MLB Best Bets: July 29
Adam Ronis brings you his best bets for Wednesday's main slate.
There are some big favorites today with some aces on the mound. The Mets, Yankees and Angels are big favorites, so there's not much value with those teams. There are some teams in good bounce back spots.
Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers, 7:10 p.m. ET
All the Royals needed for their offense to get going was getting away from the Indians pitchers and getting the Tigers. They hit six home runs in the first game of the series and have scored 17 runs in the first two games of the series. Danny Duffy gets the start for the Royals after allowing two earned runs on three hits in 4.1 innings against the Indians on Opening Day. The Tigers struggled against left-handed pitching last season and are one of the worst lineups in baseball. Matthew Boyd struggled in his first outing, allowing four earned runs on six hits over five innings against the Reds. Boyd is a better pitcher than Duffy, but the Royals are a better lineup. The Tigers are 3-2, but they are one of the worst teams in baseball and shouldn't be favored in many games.
PICK: Royals +120
Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians, 6:10 p.m. ET
Lucas Giolito was dominant last season and struggled on Opening Day against the Twins, a team you want to avoid with your pitchers. Giolito allowed six hits, seven earned runs, walked three, allowed two home runs and struck out three in 3.2 innings. Giolito threw 14.2 scoreless innings against the Indians last season and struck out 17. Zach Plesac will make his first start of the season for the Indians. The White Sox have a good lineup and will score enough to back Giolito.
PICK: White Sox -116
Arizona Diamondbacks at Texas Rangers, 4:05 p.m. ET
Lance Lynn had a good season last year and got off to a strong start on Opening Day against the Rockies. He pitched six scoreless innings and allowed two hits and struck out nine. The Diamondbacks lineup takes a hit with Starling Marte not starting. Madison Bumgarner isn't the same pitcher anymore, especially on the road. He allowed three runs in 5.2 innings in his first start against the Padres. The Rangers lineup isn't that good, but they should score enough behind a strong performance from Lynn.
PICK: Rangers -120