BlackJack’s Favorite Tuesday Bets: Spotting Value in Philly

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Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Phillie Phanatic

  • I'm betting two MLB games on Tuesday, including Dodgers-Phillies.
  • You won't find the Phillies' lights-out pitcher Aaron Nola as an underdog very often, but Philly's odds tonight are +101 vs. Los Angeles.

Editor’s note: This story initially contained a pick and write-up on tonight’s Giants-Mariners game. The bet was voided after Mariners starter James Paxton got scratched. We’ve removed the blurb from the story.

Tuesday is just another word for a Winning Day on this team, baby. We started the week right with a 4-2 Monday, and now it’s time to take that momentum and shovel it into the engine of this train and keep it going a thousand miles an hour. The only way we can do that is to go out and get more wins today, and that is exactly what we intend to do.

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Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Aaron Nola

Betting odds: Los Angeles Dodgers at Philadelphia Phillies

  • Dodgers: -111
  • Phillies: +101
  • First Pitch: 7:05 p.m. ET

This is a fantastic price to get Aaron Nola. The Phillies battled back last night against the Dodgers to take a lead and then lost it late in the game. They should come back hungry tonight. Kenta Maeda has pitched well this year (3.12 ERA), but Nola has been on a different level (12-3 record, 2.30 ERA). I like the home team at the underdog value tonight.

THE PICK: Philadelphia Phillies (+101)

St. Louis Cardinals Matt Carpenter Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY

Betting odds: St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds

  • Cardinals: -118
  • Reds: +108
  • First Pitch: 7:10 p.m. ET

I like the Cardinals here, but really this is more of a fade on Homer Bailey. The Reds’ starter has been rough to watch this year, going 1-7 with a 6.68 ERA. Look for the Cards to hammer Bailey tonight and get the job done on the road.

THE PICK: St. Louis Cardinals

Let’s go TCB and cash some tickets brother!