I have a trio of your best MLB bets for the week of May 7th-13th. Let’s fast forward to Friday, May 11th when Texas heads to Houston to battle the defending champions. Should you bet on the Rangers or Astros in this Lone Star State battle?
On Saturday the Yankees host the Oakland Athletics. Can Oakland possibly upset mighty New York on the road?
Then, on Sunday, Washington and Arizona battle it out on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball.
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MLB’s Best Baseball Bets May 7-13
Texas at Houston
When: Friday, May 11 at 8:10 pm ET
Where: Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX
Analysis: Texas is listed as starting pitcher Cole Hamels in Friday’s matchup with the Houston Astros. Hamels has a decent 3.94 ERA. He’s only 1 and 4, though. Versus the Stros, Hamels has allowed 58 hits from 226 at-bats.
Houston lists Charlie Morton as their starter. Morton continues to excel. He’s now 4 and 0 with a 1.03 WHIP and a 2.16 ERA. However, the Rangers do bat .300 versus Morton.
Eventually, a team will get to Charlie. I’m thinking that team is the Texas Rangers this Friday.
Oakland at New York Yankees
When: Saturday, May 12 at 1:05 pm ET
Where: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY
Analysis: The Oakland Athletics will count on pitcher Andrew Triggs to stop the New York Yankees from continuing to blast opponents. Triggs has a 5.20 ERA. His record is 2 and 1. His WHIP is 1.45.
Triggs has only faced Yankee batters 22 times. It hasn’t been pretty. Didi Gregorious is 2 out of 5 versus Triggs. Aaron Judge is 1 out of 3. Judge’s lone hit was a home run that drove in 4 runs.
Although the Yankees haven’t listed a possible starter, it’s obvious that they should have the A’s over a barrel in this game. I think the Yankees win by at least 2, if not 3, runs.
Pick: New York Yankees
Washington at Arizona
When: Sunday, May 13 at 8:00 pm ET
Where: Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ
Analysis: On Sunday, Washington plans on starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson. Playing for the Nats has already reaped benefits for Hellickson. Although his record is 0 and 0, he has a great 3.00 ERA. His WHIP is a terrific 1.05.
Hellickson’s had great success versus the Arizona Diamondbacks. He’s yielded 12 hits from 63 at-bats. That’s a .190 batting average. Can Arizona get to Hellickson on Sunday?
Sure, they can. However, Washington should get to Arizona’s listed starter Zach Godley. Godley allowed 4 earned runs off 10 hits in only 5 innings pitched the last time he faced the Nats. That game was on April 27.