Winning MLB Predictions, and Odds For Friday. May 12, 2017: Houston Astros at New York Yankees.

Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Greg Nelson. Charliessports.com produces for MLB news and notes. Baseball Betting Picks are again at a remarkable rate and will continue through the 2017 World Series.

The (23-11) Houston Astros of the American League West Division are in the “BIG APPLE” for game two of a four-game set. Houston will play the (21-10) New York Yankees of the AL East in 2017 Major Baseball action.

The teams will play at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York, New York.

The First pitch is at 7:05 PM EST. On Friday. May 12, 2017.

The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Houston Astros are playing lights out baseball. Houston had regained their form from two season’s ago when they won the American League West Division title.

The New York Yankees are playing at an even higher level than Houston. Fans in the largest city in North America are starting to believe in the “BRONX BOMBERS.”

The Opening Betting Line has the Houston Astros as a -125 Road Favorite. The Betting Odds Total is Eight, And A Half Runs For Friday’s matchup.
The Houston Astros have won eight of their last ten baseball games. Houston is coming off of a home sweep against Atlanta in a two-game Interleague series.

Houston is at the top of the standings in the American League West, six games in front of second-place Seattle.

The Astros are 9-5 on the road this season and 2-1 against American League East opponents. Houston is among the top money making the team for MLB Bettors, and the pitching staff is also in the top five in pitching and hitting.

Starting Pitcher Dallas Keuchel is one of the top hurlers in Major League Baseball and leads the rotation with five wins and has a 1.88 ERA. Lance McCullers who get the start Friday has fifty strikeouts to his credit so far in the season.

Second Baseman Jose Altuve and First Baseman Marwin Gonzalez are the offensive leaders for Houston.

The Astros will travel to South Florida to take on Miami in Interleague action after the series in New York.

Bovada. Lv, list the 2017 Texas Rangers at +350 to win the American League Championship Series.

 

The 2017 New York Yankees are in a tie with Baltimore for first place in their division.

New York has a 12-3 record at Yankee Stadium this season and is playing their first series against AL West competition.

The “BRONX BOMBERS” rank in the top five in nearly all pitching and batting categories through the first six weeks of the 2017 season.

Right, Fielder Aaron Judge leads all Major League Baseball hitters with thirteen home runs and fourth with twenty-eight runs scored.

Second Baseman Starlin Castro leads the team with a .354 batting average with forty-five hits.

Starting Pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has five wins to lead the rotation.

The New York Yankees will send “LEFTY” Jordan Montgomery (2-1) with a 3.81 ERA to the hill Friday. The University of South Carolina product went 6.2 innings, allowing three hits and 3-runs his last outing, an 11-6 road win over the Chicago Cubs on May, 6th.

The New York Yankees are listed at +150 to win the 2017 Major League Baseball American League East Division Title.

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2015 MLB Betting Predictions, and Odds: Cleveland Indians at Cincinnati Reds.

Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie Red McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Friday July 17th, 2015. At 7:10 PM EST.

The (42-46) Cleveland Indians of the American League Central Division will take the trip to Southwestern part of the “BUCKEYE STATE”. For the first of a three-game interleague series. Cleveland will take on the (39-47) Cincinnati Reds of the NL Central in 2015 Baseball action. The teams will play at Great American Ball Park on the banks of the Ohio River in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Cleveland Indians are going to play a part in the outcome of the Division playoff race. The Cincinnati Red have a potent batting lineup. Lack of pitching is holding them back from making a playoff run. The opening betting line is not available for Friday’s game.

The 2015 Cleveland Indians lost two straight before the All-Star break. Cleveland is fourth in the AL Central, eleven games out of first-place. The Indians are 23-20 on the road this season.
*Second Baseman Jason Kipnis leads the batting order with a .323 batting average, a .401 on base percentage and has one hundred and twelve hits.
*Right Fielder Brandon Moss has a team-best fourteen homers and forty-six RBI S.
*The Cleveland offense has a .384 slugging percentage.
*Starting Pitcher Corey Kluber leads the rotation with a 3.38 earned run average and has one hundred and fifty-four strikeouts.
*Relief Pitcher Cody Allen leads the staff with nineteen saves.
*The Indians pitching staff averages 9.31 strikeouts per nine innings.
*Cleveland begins a seven-game homestand on July 23rd.
*Notable injury: First Baseman Nick Swisher is on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation on his knee.
*Cleveland has won the last three meetings between the teams.
*The Indians are 7-5 in interleague action this season.
*The Cleveland Indians are 5-5 their last ten Baseball Betting Picks overall, going over the betting odds total three times and staying under the betting odds total seven.
*The Cleveland Indians will have the Right Handed Trevor Bauer. Who is (8-5) with a 3.76 earned run average on the pitchers mound for game one of the series? The North Hollywood, California native went eight innings, giving up six hits and two runs his last start on July 8th, a 4-2 home victory over Houston.

