Oskeim’s MLB Betting Market Report for Saturday, July 2

Jul 2, 2022

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The professional handicappers at Oskeim Sports have the winning information you need before betting on Saturday’s MLB games. Oskeim’s MLB Betting Market Report gives you the winning edge you need.

Los Angeles Angels at Houston Astros (-135)

Analysis: Since September 21, 2018, the Astros are 29-2 (+26.9% ROI) straight-up and 24-7 (+29.0% ROI) against the run line in divisional home affairs versus opponents with a twelve or more losses on the season. This situation is 8-1 straight-up and against the run line since September 21, 2019. Since September 20, 2018, the Astros are 36-14 (+10.6% ROI) straight-up in divisional home affairs versus left-handed starters.

Houston right-hander Jose Urquidy is 3-0 in six career starts against the Angels, while the Astros are 5-1 (+3.5 units) in those outings.  The Astros are a perfect 18-0 straight-up in Jose Urquidy starts with a total higher than 8, a line between -105 and -285, and the opponent is not the Mariners.

Urquidy is backed by an elite Houston bullpen that is ranked 2nd in the majors in ERA (2.93) and 4th in FIP (3.55).  In contrast, Los Angeles southpaw Patrick Sandoval is 0-3 with a 6.62 ERA and 1.75 WHIP in five career starts against the Astros.

Divisional home favorites coming off a win in game 1 of a series are 18-5 straight-up when the line is shorter than the previous game, the total is less than 9.5, and the opposing starter lost his last outing. Take Houston and invest with confidence.

Kansas City Royals (-115) at Detroit Tigers

Analysis: Since August 28, 2018, the Royals are 61-41 (+6.3% ROI) straight-up as favorites. Since September 17, 2021, divisional road favorites off a win with starting pitchers who lost their previous matchup against the opponent are 34-14 (+22.6% ROI). Kansas City also applies to a profitable 171-109 (+8.2% ROI) system that dates back to March 25, 2020, and invests on certain road favorites. This situation is 47-26 (+11.3% ROI) this season.

Finally, Kansas City right-hander Brady Singer is 4-0 with a 2.87 ERA and 1.00 WHIP in seven career starts against the Tigers. Take Kansas City and invest with confidence.

Additional Betting Trends for Saturday, July 2

  • Since September 28, 2018, the Minnesota Twins are 16-4 (+27.9% ROI) straight-up and 11-9 (+18.3% ROI) against the run line as favorites in game 2 (or beyond) of a series following a win in which they scored three runs or fewer.
  • Since 2014, New York right-hander Gerrit Cole is 45-7 (+19.1% ROI) straight-up and 31-21 (+3.0% ROI) against the run line as a favorite of -200 or more following an outing in which he pitched six or more innings versus a starting pitcher with an ERA of 9.00 or better on the season. This situation is 30-15 on the run line since April 28, 2018, producing a net profit of +12.8%.
  • Since August 9, 2017, the New York Mets are 13-0 UNDER in game 2 of a series following a game that was decided by one run.
  • Since August 20, 2019, the Pittsburgh Pirates are 19-8 UNDER following a home loss by five or more runs.  The Pirates are a perfect 7-0 straight-up in these circumstances since August 16, 2021.
  • Since August 3, 2017, the San Francisco Giants are 20-7 (+16.3% ROI) straight-up and 15-12 (+22.7% ROI) against the run line as favorites of -130 or greater following a home loss in which they never led.
  • This season, road favorites with a starting pitcher coming off a win and under versus teams that scored five or more runs the previous game are 25-6 straight-up and 22-9 against the run line.

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