We came home with another winner on Friday here at the Sportsbook Room as the Detroit Tigers and Pittsburgh Pirates easily play under the total of 7 ½ runs. It was yet another solid home start by former New York Yankee starter A.J. Burnett as he goes six innings allowing the Detroit Tigers 0 earned runs with two hits and earned his eighth win of the season. He is making a strong candidacy for the All Star Game. Burnett now has a home ERA of just 1.11 season to date in 48 2/3rds innings of work. Just as impressive is his home WHIP of 0.86. After a bumping start allowing two earned runs in the first two innings Tigers starter A.J. Fister finished off his work with four scoreless innings before turning it over to his bullpen that threw two scoreless innings to preserve the under play from Friday. Our best betting pick from Saturday comes from interleague play in game two of the freeway series as the LA Dodgers and LA Angels will meet. The Dodgers and Angels will begin from Anaheim at 7:15PM Eastern Time and FOX provides the live national television broadcast. With our MLB best pick we will play on the LA Dodgers and LA Angels to play over the total of 7 ½ runs. The odds from this MLB pick came courtesy of Bovada sportsbook.
The betting odds from game two of the freeway series opened up with the home club LA Angels favored by -152 odds with the road club LA Dodgers the underdog at +137 odds. The over under is now lined at 7 ½ runs. Early money from the betting public has landed on the road club as the Angels are now favored by -150 odds with the take back on the Dodgers now at +135 odds. The total has not moved off the opening line of 7 ½ runs. Those betting the LA Angels on the run line and laying -1 ½ runs will get back +140 odds. Those taking the +1 ½ runs with the LA Dodgers will lay -150 odds for their run line wager.
The LA Dodgers will send left hander Chris Capuano to face the outstanding right hitting lineup of the LA Angels. Capuano is not the same pitcher on the road as he is at home as the veteran left hander sits with a season ERA of over 4 on the highway. He will have his hands full today in a day game with a 4:15PM local start time as hot weather is forecasted so the ball will be flying off the bat which creates high scoring games that aids our over play.
It has been a rough year for Angels starter Ervin Santana who is 4-7 on the year with an ERA of over five runs. Three starts ago at home he allowed seven runs to Seattle and two starts back the Colorado Rockies put up seven runs in 5 2/3rds innings of work. As mentioned the Angels right handed bats of Albert Pujols, Mike Trout and Mark Trumbo will power the team to a good run total against the lefty Dodger starter so bet the over at the sportsbook.