Road teams are always hard to back in baseball betting action, but when you can pick your spots with them, they can pay off some great prices. Check out these three road warriors that will beat the MLB odds!
Tampa Bay Rays @ Baltimore Orioles
Game Date/Time: Sunday, May 8, 1:35 ET
Game Location: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD
TV/Radio Broadcast: Sun Sports, MASN, Sirius
Poor Bradley Bergesen wishes that he had never run up against the Rays in his career. Unfortunately, his division rival has really gotten the best of him, as he is 0-4 with a 9.00 ERA in his career against Tampa Bay. Wade Davis hasn't always had his best stuff for the Rays, but he has been consistent, and Manager Joe Maddon isn't afraid to give him the ball. Tampa Bay is back on the right side of the MLB odds battle this year at +$135 after being the worst team in the league in the first week and a half of the season, and we're confident that the visitors are going to pull this one off on Sunday.
SLAM THE RAYS!
New York Yankees @ Texas Rangers
Game Date/Time: Sunday, May 8, 2:05 ET
Game Location: Ballpark in Arlington, Arlington, TX
TV/Radio Broadcast: Fox Sports Houston, TBS, Sirius
It was only four weeks ago that these two teams met up in this exact same situation. The only difference was that the game was played in the Bronx. Neither CC Sabathia nor Alexi Ogando had his best stuff in that game, but as -162 favorites on the MLB odds, the Yankees were able to get the job done in a 6-5 win. We know that Sabathia really has a rock solid 8-3 record in his career against Texas, and you know that he wants to make amends for allowing four runs and 10 hits in his most recent start against the Detroit Tigers. He'll do so on Sunday.
SLAM THE YANKEES!
Cincinnati Reds @ Chicago Cubs
Game Date/Time: Sunday, May 8, 2:20 ET
Game Location: Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
TV/Radio Broadcast: Fox Sports Ohio, WGN, Sirius
We haven't spoken a lot about the Cubbies of late, but they really aren't playing that well and are in a bad, bad spot on the MLB odds on Sunday. Ryan Dempster's ERA is floating around the pick total for Jay Cutler in primetime football games; something that everyone in the Windy City knows is a bad, bad thing. The team is always overhyped, especially at home where it is -$436 in spite of the fact that it is only a remotely respectable 6-8 on the campaign. Johnny Cueto, one of the more solid arms that Manager Dusty Baker has to work with, is back in the fold this week for the first time all year, and we expect to see him get off to a hot start in 2011 by beating the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
SLAM THE REDS!