Top Pro Baseball Betting Picks of the Week

Posted by Aaron . on June 27, 2016 in

Now that Copa America is done and EURO 2016 is winding down, and the NBA Finals and the Stanley Cup are behind us, it’s the MLB season that will give us a lot to write about as far as your sports odds. Let’s take a look at some of your top MLB lines picks for the week ahead.

Let’s Review the Top MLB Odds Picks of the Week

Monday: Houston at Los Angeles Angels (10:00pm Eastern time)

Pitching Matchup: Collin McHugh (HOU) vs Matt Shoemaker (LA)

Most of the AL West buzz right now is going toward the Texas Rangers, who are 49-27 and head to New York with a chance to continue their extended tear, but the Houston Astros have also been red-hot, winning nine of ten coming into Sunday’s action. One reason is Collin McHugh, whose record is just 5-5 and whose ERA is still a fairly big 4.70, but during the recent streak he has been terrific. On June 15, he held the St. Louis Cardinals to a single run in 6 innings, and in his last start (also against the Angels) he went seven strong innings, scattering five hits and permitting just a pair of runs.

The Astros ended up winning that game late (so McHugh did not pick up the win), but his pitching played a major part in limiting the Angels while the Astros’ bats warmed up. I like him to continue that string against the Angels this time, and given how much of a tailspin Los Angeles has suffered lately, I see the Astros winning this one.

Tuesday: Philadelphia at Arizona (9:40pm Eastern time)

Pitching Matchup: Jerad Eickhoff (PHI) vs Zack Greinke (ARI)

The Phillies did just finish taking two of three from the San Francisco Giants, winning in a Madison Bumgarner start and almost taking the sweep on Sunday by tagging Johnny Cueto for six earned runs (although falling late thanks to a bullpen meltdown). However, Zack Greinke has been terrific this season, and the Phillies’ offense, while perking up a bit, remains behind what the Diamondbacks can roll out. In Greinke’s last five starts, he has allowed just six earned runs in 36 innings, striking out 29 batters. Eickhoff is a promising young pitcher, but I just don’t see him keeping pace with what Greinke should be able to do. I see the Diamondbacks winning this one.

Wednesday: Boston at Tampa Bay (12:10pm Eastern time)

Pitching Matchup: David Price (BOS) vs Matt Moore (TB)

David Price got absolutely shelled in his start on Friday at Texas, permitting six runs in 2 innings. However, the Red Sox stormed back for an 8-7 win, scoring four runs with two outs in the top of the ninth inning. Matt Moore, though, will be a much stiffer test for the Red Sox hitters than was Nick Martinez, who gave up four runs in five-plus innings for Texas in that game. The Red Sox are one of the top offenses in the American League, averaging just under six runs a game, but if Price still has the Ranger debacle lingering in his head, Moore will be a more than worthy opponent. I like Tampa Bay to win this game.