Winning MLB SU Picks for the Weekend Action (Jul 29-30)The final weekend before the MLB trade deadline is a big one, and we have already seen a number of moves hit the trade wire in the past few days. Expect the activity to go up a notch between now and Monday as teams try and improve their squad heading into the home stretch of the season. For baseball bettor, it’s business as usual, as we all try to pick out the potential winners in a jam-packed weekend calendar.
Houston Astros over Detroit Tigers – Friday
Texas Rangers over Baltimore Orioles – Friday
The Baltimore Orioles have been pretty awful on the road this season, going just 18-32 so far. The Texas Rangers on the other hand are 4 games above .500 in their own ball park, despite struggling overall for large chunks of the season. Let’s give this one to the Rangers.
Arizona Diamondbacks over St. Louis Cardinals – SaturdaySaturday, July 29th, 6:15 PM Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri The Diamondbacks appear to have a little bit of their swagger back, and while chasing down the Dodgers in the West looks like a long shot, they are still very much in good shape in the Wild Card race. A good deal of their success this season needs to go to their pitching staff, and Zack Greinke in particular. Greinke had an off season last year, but has bounced back brilliantly this season. I like him to pick up win number 13 on Saturday night in St. Louis.
Pittsburgh Pirates over San Diego Padres – SaturdaySaturday, July 29th, 6:40 PM Petco Park, San Diego, California The series between these two teams is essentially meaningless, but by overlooking it, you may be missing out on an opportunity to win some money. Ivan Nova has been putting together a decent season on the mound for the Pirates. While he was shelled in his last outing, I think he will bounce back nicely against a rather anemic Padres batting order. I like the Pirates to go on the road and steal one on Saturday.
Kansas City Royals over Boston Red Sox – Sunday
On the other side of the coin is Eduardo Rodriguez, who is winless in his last 3 starts, and who has given up a total of 14 earned runs during that stretch. I like the Royals to come away with the road win on Sunday.