July 31st Top Baseball Betting Picks of the Day

Joe Catalano

Thursday, July 31, 2014 2:59 PM GMT

Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014 2:59 PM GMT

We’re on fire, going 12-2 in our last 14 picks with underdogs and 2 unit-plays included in the mix. I implore you to continue watching these MLB betting picks on a regular basis because they have been straight up money in your pockets.

Joe C. Record
147-129 -14.07 Units

I feel indestructible at the moment. Our picks have been like Secretariat making a mad dash for the finish line at the Belmont. The more that the season progresses, the more that this money train picks up steam.

Yesterday, we went 3-0 with an underdog in Toronto, a 2-unit win with Los Angeles and a win with under 6.5 as Corey Kluber was simply unhittable for the Cleveland Indians. Another way to put it; we were “spot on”.

With all of that chest-thumping, Thursday can be a difficult day. I like to call it the transitional day as series are ending and other series are beginnings. You’re not going to get many aces taking the rubber. We might take a breath here and take it easy. Let’s get to the MLB betting picks.

 

Atlanta Braves (58-50) at Los Angeles Dodgers (61-47)
My Best Friend
As I look at the slate of games, I’m right, the slate is very “subpar”. However, the cash cow, Clayton Kershaw (12-2, 1.76), is pitching tonight against the Atlanta Braves and he’s been the only thing hotter than “Capper Catalano”.

Anytime that you can get Julio Teheran (10-6, 2.71) and the Atlanta Braves at +183 betting odds, it’s either a typo or they’re playing the best pitcher in baseball with a world of offense behind him and the latter is the case here.

Kershaw can do no wrong as he’s won 9 decisions in his last 10 starts. I want to provide a broad range of his work for you because that’s how good that he really is. In his last 77 innings, Kershaw has allowed just 8 runs while allowing just 40 hits and striking out 95 batters. You will rarely ever see a pitcher have a run like this and that’s why the Dodgers are such large underdogs.

Matt Kemp
After all of the injuries that Matt Kemp has had to endure, people thought that Kemp would either be traded in favor of the younger Yasiel Puig or possibly even retire. Kemp is starting to play like the old Matt Kemp. He’s 12 for his last 19 with 3 HR and 8 RBI. Obviously, Matt Kemp is far from done and will only enhance L.A’s chances of winning this game and the National League West Division.

I’m dying to make this a 2-unit play, but I’ve worked too hard to get back to where I should be; the odds are just too high.
Pick: Los Angeles -200 at 5 Dimes

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Cincinnati Reds (53-54) at Miami Marlins (53-54)
Cueto At Favorable Odds
To get Johnny Cueto (11-6, 2.08) at odds like this against the fish, you know that the Reds aren’t putting their best lineup out there. Overall this season, Cincy has been an underachieving baseball team as they have an identical record as their opponent, who are on their way up and attempting to establish themselves. Nonetheless, good pitching wins games and Cincinnati has a distinct advantage in this game with Cueto.

What’s Going On With Cincinnati?
To sum it up, Votto and Bruce have had down years, Billy Hamilton has simmered down, and the Reds offense has been unproductive. They rank 28th in the league in runs, 25th in batting average, and 27th in on-base percentage. This is a team that just got embarrassed by a lousy Arizona Diamondbacks team. Cincinnati is a team that’s going absolutely nowhere while the Marlins are a team that’s steadily improving with players such as Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich, and Casey McGehee. What Cincinnati does have going for them in this game is Johnny Cueto and that’s good enough to deliver the Reds a “W”.
Pick: Cincinnati Reds -114 at 5 Dimes

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