Matthew Manouli |  Sat 08/07/2017 - 17:17 EDT

MLB Picks and Parlays July 8

MLB Picks and Parlays July 8
It's time for some Saturday MLB action and things are heating up as we enter the halfway point of the season! As always, we'll be looking at three games: the Astros at Toronto, Atlanta looking to bounce back against the Nats, and the Marlins and Giants. Picks and a parlay inside, so join us for our last write-up before the All-Star break! First pitch is at 1:05pm ET.

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Good Saturday to everyone out there! As we enter the break, it could be easy to miss the value on today’s card, but we’ve got you covered. Speaking of the break though, this halfway mark should be a good opportunity to look back on teams that have been bad for bettors vs. bad for the books. As we’ve mentioned before, the NL West has been resurgent, with the Rockies, Dodgers, and Diamondbacks being 3 of the top 5 moneymaking teams so far.

Unprofitable teams might seem obvious, but the World Series Champion Cubs along with the Indians as runners-up are 2 of the top 5 worst moneymaking teams in this first half of the season, right there alongside the Giants and Phillies. Your Toronto Blue Jays aren’t having that much success either, which is why we went against them to start off the season, and have laid off their games in recent weeks.

Our picks on July 4th could have been better, as we went 1-2. The Indians have the worst home ROI in the league, but we took a shot on them and got burned by the Padres. They had tons of chances, but just left too many men on base. We won with our seeming contrarian play on Homer Bailey and the Reds as a mid-sized dog, but we’ll have to do better going forward. 

