Winning MLB ATS Betting Picks for July 9

Winning MLB ATS Betting Picks for July 9

Written by on July 8, 2016

As Major League Baseball’s All-Star classic draws nearer, it’s time to take a look at some of the last picks out there for you to rake in the cash before the game shuts down for a few days. Take a look at these MLB odds matchups from Saturday.

Here are our Winning MLB ATS Picks for July 9

St. Louis at Milwaukee (2:10pm ET)

Pitching Matchup: Cardinals: Carlos Martinez (7-6, 2.90 ERA) vs. Brewers: Chase Anderson (4-9, 5.49 ERA) Look more at Martinez’s low ERA than those six losses. The Cardinals’ offense started out the year sleepwalking, and while they have picked up the pace a little bit since then, they still have a way of leaving their pitchers in the lurch. No member of the Brewers’ current team has ever homered off Martinez, who has a 2-1 career record and a 1.34 ERA at Miller Park (10 appearances, 4 starts). The Brew Crew is starting Chase Anderson, who has not made it through six innings in any of his last four outings — and hasn’t made it out of the fourth in his last two. He saw the Cardinals his last start and walked five men in 4 ⅓ innings. I like the Cardinals to deliver another tanning to the Brewers in this one.

Tampa Bay at Boston (4:05pm ET)

Pitching Matchup: Rays: Matt Moore (5-5, 4.54 ERA) vs. Red Sox: Rick Porcello (10-2, 3.82 ERA) Despite those middling numbers, Moore has been on a tear lately, permitting just nine runs in his last five starts, tallying a 3-1 record. On Monday, he permitted just two runs in 6 ⅔ innings; in his start before that, he threw seven shutout innings. However, David Ortiz, Travis Shaw, Brock Holt, Ryan Hanigan, Xander Bogaerts and Mookie Betts all have career averages of at least .348 against Moore, and if you take Ortiz off the list, everyone is hitting .500 or better against him. The Sox are starting Rick Porcello, who is undefeated in his eight home starts this year (7-0). He has a lifetime 2.98 ERA against the Rays, with a 7-4 record, and he looked strong in beating the Texas Rangers last weekend in Fenway. I like the Red Sox in this one.

San Diego at Los Angeles Dodgers (7:15pm ET)

Pitching Matchup: Padres: Luis Perdomo (3-3, 7.93 ERA) vs. Dodgers: Brandon McCarthy (1-0, 0.00 ERA) Brandon McCarthy returned to the rotation with five shutout innings and eight strikeouts in his return from Tommy John surgery. However, he is likely to remain on a short pitch count now that he returns to the mound six days later. Despite that gargantuan ERA, Luis Perdomo has actually made some big improvements in the last month, developing a sinkerball that has given him one of the best ground ball rates in MLB in June. He has made four starts for the Padres and has gone six innings in three of them. Alexei Ramirez (.375), Yangervis Solarte (.500, and Matt Kemp (.500) have all hit McCarthy well during their career. I like the Padres to win this one.