We brought home an easy winner on Saturday night with our best MLB pick as the Washington Nationals and Miami Marlins played well under the total of 7 ½ runs. The pitching matchup played out as planned as hit was another quality effort from Marlins left hander Mark Buehrle who threw seven innings and allowed just one earned run and got two scoreless innings of support from his bullpen. Heading into this game Buehrle had an ERA under one run dating back to his previous three starts. Gio Gonzalez an All Star in 2012 came up a tough luck loser as the lefty allowed just two earned runs and five hits with nine strikeouts over six full innings of work. The good Washington bullpen allowed no scoring by the Marlins over the final two innings. With our MLB best betting pick from Sunday we select from the American League west divisional finale between the Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners. The Mariners and Rangers begin from Seattle at 4PM Eastern Time and the MLB package will deliver the live national television coverage. With our Major League Baseball pick we will play on the Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners to play under the total of 8 runs. The betting odds pulled from this game came courtesy of Bovada sportsbook.
The odds came out in this contest with the road club Texas Rangers favored by -179 odds with the take back on the Seattle Mariners at +169 odds. The MLB total opened at 8 runs. Money has shown on the side of the home team as the Texas Rangers are now favored by -177 odds with the return on the Mariners at +167 odds. The run total has seen movement down at some locations to 7 ½ runs but betting under 8 runs is still widely available.
The pitching matchup for Sunday will feature left hander Matt Harrison on the hill for the Rangers as he will go head to head with Hisachi Iwakuma for the Mariners. The lefty Harrison has been in good form as he has allowed just five earned runs over his past six starts working a total of 43 1/3rds innings. The Texas offense has been anemic as the club has pushed across just 2.4 runs per game over their past seven contests. Hisashi Iwakuma gets a spot start today and allowed three runs in five innings against Baltimore on July 2nd. They key here is the Mariners have a bullpen ERA of under two runs this season at home. Take the under and before you do check the sports odds.