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Wednesday MLB Betting Picks, Oakland Athletics Reverse Protest - Ride the Line Ep.17

Written by: Grant Mitchell
Published June 14, 2023
5 min read

Episode No. 17 of Ride the Line with Grant Mitchell and Tanner Kern is now live, and the boys were back with a bang!

The Hottest Team in Baseball

The show starts off with a paying of respect to the Oakland Athletics, who have ripped off seven straight wins and just took down the Tampa Bay Rays in back-to-back games.

The Athletics’ last win came during a reverse protest, where their fans showed up to voice their lack of support for the team owner and to prove they weren’t responsible for the team’s recent failures. Whatever their reasoning, the place was rocking, and they just can’t lose right now.

MLB Betting Picks and Previews

The show really takes off with three MLB betting picks from each co-host. Tanner starts the proceedings by taking Rafael Devers to record two or more bases in the Boston Red Sox’s matchup against the Colorado Rockies. Devers has eight hits and a pair of walks in his last seven games and crushed two home runs on Tuesday, putting him in a great run of form leading up to the first pitch.

Grant also likes a betting line from this game: the Rockies at +1.5. He spoke about how their starting pitcher, Austin Gomber, is actually much better away from home, and Sox starter Garrett Whitlock is much worse as a starter instead of a reliever. The visitors also won the first two games of the series but are still underdogs, which is too much to pass up.

Tanner’s second pick was the Los Angeles Dodgers’ runline against the improving Chicago White Sox. His faith rests on the shoulders of Clayton Kershaw, who is still wheeling and dealing at 35 years old. Grant warned of the Dodgers’ bullpen issues but is a fan of LA’s chances.

Grant’s next pick is the New York Yankees on the moneyline in the Subway Series against the New York Mets. His logic is that Gerrit Cole (7-1, 2.84 ERA) has been significantly better than Justin Verlander, who is down to a 6.00 ERA over his last five starts. The Mets have also lost nine of their last 10 games and are in a terrible rut, which is more reason to bet the Yankees.

The co-hosts’ final picks of the day—well, we can’t spoil everything! Take a look and listen to the newest episode of Ride the Line to hear what Grant called his favorite picks of the show and to make sure that you didn’t miss out on anything else along the way.

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Grant is a sports and sports betting journalist who prides himself on delivering breaking news and insightful analyses of the industry. Grant graduated from Virginia Tech in 2021 and is feverishly pursuing his ambitions in the sports betting field.

In his free time, Grant can be found passionately watching sports, doing a workout, or searching for adventure with his friends.

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