SU MLB Picks for the Coming Weekend (June 17-19)

Posted by Aaron . on June 17, 2016 in

There are some tasty MLB betting picks to take a look at for this weekend. Yes, the U.S. Open is underway, and yes, there’s that NBA Game 7 on Sunday night, but here are some other chances to get that balance in your gambling account heading in the right direction.

Taking a Quick Look at the SU MLB Picks for the Coming Weekend (June 17-19)

Texas Rangers at St. Louis Cardinals (Friday, June 17th)

Pitching Matchup: Cole Hamels (6-1, 3.14 ERA) TEX vs Michael Wacha (2-6, 4.91 ERA) (STL)

Wacha has been pitching a little better lately, in his last start, he only permitted two runs in seven innings but ended up with a no-decision because he left trailing 2-0 but the Cardinals roared back for the win. Hamels is 1-0 with a 2.57 ERA in his three June starts. In six road starts this year, Hamels has a 1.94 ERA and a 4-0 record. However, the only current Rangers who have ever faced Wacha are Shin-Soo Choo and Ian Desmond, while the Cardinals know Hamels more from his long stint with the Phillies, also in the National League. The Rangers have won 10 of 13, and with their ace on the mound, it’s hard to bet against the Rangers. I’m predicting a 5-1 Texas win.

Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians (Saturday,June 18th)

Pitching Matchup: James Shields (2-8, 5.45 ERA) (CHI) vs Danny Salazar (7-3, 2.19 ERA) (CLE)

The White Sox traded to bring James Shields to town from San Diego and have been absolutely underwhelmed so far. He has permitted 23 earned runs and 25 hits in his last 9 innings on the mound. However, Shields has ace stuff — he just hasn’t been featuring it lately. The Indians have Danny Salazar on the hill — and he has been pitching like an ace this year. He has made 12 starts this year, and has only permitted three or more runs in two of them. Opponents are batting .181 against him this year. In his two June starts, he has permitted just two runs and six hits in 13 innings. The Indians and the White Sox are locked in a tough battle with the Tigers and the Royals, as the four teams are fighting over first place in the AL Central. In this game, though, I’m predicting a 4-2 Tribe win.

Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles (Sunday, June 19th)

Pitching Matchup: Marcus Stroman (6-2, 4.76 ERA) (TOR) vs Chris Tillman (9-1, 2.87 ERA) (BAL)

The Toronto Blue Jays enter the weekend just two games behind Baltimore in the AL East standings, so by the time Sunday’s game comes around, the two teams could be tied in their chase of the Boston Red Sox. Marcus Stroman had been struggling a bit as of late, giving up 13 runs in two starts against Boston and then four the last time he saw the Orioles, but he held Philadelphia to a pair of runs in his last start. The other side will start Chris Tillman, who has not taken a loss since a 6-3 decision at Texas and has not pitched in a game in which the Orioles lost since May 24, when he took a no-decision in a 3-2 setback in Houston. Despite the terrific stuff that Stroman has, Tillman is almost automatic right now. I’m predicting a 4-1 Baltimore win.