MLB All-Star Week Free Picks

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MLB All-Star Week Free Picks

Welcome to the 2016 MLB All-Star break baseball betting fans. With the mid-summer classic on Tuesday, July 12, the second half of the season doesn’t pick up until Friday, July 15th, pushing all my free MLB betting picks of the week to the weekend.

On Friday, Texas battles the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. On Saturday, Boston and the Yankees throw down in a classic rivalry matchup. I like the looks of Sunday’s feature between the Red Sox and Yankees as well. Keep reading for this week’s top MLB free picks!

A Closer Look At My MLB All-Star Week Free Picks

Texas Rangers at Chicago Cubs
When: Friday, July 15 at 2:20 pm ET
TV:  ESPN
Listed Pitchers: TEX-Martin Perez vs CHIC-Undecided

Cubs’ manager Joe Maddon has no idea who he’s starting on Friday. That makes sense since a lot of Cubs’ starters figure to hit the mound in the All-Star Game on Tuesday night. No worries. The Cubs’ rotation has a 3.31 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP. Chicago starters are ranked third in MLB in quality starts with 54 on the season as of July 10.

Martin Perez is the listed starter for the Rangers in this game. Perez has a 3.85 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP on the season. He’s only faced Chicago batters 8 times. Since the Cubs are at home, they figure to get to Perez eventually in this game. The Rangers’ bullpen has a 4.95 ERA. It looks like the Cubs all the way.

Pick: Chicago Cubs

Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees
When: Saturday, July 16 at 4:05pm ET
Listed Pitchers: BOS-Undecided, NYY-C.C. Sabathia 

The Yankees list C.C. Sabathia as their starter on July 16. Sabathia’s 3.77 ERA and 1.44 WHIP aren’t terrible. The real problem is that C.C. has been god-awful in his last 4 starts. In his last 22.3 innings pitched, Sabathia has given up 22 earned runs off of 30 hits. He’s walked 7 batters. He’s allowed 4 home runs.

The Red Sox bat only .219 against C.C. But he’s in such bad form that it’s difficult to go against Boston even though at this point I have no idea who their starter will be. I have to back the Red Sox because Sabathia has been a mess.

Pick: Boston Red Sox

Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees
When: Sunday, July 17 at 5:00pm ET
TV: ESPN
Listed Pitchers:  BOS-Undecided, NYY-Masahiro Tanaka

I’m going the opposite way in this Boston versus New York matchup. I love Masahiro Tanaka in this game. Tanaka continues to be the Yankees’ most reliable pitcher. He has a 6-2 record. His ERA is a very good 3.14. His WHIP is an outstanding 1.05. The last time that he faced Boston he allowed only 2 runs off of 6 hits in 6.2 innings pitched.

Tanaka has been decent against the Red Sox in his career. He’s given up only 36 hits from 146 at-bats. I just think that Boston is going to have all sorts of trouble deciding who faces Tanaka on Sunday, July 17. I like the Yankees to take this game.

Pick: New York Yankees