Top MLB Betting Games for the Coming Weekend (June 10-11)
While the NBA and the NHL wrap up the championship rounds of their playoffs, the MLB schedule moves into the second week of June. The Houston Astros and the New York Yankees have been the class of the league up to this point, but it remains early days, as we’re still a month out from the All-Star break. Let’s take a look at some of your best picks for your weekend baseball betting action.
Top MLB Betting Games for the Coming Weekend
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Colorado at Chicago Cubs ( Saturday, June 10th, 2:20pm ET)
Pitching Matchup: Jeff Hoffman (3-0, 2.61 ERA) (COL) vs Eddie Butler (3-1, 3.75 ERA) (CHI)
The Colorado Rockies (39-23) took the opener of this weekend series on Thursday, and on Saturday they send one of the new bright spots in their rotation to the mound in Jeff Hoffman. His last time out, Hoffman put up seven strong innings, limiting San Diego to one run on three hits, fanning nine batters — all on just 89 pitches. While Kris Bryant (.750 lifetime average on 3-4 hitting, 2 HR, 5 RBI) has hit Hoffman well, he is the only Cub who has done damage to him. The Cubs (30-29) do send out Eddie Butler — with a 2-0 record and a 2.63 ERA in three starts at Wrigley this year — to the hill, but I see the Rockies continuing to take advantage of a rough World Series hangover in Chicago.
Cincinnati at L.A. Dodgers (Saturday, June 10th, 10:10pm ET)
Pitching Matchup: Asher Wojciechowski (1-0, 4.50 ERA) vs Alex Wood (6-0, 1.69 ERA) (LA)
Alex Wood was the National League’s Pitcher of the Month for May, and he as a 25 ⅓ scoreless inning streak going. He did miss some time with a stint on the disabled list, but unless that rust has built up more than one would expect, Wood should still have enough to lead the Dodgers (36-25) by a Cincinnati (29-30) team that is relying on spot starter Asher Wojciechowski in this game. Los Angeles just snapped a three-game slide with a 2-1 home win over Washington and looks to build some momentum against the struggling Reds. I like the Dodgers in this one.
Texas at Washington (Sunday, June 11th, 4:05pm ET)
Pitching Matchup: Undecided (TEX) vs Max Scherzer (WAS)
The Rangers (27-32) wrap up a weekend interleague series in Washington against the Nationals on Sunday afternoon. The Rangers sit five games below .500 despite pulling off a 10-game winning streak a couple of weeks ago, thanks in large part to inconsistent pitching, both from the starting rotation (hampered by both injuries and poor performance) and the bullpen. They face a Nationals team (38-21) that has basically made the National League East race almost academic at this point. On Sunday, they send Scherzer — who would be an ace on just about any other roster — to the hill, and given how inconsistently the Ranger offense has been as of late, I don’t see the Rangers doing much damage against him. I’m picking the Nationals in this one.