Against Milwaukee, NY Has Sports Wagering Hands Full
Posted by: Charlie Smith
This weekend will offer a plethora of baseball betting online action for MLB bettors. However, it will also bring about the end of the first half of the season. While that may bring us one step closer to the end of the season, it also ignites a new fire under our betting desires. So, before we look at potential value picks this Friday, let’s find out what went down this Thursday.
Thursday’s MLB Sports Wagering Recap
Wednesday’s baseball betting online action got off to a quick start as the Detroit Tigers picked up a 6-2 win over the Tigers. Afterwards, the Marlins lost a close one to the Cardinals 3-4. Then, the Brewers delivered the first blowout of the night, frying the Cubs 11-2 on the road.
The Reds-Rockies and Pirates-Phillies games gave way to the same score. Cincinnati defeated Colorado 6-3 and Pittsburgh picked up their third straight sports wagering win over Philadelphia by the same tally.
The Washington Nationals were supposed to face the New York Mets this past Wednesday. That contest ended up being postponed, and apparently that rain check threw Washington off their game. The Nats ended up losing to the Braves this past Thursday 5-2.
The Braves weren’t the only franchise to deliver an upset this Thursday. The Blue Jays ended up stunning the Houston Astros 7-4 on home turf. That loss didn’t really phase the Astros however, since they’re still enjoying a 15 ½ game lead atop the AL West.
The Indians created a 1-game lead in the AL Central by pummeling the Padres 11-2. Likewise, the Dodgers built on their NL West lead by defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4.
The Red Sox got their 6-game win streak snapped by the Rangers this past Wednesdays. The Red Sox were hoping to bounce back by picking up a win over the Rays last night, unfortunately that didn’t really pan out for them. The Red Sox conceded a 4-1 loss to Tampa Bay.
Accounting for the Red Sox’ loss, the Yankees are now 3 ½ games behind Boston in the AL East. Will they be able to chip in on that lead against the Brewers? Let’s see what the MLB sports odds have to say about New York’s chances against Milwaukee.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. New York Yankees – Friday, July 7th
When: 7:05 pm ET
Where: Yankee Stadium, New York City, New York
Series: Game 1 of 3-Game Series
Stream: MLB TV
Baseball Betting Online Odds:
Milwaukee Brewers +1 ½ (-115) 11 (-105) +170
New York Yankees -1 ½ (-105) 11 (-115) -180
Milwaukee brews their way into this contest with a 48-40 record that paints them as the best team in the NL Central. Milwaukee currently enjoys a 4 ½ game lead over second place Chicago. The Brewers have been absent from the postseason for the last three years running now. If Milwaukee can maintain their current pace, they should have little difficulty snapping that drought this season.
The Brewers will be starting Junior Guerra this evening. Guerra is 1-3 on the season with a 4.93 ERA and a 1.60 WHIP. Guerra’s lack of success is likely the leading reason that Milwaukee is being pegged as a baseball betting online underdog. For added clarification, Guerra has posted a staggering 9.00 ERA in his last 4 innings. Yikes.
New York Yankees
The Yankees are 44-39 this season which places them 3 ½ games behind the Boston Red Sox. The Yankees missed out on the playoffs last season but are hopeful that they can keep that from going to 2 years consecutively. At 45-42, the Tampa Bay Rays are right on New York’s heels. This creates an interesting scenario since the Yanks need Boston to lose this Friday but since the Red Sox are facing Tampa Bay; they don’t really want the Rays picking up any extra wins either.
Jordan Montgomery will get the start from New York. Montgomery is 6-4 on the season with a 3.62 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP. Montgomery has been a little off his game lately, posting a 5.06 ERA throughout his last 5 innings.