Top MLB Betting Picks of the Week (June 12-18)

Posted by Henry Watkins on Monday,June 12, 2017 3:26, EDT in

It’s a brand-new week of major league baseball, and that means it’s time to start planning our betting plays by choosing the top picks from a very busy calendar. You guys may have a different way of going about things, but I like to start the week by looking at the action for each day and choosing just one game that really jumps out. I have already done that for this week’s games, and am now going to share them with all of you. Let’s hope we get some winners and continue building our bankroll.

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Top MLB Betting Picks of the Week (June 12-18)

Monday MLB Pick – Nationals over Braves

The Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves are both coming into this week on 3-game losing skids, but it is the Nationals who appear to be the most likely of the two teams to snap out of it. Stephen Strasburg (7-2, 2.80 ERA) has been magnificent this season, and I think he will be able to shut down the Braves and lead his team to a comfortable win.

Tuesday MLB Pick – Red Sox over Phillies

It has been a bit of a rollercoaster return from injury for David Price (1-1, 5.29 ERA), as his positive start was essentially wiped out by the Yankees who hit him hard last time out. They have done that to a lot of good pitchers this season, and I think Price will have a much better time of it against the anemic bats of the Phillies.

Wednesday MLB Pick – Rockies over Pirates

Over the past few seasons, the Colorado Rockies have had a great offense, but very little defense to go with it. They have also not been a very good team on the road. Both of those things have changed this season, particularly the road record, with Colorado going 24-11 away from home so far. I like them to add to that win total in Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

Top MLB Betting Picks of the Week (June 12-18)

Thursday MLB Pick – Yankees over A’s

This is quite possibly the lock of the week, and a potential sweep in the making. You have the highest scoring team in baseball going against a team that leaks runs at an alarming rate. Yes, the Yankees are on the road, but I think they will pile on the misery in this series.

Friday MLB Pick – Indians over Twins

This should be a fun series to watch, and while I expect it to be a close one, this game might prove to be the exception to the rule. We appear to have a bit of a pitching mismatch in this one, with Carlos Carrasco of the Indians a much better bet than Nik Turley of the Twins. Turley was hammered in his last outing, which was also his first start of the season.

Saturday MLB Pick – Blue Jays over White Sox

Both of these teams find themselves in the cellar of their respective divisions, but there are a couple of reasons to like Toronto here. The Jays do have a winning home record, while the Sox are awful on the road. I also like Marcus Stroman (7-2, 3.09 ERA) to get the win here.

Sunday MLB Pick – Cubs over Pirates

While the Chicago Cubs have a losing record versus the Pirates this season, they did take 2 of 3 from them the last time they were in Pittsburgh. John Lackey has struggled a little this season, and perhaps it’s a hunch, but I think he is going to have a good game on Sunday.