MLB Betting Previews- Wednesday, May 16 Parlay
The 2012 MLB regular season schedule squeezes-in one more round of two-game series starting this Wednesday before the start of the first installment of inter-league play this weekend.
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After sifting through all the scheduled pitching matchups on Wednesday’s slate of games, we uncovered a two-team parlay that should give you one more chance to cash in on some familiar showdowns, before handicapping the upcoming AL-NL series.
Game 1-Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago Cubs
Money Line: Philadelphia +105 Chicago -115
Total Line: 7.5
The Phillies will try and continue to close the gap in the NL East with Vance Worley on the mound in Game 1 against the Cubs. The right-hander is coming off a strong outing against San Diego to raise his record to 3-2 on the year. He gave-up three earned runs on six hits in six innings of work. His ERA on the season is now 3.07.
In two previous starts against Chicago, Worley is 1-0 with a 1.20 ERA.
The Cubs will counter with Matt Garza as their starter. He was almost flawless the last time he faced the Phillies; going seven full innings while giving-up just one hit and no earned runs to get the win.
Overall, the right-hander is 2-1 in six starts this season with an ERA of 2.56.
The Phillies are 9-3 in Worley’s last 12 starts on the road and 21-8 in his last 29 starts overall. Chicago is 5-1 in Garza’s last five starts at home and 9-3 in his last 12 starts overall. Philadelphia is 2-1 this season and 7-3 in its last 10 games against the Cubs.
Game 2- St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants
Money Line: St. Louis -110 San Francisco +105
Total Line: 8
St. Louis will kick this series off with Jaime Garcia on the mound. He has gotten bounced around as of late; giving-up 11 runs in just over 11 innings pitched. Overall, the left-hander is 2-2 on the year with a 4.09 ERA. Lifetime against the Giants he is 1-1 with a 1.29 ERA.
It will be Madison Bumgarner’s turn in San Francisco’s rotation this Wednesday night. His five-game winning streak came to an end his last time out in a loss to Arizona, but overall this left-hander is 5-2 on the year with a 2.80 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP.
He is 2-0 with a 2.57 against the Cardinals over the course of his career.
The Cardinals are 1-4 in Garcia’s last five starts in Game 1 of a series and 1-5 in his last six starts on the road. The Giants are 12-1 in Bumgarner’s last 13 starts at home and 5-1 in his last six starts overall.
St.Louis is just 2-5 in its last seven trips to San Francisco, so stick with the strong trends behind the Giants to complete the back-end of this parlay.