Major League Baseball is back in action on Friday. We are looking forward to the second half of the season starting, and right away, we get some pretty good games. Let’s take a look at a few of the Top Bets for Major League Baseball on Friday July 14, 2017:
Baltimore Orioles over Chicago Cubs
The Chicago Cubs are just a completely different team in 2017 than they were a season ago. This pitching matchup is none too thrilling with Mike Montgomery going for the Chicago Cubs, against Kevin Gausman of the Orioles. Montgomery is not having much success, and coming off his worst outing of the season. While Gausman has not been great, Montgomery has been worse, and look for a rested Baltimore offense to get to him early and often. The Orioles down the defending champions on Friday.
St. Louis Cardinals over Pittsburgh Pirates
This series is in Pittsburgh. The Cardinals start the second half with a long road trip that could make or break their 2017 season. The Cardinals are throwing Mike Leake, who has been pretty up and down, but holds just a 3.12 earned run average. Gerrit Cole goes for the Pirates in this game. Both pitchers have had a tough time winning games lately. Look for the Cardinals to get to the Pirates bullpen late, and start their road trip off with a win.
Oakland Athletics over Cleveland Indians
Look for Sonny Gray to pitch well in this game, and maybe an audition for a future team. Gray is likely going to be traded before the July 31st deadline. That’s just a couple weeks away. Gray is 4-4 on the season, and is an underdog against Carlos Carrasco, who has 10 wins on the season. With the game in Oakland, look for this to be a low scoring game. Oakland’s Gray throws well, and goes deep into the game helping them win this game.
San Francisco Giants over San Diego Padres
The only real considerable favorite that we are taking on Friday night. Johnny Cueto is another guy that is auditioning for future teams. The Padres will not be that future team, but they are a team that Cueto can slow and shut down. Cueto needs a win to get back to .500 on the season. He will face Clayton Richard, who is 5-8 heading into this game. The Padres and Giants are both at the bottom of the National League West, but San Francisco has a better starting pitcher on the mound in this game. Take the Giants over the Padres.
There are four of our Top bets in Major League Baseball for Friday July 14, 2017. Best of luck with all your Major League Baseball action, and we hope you enjoy the action on the field.