Game 1: Miami Marlins @ St. Louis Cardinals – Saturday, July 6
No matter which bookie software you trust, you should weigh both sides of this tilt. When looking at bet online reviews, you have to think that the game between the Marlins and Cardinals will go in St. Louis’ direction. One thing that has to be kept in mind about this game is that when the Cardinals and Marlins last met in a three-game series, the Marlins’ offense exploded. Miami’s long-dormant attack pounded Cardinal pitching en route to a series victory in one of the more shocking results of the baseball season to date. One should think that the Cardinals will even out the scales in this series, grabbing at least two of three games against the worst team in the entire National League. If St. Louis is indeed going to win this series, it would make sense that the Cardinals will grab this game.
MLB Betting Pick: St. Louis
Game 2: Detroit Tigers @ Cleveland Indians – Saturday, July 6
It’s difficult to clean up and win big at a sportsbook. Games such as this one illustrate the depth and extent of the challenge of betting on sports. Detroit will go with starter Jose Alvarez, who joined the team in the past month and is not a fully-formed starter. He’s still learning the ropes, having been called up to the majors because of an injury to Detroit starter Anibal Sanchez. Alvarez has enjoyed some good moments, but he has generally struggled, as one would have to expect for any rookie who is called to the big show. Alvarez got roughed up by the Toronto Blue Jays in his most recent start on Monday, July 1. He will have a very tough time against the Indians, who have been swinging the sticks with great confidence and have spent the past two weeks wiping out a five-game deficit against the Tigers. Entering play on Wednesday, July 3, Cleveland owned a half-game lead over Detroit, a sign of how well the Tribe has been performing just before the All-Star break. It’s true that Cleveland has not yet decided on a starting pitcher for this game, but no matter who gets the call for the Indians, that pitcher should be able to outperform the wobbly Alvarez and give the home team a win in the state of Ohio. Detroit will continue to struggle.
MLB Betting Pick: Cleveland
Game 3: New York Mets @ Milwaukee Brewers – Saturday, July 6
The sports betting sites that focus on baseball will tell you that the Brewers should hold the upper hand in this battle. New York will go with former Brewer Shaun Marcum as its starting pitcher. Marcum is a thoroughly mediocre pitcher whose ERA has not sniffed anywhere under four runs this season. Milwaukee starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo is one of the Brewers’ better arms. Gallardo has endured a somewhat rocky season, but his best stuff is better than anything Marcum can provide. The Brewers deserve to be the choice here.
MLB Betting Pick: Milwaukee