2017 MLB Betting Picks and Odds for Wednesday, August 2
The trade deadline has come and gone for these MLB Betting Picks, and there are some definite winners and losers, at least on paper. Moreover, we won’t really know how the trades pan out until the action continues, which it does on Wednesday night. On the other hand, the Arizona Diamondbacks are looking to hold on to their Wild Card spot, but have a tough outing in Chicago versus the Cubs.
The Brewers are trying to recapture the magic of the first half, and will look to get back to winning ways at home versus the St. Louis Cardinals. The Colorado Rockies are another team looking at a Wild Card spot, and they will face the New York Mets at home on Wednesday night. Find out more about the updated MLB betting odds here.
A Closer Look At The 2017 MLB Betting Picks and Odds for Wednesday, August 2
Arizona Diamondbacks (60-45) at Chicago Cubs (56-48)
When: Wednesday, August 2 at 8:05 PM EST
Where: Wrigley Field, Chicago
Probable Pitchers: Zack Godley Vs Jake Arrieta
Precipitation: % 15%
Cloud Cover: 69%
Wind: 9 mph ENE
Stadium Type: Open
Analysis: In just about every other division in baseball, the Arizona Diamondbacks would be dominating, but in the West, they are 14 games back of the Dodgers. The Diamondbacks are just 5-5 in their last 10 games, but have covered in each of their last 5 outings. They come into this one after losing 2 of 3 to the Cardinals, and are now 3 games under .500 on the road. Zack Godley (4-4, 3.06 ERA) will start for Arizona.
The Cubs have come flying out of the gate in the second half and have opened up a 2.5-game lead atop the Central Division. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games, and are starting to play the sort of baseball that made them World Champions last season. Only 1 of their last 9 games have gone OVER, perhaps because they have been playing much better on the defensive side of the ball. Jake Arrieta (10-7, 4.03 ERA) will hit the mound for the Cubs.
MLB Betting Picks: Arizona Diamondbacks 3 Chicago Cubs 4
St. Louis Cardinals (52-53) at Milwaukee Brewers (55-52)
When: Wednesday, August 2 at 8:10 PM EST
Where: Miller Park, Milwaukee
Probable Pitchers: Adam Wainwright Vs Brent Suter
Precipitation %: 20%
Cloud Cover: 55%
Wind: 9 mph NE
Stadium Type: Retractable
Analysis: Winning the division is still not out of the question for the Cardinals, who are currently 4.5-games off the lead. It all begins by running down the Brewers, a team that are 2 games up on the Cards right now. St. Louis are in decent form, having won 5 of their last 7 games, but they are going to need to make a huge improvement on the road, were they are just 21-27. Adam Wainwright (11-5, 4.89 ERA) will start.
On the other hand, the Milwaukee Brewers did a fantastic job of maintaining the lead at the top of the division through the first half, but the question now is whether they are good enough to get it back after relinquishing the lead to the Cubs. Hence, the Brewers have lost 2 in a row, and have only 3 wins in their last 10 games, so the signs are not particularly positive. Thus, Brent Suter (2-1, 2.40 ERA) has been outstanding of late, and has given up just 5 ER in his last 5 appearances.
MLB Betting Picks: St. Louis Cardinals 2 Milwaukee Brewers 4
New York Mets (48-55) at Colorado Rockies (60-46)
When: Wednesday, August 2 at 8:40 PM EST
Where: Coors Field, Denver
Probable Pitchers: Chris Flexen Vs Tyler Chatwood
Precipitation %: 15%
Cloud Cover: 58%
Wind: 8 mph NNW
Stadium Type: Open
Analysis: After showing some signs of life to start the second half, the Mets have slipped back into mediocrity, losing 4 of their last 5 games. Hence, life on the road has been particularly unpleasant for the Mets, who are 4 games below .500 away from home. Overall, the Mets have gone 10-13 versus teams from the West, which is not bad considering how good that division has been. Chris Flexen (0-1, 9.00 ERA) was hammered in his first career start versus the Padres.
The Colorado Rockies are probably not going to be able to catch the Dodgers this season for the division crown, but they are still a solid 5.5 games up in the Wild Card race in the NL. Colorado have been money at home, going 31-19 at Coors Field this season. Consequently, they are just 2-4 in their last two series, and could do with some wins to get their mojo back. Tyler Chatwood (6-11, 4.78 ERA) will start for the Rockies.
MLB Betting Picks: New York Mets 4 Colorado Rockies 7