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 28 August
FT Seattle Mariners 6 - 7 Baltimore Orioles +103 -112 Odds
FT Miami Marlins 2 - 11 Montreal Expos +200 -217 Odds
FT Cleveland Indians 6 - 2 New York Yankees -105 -105 Odds
FT Atlanta Braves 1 - 6 Phillies +140 -147 Odds
FT Boston Red Sox 6 - 5 Toronto Blue Jays +101 -111 Odds
FT Pittsburgh Pirates 1 - 6 Chicago Cubs +160 -161 Odds
FT Tampa Bay Rays 12 - 0 Kansas City Royals +100 +100 Odds
FT Detroit Tigers 4 - 3 Colorado Rockies +200 -213 Odds
FT Oakland Athletics 1 - 3 Los Angeles Angels +138 -141 Odds
FT Giants 3 - 0 San Diego Padres -103 -106 Odds
Tuesday 29 August
FT Seattle Mariners 0 - 4 Baltimore Orioles +140 -147 Odds
Ppd Cleveland Indians 19:05 New York Yankees +100 -106 Odds
FT Miami Marlins 3 - 8 Montreal Expos +142 -149 Odds
Ppd Atlanta Braves 19:05 Phillies -108 -102 Odds
FT Boston Red Sox 3 - 0 Toronto Blue Jays -227 +220 Odds
FT Texas Rangers 12 - 2 Houston Astros +145 -161 Odds
FT New York Mets 4 - 14 Cincinnati Reds +145 -154 Odds
FT St. Louis Cardinals 10 - 2 Milwaukee Brewers -135 +128 Odds
FT Pittsburgh Pirates 1 - 4 Chicago Cubs +220 -227 Odds
FT Chicago White Sox 4 - 6 Minnesota Twins +210 -222 Odds
FT Tampa Bay Rays 2 - 6 Kansas City Royals -106 +103 Odds
FT Detroit Tigers 3 - 7 Colorado Rockies +185 -175 Odds
FT Los Angeles Dodgers 6 - 7 Diamondbacks -112 Odds
FT Oakland Athletics 2 - 8 Los Angeles Angels +130 -141 Odds
FT Giants 3 - 6 San Diego Padres +132 -130 Odds
Wednesday 30 August
FT Atlanta Braves 9 - 1 Phillies -110 +100 Odds
FT Cleveland Indians 2 - 1 New York Yankees Odds
FT St. Louis Cardinals 5 - 6 Milwaukee Brewers -109 +100 Odds
FT Seattle Mariners 7 - 8 Baltimore Orioles +123 -123 Odds
FT Detroit Tigers 6 - 2 Colorado Rockies +122 -119 Odds
FT Atlanta Braves 5 - 2 Phillies -109 -101 Odds
FT Miami Marlins 0 - 4 Montreal Expos +200 -217 Odds
FT Cleveland Indians 9 - 4 New York Yankees +117 -122 Odds
FT Boston Red Sox 7 - 1 Toronto Blue Jays -130 +121 Odds
FT Texas Rangers 8 - 1 Houston Astros +190 -204 Odds
FT New York Mets 2 - 0 Cincinnati Reds +150 -149 Odds
FT Pittsburgh Pirates 3 - 17 Chicago Cubs +180 -189 Odds
FT Chicago White Sox 1 - 11 Minnesota Twins +240 -256 Odds
FT Tampa Bay Rays 5 - 3 Kansas City Royals +120 -128 Odds
FT Giants 0 - 5 San Diego Padres +140 -156 Odds
FT Los Angeles Dodgers 4 - 6 Diamondbacks -125 +122 Odds
FT Oakland Athletics 8 - 10 Los Angeles Angels +139 -143 Odds
Thursday 31 August
45' New York Mets 1 - 2 Cincinnati Reds Odds
11' Texas Rangers - Houston Astros +173 -172 Odds
11' Chicago White Sox - Minnesota Twins +145 -167 Odds
Los Angeles Dodgers 15:40 Diamondbacks -111 +104 Odds
Toronto Blue Jays 19:05 Baltimore Orioles +125 -133 Odds
Boston Red Sox 19:05 New York Yankees +124 -133 Odds
Phillies 19:10 Miami Marlins +145 -154 Odds
Atlanta Braves 20:05 Chicago Cubs +200 -213 Odds
Montreal Expos 20:10 Milwaukee Brewers +107 -118 Odds
St. Louis Cardinals 22:15 Giants -101 -108 Odds
Friday 01 September
Cleveland Indians 13:10 Detroit Tigers
Atlanta Braves 14:20 Chicago Cubs
Boston Red Sox 19:05 New York Yankees
Cincinnati Reds 19:05 Pittsburgh Pirates
Toronto Blue Jays 19:05 Baltimore Orioles
Phillies 19:10 Miami Marlins
Cleveland Indians 19:10 Detroit Tigers
Los Angeles Angels 20:05 Texas Rangers
Ppd New York Mets 20:10 Houston Astros
Montreal Expos 20:10 Milwaukee Brewers
Kansas City Royals 20:10 Minnesota Twins
Tampa Bay Rays 20:10 Chicago White Sox
Diamondbacks 20:40 Colorado Rockies
Oakland Athletics 22:10 Seattle Mariners
Los Angeles Dodgers 22:10 San Diego Padres
St. Louis Cardinals 22:15 Giants
Saturday 02 September
Boston Red Sox 13:05 New York Yankees
New York Mets 14:10 Houston Astros
Atlanta Braves 14:20 Chicago Cubs
Los Angeles Dodgers 15:40 San Diego Padres
St. Louis Cardinals 16:05 Giants
Cleveland Indians 18:10 Detroit Tigers
Toronto Blue Jays 19:05 Baltimore Orioles
Cincinnati Reds 19:05 Pittsburgh Pirates
Phillies 19:10 Miami Marlins
Kansas City Royals 19:10 Minnesota Twins
Montreal Expos 19:10 Milwaukee Brewers
Tampa Bay Rays 19:10 Chicago White Sox
Los Angeles Angels 19:15 Texas Rangers
Diamondbacks 20:10 Colorado Rockies
New York Mets 20:10 Houston Astros
Oakland Athletics 21:10 Seattle Mariners
Los Angeles Dodgers 22:10 San Diego Padres
Sunday 03 September
Phillies 13:10 Miami Marlins
Cleveland Indians 13:10 Detroit Tigers
Cincinnati Reds 13:35 Pittsburgh Pirates
Toronto Blue Jays 13:35 Baltimore Orioles
New York Mets 14:10 Houston Astros
Montreal Expos 14:10 Milwaukee Brewers
Kansas City Royals 14:10 Minnesota Twins
Tampa Bay Rays 14:10 Chicago White Sox
Atlanta Braves 14:20 Chicago Cubs
Los Angeles Angels 15:05 Texas Rangers
Diamondbacks 15:10 Colorado Rockies
St. Louis Cardinals 16:05 Giants
Oakland Athletics 16:10 Seattle Mariners
Los Angeles Dodgers 16:40 San Diego Padres
Boston Red Sox 19:35 New York Yankees

