It’s time to pick out our top MLB betting picks for Hump Day! The Houston Astros continue to have the best record in the American League, but the Cleveland Indians are on a rampage right now and could still catch the Astros for that top seed. The Tribe will be solidly favored on Wednesday at the last-place White Sox. Let’s how favored these teams are in the MLB odds & lines.
MLB Betting Picks & Prediction for Wednesday – September 6th
Cleveland Indians at Chicago White SoxWhen: Wednesday, 8:10 PM ETWhere: Guaranteed Rate FieldTV: SportsTime Ohio (Cleveland) / CSN-C (Chicago)Stream: MLB.tvRadio: WTAM 1100 (Cleveland) / WRTO 1200 (Chicago)MLB Betting Odds: TBA
Who Will Take the Mound for Cleveland?It’s Carlos Carrasco here. Carrasco (13-6, 3.67) held the Tigers to one run on six hits over seven innings while striking out eight Friday but didn’t factor into the decision in a 3-2 win. He was in line for his 14th win of the year, which would have tied his career high, but Cody Allen’s fourth blown save spoiled the party. Carrasco now has a stellar 2.14 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 41:4 K:BB in 33.2 innings across his last five starts.The White Sox go with young right-hander Reynaldo Lopez. Lopez lost Friday after allowing three runs on five hits (one homer) and one walk in six innings against Tampa Bay. Lopez (0-2, 6.06 ERA) was making his first start since Aug. 17 after recovering from a back strain. The 23-year- old has now yielded 11 earned runs in his first 16 1/3 innings, with 19 strikeouts, eight walks and four homers allowed.
Latest MLB Betting Trends
- Cleveland is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 games
- Cleveland is 5-0 SU in the last 5 games
- Chicago is 2-5 SU in the last 7 games
- Chicago is 6-3 ATS in the last 9 games at home
Houston Astros at Seattle MarinersWhen: Wednesday, 10:10 PM ETWhere: Safeco FieldTV: MLBN (out-of-market only) / ATT SportsNet-SW (Houston) / ROOTNW (Seattle)Stream: MLB.tvRadio: KBME 790 (Houston) / 710 ESPN (Seattle)MLB Betting Odds: TBACarlos Beltran (back) could be available to play early this week for the Astros’ series in Seattle. Beltran hasn’t played since last Thursday due to soreness in his upper back/neck. He’s batting a disappointing .234/.287/.396 for the Astros this season.The Mariners think OF Jarrod Dyson might be dealing with a sports hernia injury. Dyson returned from the disabled list last Friday from what had been called a strained right groin, but he aggravated the ailment Saturday. The Mariners still think he’ll be ready to play soon, but they also suspect he won’t be 100 percent for the rest of the season.
Who Will Start for the Astros on Wednesday?Houston starts promising young right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. McCullers hasn’t pitched since July because of back discomfort, and it’s possible those issues were affecting him before landing on the DL. After going 6-1 with a 2.48 ERA through the end of May, he’s gone 1-2 with a 6.25 ERA in June and July. McCullers was 1-1 with a 5.63 ERA in two rehab starts with Double-A Corpus Christi and Triple-A Fresno. McCullers last pitched on Aug. 30 with Corpus, allowing two earned runs on five hits over five innings.Seattle’s Mike Leake won Friday after giving up two runs on eight hits and one walk with seven strikeouts in seven innings against Oakland. Leake (8-12, 4.14 ERA) had seemingly lost his way with the Cardinals, but he turned in a solid debut with the Mariners. Although the righty allowed hits to the first three batters he faced and eventually gave up two runs in the top of the first inning, he settled in from there.
Latest MLB Betting Trends
- Houston is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
- Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- Seattle is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
- Seattle is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games