Top MLB Betting Picks of the Week – July 8th Edition.

Top MLB Betting Picks of the Week – July 8th Edition

Written by on July 8, 2019

Take a look at Major League Baseball Betting Picks of the Week.

Top MLB Betting Picks of the Week – July 8th Edition

Friday, July 12th – Los Angeles Dodgers @ Boston Red Sox

The best team in baseball travels across the country to take on the defending world champions. It has been a storybook season for the Dodgers. The starting pitching has been elite, and the lineup, led by MVP frontrunner Cody Bellinger, has been outstanding. The same can’t be said for the Red Sox. Possibly suffering from a World Series hangover, the Sox haven’t been able to get things going this season. They’re currently sitting in 3rd place, 10 games behind the Yankees in the American League East. One of the main reasons is Boston’s starting pitching has struggled. Chris Sale, who will be starting this game, has had a rough year. Going into the All-Star break, he was sitting with a 3-8 record, and a 4.04 ERA. Sale has pitched well at times, but he has had control issues and seems to run into the big inning at inopportune times. Sale will be opposed by Kenta Maeda. Maeda is 7-5 with a 3.76 ERA. He has gotten plenty of run support from the slugging Dodgers lineup this season.

Saturday, July 13th – Minnesota Twins @ Cleveland Indians

Could we be seeing Trevor Bauer’s last start as an Indian? Bauer has been mentioned in many trade rumors. Although the Indians are currently sitting in 2nd place behind the Twins, they have been cutting salary and going through a rebuilding phase. Trading Bauer could bring Cleveland some good prospects. Bauer hasn’t pitched quite as well as he did last year, but he has still had a good season. He’s 7-6 with a 3.74 ERA. With his arsenal of pitches, he always makes things difficult on the opposing teams. The Twins have had a great season. Their lineup has been hitting home runs at a record pace this season. Combine that with superb starting pitching, and the Twins are sitting atop the AL Central. Kyle Gibson opposes Bauer. Gibson is 8-4 this season with a 4.13 ERA. With lots of run support from the bashing Twins lineup, Gibson and a superb Twins bullpen have done well this season.

Saturday, July 13th- Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies

Coming into Sunday’s game, the Nationals have won 27 of their last 38 games, and have climbed into second place in the National League East. Currently, they are sitting six games behind the Atlanta Braves. The starting pitching has carried the Nationals on their current upward swing. Between Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg, and Patrick Corbin, Washington has had superior starting pitching. The Phillies haven’t played as well as they had expected. With some starting pitching struggles, along with a lack of timely hitting, the Phillies aren’t sitting where they’d like to be. Bryce Harper has yet to get into his groove, and Rhys Hoskins hasn’t had the year that he did last year. In this matchup, Patrick Corbin will be opposed by Aaron Nola. Nola didn’t start the season off strong, but he has come on as of late. In his last 23 innings pitched, he has only given up one run. With a 7-2 record, and 118 strikeouts in 104 innings pitched, Nola will be tough to beat. Corbin has also pitched well in his last few outings. He is 7-5, and he also has 118 strikeouts in his 106 innings pitched on the season.