Saturday, July 13

Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals, 8:05 am
Phillies $2.25

Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies exit the All Star break looking to build on their solid 47-43 start. They’ll want a strong second half of the season for Bryce harper, who currently boasts 16 home runs and 42 RBI. Nick Pivetta will pitch here, going 4-3 with a 5.84 ERA so far.

Washington Nationals

The Nationals have rebounded nicely to now sit at 47-42. Anthony Rendon has been excellent when healthy, leading the way with 20 home runs and 62 RBI. Max Scherzer will pitch here, going 9-5 with a 2.3 ERA so far.

Prediction: Phillies $2.25

Despite his solid recent form, Scherzer has largely been good fade material for punters so far. I think that the Sixers offence can get after him here, while Pivetta does just enough to secure a home win.

Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays, 9:05 am
Rays $1.65

Baltimore Orioles

The Orioles have had a dreadful start to the campaign, winning just 27 games so far. Renato Nunez has provided some resistance, going for 20 home runs and 49 RBI. Dylan Bundy will pitch here, going a poor 4-10 with a 4.65 ERA so far this season.

Tampa Bay Rays

The Rays have been quietly very strong this season, going 52-39 so far. Brandon Lowe is their primary offensive weapon, going for 16 home runs and 49 RBI. Yonny Chirinos will pitch here, going a respectable 7-4 with a 3.15 ERA.

Prediction: Rays $1.65

Even at $1.65, I think there is very strong value on the Rays in this spot. They are comfortably the better of these two sides and should easily contain a dismal Baltimore offence here.

St Louis Cardinals vs Arizona Diamondbacks, 10:15 am
Cardinals $1.80

St Louis Cardinals

The Cardinals exit the All-Star break at a middling 44-44. Marcell Ozuna is still their premier offensive threat, going for 20 home runs and 62 RBI. Adam Wainwright will pitch in this one, going 5-7 with a 4.31 ERA so far.

Arizona Diamondbacks

The Diamondbacks find themselves just above .500 at 46-45 so far. Eduardo Escobar is killing it offensively this season, leading the way with 67 RBI. They are yet to announce a starting pitcher, although their staff has largely struggled outside of Zack Greinke.

Prediction: Cardinals $1.80

At home and with Greinke unlikely to pitch for Arizona, I think St Louis is the better of these two sides. They have the more dynamic and versatile offence, which should be enough to get them over the line here.