If you like to wager on professional sports, your options are starting to dwindle. The NHL and NBA playoffs are headed towards the finals, meaning there are only a handful of teams and games left to wager on. With the football season still months away from kick off, the major league baseball season will take center stage. Until college football betting begins the Saturday afternoon schedule belongs to the baseball season. If you have never bet on a baseball game, now may be the time to give it a look. At Bangthebook.com we have a comprehensive baseball betting section that has all of the tools that you need to successfully bet on baseball on a daily basis.
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Here is the MLB Picks for Wednesday May 14, 2014.
Baltimore Orioles at Kansas City Royals
The Kansas City Royals are a vastly improved team, but they are getting a little too much respect from the odds makers in this game as the Royals are listed as a small favorite against the Orioles on Saturday night. The Orioles are 4-0 in their last 4 games as a road underdog of +110 to +150 and 7-3 in Bud Norris' last 10 starts following a team loss in their previous game. Danny Duffy is pitching for the Royals and although he has fared well from a stats stand point he has had problems getting run support from his team. In his last three outings the Royals offer up 1.0 runs per start on average! That is not the kind of numbers you want for a team that you bet on that are favorites. This game will be close, but the play is the Orioles as a live underdog.
Free MLB Pick: Baltimore Orioles +110
Chicago White Sox at Houston Astros
It would not be a Saturday afternoon without betting on baseball. The Chicago White Sox travel to Houston to do battle with the young Astros. The Astros are still considered to be one of the worst teams in baseball, but it should be noted that their many years of pathetic plays is starting to pay off with young talent. The White Sox are not much better overall. The White Sox are 7-19 in their last 26 road games when they face a right-handed starter, 2-5 in their last 7 games with the total set at 6.5 or lower and 16-35 in their last 51 games as a road underdog. The Astros will get the win on Saturday and take down the White Sox.
Free MLB Pick: Houston Astros -130
Toronto Blue Jays at Texas Rangers
The Texas Rangers are a good baseball team, but they are not as good as people give them credit for. Mark Buehrle has been a superstar for this team this year. He is 3-0 in his last three starts and he has posted an ERA of just under 2.00. He has won three straight against the Rangers and the Blue Jays are 9-2 in Buehrles last 11 starts as a favorite. The Jays get the win and beat the Rangers on Saturday.
Free MLB Pick: Toronto Blue Jays -115