Betting Baseball: Tuesday’s MLB Lines and Weather Report

There shouldn’t be any weather problems for Tuesday’s Major League baseball games. It will be chilly in the northeast with some clouds and a little potential for rain, but all games are expected to be completed as scheduled. Special alert for Cubs bettors: the wind will be blowing out to left field tomorrow night. Be careful if you like the under.

Milwaukee Brewers (-106) at Pittsburgh Pirates (-102, 7.5 O/U )

Kyle Lohse takes the mound tonight for the road team Milwaukee Brewers. He is 1-4 on the year with a 3.53 ERA. Lohse has not been quite as sharp in his past two starts, but could still be winning games if the Brewers provided him with run support. They are 2-5 when he pitches and have scored a total of three runs in the five losses.The Brewers are 2-5 in games started by him. The Pittsburgh Pirates will send Jeff Locke out as their starter; he has a 3-4 record so far in 2013. Though Locke has allowed four runs in his two most recent starts (11 innings), he came away with no-decisions in both. Opponents have attempted one stolen base — it was unsuccessful — with him on the mound this season.The Pirates are 3-4 in games started by him. Forecasts are calling for 59°F temperatures with winds blowing in from right field at 7 mph. The humidity will be around 47%. There is a 10% chance of precipitation.

Cincinnati Reds (-163) at Miami Marlins (+150, 7.5 O/U )

Homer Bailey, 1-3 with a 3.83 earned run average in 2013, will be the starting pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds in their road matchup with the Miami Marlins. Since tossing six shutout innings and earning the win in his first start of the season, Bailey is 0-3 with a 4.46 ERA. The right-hander gave up four runs in five innings Tuesday against the Braves and threw 41 pitches in the first. The Reds are 4-3 in games started by him, and have gone over 57% of those games. Ricky Nolasco will take the mound for the home team. Despite striking out nine in seven innings and allowing one run to San Diego, Nolasco suffered his second straight loss on Wednesday. He gave up four hits. It was his highest strikeout total since he had 11 on 5/6/11 vs. the Nationals. The Marlins are 2-6 in games started by him. The game time temperature will be 77°F with winds blowing in from left field at 13 mph. The humidity will be around 58%. No rain is expected in this game.

Colorado Rockies (+124) at Chicago Cubs (-134)

Carlos Villanueva is the scheduled starter for the Chicago Cubs. He has a 3-4 record in 2013 with a 3.02 ERA. Villanueva notched his fifth quality start in his last outing, but did not get the win as the Cards rallied. He has left with the lead in five of his seven starts, but has one win. This will be his first career start vs. Colorado, 12th appearance. The Cubs are 3-4 in games started by him. His opponent on the mound will be Jeff Francis. Francis has a 6.90
ERA with a 1.77 WHIP, and is 1-3 on the season. Francis pitched four innings of two-run ball against the Yankees on Thursday before rain cut him short. In his five previous starts, he gave up four runs or more in five innings or fewer, but showed improved execution vs. New York. The Rockies, 2-5 in his starts, have gone over 43% of the time in those starts. Temperatures are expected to be around 77°F at game time tonight. Humidity will be at 54%, with the wind blowing out to left field at 12 mph.

New York Mets (+142) at St. Louis Cardinals (-154, 8.5 O/U )

Dillon Gee takes the mound tonight for the road team New York Mets. He is 2-4 on the year with a 5.55 ERA. Gee played with fire throughout his five innings against the Pirates last Thursday, ultimately escaping with a no-decision. He has faced the Cardinals twice before with a fair bit of success, though never at Busch Stadium. The Mets are 3-4 in games started by him, and have gone over 43% of those games. The St. Louis Cardinals will send John Gast out as their starter. The lefty will make his big league debut filling in for Jake Westbrook, who is on the 15-day DL with shoulder inflammation. Gast was 3-1 with a 1.16 ERA at Triple-A and did not allow an earned run over his first 32 innings this season. Forecasts are calling for 83°F temperatures with winds blowing out to left field at 12 mph. The humidity will be around 51%. No rain is expected in this game.

Atlanta Braves (+126) at Arizona Diamondbacks (-137, 8.5 O/U )

Julio Teheran, 2-0 with a 4.84 earned run average in 2013, will be the starting pitcher for the Atlanta Braves in their road matchup with the Arizona Diamondbacks. While limiting the Giants to three runs in seven innings on Thursday, Teheran found comfort with a changeup grip he had used during his Minor League days. He has allowed two runs or less in each of his past three starts.The Braves are 6-0 in games started by him. Patrick Corbin will take the mound for the home team. In all seven of Corbin’s starts this season, the left-hander has tossed at least six innings and given up two runs or fewer. In his only career appearance against the Braves, Corbin threw three shutout innings in relief last June. The Diamondbacks have gone over the total in 43% of his starts. The game time temperature will be 100°F with winds blowing out to right field at 12 mph. The humidity will be around 8%. No rain is expected in this game.

