SU Betting Picks for the Best Games This Week (Aug 4-10)
Can’t wait to see the MLB Trade Deadline prospects and biggest names make their debuts or feature in the first Week with their new franchises? Good, because so do we! And as our special edition of the MLB odds preview, here are the biggest games of the week, complete with free Major League Baseball SU Picks that are specially prepared for you.
A Look at the SU Betting Picks for the Best Games This Week (Aug 4-10)
Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates (Aug. 3–5)
Besides the fact that two teams have a long history of rivalry between them, this game offers the Cubs (who are currently trailing the Pirates by four games in the NL Wild Card race) to close gap. Even more notably, the Cubs ensured that they had prepared two of their best pitchers in Jon Lester and Jake Arrieta for the first two games of the series, but Monday’s game was postponed due to rains, so Arrieta will get the start today, as he seeks to lead his team to victory, with new signing Dan Harren getting a start on Wednesday. On the opposite end, J.A Happ and Jeff Locke will start today and tomorrow. MLB Predictions and
Picks: The two teams split the two games 1-1, with Chicago getting the SU on Tuesday and Pittsburgh getting the SU on Wednesday.
Kansas City Royals vs. Detroit Tigers (Aug. 4–6)
Though the Tigers are all but out of AL Playoff contention (placed behind six teams in the AL Wild Card race), they still have enough teeth to play spoilers to the Tigers in this series against the AL-leading Royals. MLB Prediction’s and
Picks: Expect new Royal Johnny Cueto to lead Kansas City to a win on Wednesday, with Detroit snatching one of the remaining two games (either Tuesday or Thursday) for the series to end 2-1 in Kansas City’s favor.
Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees (Aug. 4–6)
The disappointing Boston train is still on track, but the debut of hot pitching prospects Henry Owens (on Tuesday for the Sox) and Luis Severino (on Wednesday for the Yankees) should make this series worthy of watching. Plus, going by the longstanding rivalry between the two teams, nothing would please the Sox than to prevent or slow down New York’s imminent success this season.
Prediction and MLB Picks: Yankees sweep the series 3-0, so take New York on all the three SU lines.
Los Angeles Dodgers at Pittsburgh Pirates (Aug. 7–9)
This series between two National League heavyweights is bound to have a monumental shake-up on NL playoff race, as the Dodgers (60-45, .571) and the Pirates (61-43, .587) look to get the best of each other. The entire weekend series will be fun to watch, but most specifically, earmark your calendar for August 7th, when Clayton Kershaw (Los Angeles) will put his 37-inning scoreless streak on the line against Gerrit Cole (Pittsburgh) in the best pitching matchup of the week.
MLB Predictions and Picks: Pittsburgh wins the series 2-1, but Kershaw gets the gets the better of Cole for SU on Friday, with Pittsburgh winning the Saturday and Sunday games.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees (Aug. 7–9)
Baseball’s hottest team right now, Toronto, will get a chance to watch its prized acquisition, David Price, make his second start on Friday, following his splendid debut against the Twins that saw him hold Minnesota to just one run in over eight innings, while striking out 11. Will the Yankees hold their ground or will the Jays (currently 5.5 games behind the Yankees in the AL East) slice down the the deficit?
MLB Prediction and Picks: Price leads the Jays to an SU on Saturday, sandwiching his lone victory between two wins by the Yankees on Friday (courtesy of Nathan Eovaldi) and Sunday.
***Bonus Pick: Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox (August 4)
As a game that features two top-contending Cy Young candidates in Chris Archer (Tampa Bay) and Chris Sale (Chicago), expect a lot of fireworks in a mouthwatering pitching clash that is worthy of your time.
Prediction: Expect Sale to bounce back with a win today, erasing the memories of his iffy showing in his last start, where he struck out seven but gave up seven runs in five innings against Boston.