Top MLB Betting Games For The Coming Weekend

Posted by Eric Williams on Friday,June 9, 2017 3:45, EST in

Can the Chicago Cubs hold it down at home against the surprising Colorado Rockies while the red-hot Houston Astros continue playing like the best team in all of baseball?

Can the New York Yankees hold off the Baltimore Orioles in their weekend AL East showdown against the Baltimore Orioles? If it’s Friday, then it’s time for another round of weekend MLB betting picks. Now, let’s find out the answers to each of the aforementioned questions!

A Closer Look At The Top MLB Betting Games For The Coming Weekend

 

 

Colorado Rockies (39-23) at Chicago Cubs (30-29)

When: Saturday, June 10 at 2:20 PM ET
Where: Wrigley Field
TV: ROOTRM, ABC
Probable Pitchers: Colorado – Jeff Hoffman – R (3-0, 2.61 ERA) / Chicago – Eddie Butler – R (3-1, 3.75 ERA)

Analysis: Heading into Friday night, Colorado had won five straight and six of their last seven games while Chicago dropped two straight after winning their previous five. Rockies right-hander Jeff Hoffman limited San Diego to one run on three hits while striking out a career-high nine batters in seven innings before exiting after tossing 89 pitches.

Former Colorado hurler Eddie Butler will make his first start against his former team after going 2-0 with an impressive 2.63 ERA in his three home starts this year. For this matchup, I’m going to advise you to back the Colorado Rockies to get the win despite being on the road, mostly because Jeff Hoffman has been rock-solid this season and Colorado has posted a blistering 22-10 mark on the road.

The Rockies are 7-1 in their last 8 road games vs. a right-handed starter and 4-1 in their last 5 road games. Conversely, the Cubs are just 1-6 in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning percentage above .600 and 0-7 in their last 7 games vs. teams from the NL West.

Pick: Colorado 5 Chicago 4

Los Angeles Angels (31-32) AT Houston Astros (43-18)

Los Angeles Angels (31-32) AT Houston Astros (43-18)

When: Saturday, June 10, 4:10 PM ET
Where: Minute Maid Park
TV: FS-W, ROOTSW
Probable Pitchers: Los Angeles – Ricky Nolasco – R (2-6, 5.05 ERA) / Houston – Mike Fiers – R (3-2, 4.84 ERA)

Analysis: Heading into Friday night, Los Angeles had alternated wins and losses over their last six games despite getting a huge 11-4 win over Detroit on Thursday. Houston snapped a modest two-game losing streak by beating Kansas City 6-1 to improve to a blistering 8-2 over their last 10 games.

Halos’ right-hander Ricky Nolasco allowed two home runs in a low-scoring loss to Minnesota in his last start, but he did limit Houston to two runs in six innings on April 18. Unfortunately, Nolasco is an uninspiring 1-3 in six road starts, with 11 home runs and nine doubles allowed.

Houston right-hander Mike Fiers has won two straight starts without allowing a home run after getting smacked around for a whopping 18 homers in 46.2 innings over his first nine starts. With Houston going 19-7 in their last 26 meetings against the Angels, and L.A. going 0-4 in Ricky Nolasco’s last four road starts, I say keep it simple and back the best team in all of baseball this season to hold down the fort at home.

Pick: Houston 7 Angels 4

Baltimore Orioles (31-27) AT New York Yankees (34-23)

When: Sunday, June 11, 1:05 PM ET
Where: Yankee Stadium
TV: MASN, MLBN
Probable Pitchers: Baltimore – Kevin Gausman – R (3-4, 5.86 ERA) / New York – Masahiro Tanaka – R (5-6, 6.55 ERA)

Analysis: Heading into Friday night, Baltimore Orioles had their two-game winning streak snapped in Thursday’s 6-1 loss to Washington to fall to 2-3 over their last five games. On the flip side of the coin, the Yankees had won two straight, including their emphatic 9-1 win over Boston on Thursday to move to 3-2 over their last five games.

Baltimore’s Kevin Gausman gave up four runs on eight hits in 6.2 innings against while getting a no-decision in his last start against the Pirates. New York’s Masahiro Tanaka was smacked around for five runs on five hits – including three home runs – in his last start against Boston while tossing a modest five innings. Tanaka is a dismal 0-5 with a high, 10.72 ERA in his last five starts.  Tanaka has allowed a whopping 17 home runs this season in just 66.0 innings pitched and was pounded for seven runs at Baltimore on May 31.

With Baltimore going 4-1 in their last five starts against a right-handed starter and New York’s Masahiro Tanaka struggling as much as any pitcher in the big leagues right now, I say back the O’s to get the big AL East division win people!

Pick: Baltimore 8 New York 4