- Saturday’s MLB schedule features a full 15-game slate
- The Yankees and Red Sox play the third of their four-game set
- See the best bets for the day, below
All 30 Major League Baseball teams are in action on Saturday, July 24th, starting with the Arizona Diamondbacks vs Chicago Cubs at 2:20 pm ET and concluding with the Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners at 10:10 pm ET.
A couple high-profile pitching matchups highlight the day, including Carlos Rodon and the White Sox facing Corbin Burnes and the Brewers in Milwaukee. In Houston, Kyle Gibson and the Rangers visit Framber Valdez and the Astros.
Here are my best bets for the day’s action.
MLB Picks for July 24th
|Yankees vs Red Sox||Under 9.5||-122|
|White Sox vs Brewers||No Runs FIrst Inning||-145|
|Tigers vs Royals||Tigers||+108|
All odds as of July 23rd at FanDuel.
Yankees vs Red Sox Odds
|New York Yankees||+146||+1.5 (-134)||O 9.5 (+100)|
|Boston Red Sox||-174||-1.5 (+114)||U 9.5 (-122)|
The Yankees’ moneyline (+146) is a tempting play here, but the Red Sox have absolutely owned their arch-nemesis this season, going 9-2 thus far. Instead, I like this game to be fairly low-scoring. Nathan Eovaldi (3.57 ERA, 1.20 WHIP) is on the bump for the Sox and, while his raw numbers don’t sparkle, he’s been very good this year. His 2.58 FIP and 1.74 BB/9 are good indications of that.
Eovaldi will be facing a Yankee lineup that’s still depleted, and there’s only one player in that lineup who’s hitting better than .286 against him – light-hitting Greg Allen, who’s managed to go 3-for-6.
Opposite Eovaldi will be comeback kid Jameson Taillon. His first season in the Bronx didn’t start the way he would have liked – he exited April with a 6.23 ERA – but he’s been steadily improving almost ever since. He’s only given up more than two runs in one of his last six starts. He’s also fresh off blanking the Bo-Sox on July 18th. He went 5.1 innings of four-hit, two-walk, shutout ball.
Pick: Under 9.5 (-122)
White Sox vs Brewers
|Chicago White Sox||+114||+1.5 (-192)||O 6.5 (-120)|
|Milwaukee Brewers||-134||-1.5 (+158)||U 6.5 (-102)|
My pick here is for the first inning to end scoreless and the logic is pretty simple. Carlos Rodon has arguably been the best pitcher in the AL and he’ll be facing a Milwaukee top-three that is a combined 4-for-14 with no home runs and one RBI.
Corbin Burnes (2.16 ERA, 0.90 WHIP) is back to the dominant form he showed at the start of the season after a brief, midseason blip. He has surrendered a total of three earned runs in his last four starts. His last outing was an 8.1-inning shutout over the Reds at the hitter-friendly Great American Ball Park.
Only five of the White Sox players have seen him before and no one has faced him more than twice. Collectively, the team is 3-for-8 against Burnes with one home run.
This bets are scary because one swing can ruin it. But -145 is a reasonable price.
Pick: No Runs First Inning (-145)