MLB Best Bets: Picks for Thursday’s MLB Slate

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We have a full slate of Major League Baseball games to bet on today as we head into the final weekend before the All-Star Break. As a few series come to a close and other get started, let’s take a look at some of the Best Bets of the day in Major League Baseball. I’m getting my odds on FanDuel today, if you haven’t signed up with them yet you can do so HERE and get a No Sweat First Bet up to $1,000 on your initial wager. Onto the bets.

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Dodgers -1.5 (+105) at Cardinals

These two teams have split the first two games of the series with each squad picking up q 7-6 win. The Dodgers trailed 6-0 last night only to fight all the way back for their 7-6 win. The Cardinals are just 5-8 in their last 13 games and go up against Tyler Anderson who’s been really good for L.A. this year sporting an ERA just above 3.00. Dakota Hudson has been fine thus far this season, but like the Cardinals as a whole has been a bit of a roller coaster. I like the value here with plus-money on the Dodgers.

New York Mets -1.5 (+134) at Cubs

You’re getting some value on the Mets here because on paper the pitching matchup certainly favors the Cubs. Keegan Thompson has been really good this year and has pitched well against some very solid lineups. Carlos Carrasco throws for the Mets and has had an up and down year, but was quite good his last two starts. The Mets are riding high after a big series win against their red-hot division rival Braves on the road. The Cubs looks like a team desperately in need of the All-Star break as they’ve lost 6 in a row. Two teams heading in opposite directions, I like the Mets with the value.

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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