July 24th, 2015 MLB Betting Tips

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Updated: July 24, 2015

How about that Scott Kazmir trade, huh? While it voided our pick for yesterday and possibly cost us money, it is really exciting in the long term and I’m happy to see it go down. The Astros were already one of my top teams to watch in the second half, but now that they have added an ace in Kazmir I think they are going to be really dangerous come playoff time. If Lowrie and Spinger could hurry back from injuries now, that’d be great.

We have some great games tonight including Scott Kazmir’s Houston debut in a potential playoff match-up against the Royals and King Felix going against the Blue Jays’ high powered offesne. It should be a great night of baseball so let’s just get into it.

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In what should be a slugfest, the Tigers take on the Red Sox in Boston. Justin Verlander has been rocked lately and Rick Porcello has done the same all season. The difference here is the offenses. The Tigers have been red hot, averaging seven runs per game over the past week, and the Red Sox have been cold averaging just 1.9 runs per game over the same time period. If we’re betting on which team will hit the most homeruns, I have to go with the Tigers and since they are the underdog I am definitely taking them in this one.

Bet Tigers +134 at: Bovada

Stack hitters from this game at: FanDuel

Scott Kazmir makes his Houston debut as the Astros face the Royals. This should be a great performance for Scott Kazmir as he will be highly motivated to grab the win. Motivated to show his new team he’s worth it, motivated to play for that new contract, motivated to be in a pennant race and motivated because he knows the world will be watching him. The Royals offense will be tough going for him, but they do hit worse against lefty starters than righties. He also has the good fortune of facing Jeremy Guthrie and his 5.36 ERA in his first start. The Astros should hit him hard and that should help provide Kazmir with a comfortable lead that he can hold onto.

Bet Astros -117 at: 5Dimes

The Blue Jays take on the Mariners with King Felix on the mound tonight as well. We talked a lot about Drew Hutchison yesterday, but he ended up being scratched and will start today. All of those things we said about him then apply today. His 8.81 road ERA is horrible, his .377 BAA on the road is terrible and he should help to give the Mariners a healthy lead for King Felix to protect. The Blue Jays offense is tough and could add some scoring, but I don’t believe it will matter with Hutchison on the mound. This one will feature some big scoring from the Mariners and another strong performance from King Felix. Bet the over, bet the Mariners.

Bet Mariners -140 at: Bovada
Bet Over 7 Runs at: Bovada

Stack Mariners hitters at: DraftKings