We have hit week 10 in Major League Baseball and the all-star break is almost a month away. We have two teams that are 10 games or more behind the conference leader and well out of the pennant race (Phillies and Brewers). However there are three amazing games that you should not only be watching but also betting on this week.
Which MLB Games To Bet On In Week 10 (June 8th-14th)
Chicago Cubs at Detroit
When: Wednesday, June 10th, 2015
Detroit starter Shane Greene goes into the game on a 3 game losing streak after dropping a game to Oakland in a 5 to 7 loss on June 4. Greene lasted only 4.1 innings, giving up 6 runs off of 8 hits. That brought Greene’s ERA to 5.40. His WHIP is 1.34.
This is in contrast to the Cubs’ starter, Jake Arrieta. Arrieta’s ERA is 3.04. His WHIP is 1.08. Versus the Cubs, Arrieta has allowed 8 hits from 49 at bats. That’s a .163 ERA. Arrieta figures to dominate the Tigers on Wednesday. Since Chicago is the road team, expect decent odds. Go with the Cubs.
Seattle at Houston
When: Friday, June 12th, 2015
Seattle sends the ace of all aces, Felix Hernandez, to the mound versus the Astros on Friday this week. Once again, Hernandez is having a dominant year. He’s gone 9 and 2 with a 2.51 ERA and a .96 WHIP. King Felix has struck out 81 batters so far this year. June just started, which makes the strike out total incredible.
But Houston starter Brett Oberholtzer might be due for a big game this Friday. Even though Oberholtzer is 0 and 1 with a 3.75 ERA and a 2.08 WHIP, he’s been decent versus Seattle, allowing 10 hits from 43 at bats for a .233 average. Hernandez figures to be over bet in this situation, making Oberholtzer and the Astros a nice home dog play for a price.
Kansas City at St. Louis
When: Sunday, June 14th, 2015
Surprisingly, Jason Vargas, KC’s starter on Sunday versus the St. Louis Cardinals, has a 4 and 2 record. It’s a surprise because Vargas’ ERA is 4.79. His WHIP is 1.43. Versus the St. Louis Cardinals he’s been worse. St. Louis bats .286 versus Vargas.
St. Louis sends John Lackey to the mound. Lackey has a 2.93 ERA with a 1.19 WHIP. Lackey hasn’t been very effective when facing Kansas City. The Royals bat .313 against him. KC has been good on 35 of 112 at-bats versus Lackey. They’ve hit 4 home runs and garnered 15 RBIs.
Because of Lackey’s struggles, and the fact that KC will be getting odds, the Royals are the play in this Sunday matchup.