Tuesday College Baseball Odds, Picks, Predictions: 3 Games To Bet, Including Texas Tech vs. Mississippi State
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- Betting on college baseball? Our analyst reveals his picks for Tuesday's games based on the latest odds.
- Find out how he's betting Texas Tech-Mississippi State, Wake Forest-Coastal Carolina and more.
It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means? Yep, tacos and college baseball.
This mid-week slate is phenomenal as we have ranked teams all over, and there are even some marquee matchups.
So, without further ado, let’s dive into Tuesday’s best bets.
All odds via DraftKings.
Wake Forest (-130) vs. Coastal Carolina (+100), 4 p.m. ET
The Demon Deacons have gotten off to a scorching hot start. They are 11-0 and may need to be renamed from Wake Forest to Rake Forest because that’s all they do.
Wake ranks first in the country in batting average and on-base percentage, and it’s second in hits and home runs. However, for the first time this season, the Demon Deacons will have to pack up their bats and bring them on the road.
The Wake pitching staff has not talked about enough during this hot start. As a staff, the Deacons hold a 2.25 ERA and have not allowed an opponent to score more than five runs in a game this season.
On the other hand, you have a Coastal Carolina team that is scuffling against power-conference opponents so far this season. The Chanticleers enter this matchup after getting swept by North Carolina, against which they scored just six runs in a three-game series.
You take a struggling Coastal offense and add it to an offense that has to travel for the first time this season, and you have yourself a recipe for an under.
Pick: Under 14.5
Georgia Tech (-170) vs. Mercer (+140), 6 p.m. ET
The Yellow Jackets are buzzing, heading into this matchup having taken two out of three from arch-rival Georgia. Georgia Tech may have only managed three runs on Sunday, but it’s still 19th in the nation in batting average and 10th in runs scored.
Now, the Jackets’ opponents can not be overlooked here. Mercer was a SoCon team to watch entering the season, and it’s providing that it needs more eyeballs on it.
The Bears are 11-1 this season and have scored double-digit runs in five of those victories this season. They have also already won a Tuesday game from a ranked opponent this season, having defeated Florida State.
However, this is a massive step up in competition for the Bears. They may look great on paper, beating up teams like SIUE, Florida A&M and Eastern Kentucky, but take the Yellow Jackets here to outmuscle their inferior opponents.
Pick: Georgia Tech -170
Texas Tech (-120) vs. Mississippi State(-110), 7 p.m. ET
We save the best for last as the Red Raiders head to Dudy Noble Field to start a two-game series that the Diamond Dawgs desperately need.
The defending-champion Bulldogs are fortunate to still be ranked, sitting at 6-6 this season after getting swept by Tulane. Mississippi State’s turnaround could potentially start right here, and the man on the bump can have a lot to do with it.
Parker Stinnett’s ERA may be inflated to begin the season, but his stuff is still nasty. He has 12 strikeouts in six innings out of the bullpen this season, so it’ll be interesting to see how his stuff translates in his first start of the season.
Opposing him for the Red Raiders is Chase Hampton, who has allowed opposing batters to hit just .158 against him in his first two starts of 2022.
The root of Mississippi State’s struggles has been its production at the plate. The Bulldogs are only hitting .269 as a team but have managed to outscore opponents 91-57. On the mound, they’ve been good enough.
I’m banking on the pitching remaining solid for both sides, as the Bulldogs try to grind out a much-needed win.
Pick: Under 13.5
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