The Major League Baseball season is very long and that is a concept that is important for baseball handicappers to understand. The lineups that are put out before game time are important to check if you plan on making money by betting on baseball. The All-Star break is coming up and that is another important time to check line ups. Managers can adjust lineups or even pitching rotations to make sure that the have their players healthy and the rotation set up for the second half of the season. Check out the baseball handicapping Bangthebook.com section for all of the pertinent info on the MLB schedule.
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Here is the MLB Picks for Tuesday, July 8th, 2014.
Chicago White Sox at Boston Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox have had some difficulties on offense this season so taking a bet on the total can be tricky, but in the game against the White Sox there should be some runs scored. John Danks goes for the White Sox and is just 3-4 on the road with an ERA over 5 and has given up 13 runs in his last three starts combined. The over is 5-1 in Danks' last 6 road starts and the over is 3-0-1 in Danks' last 4 starts when he goes up against the Red Sox. This game will be a high scoring game as both teams get plenty of runs to cash in for over bettors.
Free MLB Pick: Chicago White Sox at Boston Red Sox Over 9.5
Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals
When these two teams face off it is always an important game, but it gets even more important for the Pirates who want to go into the All Star break on a high note. Vance Worley has not given up more than three runs in his last four starts and he has pitched well on the road winning his last start and posting an ERA below 2 runs per game. The Pirates are 21-8 in their last 29 games when they go up against a right-handed starter. In the last five games the Bucs are hitting over .300 and they get this big win against the Cardinals.
Free MLB Pick: Pittsburgh Pirates +112
San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies
This is another value play as the Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres are not the best teams this season so this line is just right. The Padres are 3-11 in their last 14 when they go up against a team with a losing record and 3-9 in their last 12 road games. Take the Rockies at the right price at home.
Free MLB Pick: Colorado Rockies -105