The MLB All-Star break is still a week away and the majority of MLB teams have surpassed the midway mark of their seasons. There are three must bet on MLB games this week and keep reading to get the insider info on why you should bet them.
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Analyzing MLB’s Best Baseball Bets for Week 14: July 6 -12
St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs
When: Wednesday, July 8th
The rest of the National League has to be wondering where St. Louis finds these guys. After Adam Wainwright went down earlier in the season, many baseball analysts were ready to stick a fork into the Cardinals. Enter a dude like Michael Wacha who has a 10 and 3 record to go along with a 2.66 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP. Versus the Cubs, Wacha has allowed 23 hits from 70 at-bats, though, for a .329 batting average.
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Could Jason Hammel and the Cubs take advantage? Hammel has a 2.89 ERA and a .95 WHIP. He’s allowed the Cardinals to bat .352 versus him when getting 37 hits, 2 of them being home runs, from 105 at-bats. This could be a good chance to back Wacha and the Cards at odds. Take the likely dog.
New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox
When: Friday, July 10th
The classic continues this week. New York’s Michael Pineda has slowed down considerably since his fast start to the season. Pineda has gone 1 -3-1in his last 5 starts. His ERA is now at 3.79. Versus Boston, Pineda’s been effective. He’s given up only 13 hits and a single home run from 56 at bats for a .232 average.
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Boston counters Pineda with Clay Buchholz. Buchholz’s 3.29 ERA and 1.19 WHIP aren’t much better than Pineda’s ERA and WHIP. Versus the Yankees, Buchholz has been extra bad, allowing a .302 batting average, 6 home runs and 42 hits from 137 at-bats. Expect the Yankees to pull off a slight upset in this Friday matchup.
Los Angeles Angels at Seattle Mariners
When: Sunday, July 12th
24-year-old Andrew Heaney has only pitched in 2 games for the Los Angeles Angels, but he’s done a terrific job. He’s gone 13 innings, has allowed only 6 hits and 2 earned runs, and has a 1.38 ERA to show for it. Heaney takes on Colorado on July 7.
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He’s also scheduled to face Taijuan Walker and the Seattle Mariners this Sunday. Walker has been an absolute stud in his last 7. He’s gone 6 and 1 in those last 7 while allowing no more than 3 earned runs in any single one of those games. He’s allowed 0 runs in 2 out of the 7 and only 1 run in 3 out of the 7. One of the wins was on June 26 versus the Angels where Walker gave up 7 hits in 7 innings and only a single run. He struck out 6 that night and the Mariners won the game 3 to 1.
Walker can go 7 or 8 innings without losing effectiveness. Can Heaney? This game is Taijuan’s and Seattle’s to lose.