Astros Strive to be the Best Team in Baseball WageringPosted by: Mike Davis
The 4th of July is a time for celebration. That means cracking beers and spending the day grilling out back with a couple of friends. And there’s no better way to top off a 4th of July than getting in on some worthwhile baseball wagering action. There will be a total of 15 Major League Baseball matchups for bettors to wage on today. But before we take a look at Tuesday’s pairings, let’s take a look at what happened this Monday.
Monday’s Sports Betting International Recap
Monday’s action got off to a solid start when the Milwaukee Brewers outplayed the Baltimore Orioles 8-1. That match was a bit lopsided, but the following match between the Nats and Mets was much more competitive. Washington ended up winning that contest 3-2, further adding to their lead atop the NL East.
From there the Yankees picked up a win against the Toronto Blue Jays, snapping the 2-loss streak they accumulated. Losing has become quite common this month for New York, and the Yanks have been letting their lead atop the AL East slip. They’re currently 3-games behind Boston, since the Red Sox picked up a 7-5 win over the Rangers Monday.
The Phillies delivered the only shutout of the night, keeping their Pennsylvanian rival at bay 4-0. The Cardinals delivered the second baseball wagering blowout of the night, defeating the Marlins 14-6.
The Rockies were able to close in on the Dodgers lead in the NL West by tumbling past the Reds 5-3. The Twins came one game closer to the Indians – who lead the AL Central, by delivering a strong 9-5 performance against the Angels. Likewise, the White Sox looked adept against the A’s, giving Oakland a 7-2 beatdown.
The Kansas City Royals closed out Monday’s action by picking up a 3-1 win over the Seattle Mariners. Kansas City is now 2 ½ games behind the Indians in the AL Central.
The Astros may not have played this Monday, but Houston still owns the largest lead in the MLB. This 4th of July, the ‘Stros will face off against the Atlanta Braves, who are a worthy opponent. Who will the MLB sports odds side with?
Houston Astros vs. Atlanta Braves – Tuesday, July 4th
When: 7:35 pm ET
Where: SunTrust Park, Atlanta
Series: Game 1 of 2-Game Series
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: MLB TV
MLB Sports Odds
Houston Astros -1 ½ (EV) 9 ½ (+105) -154
Atlanta Braves +1 ½ (-120) 9 ½ (-125) +144
The Astros come into this game with a 56-27 record that paints them as the winningest team in Major League Baseball. Additionally, Houston has a gargantuan 15-game lead over the 2nd place Los Angeles Angels. Interestingly enough, the Los Angeles Dodgers is the team closes to Houston in wins.
The Astros will be starting Brad Peacock this evening. Peacock is 5-1 on the season with a 2.72 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP. Peacock has been performing great lately, posting a 1.80 ERA in his last 5 innings pitches and is one of the many reasons that Houston comes into this matchup as baseball wagering favorites.
Atlanta hasn’t made a postseason appearance in the last 3 seasons and is desperately vying to break that drought. The Bravos plunge into this game with a 40-41 record that paints them as the 2nd best team in the NL East. Atlanta is currently 8-games behind the NL East leading Nationals. Complementary, the Braves own a 3-game lead over 3rd-place New York.
Sean Newcomb will get the start for Atlanta. Newcomb is 1-2 on the season with a 1.48 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP. Newcomb has been on a hot streak lately posting a 1.17 WHIP and a 0.00 ERA in his last 6 innings pitched.