Washington Nationals (+161) at Los Angeles Dodgers (-175, 6.5 O/U )

Clayton Kershaw is the scheduled starter for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He has a 4-4 record in 2013 with a 1.62 ERA. Kershaw allowed one earned run over seven innings in his last start vs. the D-backs, striking out four. He’s gone at least seven innings in six of his eight outings. The left-hander is 3-1 with a 0.99 ERA in five starts at home this year.The Dodgers are 4-4 in games started by him. His opponent on the mound will be Dan Haren. Haren has a 5.17 ERA with a 1.49 WHIP, and is 4-3 on the season. Haren pitched six innings, allowing four runs on nine hits against Detroit in a win on Thursday. He has pitched at least six innings in three straight starts, allowing seven earned runs over 20 combined innings.The Nationals are 4-3 in games started by him. Temperatures are expected to be around 72°F at game time tonight. Humidity will be at 53%, with the wind blowing out to left field at 6 mph.

Houston Astros (+262) at Detroit Tigers (-290, 8.5 O/U )

Lucas Harrell takes the mound tonight for the road team Houston Astros. He is 3-3 on the year with a 4.67 ERA. Harrell tied a career high with six walks in his most recent start, Thursday vs. Texas, but he made adjustments to his mechanics midgame and is confident he’s back on track. He had a 3.60 ERA after six starts. The Astros have gone over the total in 75% of his starts. . The Detroit Tigers will send Doug Fister out as their starter; he has a 5-2 record so far in 2013. Seven starts in, Fister has hit more batters (10) than he has walked (eight). He had one of each in his last two outings, including a no-decision in Houston May 3. He lasted just three innings last start in Washington. The Tigers are 5-2 in games started by him, and have gone over 71% of those games The game time temperature will be 61°F with winds blowing in from left field at 8 mph. The humidity will be around 58%. There is a 20% chance of precipitation.

Seattle Mariners (+103) at New York Yankees (-111, 7 O/U )

Felix Hernandez, 5-2 with a 1.53 earned run average in 2013, will be the starting pitcher for the Seattle Mariners in their road matchup with the New York Yankees. The Mariners’ ace has allowed just three earned runs in 38 innings over his last five starts (0.71 ERA). He loves pitching at Yankee Stadium, where he’s 4-1 with a 1.13 ERA in five starts.The Mariners are 5-3 in games started by him. Cc Sabathia will take the mound for the home team. Sabathia was in line for a win in his last outing against the Rockies on May 9 before a two-hour rain delay cut his effort short after 51 pitches. He had allowed just one hit.The Yankees are 5-3 in games started by him. Forecasts are calling for 58°F temperatures with winds blowing out to center field at 7 mph. The humidity will be around 32%. No rain is expected in this game.

Boston Red Sox (+131) at Tampa Bay Rays (-142, 8 O/U )

Matt Moore is the scheduled starter for the Tampa Bay Rays. He has a 7-0 record in 2013 with a 2.14 ERA. Moore allowed two runs in five innings against the Blue Jays on Wednesday to pick up his sixth win. The Rays are 7-0 in games he has started in ’13. He has won his last seven decisions dating back to Sept. 29, leaving him one shy of the club record. The Rays have gone over the total in 50% of his starts. His opponent on the mound will be John Lackey. Lackey has a 2.82 ERA with a 1.3 WHIP, and is 1-3 on the season. Lackey continues to feel stronger with each start this season. His last one might have been his best, striking out eight Twins over seven innings before an error cost him four unearned runs.The Red Sox are 1-3 in games started by him.

Chicago White Sox (-110) at Minnesota Twins (+102, 7.5 O/U )

Jake Peavy takes the mound tonight for the road team Chicago White Sox. He is 4-1 on the year with a 3.03 ERA. After missing his last start in Texas due to back spasms, Jake Peavy came back in fine form against the Mets by allowing just one run on three hits over 6 2/3 innings. Peavy struck out six, walked two and threw 114 pitches.The White Sox are 4-2 in games started by him. . The Minnesota Twins will send Kevin Correia out as their starter; he has a 5-2 record so far in 2013. After starting out the year with five straight quality starts, Correia has fallen off a bit in his two most recent starts. He was so-so against the Red Sox on Thursday, giving up three runs on a season-high nine hits but still picked up the win. The Twins are 5-2 in games started by him, and have gone over 29% of those games Temperatures are expected to be around 87°F at game time tonight. Humidity will be at 31%, with the wind blowing out to center field at 16 mph.

