The 2015 MLB season continues flying by as we hit the middle of June with week 11. As we rapidly approach the midway point to the season it is time to start taking advantage of my picks for your best MLB bets in week 11.
A Closer Look At MLB’s Week 11 Best Bets
Detroit Tigers at Cincinnati Reds
Two great pitchers take the mound on Wednesday. Detroit’s David Price might have the edge. He’s gone 6 and 2 with a 2.44 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP. Price has been fantastic versus Cincinnati. He’s allowed a .192 batting average from 52 at-bats. He’s struck out 14 Reds from those 52 at-bats.
Johnny Cueto has a 4 and 4 record with a 2.82 ERA and a .95 WHIP. Cueto has struck out 82 batters this season. He’s only faced Tiger batters 13 times, but he’s allowed only 2 hits from those 13 at-bats for a .154 batting average. Cueto and the Reds figure to be slight favorites, meaning that betting on Price and the Tigers to score is the way to go in this great Wednesday matchup.
Los Angeles Angels at Oakland A’s
The terrific Sonny Gray takes the mound for the A’s on Friday when Oakland battles the AL rival Los Angeles Angels. Gray has been close to unbeatable this season. His WHIP is a fantastic .93 while his ERA is an awesome 1.60. Gray’s 8 and 3 record and 83 strikeouts are also great. Versus the Angels, Gray has allowed only 31 hits from 165 at-bats for a .188 average.
The Angels counter Sonny Gray with Matt Shoemaker. Shoemaker is 4 and 5 with a 4.85 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP. Shoemaker hasn’t had the best success versus Oakland when allowing 23 hits, including 2 home runs, from 81 at-bats for a .284 average. This is a bad matchup for the Angels. Give up the 1 ½ and bet the A’s on the run line.
Boston Red Sox at Kansas City Royals
Boston sends Wade Miley to the mound versus Kansas City on Sunday. Miley’s only faced KC batters 35 times. He hasn’t been that good against the Royals when allowing 9 hits for a .257 average.
KC counters with Chris Young. The former San Diego Padres’ starter has a .94 WHIP and a 2.25 ERA this season. But, Young hasn’t been all that much better versus Boston batters as Miley has been versus Royal batters. Young has allowed Boston to garner a .268 batting average from 41 at-bats. This might be a good time to go against the Royals at home with a road dog that matches up well.