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Spencer’s Best Bets for Baseball: July 17th

Best Bets July 17th

Well, we just can’t seem to get the Best Bets series back on the right track. Gerrit Cole throws a near-flawless game, and the Yankees still find a way to lose late in bonus baseball. Meanwhile, in Kansas City, the 60-win Rays were bested by the 27-win Royals. Brady Singer pitched well, but at the end of the day, the Rays beat themselves. They couldn’t get anything going on offense and Zach Eflin had a horrible start. Getting pulled after three innings pitched, coughing up seven hits, and five earned runs. An all-around disappointing day.

Quick announcement: I will not have access to a computer tomorrow, so there will be no plays article.

Best Bets July 17th

Best Bets Recap: July 14th

Day 6 Recap:

Officials: 0-2

Jon Gray u4.5 Ks & Guardians +3.5 ❌❌
Marlins @ Orioles F5 o4.5 ❌❌

Fun plays: 1-1

Willy Adames 1+ RBI ❌❌
Guardians F5 ML ✅✅

Best Bets Record

Overall: 21-25-1 (+0.57U)

Official Plays: 10-8-0 (+1.10U)

Fun Plays: 11-17-1 (-0.53U)

On to Today’s Best Bets!

Giants @ Reds

It is Monday, which means we have fresh new series starting up all across the league. In today’s first play of the day, we are targeting a matchup between the San Fransisco Giants and the Cincinnati Reds. Logan Webb (my favorite player) takes the mound for the visitors. He’ll have an opportunity for another great game after pitching a complete game shut-out in his last outing. He faced a Reds’ lineup that is still licking its wounds after being swept by the Brewers, a team that completely out-classed the Reds with its stellar pitching.

The Pick: Logan Webb Over 5.5 Ks & Giants +2.5 Runs (-114) 1U

Yankees @ Angels

Our second play of the day sees two teams that are on completely opposite trajectories face off. The New York Yankees are fading into mediocrity, while the hosts, the Los Angeles Angles are on the ascendency. We could see this picture completely change in a matter of weeks if the Shohei Ohtani trade rumors are true. We will be fading the Yankees today as they are entrusting Luis Severino to lead them to victory. I don’t think Severino could even lead a conga line successfully.

The Pick: Angels F5 -0.5 (-108) 1U

Fun Pick: Shohei Ohtani 1+ RBI (+135) 0.25U

Additional Fun Picks

J.D. Martinez 1+ RBI (+130) 0.25U

Miles Mikolas Under 3.5 Ks (-118) 0.25U

Elly De La Cruz 1+ Stolen Base (+182) 0.25U

YRFI Dodger @ Orioles + NRFI Twins @ Mariners (+192) 0.25U

2+ Base Parlay: Gunnar Henderson +  Freddie Freeman + Lane Thomas (+706) 0.25U

Main photo credits:

Robert Edwards-USA TODAY Sports

Players mentioned:

Gerrit Cole, Brady Singer, Zach Eflin, Jon Gray, Willy Adames, Logan Webb, Shohei Ohtani, Luis Severino, J.D. Martinez, Miles Mikolas, Elly De La Cruz, Gunnar Henderson, Freddie Freeman, Lane Thomas


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