Those who have kept close track of sports gambling lines are well aware of the fact that bookmakers are focused on NCAA and NFL action once the summer starts winding down. There are plenty of overlooked baseball matchups worth gamblers’ attention. Let’s take a look at the best opportunities on the board for this Saturday, September 14.
Baltimore Orioles at Detroit Tigers O/U 9.5
Gabrielle Ynoa threw a mere 45 pitches in his last outing, a 10-4 loss to the Rangers. The righty from the Dominican Republic pitched 6.1 innings in his prior performance. Ynoa carries a 5.79 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP into tonight’s matchup with the Tigers. Daniel Norris has pitched three innings in each of his last six outings. The lefty typically allows one earned run in three innings of work while walking and striking out a couple batters. However, tonight’s matchup is at home against the Orioles so Norris should fare better than usual. Norris was once one of the most hyped pitchers in the game for good reason. Roll with the Tigers tonight.
Pick: Tigers moneyline -120
Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers O/U 10.5
No one could have predicted Mike Fiers would have the type of season he has had. Fiers was spectacular up until his last outings when he allowed a combined total of 13 earned runs across a mere six innings. Fiers will look to get things back on track against the stumbling Rangers. Fiers held Texas to two runs across six frames the last time he faced them. Rangers pitcher Mike Minor typically pitches seven innings per contest. The lefty has a 3.08 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP. The only question is whether the bruised and battered Rangers lineup will provide Minor with run support.
Pick: Under 10.5
San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies O/U 13
|San Diego Padres||-122|
Eric Lauer and Peter Lambert. Do these two names ring a bell? If not, don’t feel bad. Lauer has better numbers than Lambert yet Lambert is likely to receive more run support from the dynamic Rockies lineup. However, Lauer only made it through four innings in his last outing against Colorado. Lambert ‘s last start came against San Diego in which he settled down, allowing one earned run across five frames. The fact that the Padres got a good look at Lambert’s pitching arsenal merely one week ago does not bode well for Colorado’s chances tonight. We should see plenty of runs in this game. Parx agrees as the over/under run total is listed at 13.
Pick: Over 13
Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Angels O/U 8.5
|Tampa Bay Rays||-155|
|Los Angeles Angels||+125|
Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow pitched last Sunday after four months of inactivity due to injury. Glasnow allowed two earned runs across two innings in his return to the mound. The righty from Newhall, CA has a 2.15 ERA and an absurdly low 0.93 WHIP. Now that Glasnow has shaken off the cobwebs, he should be back to his usual self or at least a semblance of it. Parx has Glasnow and the Rays as -155 favorites partially because Angels pitcher Jaime Barria rarely pitches beyond the fifth inning. Barria’s 6.14 ERA and 1.42 WHIP are quite disappointing. However, Barria has 66 Ks in 70.1 innings pitched so he might be able to keep the light-hitting Rays lineup in check.
Pick: Rays moneyline -155