*Bovada.Lv lists the Cleveland Indians at 18/1 to win the 2015 MLB American League Title.

The 2015 Cincinnati Reds have dropped two of three. Cincinnati is fourth in their Division, fifteen and a half games from the top spot. Cincinnati is 22-18 at home this season.
*Third Baseman Todd Frazier leads the batting order in four of five major categories.
*First Baseman Joey Votto has a team-high .392 on base percentage.
*The Reds have a .399 team slugging percentage.
*Starting Pitcher Johnny Cueto leads the staff with six wins, a 2.73 ERA and has one hundred and thirteen strikeouts.
*Relief Pitcher Aroldis Chapman leads the team with eighteen saves.
*Notable injury: Catcher Devin Mesoraco is on the 15-day disabled list with a bad hip.
*Cincinnati will hit the road fro six-game on July 24th.

*The Reds are 5-9 their last fourteen interleague matchups.
*The betting odds over the total is 4-2 the last six times the teams has played.
The Cincinnati Reds are 4-6 their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total four times and staying under the betting odds total six.
*The Right, Handed Mike Leake, who is (6-5) with a 4.08 ERA, will be on the hill. The 5’10” 190 pound Arizona State Alumni threw eight innings, giving up three hits and zero runs. His last start on July 10th, a 1-0 win at Miami.

*The Cincinnati Reds are 75/1 to win the 2015 MLB NL Pennant.

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2015 MLB Betting Predictions: Seattle Mariners at Baltimore Orioles.

Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Tuesday May 19th, 2015. At 7:05 PM EST.
The (17-20) Seattle Mariners of the American League West Division will travel to the Eastern Shore of the “OLD LINE STATE”. For game one of a three-day series. Seattle will take on the (16-19) Baltimore Orioles of the American League East in 2015 MLB action. The teams will play at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in downtown Baltimore, Maryland. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Seattle Mariners have taken a back seat to the Houston Astros in the AL West. Baltimore is also struggling out of the gate in the 2015 MLB Landscape. The opening betting line has Baltimore as a -135 home favorite; the betting total is at 8′ runs for Tuesday’s game.

The 2015 Seattle Mariners have won tow of three baseball games, including a 5-0 home win against Boston on Sunday May 17th. Seattle is third in the Division, seven and a half games out of first place. Right Fielder Nelson Cruz is on fire at the plate; the slugger leads the team in all five major offensive categories. Robinson Cano and Austin Jackson must step up their hitting, Jackson is out until later this month with an ankle injury. The Mariners have a .238 team batting average. Seattle pitching allows the opposition a .395 slugging percentage. The Mariners return home to the “GREAT NORTHWEST” on May 28th. The Seattle Mariners are 6-4 their last ten Baseball Picks overall, going over the betting odds total twice, staying under the betting odds total seven times and has a push. Seattle is 3-9 their last twelve baseball games as an underdog. The betting odds under the total are 11-1 Seattle last twelve on the road. The Seattle Mariners will have the Right Handed Taijuan Walker, who is (1-4) with a 7.22 ERA to the mound. The Shreveport, Louisiana went six innings, giving up four hits and two runs in a 4-2 loss in San Diego on May 13th. Seattle is 2-6 Walkers last eight starts. The Mariners are 3-9 their last twelve in Baltimore. Bovada.Lv has the Seattle Mariners at 10/1 to win the 2015 MLB American League Pennant.

The 2015 Baltimore Orioles have dropped three of their last five, including a 3-0 win their last game on May 17th. Baltimore is fourth in the AL East, four games from the top. Center Fielder Adam Jones leads the team with a .336 batting average, a .381 on-base percentage, twenty-five RBI’S and forty-five base hits. First Baseman Chris Davis has a team-leading eight home runs. Baltimore has a .428 slugging percentage. The Orioles hit the road for a three-game interleague series in Miami on May 22nd. Shortstop Everth Cabrera is on the 15-day disabled list with a sore foot. Baltimore is 12-4 their last sixteen baseball games on Tuesday’s. The betting odds under the total are 7-1 Baltimore last eight between the teams. The Baltimore Orioles are 4-6 their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total twice, staying under the betting odds total six times and has two pushes. Right, Hander Miguel Gonzalez, who is (4-2) with a 2.93 ERA, will be on the hill for the first game of the series. The 6’1″ 170 pounder threw 7.2 innings, allowing three hits and a run his last start on May 13, a 6-1 victory over Toronto. The Baltimore Orioles are 18/1 to win the 2015 MLB American League Championship.

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Winning 2015 MLB Betting Predictions: Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds.

Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Wednesday April 8th, 2015. At 7:10 PM EST.
The (0-1) Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League Central Division will stay in the “SOUTHWEST” part of the Buckeye State for two more day. Pittsburgh will play the (1-0) Cincinnati Reds also of the National League Central in 2015 MLB action. The teams will play at Great American Ball Park on the banks of the Ohio River in Cincinnati, Ohio. This Sports Handicapper was all in with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2015. Baseball expert has Cincinnati finishing at the bottom of the Central. The opening betting line has Cincinnati as a 105 home favorite Against The Spread; the betting odds total is 7 for Wednesday’s game.

The 2015 Pittsburgh Pirates lost their opener at Cincinnati 5-2. The teams are off Tuesday but resume play Wednesday in the three-game set. Francisco Liriano pitched seven innings allowing two hits and two runs. Pittsburgh got two runs in the eighth inning, but fell short. Pirates Center fielder Andrew McCutchen had two RBI’s. The Pittsburgh Pirates will have Right Hander Gerrit Cole on the pitcher mound for game two of their Free MLB Picks series at Cincinnati. Cole, a former UCLA Bruin was 11-5 in 2014 with a 3.65 era in 2014. The Pittsburgh Pirates are a fairly healthy baseball team. The betting odds under the total are 7-2 Pittsburgh last nine baseball games as a favorite. Cincinnati has won four of the last five between the teams. Sportsbooks in Las Vegas and offshore has the Pittsburgh Pirates at 9/1 to win the 2015 MLB National League Pennant.

The 2015 Cincinnati Reds seemingly always open the season at home, it’s been that way for a long time. Cincinnati starter Johnny Cueto threw seven innings of scoreless pitching. Kevin Gregg gave up the two on a home run hit by McCutchen. Todd Frazier and Jay Bruce hit home runs for Cincinnati. Right-hander Mike Leake will be on the hill for Cincinnati. Leake is in his fifth season with the Reds. The Arizona State graduate was 11-13 with a 3.70 ERA last season. The betting odds under the total are 6-2-1 Cincinnati last nine baseball games at home. Cincinnati was going to need as many home win as they can muster in 2015. The Cincinnati Reds are 25/1 to win the 2015 National League title.

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2015 MLB Betting Predictions: American League Central Division Preview.

Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The only thing for certain in the MLB American League Central division is the Minnesota Twins are going to be pulling up the rear. That prediction is not even a certainty. The Detroit Tigers are going for their fifth consecutive AL Central crown. The Kansas City Royals can overtake Detroit, the Royals represented the American League in the 2014 World Series as a Wildcard.

This Sports Handicapper believes the one team that is being overlooked are the Cleveland Indians, a lot of experts are picking Cleveland to win the 2015 American League Central. Cleveland finished last season five games behind Detroit and four out of second place. The Kansas City Royals got the Wildcard bid. The Cleveland Indians has two outstanding starting pitchers with ace Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco. Cleveland skipper Terry Francona has a deep and talented roster. The Chicago White Sox have one of the best pitchers in Major League Baseball with Chris Sale. The “SOUTH SIDERS” added Jeff Samardzija to the rotation which could prove to be one of the best 1-2 tandems in baseball. Melky Cabrera, Jose Abreu and Adam Laroche will give the White Sox batting order some pop on 2015 MLB Betting Picks this season. Sportsbooks in Las Vegas and offshore has the Cleveland Indians at 20/1 while the White Sox are at 16/1 to win the 2015 World Series..

The 2015 Detroit Tigers and Manager Brad Ausmus can swing the baseball bat as good as any team in Major League Baseball. Sluggers Miguel Cabrera and Yoenis Céspedes can change the course of a baseball game with a single swing of the bat. Ian Kinsler and Rajai Davis are solid hitters who can consistently get on base. David Price can take the place of the departed Max Scherzer. Ace Justin Verlander is going to give the team a boost along with Aníbal Sánchez. The Kansas City Royals shocked the world by winning representing the American League in the 2015 world Series and came within one game of being Champions of the World. The 2015 Minnesota Twins and manager Paul Molitor are going to struggle, does Joe Mauer still have the magic? The Twins signed Torii Hunter in the offseason, but that’s about it. The pitching staff is going to struggle. Brian Duensing is consistent, but there will not be a lot to cheer about in the “TWIN CITIES”. Bovada.Lv has the Detroit Tigers at 16/1, Kansas City at 33/1 and Minnesota near the bottom at 100/1 to win the 2015 World Series.

