Astros ace Justin Verlander looks to become the season’s first 16-game winner when he takes the mound against the Texas Rangers on Wednesday at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Verlander (15-3, 1.73 ERA) leads the majors in wins and ERA and ranks second in WHIP (0.85). On Wednesday, he squares off against the Rangers’ Glenn Otto (4-8, 5.31). Houston is a -305 favorite in the latest Astros vs. Rangers odds from Caesars Sportsbook while Texas is a +240 underdog. First pitch is set for 8:10 p.m. ET.
The game is one of 15 on the MLB schedule for Wednesday. Elsewhere in the majors, the Dodgers look to extend their winning streak to 10 against the Twins, and the Yankees and Mariners play the rubber match of their three-game series. Before making any MLB picks or parlays, be sure to check out the MLB predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every MLB game 10,000 times, and it is 299-254 on top-rated MLB money-line picks since the start of the 2021 season, returning more than $800 for $100 players. This is the same model that pegged the 2021 Atlanta Braves at 10-1 as one of three best bets to win the World Series. Anybody who has followed the model has seen profitable returns.
Now, the model has locked in three confident MLB best bets for Wednesday. They all involve games at 7:05 p.m. ET or later, so there’s still time to get these MLB picks in. If you successfully parlay the picks, you’d be looking at a payout of more than 10-1. You can see the model’s MLB picks only at SportsLine.
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After simulating every game on Wednesday 10,000 times, the model is high on the Philadelphia Phillies (-125) to beat the Miami Marlins. Philadelphia (61-48) sits in third place in the NL East but owns the second best record among NL wild card teams. Meanwhile, Miami (49-60) is well out of the chase for a postseason spot.
The Phillies, who start the newly acquired Noah Syndergaard on Wednesday, are playing some of their best baseball of the season. They have won six in a row and 11 of 12 overall. Over the last 12 games, Philadelphia leads the majors in home runs (22) and ranks second in OPS (.868). See who else to back right here.
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How to make MLB picks and parlays for Wednesday
The model also locked in two other best bets for Wednesday, including a play on a surprising National League underdog. You can see the model’s MLB best bets and parlay only at SportsLine.
What MLB picks should you target for a payout of more than 10-1? And what underdog does the model like on Wednesday? Visit SportsLine now to see the MLB best bets from an advanced model that is on a 299-254 run on top-rated MLB money-line picks since the start of 2021.