After yesterday’s small slate the MLB is back in full force this weekend with everyone making their return from the All-Star break. Just about 70 games left on most teams schedules, so were past the halfway point of the MLB season. The trade deadline is on the horizon, so these next couple of weeks could go a long way in deciding who’s a buyer and who’s a seller. With all that said, let’s start making some bets! I’m using FanDuel today to get my odds and lines. If you haven’t signed up with them yet, you can do so below and get a No Sweat First Bet up to $1,000 on your initial wager. Onto the picks
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White Sox -1.5 (+125) vs Guardians
The White Sox haven’t had a ton of success against Cleveland this season, but heading into the All-Star break they won 5 of their last 6 including 2 games vs Cleveland and 3 vs Minnesota. The Sox seemed to turn a corner headed into the All-Star break and I think they maintain that. Lucas Giolito throws for the South Siders today, and he’s been fantastic against the Guardians in his career owning a 1.77 ERA and 81 Ks through 12 starts. The Sox lineup heated up in their four game set with Minnesota, I like them to maintain momentum against Cleveland with Giolito on the mound.
Mets -1.5 (+118) vs Padres & Under 7 (-110)
I know I’m not supposed to take run line favorites at home, yet I’m taking two of them. But any time Max Scherzer is on the mound and I’m getting plus money on the run line I’ll take it. Scherzer has been absolutely dominant in Year 1 with the Mets. Yu Darvish throws for the Padres, he’s also been really good this season. I like both pitchers in tonight’s matchup, a first 5 under might not be a bad play either but with these two starters that is lower than normal so I stayed away. Let’s hop on Max Scherzer’s back and win some bets tonight.