Thursday, July 4

Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers, 4:10 am
White Sox $1.74

Chicago White Sox

The White Sox don’t seem to have it this year, sitting at just 39-42. Jose Abreu is the only offensive standout, going for 19 home runs and 60 RBI so far. Ross Detwiler is going for his first major league start in 3 years today and it’ll be interesting to see what he has.

Detroit Tigers

The Tigers have struggled all season, sitting just 27-52. Offensive production has been a huge issue, with the 34 RBI of Cabrera leading the way. They haven’t announced a probable pitcher for this one, although their rotation has largely struggled all year.

Prediction: White Sox $1.74

In a relatively even pitching battle, I’ll gladly take the White Sox hitters in this one. Especially in front of their home fans, I think they put on a show en route to victory here.

New York Mets vs New York Yankees, 9:10 am
Yankees

New York Mets

The Mets got a good win over their crosstown rivals to move to a solid 39-47 last time out. Pete Alonso is still their only offensive threat, delivering an impressive 28 home runs and 64 RBI. Jason Vargas will pitch here, going 3-3 with a 3.66 ERA.

New York Yankees

The Yankees are still in very good form, sporting a strong 54-29 record. The hitting of Gary Sanchez has been a big boom leading the way with 23 home runs. They haven’t announced a starting pitcher yet, although their rotation has been largely excellent so far.

Prediction: Yankees

Especially after yesterday’s loss, the Yankees won’t want to get swept in this one. They are comfortably the more talented side here and I expect their quality hitters to get after Vargas in a solid road win.

Atlanta Braves vs Philadelphia Phillies, 9:20 am
Braves $1.70

Atlanta Braves

The Braves are still flying high, joining the list of teams with 50 wins so far. Freddie Freeman has killed it offensively all year, going for 22 home runs and 65 RBI. Bryse Wilson has been called up to start at Pitcher, without too much experience in the majors this season.

Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies are back to 5 games above .500, moving to 45-40 with a win last time out. Bryce Harper leads the team in RBI’s in his debut season with 59. Nick Pivetta is slated to pitch here, going 4-2 with a 5.63 ERA so far.

Prediction: Braves $1.70

Even with yesterday’s loss, I think the Braves have a significant edge in this matchup. Their hitters can get after Pivetta and Wilson is definitely a capable pitching option. At $1.70, the value is very much on their side here.