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MLB Picks: August 06

By Rally Kapz

Let’s start our weekend with a quick little game of “Who am I?”.  I’m a 29-year old, left-handed starting pitcher.  So far this season, I’ve posted a 3-3 W/L record, a 3.69 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and I’ve whiffed 97 batters.  I’ve made 21 starts and have pitched 114 innings.  While I’ve been pretty consistent this season, I did get beat up a little bit in my last two starts.  Prior to the trade deadline I wore pinstripes for my home starts.  Any guesses?  If you guessed Jordan Montgomery…ding ding ding…you’re a winner!  I wonder how it feels being traded from a World Series favourite.  It’s gotta hurt at some level.  At least he’s been traded to another team with postseason aspirations.  He gets the start today against his former team and while it’s no easy task to go up against, Judge, Rizzo and Stanton, I can’t imagine any pitcher being more motivated.  Domingo German takes the mound for the Yankees and he owns a very bloated 1.82 WHIP, so expect big eyes at the plate from the Cards’ Goldschmidt and Arenado.  Could be a close one but I’m taking the redbirds today.

Pick:  St. Louis Cardinals ML -102 (BetRivers) vs. New York Yankees

Other games worth betting today:

The Houston Astros are the best road team in the American League.  They are a top five team in both batting and pitching in MLB this season and have a good chance to win each and every time they take the field.  Today’s pitching matchup is somewhat even, with Luis Garcia going for the Astros, up against Cal Quantrill for the Guardians.  The Guardians are trying to stay within striking distance of a wildcard spot but Houston has the better bats and is just the better team.  I like the Astros.

Pick:  Houston Astros -159 (Coolbet) at Cleveland Guardians

Admittedly, this one is just a hunch but Pablo Lopez has been pretty good for the Marlins this year.  He’s up against Drew Smyly of the Cubs.  Even at Wrigley, the Cubs just don’t inspire confidence this season.  I like this matchup for the Marlins.

Pick:  Miami Marlins -104 (FanDuel) at Chicago Cubs

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