With the Major League Baseball best pick for Wednesday we select from the American League contest between the Cleveland Indians and Tampa Bay Rays. The Indians and Rays will begin from Tampa Bay at 7PM Eastern Time and the MLB package will deliver the live national television broadcast. With our free pick we will play on the Tampa Bay Rays -104 odds against the Cleveland Indians. The MLB betting pick comes courtesy of Bovada sportsbook.
The betting odds from the AL contest opened up at a pick with both the Cleveland Indians and Tampa Bay Rays returning -105 odds. The run total is set at 8 runs. Early money from the bettors has landed on the side of the road club as the Cleveland Indians are now favored by -106 odds with the take back on the home club Tampa Bay Rays at -104 odds. The total has not moved off the opener as the game is still hung at 8 runs. Those laying the -1 ½ runs with the road team Cleveland Indians will get back +155 odds for the run line wager. Bettors who decide to take the +1 ½ runs with the Tampa Bay Rays will have to lay -165 odds for the bet on the run line. The first five innings line has Tampa Bay Rays the -115 favorite with the return on the Cleveland Indians at -105 odds. The total is lined at 4 runs after a full five innings of play.
The pitching matchup for game three of his series will feature Justin Masterson for the Indians as he will oppose Jeremy Hellickson for the Rays. The Indians have lost three of their past four games and has struggled for runs in their two games against Tampa Bay in this series by averaging just 2.5 runs per game. Justin Masterson faced the Rays back on July 6th at home and was completely lit up for 8 runs with nine hits and four walks as the Indians dropped a 10-3 decision. Lifetime Masterson is 1-6 against the Rays with an ERA of 8.06 in 8 starts. Masterson on the road this year sports an ERA of 5.06 and his WHIP is nearly 1 ½ base runners per inning. Hellickson has a home ERA of 3.12 in ten starts in 2012. He faced Cleveland on July 5th and gave up two earned runs in six innings. Masterson struggles against the Rays makes Tampa Bay the best pick but first check the sports odds.