One of the great things about the weekend for baseball fans is that we always have a full calendar of games on tap, and that means a lot of great online betting opportunities. While some bettors like to look for longshots and huge value plays, others like to play it a little bit safer. You can play the betting odds favorites and still build your bank, as long as you choose wisely. There are a number of games this weekend that would appear to offer some pretty good straight up pick opportunities, so let’s take a closer look at where you might consider putting your money.
Top MLB SU Expert Picks Of The Weekend
Washington Nationals over Colorado Rockies – Friday
The Rockies may have won two in a row, but they are still just 3-7 in their last 10 games. That is not the kind of ball you want to be playing when you are going on the road to face a team that is on the brink of clinching their division. The Washington Nationals have been a little up and down of late, but this is a series that they should totally dominate. The Rockies are a much better team at home, and are 8 games below .500 on the road.
Detroit Tigers over LA Angels – Friday
The Tigers are on fire right now, and are coming into this game on a 4-game winning streak. They are lighting things up offensively, and have hammered in a staggering 36 runs during that winning run. That has to be bad news for an Angels team that has already given up over 600 runs this season. I smell a blowout here.
Pittsburgh Pirates over Milwaukee Brewers – Saturday
You may not be familiar with Jameson Taillon of the Pittsburgh Pirates, but the young pitcher is proving to be a bit of a lucky charm for his ball club. He has made a habit of going deep into the games that he pitches, which makes his 2.92 ERA all the more impressive. Not only that, the Pirates have gone 7-3 in the last 10 games that he has played in, so you have to like their chances in this one.
New York Mets over Philadelphia Phillies – Saturday
This may not be the type of season that the Mets were hoping for, but they are still alive in the Wild Card race, and they have their ace, Noah Syndergaard, on the mound for their match-up against the Phillies on Saturday. He has now won 2 in a row, and is coming off an absolute gem in his last start against the San Francisco Giants. He should be able to notch up another win versus the Phillies.
San Francisco Giants over the Atlanta Braves – Sunday
The Braves season was over before it really even began, and they are now routinely playing with a bunch of prospects in the line-up. The Giants are clinging to a Wild Card spot at the moment, and ae still only 2 back of the Dodgers in the division. Look for them to win big this weekend, especially on Sunday with Madison Bumgarner on the mound.