Top 2016 MLB ATS & SU Picks Of The Weekend
After a short detour at the MLB All-Star break, we are back for the second-half of the 2016 MLB betting season. Here are our top MLB SU and ATS picks for the weekend, running from Friday, July 15th to Sunday, July 17th.
A Closer Look At The Top 2016 MLB ATS & SU Picks Of The Weekend
Top SU MLB Picks for the Weekend
Cleveland Indians at Minnesota Twins, Friday, Jul. 15th
MLB SU Pick: Cleveland
Coming off the break, the Cleveland Indians will give the ball to right-hander Carlos Carrasco with the hope that he can lead them to a win. In his last game, Carrasco struggled as he gave up 5 runs over 3 2/3 innings against the NY Yankees. Even so, only one of those runs was earned, so there is hope that Carrasco and the AL Central division-topping Indians (52-36) can bounce back with a strong winning performance against the Twins, who are seated at the bottom of the AL Central with a 32-56 record despite winning 7 of their last 10 games.
Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays, Saturday, Jul. 16th
MLB SU Pick: Baltimore
The Orioles have been MLB betting’s surprise team of 2015, boasting of an AL East-leading record of 51-36, to go along with a 49-39 ATS mark. The fact that Mark Trumbo leads the league with 28 homers and is fourth in RBI with 68 has been a big reason behind their offensive explosion that has seen them top the majors with 137 home runs. With Baltimore’s best pitcher, Chris Tillman (12-2, 3.41 ERA), taking to the mound against the reeling Rays (34-54, 1-9 in last 10, 6-game losing streak entering the All-Star break); Baltimore should be a no-brainer pick for the SU, most probably with the ATS line as well.
Colorado Rockies at Atlanta Braves, Sunday, Jul. 17th
MLB SU Pick: Colorado
Gray has been the exact embodiment of the Rockies (40-48) this season in the MLB lines; talent, a decent number of solid performances with great upsides but also with a fair number of risks to go with all that. If the high-upside Gray shows up in this game as he has done recently, then the Rockies should be a solid pick in this road game against the improving—but still below average—Braves (31-58).
Top ATS MLB Picks for the Weekend
San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres, Friday, Jul. 15th
MLB ATS Pick: San Francisco
As arguably the best lock on Friday, the red-hot San Francisco Giants (57-33, best mark in the nation at the All-Star break) will be going against the Padres (38-51), a team the Giants have dominated this season. Making matters for the Padres, San Francisco will have one of its best pitchers on the mound in Madison Bumgarner, who brags of an absolutely stellar numbers—1.72 ERA, a 0.83 WHIP and 20 strikeouts over 15 2/3 innings this season—in his meetings against San Diego this season. Throw in the additional fact that the Giants entered the All-Star break on a solid 8-2 mark in their last 10 games (including a four-game winning streak) while the Padres were just 5-5 in their last 10 (including a three-game losing streak); I doubt if you will find a better run line option this Friday than Bumgarner (10-4, 1.94 ERA, 146K) and the Giants, who are likely to be favored highly in this clash.
San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres, Saturday, Jul. 16th
MLB ATS Pick: San Francisco
It’s nothing personal against San Diego, in case you are asking. It’s just that the Giants, as we’ve mentioned above, have been absolute beasts against San Diego. And guess who will be San Fran’s starter in this game? That’s right… His majesty Johnny Cueto (13-1, 2.47 ERA); a player who hasn’t tallied a loss since late April and impressively owns a 0.33 ERA in 27 innings against the Padres this year. Combine that with San Francisco offense (11th in MLB in batting average at .262) that has seemingly been getting hotter as the season progresses, you get a one-sided affair that should offer solid value for Giants supporters in the MLB ATS lines.