Are you looking to boost the annual MLB baseball betting bankroll with some post all-star break betting?
Do you want to know which games look like value-packed matchups that are closer to ‘lock alert’ specials rather than head-scratching affairs that will leave you exhausted by the time you actually make your picks?
Then look no further!
This MLB betting breakdown on this week’s most value-packed contests will help you make the most out of your MLB betting bucks as the 2014 regular season continues to heat up right along with the summer temperatures.
Let’s get started with an intriguing Wednesday night matchup between the Texas Rangers and New York Yankees.
My Top Value Baseball Bets This Week – July 23rd to July 26th
Wed. July 23
Texas Rangers at NY Yankees 7:05 PM
The Texas Rangers are underachieving in a big way this season as they currently sit in last place in the AL West, a whopping 21.5 games behind division leading Oakland. Rangers’ staff ace Yu Darvish (9-5, 2.88 ERA) will take the mound in this contest looking to post his second straight strong outing after limiting Toronto to one run on five hits in 6.2 innings the last time out.
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Right-hander David Phelps (4-4, 3.87 ERA) will take the hill for New York looking to record consecutive wins after limiting Cincinnati to three runs on six hits in 6.1 innings in his last start. Phelps has not allowed more than two earned runs in four straight starts, but New York is 1-3 over that span.
I like the Texas Rangers to get a strong outing from Darvish as he puts on a command performance mostly because he’s playing in New York. The Rangers have gone 2-2 in Darvish’s last four starts despite seeing their ace get smacked around to the tune of a whopping 5.60 ERA this month and I believe they’re going to bring their collective ‘A’ games against the hated Yankees to get Darvish the win.
My Pick: Rangers 5 Yankees 3
Friday July 25
Baltimore Orioles at Seattle Mariners 10:10 PM
Baltimore right-hander Kevin Gausman (4-3, 4.04 ERA) was pounded to the tune of five runs on nine hits in just four innings of a 10-2 rout at the hands of the Oakland A’s in his last start, which is why I like the Seattle Mariners to get the convincing win behind gifted right-hander Felix Hernandez (11-2, 2.02 ERA).
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The 28-year-old Hernandez has won five straight starts and has not allowed more than two earned runs in a mind-boggling 12 consecutive starts dating back to May 12.
This contest is as close as it gets to a ‘lock’ people! Take the Mariners to win and cover the MLB Run Line in the process.
My Pick: Mariners 5 Orioles 2
Did You Know that Seattle ranks second in the majors in pitching this season with a stellar 3.11 team ERA?
Saturday July 26
Toronto at NY Yankees 1:05 PM
Toronto right-hander Drew Hutchinson (6-9, 4.54 ERA) has been rocked in allowing six earned runs in each of his last two starts. While Yankees right-hander Shane Greene (2.79 ERA) allowed four runs on five hits in just five innings of a 4-2 loss to Texas in his last start, the Yankees’ young hurler gave up two runs or less in each of his previous two starts, both of which were wins over Cleveland and Baltimore respectively.
For this contest, I like New York (25-23 home) to get the solid win over a Toronto Blue Jays team that has struggled in dropping four of their last half-dozen games and currently sports a respectable, but not impressive 24-26 record on the road this season.