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2015 MLB Betting Predictions: 2015 Washington Nationals Preview.

Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The Washington National enter their 11th season playing baseball in the “NATIONS CAPITAL” and are looking to take it to another level. The Franchise established in 1969 as the Montreal Expos. Washington has won the East Division two of the past three season’s The 2014 Nationals ran away, winning the East by 17-games. The Nationals lost in the National League Divisional Series 1-3 to the San Francisco Giants. There is optimism in the Beltway entering the 2015 Baseball season. 30 miles to the north Baseball fans in nearby Baltimore pumped about their team. The summer is going to be exciting in Washington D.C. and the surrounding area.

This Sports Handicapper believes the 2015 version of the Washington Nationals are putting an even better product on the “DIAMOND”. Former Detroit Tiger hurler Max Scherzer is going to be the opening day starter for the Nationals. Washington has been invading the “MOTOR CITY” for pitching help, they also have Doug Fister on the roster. Fister is also a former Tiger. The Washington Nationals pitching staff looks stout and easily the best in the East Division. Right Hander Stephen Strasburg is entering his sixth season as the ace of the staff. Strasburg is coming off of a (14-11) campaign, with a 3.24 era in 2014. The Nationals also have “LEFTY” Gio Gonzalez, Craig Stammen and Jordan Zimmermann. The five will form a great rotation as the Nationals defends their National League East title. Washington is coming off of an 96-66 MLB Predictions record. Washington’s pitching staff looks like one of the best in the National League.

Washington Nationals fans like seeing outfielder Bryce Harper make spectacular plays from his Left Field position. Harper is a rising star in the Major League Baseball Landscape. The Las Vegas native is confident and cocky. Thirteen-year veteran Right fielder Jason Werth and the athletic Denard Span round out the outfield. Denard Span will miss the first 4-6 Weeks after going under the knife on March 9th. Ryan Zimmerman, Ian Desmond, Anthony Rendon and Yunel Escobar protect the infield. Zimmerman is one of the best long ball hitters in the National League. Utility man Danny Escobar can play just about any position on the “DIAMOND”, Wilson Ramos is behind the plate. Bovada.Lv has the Washington Nationals at 3/1 to win the 2015 National League crown.

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2015 MLB Betting Picks News: Angels Slugger status up in the air.

Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The recent drug relapse of Los Angeles Angels slugger Josh Hamilton is causing concern for the 33 yeard old. Hamilton’s recent troubles are nothing new; it’s common for a drug addict to go to familiar territory. Major League Baseball now has to make a decision on what disciplinary action is going to be taken or if any at all. The 6’4″ 230 sluggers from Raliegh, North Carolina, is punishing himself, most substance abusers beat themselves up bad enough.

This Sports Handicapper believes the Los Angeles Angels organization must look into long term treatment. Maybe even a twelve-step program for their star, but Hamilton must want to get and stay sober one day at a time. The allure of money maybe the “KISS OF DEATH” in this situation. No amount of human power can relieve his problem. Like it or not Josh Hamilton suffers from grave emotional and mental disorders and has no control. It doesn’t matter about his financial stat this man needs help. The former Texas Ranger outfielder has to take a good look in the mirror. It is a known fact that his wife would only let him carry $10.00 in his wallet. That didn’t work; a substance abuser will find a way to deceive the family, friends and even a large corporation. The Los Angeles Angels open up their 2015 MLB Betting Picks season on Monday April 6th at Seattle.

The Los Angeles Angels organization is a money making machine, but they have to use correct judgment if this situation. It has to be principles before personalities. Substance abuse is affecting every area of Hamiltons life. The advantage he had in Texas was manager Ron Washington, who has publicly come out with his battle with substance abuse. Hamilton now live in Southern California where delusional thinking and a sense of entitlement persists among the elite. Character building has to be the number one priority for Hamilton. The Los Angeles Angels should step up and do what’s best for the player and the organization. It’s clear to all now that this baseball players has issues, and it’s going to be a lifetime process. There is no band-aid to put on this wound, professional help is a must. This article is not about judging Josh Hamilton as a person or baseball player. He in not a bad person, he wants to be the best he can be I’m sure. What Hamilton is going through is not even a moral dilemma, he just needs help with something he can’t beat on his own. I am rooting for him to get emotional help, but it also could end in disaster. Bovada.Lv has the Los Angeles Angels at 14/1 to win the 2015 MLB World Series Crown.

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