A Closer Look At Baseball’s Best Bets For Week 13 – June 30th to July 5th
Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays
When: Wednesday, July 1st, 2015
The Red Sox send Rick Porcello to the mound versus the Blue Jays this Wednesday, July 1. Porcello has never had great success versus the Blue Jays when allowing 42 hits, 3 home runs, and 16 RBIs versus Blue Jay batters from 148 at-bats. Toronto bats .284 against Porcello. What’s worse for Porcello is that he’s gone 1-6-1 in his last 8 starts.
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Toronto puts one of their top pitchers, Mark Buehrle, onto the mound versus the Red Sox on Wednesday. Buehrle hasn’t been all that spectacular against the Red Sox. He’s given up 73 hits from 242 at-bats for a .302 average. Then again, Dustin Pedroia, who bats .372 against Buehrle, won’t suit up for this matchup. Give up the 1.5 and back the Blue Jays to win by 2 on July 1.
Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees
When: Friday, July 3rd, 2015
New York’s Masahiro Tanaka has gone 4-2-2 in his last 8 starts. His WHIP of 1.11 is actually very good while his ERA of 3.88 isn’t terrible. Versus the Rays, Tanaka has been exceptional from only 41 at bats. He’s yielded only 8 hits for a .195 batting average.
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The Rays counter with their ace, Chris Archer. Archer’s been on another world so far in 2015. His ERA is a terrific 2.31. He’s struck out 133 and his WHIP is a fantastic .95. The Yankees have gotten to Archer in the past, he’s given up 32 hits and 4 home runs from 121 at bats for a .264 average, but he figures to be on his game on Friday. Take the odds since Tampa Bay should be the dog and bet on Archer to shut down the Yankees’ offense.
Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics
When: Sunday, July 5th, 2015
Sonny Gray for Oakland has a stellar 9 and 3 record, a 2.09 ERA, and a stunning .99 WHIP. He’s been very good versus the Mariners when allowing 38 hits from 166 at-bats for a .229 average.
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Seattle counters with Mike Montgomery who has been as impressive as Gray. Montgomery has a 2.04 ERA to go along with a .99 WHIP. His record is 2 and 2, which means that he’ll likely have the fresher arm in this matchup. Montgomery has never faced Oakland. That makes him dangerous but the A’s are ranked fifth in MLB in runs scored per game at 4.46. Go with the A’s.