Welcome MLB Bros and Sisters! We’re waving goodbye to an amazing July with three solid picks and throwing a few dogs into the action. In case your pockets are touching after a weird week of upsets, or if you’re a Boston fan dragging your butt back to the sportsbook after the Blue Jays laid more runs on you than an Olympic track meet, we’ve got your back like bra straps! Get back into the green with the #BrosBettingBaseball team (@bbruh916 / @abookay3)!
1. First, let’s head to the Bronx borough as the New York Yankees (-325) drop the welcome mat for the visiting Kansas City Royals. Remember when everyone was dogging Gerrit Cole for losing velocity after they started checking pitchers for banned substances? Well, no one is dogging the UCLA Bruin now! Cole is the undisputed ace of the Yankees as he sits with 9 wins – 3 losses, 3.09 ERA, and has fanned 153 batters in just 119 innings pitched. The Royals lefty Kris Bubic (2 wins – 6 losses, 5.53 ERA) will have to pitch a nearly perfect game as he faces off with the top ranked team in home runs, slugging %, and runs scored. It doesn’t take a Judge to rule in favor of the Yankees. We’re making this the #BrosBestBet, and taking the Yankees runline -1.5.
2. Next at bat are the home team Los Angeles Angels (-110) taking on the Texas Rangers (-110). Why is this game a pickem? Look no further than the mound, as Texas ace Martin Perez has let his left arm do all the talking. Perez’s 2.59 ERA and 1.18 WHIP has led him to a noteworthy record of 8 wins – 2 losses. The man with the stats PropaganDrew is riding with Perez like he’s in a sidecar doing 100 MPH on the Pacific Coast Highway! He’ll do battle with Patrick Sandoval of the Angels, who only has 3 wins and has been a must-fade with his 3.64 ERA and only 91 strikeouts on the season. Ohtani and Trout can be as great as they want to be, but it doesn’t equate to wins. Take the Rangers moneyline, and let that dog walk all the way to the bank.
3. Finally, we think Vegas lost their mind with the odds they placed on the visiting Minnesota Twins (+100) versus the San Diego Padres (-120). “WHAT YOU TALKING BOUT SEANBO?!” Ok, hear me out…as well as the Padres have performed with a staggering list of players on the IL, they’re still only as good as their pitching. Blake Snell has been one of the biggest disappointments on this team, as he has a record of 2 wins – 5 losses, a 4.75 ERA, and has just 71 Ks on the year. Guess who’s starting for the Padres on Friday? Meanwhile, the Twins are battling for the top spot in their division and their righty Joe Ryan (7 wins – 3 losses, 2.89 ERA) has been more reliable than a 2004 Toyota Camry. Let’s ride ‘Ol reliable to another win, and close this Friday out with another dog in the Minnesota Twins moneyline. Until next Friday, MLBBro.com Fam!