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Washington vs. New York MLB Betting Odds & Pick from Larry Ness: July 10th 2016

| July 10, 2016


Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets
MLB Betting Pick: Mets -125 odds (July 10th 2016)

Gonzalez is 1-7 with a 7.66 ERA in his L9 starts (Nats are 1-8)…My free play is on the NY Mets at 1:10 ET.

The New York Mets were hoping to close the gap on the Washington Nationals in the NL East with a four-game home series right before the All Star break. The Mets took the series opener on Thursday but the lost 3-1 on Friday and 4-1 on Saturday, meaning the best the team can hope for now is a split. Meanwhile, the Nationals have a chance to push their lead to six games with a win in Sunday’s series finale heading into the All-Star break. New York added pitcher Noah Syndergaard and slugger Yoenis Cespedes (both All Stars) to its injury list on Friday and couldn’t cope with Max Scherzer during Saturday’s 6-1 loss. To add insult to injury, they watched playoff hero Daniel Murphy (signed as a free agent by the Nats) perform at an All-Star level for Washington. Murphy was 3-for-4 on Saturday and now leads the majors in hitting with a .349 batting average.

Gio Gonzalez (4-8, 4.79 ERA) gets the ball for the Nats and Steven Matz (7-4, 3.34 ERA) for the Mets. Gonzalez is 10-5 with a 3.04 ERA in 19 career starts against the Mets (teams are 12-7) but enters this game just 1-7 with a 7.66 ERA in his last nine starts (Nats are 1-8). Matz will be starting for the third time on the Mets’ season-long 11-game home stand and like Gonzalez, is in a slump. He lost his season opener but then won SEVEN consecutive starts to reach 7-1 with a 2.36 ERA. However, he’s winless in his last seven starts, a stretch in which he is 0-3 with a 4.58 ERA (Mets are 2-5).

I noted that Matz is winless in his last seven starts but will add here that he earned his most recent win back on May 25 when he threw a career-high eight shutout innings in the New York’s 2-0 victory over Washington (it’s his lone career start against the Nationals). Gonzalez and Matz are both overdue but my bet is with the home team.

Jack Jones explains why betting the Astros on the Runline today offers value

| July 9, 2016


Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros
MLB Pick: Astros -1.5 runs -104 odds (July 9th 2016)

The Houston Astros are a scorching hot 30-12 in their last 42 games overall. They have made a big push before the All-Star Break to try and chase down the Texas Rangers in the AL West. Look for that push to continue with another win Saturday.

The Astros have a big edge on the mound today behind Lance McCullers, who is 4-2 with a 3.57 ERA in nine starts, 3-1 with a 2.17 ERA in six home starts, and 1-0 with a 1.86 ERA in his last three starts. McCullers is 1-0 with a 2.31 ERA in two career starts against Oakland.

Kendall Graveman is 4-6 with a 4.57 ERA and 1.500 WHIP in 16 starts this season, including 3-3 with a 5.72 ERA and 1.689 WHIP in 10 road starts. Graveman is 1-1 with a 6.91 ERA and 1.814 WHIP in three career starts against Houston as well.

Oakland is 3-13 (-11.0 Units) against the money line after allowing 8 runs or more this season. It is losing by 2.6 runs per game in this spot. Houston is 14-3 (+10.8 Units) against the money line after having won 4 of their last 5 games this season. It is winning by 2.6 runs per game in this spot. The Astros are 10-1 (+9.9 Units) against the money line in home games after 7 or more consecutive home games over the last two seasons. They are winning by 2.0 runs per game in this spot. Bet the Astros on the Run Line.

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Los Angeles Angels vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Betting Line Pick from Larry Ness: July 9th 2016

| July 9, 2016


Los Angeles Angels vs. Baltimore Orioles
MLB Betting Line Pick: Baltimore -121 odds (July 9th 2016)

Baltimore owns the most home wins (31-14) of any team, averaging 5.31 RPG & earning the 3rd-best home moneyline at plus-$1,432…My free play is on the Bal Orioles at 4:05 ET.

The Los Angeles Angels are just 37-50 on the season (16 1/2 games back of Texas in the AL West) but after last night’s 9-5 win at Baltimore, have won FOUR straight games for the third time this season. The Angels have outscored the opposition 34-13 during their current four-game winning streak and hope to continue their hot hitting vs Baltimore’s Yovani Gallardo (3-1, 6.10 ERA). Gallardo went on the DL in late April and didn’t return until June 18. He’s made four starts since that return and while he’s 2-0 (team is 3-1) he’s allowed 21 hits (including five HRs) over 20.1 innings while posting a 5.31 ERA. He’s made only one career start vs the Angels, allowing FIVE runs on eight hits with three walks in four innings.

Nick Tropeano (3-2, 3.28 ERA) will get the ball for the Angels. He was recalled from Triple-A after working his way back from a right shoulder injury to make a start this past Monday vs Tampa Bay. Tropeano made just two mistakes, allowing two solo HRs over five innings of a no-decision (5 IP / 4 hits / 2 ERs). Tropeano will be making his 23rd career start on Saturday (Angels are 10-12) but first vs Baltimore. He’ll face a first-place Baltimore team with the most home wins (31-14) of any team in MLB, averaging 5.31 RPG and earning the third-best home moneyline at plus-$1,432.

I’m backing the home team.

Diamondbacks vs. Giants MLB Over-Under Betting Pick from Al McMordie: July 9th 2016

| July 9, 2016


Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Francisco Giants
MLB Over-Under Betting Pick: Under 8 runs -110 odds (July 9th 2016)

At 4:05 pm, our complimentary selection is on the San Francisco Giants and Arizona Diamondbacks to go ‘under’ the total. We’ve reached the half-way point of the season, and wouldn’t you know it, but once again the Giants are the best team in Major League baseball, albeit just barely. For anyone who’s followed this team over the past decade, that should not come as a surprise. They always seem to get the most out of their players – both the young ones and the veterans. Case in point is veteran RHP Jake Peavy. If you ignore his start two back – and you should – Peavy has thrown quality starts in each of his other four outings, going back to the beginning of June. That one before his last looks ugly on paper – seven runs (four earned) on six hits in just 3 1/3 innings in Oakland – but that’s because his defense completely fell apart behind him and Peavy went into a bit of a rant and completely lost his focus. He came back like a wily veteran does, in his last start, and threw 6 2/3 brilliant frames to defeat the Rockies, 3-1, here at home. Peavy really likes pitching at AT&T Park this season, as in nine starts here, he is 4-2 with a 3.96 ERA (compared with 1-5 and 6.64 in eight starts elsewhere). Take the Giants and Diamondbacks to go ‘under’ the total. As always, good luck…Al McMordie.