2013 MLB Betting – MLB Weekend Picks For Games On Saturday, August 3

Game 1: Texas Rangers @ Oakland Athletics – Saturday, August 3

The online sportsbook reality behind this game is that as much as Texas starting pitcher Matt Garza will be motivated to win, he needs help from his teammates… and isn’t likely to receive it. Garza, recently acquired by the Rangers from the Chicago Cubs, shut down the New York Yankees in his first start as a Ranger. However, Oakland is a much better hitting team than the Yankees. The Athletics have far fewer holes in their batting order and are playing with the confidence and verve they displayed in the latter stages of the 2012 season, when they erased a substantial deficit and stole the American League West title from Texas on the last day of the regular season. This year, it’s Texas which must overcome a daunting deficit and chase down Oakland, but right now, it’s hard to find much optimism if you’re looking at this race from the Rangers’ perspective. Texas hitters have been shut down far too many times in recent weeks. The Rangers are not getting the level of power hitting they need in order to be a force in the American League. The Garza trade has improved Texas’ level of pitching, but the bats have not joined the fray, and that’s why Texas is in deep trouble here. Oakland is the wiser choice at home in central California.

MLB Betting Pick: Oakland

Game 2: Colorado Rockies @ Pittsburgh Pirates – Saturday, August 3

In a studious dissection of 5dimes reviews, one won’t find a lot of intrigue attached to this tussle on Saturday in the Steel City. Colorado is adrift, a few games below .500 and losing ground to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West. The Rockies lack quality depth in terms of both pitching and defense. Pittsburgh clearly outflanks Colorado on both fronts, and in this game, you’ll see why. Francisco Liriano has been sensational for the Pirates this season, posting a 2.16 ERA by being relentlessly excellent, as was the case when he was a staff ace for the Minnesota Twins. Liriano has overcome injuries to regain form as one of the top pitchers in the sport. He should be able to lead the Pirates to victory at home.

MLB Betting Pick: Pittsburgh

Game 3: Toronto Blue Jays @ Los Angeles Angels – Saturday, August 3

No matter what kind of betting software you use, the premier online betting sites in the country would probably pick the Angels in this game, even though their season lies in ruins and their championship aspirations are done for the year. Albert Pujols is out of the picture now due to an injury, and Los Angeles’ bullpen has been one of the worst in baseball throughout the season. Several implosions in recent weeks have torched the Halos’ season. However, in this game, L.A. has its ace on the hill. Jered Weaver has allowed just one run in his last three starts combined. He’s been ringing up a lot of goose eggs, and he should be able to handle a Toronto team whose season has also rated as a massive disappointment.

MLB Betting Pick: Los Angeles Angels

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Jess Kelm is a Canadian sports betting expert and part of the famed Canadian Crew betting syndicate. Email contact@joeduffy.net

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