The All Star break is here and this time of year can be difficult to navigate for even the most experienced baseball handicapper. The time is tough because teams are deciding if they want to make a push for the playoffs or if they want to sell off their assets for a chance at rebuilding with youth. Now is the most important time of the season to be up to date on the roster moves, trades, and lineups for each team. The baseball handicapping section at Bangthebook.com has everything you need to get through this difficult stretch and keep your bankroll healthy for the upcoming football season.
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Here is the MLB Picks for Wednesday, July 9th, 2014.
San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies
If it is baseball in Colorado it is time for a high scoring affair. With the thin air and the bad pitching it has all of the makings for another high scoring outing in the Mile High city. Keep an eye on the lineups as both teams will be sellers and rumors are flying, but take the over on this double digit total. It is high for a reason. The over is 4-1 in Padres last 5 road games with the total set at 6.5 or lower and the over is 22-10-1 in Rockies last 33 games as a favorite. Don’t think twice, check the lineups and hit the over in this afternoon game.
Free MLB Pick: San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies Over 11
Chicago White Sox at Boston Red Sox
We look at another total in the second free pick of the day involving the game between the Chicago White Sox and the Boston Red Sox. This total is set at just 7.5 and that speaks volumes about the starting pitching in this game. This is Fenway Park which is known for its high scoring games but Chris Sale and Rubby De La Rosa can both pitch. The under is 10-1-1 in White Sox last 12 when they go up against a team with a losing record and the under is is 23-7 in Red Sox last 30 home games. These two pitchers can pitch and the Red Sox offensive is not as good as it used to be. Take the under.
Free MLB Pick: Chicago White Sox at Boston Red Sox Under 7.5
Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals
This will be the second time that we back the Bucs in this series. The Pirates need to make a statement and play well in this series so this game is critical. The Pirates are 10-2 in their last 12 games when they go up against a right-handed starter and are a nice price in this big game.
Free MLB Pick: Pittsburgh Pirates +126