will get to the veterans early and often. Miguel Gonzalez goes for the Orioles and he is just 1-3 on the road and he has an ERA over 5 in those games. The over is 15-4-2 in Rays last 21 games as a home favorite of -110 to -150 and this game will easily sail over the posted total of eight runs.
Free MLB Pick: Baltimore Orioles / Tampa Bay Rays Over 8 -105