MLB Best Bets July 4-10Josh Bailey
July equals the dog days of summer vacation and the best MLB games to bet on until October. So let us not waste any time. Here are the best MLB games to bet on this week.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) July 4, 2016
The first game I like has the Rangers heading to Fenway Park to battle the Boston Red Sox. That game takes place on Wednesday. On Friday, Jake Arrieta and Francisco Liriano hit the mound when the Cubs take on the Pirates. Then, on Sunday, the featured game is a battle between 2 old pros in Arizona’s Zach Greinke and San Francisco’s Jake Peavy.
A Closer Look At The MLB’s Best Bets July 4-10
Texas Rangers at Boston Red Sox
When: Wednesday, July 6 at 7:00pm ET
Listed Pitchers: TEX-Martin Perez vs BOS-Steven Wright
Texas pitcher Martin Perez was brilliant the last time he faced Boston. Perez gave up 6 hits in 6 innings. He gave up a single earned run. Texas beat Boston 6 to 2.
The last time that Steven Wright faced the Rangers he wasn’t nearly as effective as Perez was against Boston. Wright got shelled for 3 earned runs off of 7 hits in only 4.2 innings of work. He didn’t have his best stuff. Wright failed in his last start as well, giving up 4 earned runs off of 8 hits in only 8 innings against the Angels.
The Rangers should have this game. Wright just hasn’t been as sharp as he was earlier in the season. I’m going for the upset.
Pick: Texas Rangers
Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates
When: Friday, June 30 at 7:05pm ET
Listed Pitchers: CHIC-Jake Arrieta, PIT-Francisco Liriano
With the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw going down due to a hernia injury, Jake Arrieta with the Cubs could be ready to win another Cy Young award. Unfortunately, Arrieta’s had some control issues lately. He’s given up 9 earned runs off of 12 hits in his last 8.1 innings pitched. The good news for Cubs fans is that the Pirates hit less than .200 against Arrieta. They have only 1 home run in 182 at-bats.
Pittsburgh’s Francisco Liriano has been a mess this season. He’s gone 1-7-1 in his last 9 starts. His ERA is 5.33. Although Arrieta is having problems, it’s hard to see the Cubs losing this game to the Pirates on Friday.
Pick: Chicago Cubs
Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants
When: Sunday, July 10 at 8:00pm ET
Listed Pitchers: AZ-Zack Greinke, SF- Jake Peavy
Zach Greinke should get a clean bill of health to take the mound versus the Giants on Sunday. He went through an MRI this past Saturday. No problems so far. If he does take the mound, he could dominate. Greinke has given up only 4 home runs in 237 at-bats versus SF. The Giants average .249 against Greinke.
Arizona has had no problems getting to Jake Peavy. The Diamondbacks average .324. They’ve hit 4 home runs in 105 at-bats versus Peavy. It looks to me like Arizona is going to take this one if Greinke is healthy enough to take the mound.
Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks