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[BBL] May 16, 2018

MLB Betting Cheat Sheet: Wednesday's AL Games

By Gracenote

Here are some quick-hitting betting notes for Wednesday's American League games, including a matchup in Anaheim, California with the Los Angeles Angels hosting the Houston Astros.

Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers

Cold pitching stat: Indians right hander Trevor Bauer allowed five runs (four earned) on 11 hits through 4 2/3 innings in his last start.

Hot batting stat: Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez is 9-33 with one home run and six RBIs lifetime against Bauer.

Weather: Temperatures will be around 18°C under partly cloudy skies with wind blowing in from left field at 10 kph.

Key betting note: The Indians are 3-5 SU this season when Bauer toes the rubber.

Tampa Bay Rays at Kansas City Royals (+0.5; 7.5)

Cold pitching stat: Royals right hander Jason Hammel surrendered nine earned runs on six hits through 3 2/3 innings in his previous outing.

Hot batting stat: Rays catcher Wilson Ramos is 4-12 with two solo home runs lifetime against Hammel.

Weather: Temperatures will be around 26°C under partly cloudy skies with wind blowing in from right field at 11 kph.

Key betting note: The Rays are 4-1 SU in right hander Jake Faria's last five trips to the mound.

Oakland Athletics at Boston Red Sox (-0.5; 8.5)

Hot pitching stat: Red Sox left hander Chris Davis gave up three earned runs on six hits through nine innings in his last start.

Cold batting stat: Athletics left fielder Khris Davis is 2-14 with six strikeouts lifetime against Sale.

Weather: Temperatures will be around 28°C under partly cloudy skies with wind blowing in from right field at 10 kph.

Key betting note: Sale has yet to give up more than three earned runs in any of his nine starts this season.

Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels (+0.5; 9.5)

Hot pitching stat: Astros right hander Justin Verlander surrendered one earned run on three hits through six innings in his last trip to the mound.

Cold batting stat: Angels centre fielder Mike Trout is 2-23 with seven strikeouts lifetime against Verlander.

Weather: Temperatures will be around 20°C under sunny skies with wind blowing out to centre field at 14 kph.

Key betting note: The Astros have played to the Under in seven of Verlander's nine outings this season.
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