This Saturday, we’ll be looking at the Astros looking to win again against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre, the Braves hoping to get revenge for a late loss to the Nats on Friday, and the Giants looking to get their offense off the ground at home against the visiting Marlins. Let’s get into it!

MLB Picks Today – July 8, 2017

Coming off a dominant win Friday night, the Houston Astros will try to get yet another road win and get to the 60 win mark before the All-Star break. The Blue Jays, while previously close to the .500 mark, have faltered and will go into the break as last in the AL East.

Mike Fiers (5-3, 3.80 ERA) has been on “fires” for the Astros this season. He’s 4-0 on the road and looks to improve that on Sunday. Not only that, but Houston is 9-2 in Fiers’ last 11 starts. He shut out the Yankees in his last outing, but he’s run into some trouble in Toronto before, only lasting 4.2 innings and giving up 5 runs.

The Blue Jays start Marcus Stroman (8-5, 3.42 ERA). The right hander has been money at home, and boasts a 2.87 ERA at Rogers Centre in 9 home starts. Stroman’s faced the Astros earlier in the season, only allowing 1 run and struck out 13. 

The Astros haven’t done very well against Toronto recently, goign 3-9 in their last 12, but look for them to keep up the offense and ruin the Jay’s day. Getting the ‘Stros at plus money against a very shaky Toronto team is worth it.

The Atlanta Braves are looking for revenge after closer Jim Johnson blew the game yesterday, and allowed the Nationals to come back in the 9th and take the game in the 10th inning, much to the chagrin of Atlanta bettors. 

Julio Teheran (6-6, 5.14 ERA) looks to get his first win in 4 games on Saturday. The right hander’s been fairly average against the Nats, with a 4-4 record and 4.42 ERA in 16 starts. Opposing him is Stephen Strasburg (9-2, 3.28 ERA), who is 10-8 with a 3.95 ERA against the Braves.

Atlanta hasn’t been playing badly recently, and really should be up in this series. Look for both Teheran and Strasburg to either play up or down to each other, leading this to be a very close game. Because of that, we’ll take the underdog in this NL East clash. If you want some insurance, you could take the Braves on the RL, because they might easily lose by 1.

  • Miami Marlins at San Francisco Giants: *Giants (-160) at BODOG

The San Francisco Giants as large underdogs might seem like a sucker play, but with the Marlins’ starter going, the Giants should take this home game, and avenge getting almost shut out on Friday night, as the Fish put up 9 runs.

Chris O’Grady gets the call from Triple-A New Orleans, and replaces Jeff Locke for Miami. It’s best to lay off call-up pitchers making their debut, but those usually have a good record. O’Grady is only 3-5 in 9 games in Triple-A and should get shelled today. 

Jeff Samardzija (4-9, 5.54 ERA) starts for the Giants, and has actaually been playing quite well recently, despite his record. The 32 year old has thrown a 38/2 strikeout to walk ratio in his last 6 games. He’s also 5-1 with a 3.43 ERA against the Fish. This should be a spot for the Giants to take it and improve their terrible record before the break.

As usual, we’ll be placing our picks into a parlay. For the sake of a better chance, we’ll be making our Atlanta play a play on the RL. We still have 2 juicy plus money lines in there for greater value. These prices were taken from Sports Interaction!

  • Houston Astros (+120)
  • Atlanta Braves +1.5 (+110)
  • San Francisco Giants (-160)

 

Agree with our picks? Tell us what you think in the comment section below!

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