We delivered yet another winner on Wednesday with our best betting pick as the Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs played under the total of 7 runs. Chicago now goes 1-8 against left handed pitching as we got a great home outing from Astros hurler Wandy Rodriguez who allowed just one earned run over seven innings to lower his season ERA to just 2.14. It was another good outing for Jeff Samardzija who has been a bright spot for this Cubs team and threw 6 innings last night allowing just two earned runs to suffer a hard luck loss. The losing streak reached nine games last night for the Cubs and has been held to one run or less in three of their past four games. Our best betting pick from Thursday comes from the MLB National League series opening up between the San Francisco Giants and Miami Marlins. The Giants and Marlins will begin from Miami at 7PM Eastern Time and the MLB package will deliver the live national television broadcast. With our MLB best betting pick we will play on the San Francisco Giants and Miami Marlins to play under the total of seven runs. The betting odds from this Major League Baseball best bet were pulled from Top Bet sportsbook.
The odds opened up in this NL affair with the home team Miami Marlins favored by -150 odds with the road club San Francisco Giants returning +135 odds. The run over under opened up at 7 runs. Money early from the betting public has come in on the side of the home team as Miami is now favored by -151 odds with the take back on the San Francisco Giants at +136 odds. The run total has held firm at seven runs. Miami Marlins run line bettors laying the -1 ½ runs will get back +160 odds. The run line odds with the San Francisco Giants and getting +1 ½ runs on their side will deliver -170 odds to bettors who place this wager.
The red hot Ryan Vogelsong is on the hill for the Giants on Thursday and is showing the good form he had in the 2011 season. Vogelsong is 2-2 in seven starts this season with an ERA of 2.27 and WHIP of 1.17. In his past three starts Vogelsong allowed just two earned runs in 21 1/3rd innings with a low WHIP of 0.98. In three starts against the Marlins bats Voglelsong allowed four earned runs in 22 2/3rd innings. The Giants have been hit with injuries to offense so run production is an issue for San Francisco against good pitching.
The Marlins will counter with Anibal Sanchez to battle the Giants bats. Sanchez sports an ERA of 2.32 and WHIP of 1.06 in his eight starts. He has owned San Francisco allowing just one earned run in this past three starts working 25 innings of work. All three meetings between these clubs this season has played under with a combination of good starting pitching with weak hitting lineups. The under cashes again tonight with our top betting pick at the sportsbooks.