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Chi. White Sox 1 @ Milwaukee 7 | 07/24 | 12:10 AM UTC

Milwaukee -125

WIN

ANALYSIS: White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito is coming off his first complete game of the season, against the Astros. On Friday I expect Giolito to have issues facing a Brewers team that is rested after having Thursday off. In what may be a low-scoring game, I look for All-Star Brewers pitcher Freddy Peralta to outduel Giolito. Play the Brewers.

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Zack Cimini

Contrarian with Chutzpah
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Texas 3 @ Houston 7 | 07/24 | 12:10 AM UTC

Houston -203

WIN

ANALYSIS: The Astros have won all six meetings in Houston. This is usually out of my price range, but I only bet it because the price is 30 cents light. The Rangers are a mess, losing nine straight and Kolby Allard is not the savior as the Rangers have lost six straight behind him. Take the Astros to win.

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Micah Roberts

Former Vegas Bookmaker
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Texas 3 @ Houston 7 | 07/24 | 12:10 AM UTC

Houston -1.5

WIN

ANALYSIS: We're gonna grab the Astros on the run line here because it's very likely they win by more than a run. Their +135 run differential is second in baseball to the Dodgers. The Rangers, meanwhile, are dreadful. They are 0-7 with a -44 run differential since the All-Star break. They also send left-hander Kolby Allard to the hill and the Astros are the best offensive team in baseball against Southpaws by several metrics, including batting average and wRC+. This one shouldn't be close.

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Matt Snyder

Stick With What Works
+192 10-8 IN LAST 18 MLB PICKS

Detroit 3 @ Kansas City 5 | 07/24 | 12:10 AM UTC

Kansas City -115

WIN

ANALYSIS: A few other experts are on the Tigers for this one, and I get it with how well they are playing on a seven-game winning streak. Thing is, all those wins were at home. Detroit isn't Colorado or Arizona bad on the road, but well under .500 and swept four at Minnesota right before the break. The Tigers also had to play Thursday and used their All-Star reliever, Gregory Soto, for a third straight game. Thus, he's clearly not available. Kansas City was off Thursday, so a full bullpen, and swept two at Milwaukee to open the week. Kris Bubic (2-4, 5.03) has been much better at home (3.34 ERA) and has a 1.80 ERA this year in 10 innings vs. Detroit. KC is 6-0 in its past six after an off day.

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Matt Severance

Severance Pays
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Texas 3 @ Houston 7 | 07/24 | 12:10 AM UTC

Houston -203

WIN

ANALYSIS: Big price (I'll use as part of a parlay), but I don't like the runline option here as Astros pitcher Jake Odorizzi isn't 100 percent trustworthy even though Texas has lost nine in a row, all by multiple runs. Houston has played just so-so over the past 10, but I have a hard time seeing the Astros lose outright against Kolby Allard (2-7, 4.06) as they destroy southpaws. Houston has won 21 of the past 26 at home in the series and all six this year. I'm surprised the Astros aren't around -240, frankly.

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Matt Severance

Severance Pays
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+400 4-0 IN LAST 4 HOU ML PICKS

Chi. White Sox 1 @ Milwaukee 7 | 07/24 | 12:10 AM UTC

Milwaukee -125

WIN

ANALYSIS: Milwaukee has lost a season-high five straight home games and is looking to bounce back after dropping back-to-back games against Kansas City before Thursday's off day. The Brewers will turn to Freddy Peralta (7-3, 2.39 ERA), who is making his first start since July 10. His ERA at home is 2.04 while holding hitters to a .109 batting average. Lucas Giolito is coming off a complete game gem and hasn't pitch great in starts after complete games. His ERA is 4.98 on the road this season. I like the Brewers in this one.

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Jeff Hochman

West Coast Wiseguy
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Tampa Bay 10 @ Cleveland 5 | 07/23 | 11:10 PM UTC

Tampa Bay -111

WIN

ANALYSIS: Rays pitcher Josh Fleming just saw this Indians team on July 7 when he allowed just one walk and no runs in 2.2 innings. (Five Tampa Bay pitchers no-hit Cleveland that day.) I expect his familiarity to help offset the command issues he had in his most recent start against the Braves. Back the Rays to push their win streak to four games.

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Zack Cimini

Contrarian with Chutzpah
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Tampa Bay 10 @ Cleveland 5 | 07/23 | 11:10 PM UTC

Tampa Bay -121

WIN

ANALYSIS: The Indians really need to take advantage of quality starts and squandered one Thursday, using up all their key bullpen members in the process. That puts Cleveland in a tough spot here as its starter tonight, Zach Plesac, is unlikely to be able to work deep into the game. Tampa Bay was victorious in Thursday's series opener, 5-4, in 10 innings. The Rays are 11-0 since Sept. 19, 2020, past the first game of a series coming off a one-run win as a favorite of less than -230.

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Kyle Akins

SportsBook Breakers
+100 2-1 IN LAST 3 MLB ML PICKS

Atlanta 1 @ Philadelphia 5 | 07/23 | 11:05 PM UTC

Philadelphia -153

WIN

ANALYSIS: Zack Wheeler owns a 1.37 ERA in three starts versus Atlanta this year, and I like him to help the Phils snap their three-game skid Friday night. The Braves will start lefty Max Fried, who sports a 6.43 road ERA. In his young career, he's given up two homers apiece to Bryce Harper and J.T. Realmuto. Lay it.

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Larry Hartstein

Senior Analyst
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