Kansas City Royals (+111) at LAA Angels (-120, 8.5 O/U )

Jeremy Guthrie, 5-0 with a 2.28 earned run average in 2013, will be the starting pitcher for the Kansas City Royals in their road matchup with the LAA Angels. The beat goes on for Guthrie, now undefeated in 18 straight starts, including seven this year. On Thursday he held the Orioles to two runs despite giving up seven hits and three walks in six frames. He has a knack of keeping his club close. The Royals have gone over the total in 57% of his starts. Jason Vargas will take the mound for the home team. Vargas came into his last start on a bit of a hot streak, giving up only two runs in 17 innings over his previous two outings. But the Astros hit him around on Thursday, cranking out five runs on 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings in an eventual Angels win. The Angels have gone over the total in 57% of his starts. The game time temperature will be 73°F with winds blowing out to right field at 6 mph. The humidity will be around 53%. No rain is expected in this game.

Texas Rangers (-115) at Oakland Athletics (+106, 7.5 O/U )

Bartolo Colon is the scheduled starter for the Oakland Athletics. He has a 5-2 record in 2013 with a 4.57 ERA. Colon has issued just one walk spanning 41 1/3 innings this season, but he’s also allowed 46 hits. He has an 8.22 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP over his past three outings. The Athletics have gone over the total in 71% of his starts. His opponent on the mound will be Derek Holland. Holland has a 2.54 ERA with a 1.01 WHIP, and is 3-2 on the season. Holland is 4-2 with a 2.64 ERA in 12 games (eight starts) vs. the A’s. He has allowed 9.06 baserunners per nine innings, fifth best ratio in the league as of Thursday’s off-day. He has allowed two home runs in 49 2/3 innings. The Rangers, 5-2 in his starts, have gone over 29% of the time in those starts. Forecasts are calling for 64°F temperatures with winds blowing out to right field at 11 mph. The humidity will be around 63%. No rain is expected in this game.

Cleveland Indians (-106) at Philadelphia Phillies (-102, 8.5 O/U )

Scott Kazmir takes the mound tonight for the road team Cleveland Indians. He is 2-1 on the year with a 4.87 ERA. In a win over the A’s Thursday, Kazmir gave up one run on five hits with 10 strikeouts and no walks in six innings. The lefty hit 95-96 mph for the first time since 2009 and has won back-to-back starts. The Philadelphia Phillies will send Jonathan Pettibone out as their starter; he has a 3-1 record so far in 2013. Pettibone allowed seven hits, three runs and four walks and struck out one in 5 2/3 innings in Wednesday’s start vs. the Giants. It was his fourth start in the Majors and the first time the Phillies lost one of those starts. The Phillies have gone over the total in 25% of his starts. Forecasts are calling for 59°F temperatures with winds blowing out to right field at 6 mph. The humidity will be around 35%. No rain is expected in this game.

San Diego Padres (+120) at Baltimore Orioles (-130, 8 O/U )

Andrew Cashner, 2-2 with a 2.95 earned run average in 2013, will be the starting pitcher for the San Diego Padres in their road matchup with the Baltimore Orioles. Fresh off the longest start of his career, Cashner looks to record back-to-back wins for the first time in 2013. The righty was able to execute all of his pitches in his last start against Miami, changing speeds as well as he has all season. The Padres are 2-2 in games started by him. Chris Tillman will take the mound for the home team. Tillman allowed three earned runs over six innings against the Royals to improve to 3-1 on the season. He struck out two batters and walked three. The Orioles are 5-2 in games started by him. Temperatures are expected to be around 64°F at game time tonight. Humidity will be at 30%, with the wind blowing out to right field at 4 mph.

San Francisco Giants (+113) at Toronto Blue Jays (-122, 8.5 O/U )

R.A. Dickey is the scheduled starter for the Toronto Blue Jays. Dickey has a 2-6 record in 2013 with a 5.06 ERA. Dickey allowed two earned runs on five hits during his last start against the Rays. He tied a season high with five walks and the erratic control led to a high pitch count. He has walked four or more in three games this season. The Blue Jays have gone over the total in 38% of his starts. His opponent on the mound will be Barry Zito. Zito has a 2.75 ERA with a 1.3 WHIP, and is 3-1 on the season. Zito is making opponents earn what they get against him, accounting for his success. He has yielded just three home runs, an average of 0.7 per nine innings. And his current average of 2.7 walks per nine innings is a career-best. The Giants, 5-2 in his starts, have gone over 43% of the time in those starts.