Monday has reared its ugly head once again, forcing us all to return to work. However, for online MLB betting fans, Monday brings yet another glorious opportunity to bet on America’s favorite pastime. There will be plenty of great betting options to kick off the week this evening, but before we take a look at the day’s lineup, let’s find out what happened this past weekend in the MLB.
Baseball Betting Sites Recap Weekend’s MLB Action
Saturday featured a mile dose of MLB sportsbook action. The Rockies started the day off quickly with a 7-3 routing of the Pittsburgh Pirates, followed by the Washington Nationals 4-3 win over Arizona. The Angels had little difficulty upsetting the Boston Red Sox 7-3 while the Dodgers defeated the Braves 6-2. The Mariners finished the day’s action with a surprising 6-5 victory over the Yanks.
Sunday offered a much more diverse lineup that was kicked off with an Oakland 3-2 win over the New York Mets. Shortly afterwards, the Indians would build on their AL Central lead by defeating the Toronto Blue Jays 8-1.
The Rangers pulled out a close online MLB betting win over the Tampa Bay Rays 6-5 that eclipsed the Cincinnati Reds strong 6-3 outing against the Miami Marlins.
The Brewers, who had just defeated the Yankees the day before, slipped and suffered an upset at the hands of the Philadelphia Phillies. Milwaukee is currently tied with the Chicago Cubs for the lead in the NL Central.
Speaking of the Cubs, Chicago will face off against none other than the White Sox to give online MLB betting fans a dose of some inner city rivalry. Let’s see what the odds have to say about this contest.
Chicago White Sox vs. Chicago Cubs – Monday, July 24th
When: 2:20 pm ET
Where: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
Series: Game 1 of 4-Game Series
Stream: MLB TV
Online MLB Betting Odds:
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The White Sox come into this contest riding a 9-game losing streak that extends back into the 1st half of the regular season. The Sox have hit a rough patch for sure but it’s nothing new for the club since they’ve been struggling all season long. Chicago’s 38-57 record is testament to the meagerness of the team, and they’re rightfully ranked last in AL Central. The Sox are currently 12 ½ games behind the division-leading Indians and 6 games behind 4th place Detroit.
To help snap the losing streak the White Sox will be sending Miguel Gonzalez to the mound. Gonzalez is 4-9 on the season with a 4.89 ERA and a 1.51 WHIP. Baseball betting sites won’t be giving the Sox much of a shot with Gonzalez pitching.
The Cubs crawl their way into this contest with a 51-46 record that pegs them as the best team in the NL Central, alongside the Milwaukee Brewers who have a 53-46 record. Apart from the Brewers, the Pittsburgh Pirates are the next team giving Chicago a hard time, with their 49-50 record that places them 3 games behind the Cubs.
Kyle Hendricks will get the start for the Cubs. Hendricks is 4-3 on the season with a 4.09 ERA as well as a 1.20 WHIP.