Our MLB best betting pick from Wednesday comes from interleague play as the LA Dodgers continue their series with the Oakland Athletics. The Dodgers and Athletics will begin from Oakland at 10PM Eastern Time and the MLB package delivers the live national television broadcast. Our Major League Baseball best bet is playing on the LA Dodgers and Oakland Athletics to play under the total of 7 runs. The odds for our MLB pick were taken from Top Bet sportsbook.
The odds opened up in this MLB contest with the home team Oakland Athletics favored by -125 odds with the road team LA Dodgers returning +115 odds. The run over under came in at 7 runs. Early money from the betting public has landed on the side of the road club as Oakland is now favored by -121 odds with the Dodgers take back at +111 odds. The run total has not moved off the opening line of 7 runs. Those betting Oakland on the run line and laying the -1 ½ runs will get back +175 odds. LA Dodgers backers who play the club on the run line and take the +1 ½ run head start will lay -190 odds for their wager.
Taking the hill for the LA Dodgers tonight will be hard luck pitcher Nathan Eovaldi who is making his fifth start of the 2012 year. The LA right hander sits with a record of 0-2 and owns and ERA of just 1.82 and WHIP of 1.22. The Dodgers are 4-0 to the under in his starts and Eovaldi gets absolutely no run support as the team pushes across just one run per game in his four starts on the season. The Dodgers have sputtered offensively in recent games with just two runs scored in their series finale against the White Sox on Sunday and were shut out at Oakland last night with just two hits all game long. Over their past seven games the Dodgers are producing just three runs per game with an anemic team batting average of .218. Fortunately the LA pitching staff has been in good form allowing interleague opponents just 2.8 runs per game and an opposing team batting average of .217 in their ten games. Eovaldi has been good on the road with an ERA of just 1.54 in two starts on the highway. Tonight both pitchers benefit from the good pitchers park in Oakland.
The Athletics will send left hander Tom Milone to the hill tonight to face the Dodgers batting lineup. Milone has been especially sharp at home with an ERA of just 0.95 and WHIP of .845 in five starts. Oakland is 4-1 to the under in his starts at home on the year. Also benefitting our cause for the under tonight is the fact both hitting lineups are unfamiliar with each pitcher as both Milone and Eovaldi faces their opposing hitters for the first time in their career. Oakland has been a weak hitting team in their ballpark with a team batting average of just .218. The pitching matchup is favorable tonight for a play on the under at the sportsbook.