Top MLB Betting Picks of the Week – July 1st Edition.

Top MLB Betting Picks of the Week – July 1st Edition

Written by on July 1, 2019

With the All-Star Break coming in just over a week, Major League Baseball action is heating up. We’ll be seeing fireworks, as some of this week’s top matchups will be played on the 4th of July. Let’s preview some of the MLB Betting top games of the week.

Top MLB Betting Picks of the Week – July 1st Edition

Thursday, July 4 – Milwaukee Brewers @ Cincinnati Reds

At the start of July, the Milwaukee Brewers are tied for first place in the National League Central division with the Chicago Cubs. With Christian Yelich leading the Brewers offense, Milwaukee has managed to stay at or near the top of the division for most of the season. As for the Cincinnati Reds, they’re sitting in the last place in the Central Division. That’s the bad news. However, they’re only 5 ½ games out of first place starting the week, so the Reds are still in the race for the division. This game will have a great pitching matchup, as Brandon Woodruff takes the mound for the Brewers, and will be opposed by Luis Castillo. Woodruff has been a surprise for the Brewers this year. He is 10-2 on the year with a 3.79 ERA. He has struck out 120 batters in 102 innings pitched and has a WHIP of 1.14. Castillo has had a great season as well. He currently sits at 7-3 with a 2.47 ERA. He has struck out 115 hitters in just 98 innings of work. With this pitching matchup and the tight division race, both teams will be at the top of their games.

Thursday, July 4th – Minnesota Twins @ Oakland Athletics

The Twins, sitting atop the American League Central with a cushy eight-game lead, travel to Oakland to take on the surprising A’s. In a division that many expected the Astros to run away with, the A’s are currently in 3rd place and are trailing Houston by 7 games. The Twins will send their ace, Jose Berrios, to the hill. He will be opposed by Mike Fiers. Both pitchers have had good seasons. Berrios brings an 8-4 record, with a 2.89 ERA. Fiers is 8-3. The Twins offense has carried them into their large division lead. The Twins knack to hit the long ball has propelled them into contention for the best record in the American League. The A’s offense has been surprising this year. This could be a fun game to watch.

Friday, July 5 – San Diego Padres @ Los Angeles Dodgers

The old guard will be taking on the new guard in this one, as the Padres travel to Los Angeles. Rookie phenom Chris Paddack will get the start for the Padres, and future Hall of Famer Clayton Kershaw will get the nod for the Dodgers. The Dodgers are running away with the NL West, currently having a 12 game lead over the 2nd place Rockies. Led by Cody Bellinger, the Dodgers offense is putting up huge numbers. With Kershaw and his 7-2 record, on the hill, the Dodgers will be tough to beat. The Padres are a young, up-and-coming team. With Paddack looking to be a future ace, and some young sluggers, the Padres will look to keep up with the Dodgers.