Last night Matt did very well with his July 23rd MLB predictions going 3 for 4 with his picks – I look to continue from there with some more winners for our visitors. There are lots of good match ups today, which should equal a good day for watching and betting the MLB games. Below you will find a preview of four good match ups for Saturday’s games, including a free betting prediction for each game at the bottom of each preview. I have also posted a chart below which lists the best online sportsbooks for MLB betting – if you are not betting on the MLB games online at one of these sites you are missing out big time, as they are the best out there (you will also get a Free Money bonus if you don’t already have an account).
MLB Predictions for July 24th:
Minnesota Twins @ Baltimore Orioles – The Minnesota Twins sit third in the AL Central division and really need to take these last two games against the last place Orioles in order to stay close with the Tigers and division leading White Sox. The two teams have split the first two games of the four game series, with the Orioles winning 3-2 last night. The Twins send Scott Baker to the mound who is 7-9 on the season with a 5.15 ERA. Orioles counter with lefty Brian Matusz who is 3-10 on the season with a 5.21 ERA. Although the Twins are just 4-10 in their last 14 road games I think they understand the importance of these next two games as far as making the playoffs goes, and they come out with the win here tonight. PREDICTION – TWINS TO WIN (-137)
Los Angeles Angels @ Texas Rangers – Texas has won the first two games of this four game series to increase their AL West lead to 7 games over the Angels. The Angels will be sending Ervin Santana to the mound who is 8-7 on the season with a respectable 3.63 ERA. Santana has been pitching well as of late, and although is 0-2 in his last three starts he has only allowed 13 hits in 23.1 innings of work, has a WHIP of 0.94 and an ERA of 2.31 in those three starts. Righty Scott Feldman will be pitching for the Twins and is 5-8 on the year with a 5.48 ERA. The first two games of this series have been low scoring (1 and 5 run totals) and I look for that to continue today as the teams are thinking about a playoff spot late in July. PREDICTION – UNDER 10 runs (+107)
Toronto Blue Jays @ Detroit Tigers – Last night’s game was rained out, but we will see the same pitching match up for tonight’s game. Toronto’s ace Shaun Marcum will be pitching for Toronto, who boasts an 8-4 record and 3.36 ERA on the season. The slumping Tigers who have only won twice in their last nine send Rick Porcello to the mound, who is also struggling. Porcello is 4-7 on the season and 0-2 in his last three starts where he has an ERA of 7.02. With the odds given on the Toronto ace there is no way I can’t take the Jays here tonight. PREDICTION – JAYS TO WIN (-102)
Chicago White Sox @ Oakland Athletics – The Chicago White Sox are the hottest team in the MLB over the course of the last month or so, but the Athletics have been making noise recently as well, winning 7 of their last 9 ball games. The White Sox sit a top the AL Central with their 53 wins, while the A’s find themselves chasing the Rangers and Angels in the AL West division with their 48 wins on the season. The Sox took game one of the series 5-1 last night and send Freddy Garcia to pitch tonight. Garcia is 9-3 on the season and the team is 12-5 when Garcia starts. The A’s will go with Vin Mazzaro who has been impressive lately going 2-0 in his last 3 starts with a 2.05 ERA. This should be a tight game, but I like Garcia in the pitching match up and with good odds as the underdogs look for the Sox to keep on rolling. PREDICTION – WHITE SOX TO WIN (+104)
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