MLB Hit or Miss July 17th, 2019

Let’s get over this hump day with some sure fire winners

Washington Nationals @ Baltimore Orioles 

Starting Pitching: Erick Fedde vs Aaron Brooks

O/U: 11.0

The Nationals have been on a complete tear the past 10 games, winning 8 of them and having the 4th highest batting average on that same time frame. Washington is also now 9th in team OBP at .329 while the Orioles are ranked 28th at .299. Honestly this is an easy pick, I was shocked when I saw the Nationals were only -180, I thought it would be closer to -220. And for that exact reason you should hop on this game. The odds are simply too good to pass up, Nationals win and cover the -1.5 spread. 

MY PICKS

O/U: Under 11.0

Winners: Nationals -180

Detroit Tigers @ Cleveland Indians 

Starting Pitching: Spencer Turnbull vs Mike Clevinger 

O/U: 9.0

So this is the biggest spread I think I have seen in a baseball game. -315 is basically saying that Vegas doesn't even view the Tigers as a real baseball team. And really I don't either, so I get it. Detroit is only scoring 3.7 per game which is just flat out funny. But they also allow the 4th most runs per game at 5.7. Cleveland is currently on a very impressive run themselves. Winning 3 straight games and winning 8 of their last 10. I know the value isn't here with this game but look at it as an easy win if you are down a few units to your bookie. Take the Indians to win and cover the -1.5 spread.

MY PICKS

O/U: Over 9.0

Winners: Indians -315

Houston Astros @ Los Angeles Angels

Starting Pitching: Gerrith Cole vs Felix Pena 

O/U: 9.0

The Angels have won 5 straight games now since the end of the All-Star break and the last 2 have been without Mike Trout in the lineup. Now that the best player in the world is back in the lineup, I don’t see how they lose this game. The most impressive thing about this LA lineup is how little they strikeout. They have a league low 17.8% strikeout percentage. This team puts the ball in play and get on base. They are also 8th with a 9.5% walk rate. I believe that tonight the magic is going to continue for this Angels team and they pick up yet another game on the division leading Astros. 

MY PICKS

O/U: Over 9.0 

Winners: Angels

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