MLB NL Betting Picks for July 28 and July 29

MLB NL Betting Picks for July 28 and July 29

Written by on July 27, 2018

This week’s top MLB NL betting picks center around teams fighting for their divisions. On Saturday, Milwaukee takes on the San Francisco Giants. Before that, Philly battles Cincinnati. The Cubs take on the Cardinals in a classic matchup on Sunday while before that classic rivalry game, the Dodgers battle the Braves.

MLB NL Picks for July 28 and July 29

Saturday, July 28

Philadelphia Phillies at Cincinnati Reds

Vince Velasquez battles Matt Harvey when the Philadelphia Phillies take on the Cincinnati Reds. Harvey, the former New York Mets’ pitcher, has had his ups and downs with the Reds. One up, is that Cincinnati is 4 and 2 on the money line the last 6 times Harvey has stepped to the mound. That’s a good reason to back Cincinnati and Matt Harvey on Saturday. But, it’s not a good enough, reason. The Phillies are a better team than the Reds while Velasquez has allowed 3 hits and zero earned runs in his last 8 innings pitched. Philadelphia rocks Cincinnati by at least 3 runs on Saturday. MLB NL Betting Pick: Philadelphia Phillies

Milwaukee Brewers at San Francisco Giants

San Francisco ace Johnny Cueto steps to the mound on Saturday to battle the strong hitting Milwaukee Brewers. Cueto has been one of the overall most consistent pitchers in MLB for a long time. His form hasn’t been great in July, though. It makes sense because the 3 games he’s started in July are his first 3 since April 28. It’s difficult to see Johnny keeping the Brewers’ offense at bay. Milwaukee is one of the better hitting teams in MLB. The Brew Crew starts Jhoulys Chacin, with his 3.58 ERA, as well. Chacin holds the Giants to a .239 batting average. Milwaukee’s the pick. MLB NL Betting Pick: Milwaukee Brewers

Sunday, July 29

Are the Braves a safe bet to win this weekend?

L.A. Dodgers at Atlanta Braves

The Dodgers have been hot when Ross Stripling takes the mound. LAD is 8 and 2 straight up in the last 10 games that Stripling’s started. That an awesome record. They’ve won the last 5 straight that Stripling has started. Again, pretty awesome. The Braves counter the hot Ross Stripling with Sean Newcomb. In his last start, the Braves finally gave him something to cheer about. Before the 12 to 1 Atlanta win over Miami, the Braves had lost in Newcomb’s last 5 starts. The victory is a sign that Sean Newcomb and the Braves are back on track together. Don’t be surprised if Atlanta beats the Dodgers by more than a run on Sunday. MLB NL Betting Pick: Atlanta Braves

Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals

Cubs versus Cardinals is a classic matchup. The Cardinals start John Gant who pitched extremely well the last time he faced the Cubs. He allowed only 4 hits in 5 innings. The Cardinals beat the Cubs 6 to 3. Still, the Cubs might be favored because their pitcher, Kyle Hendricks, is more consistent. Hendricks has always had trouble versus the Cardinals, though. The last time Hendricks threw against the Cardinals, the Cubs won. That shouldn’t happen on Sunday. MLB NL Betting Pick: St. Louis Cardinals