The basketball playoffs and the hockey playoffs are very exciting to watch, but it won’t be long before there is just one sport to wager on and that sport will be Major League Baseball. Betting on baseball is not popular for numerous reasons. Perhaps it is because it takes place mainly in the summer when people are on vacation or want to be outside instead of handicapping. Maybe it is because it is a sport that takes place on a daily basis instead of once a week like football. For whatever reason, the general betting public does not bet on baseball and that is a big mistake. The MLB handicapping section at Bangthebook.com will offer up the latest baseball betting news, wagering angles. Betting trends and free picks to put money in your pocket all summer long!
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Here is the MLB Picks for Wednesday April 30, 2014.
Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals
If there is one thing that we preach as part of our daily MLB picks it is the fact that you should always look for good pitchers at underdog prices. Wednesday afternoon there is another quality pitcher listed as an underdog as Matt Garza takes the hill for the Brewers against the Cardinals. The Brewers are 10-1 in their last 11 road games when they face a right-handed starter and 7-0 in their last 7 games as a road underdog. This makes the Brewers a valuable play as an underdog on the MLB highway and that spot is even more magnified with a great pitcher like Garza on the hill.
Free MLB Pick: Milwaukee Brewers +129
Atlanta Braves at Miami Marlins
When handicapping baseball it is often advised to bet on streaky pitchers, but there comes a time where a handicapper has to realize it is time to jump off the bandwagon. Now is the time for Braves pitcher Aaron Harang. Harang has been a rock star early in the season. The Braves are 3-0 in his last three starts and he is 2-0 on the road and has yet to give up a run. So why go against him? The Marlins Nathan Eovaldi is also pitching well and the Marlins are 9-1 in their last 10 games as a home underdog. Now is the time to take the Marlins to get a win and see the first bad outing by Harang.
Free MLB Pick: Miami Marlins +100
Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers
The Texas Rangers are not a good baseball team. Their record does not show it just yet, but the Rangers are beatable and have mediocre pitching. The A’s are for real and they have a solid starter on the hill nearly every night. This is also an umpire pick as Lazaro Diaz works this game. The Road team is 6-2 in Diazs last 8 Wednesday games behind home plate in a game with the Rangers and the Road team is 7-3 in Diazs last 10 games behind home plate in games with Oakland. The A’s are the better team and they get the win.
Free MLB Pick: Oakland A’s +103