MLB Picks 7/21/21 (Night Games)
Tigers ML (-132)
The Tigers are looking to keep the momentum as they have haven’t lost a game since before the All-Star break(unlike me). Manning is getting the start today and while his ERA isn’t great - due to a horrible start against the Indians getting shelled for 9 runs - it doesn’t reflect his recent work. Manning has given up 2 runs in each of his last 4 starts and though he’s not the Tigers ace, neither is Lyles for the Rangers. These teams are just trending in two different directions. The Rangers are on a 7 game losing streak, have been outscored by 40 runs in their last 5 games, yes that stat is correct. I know this Tiger bubble is bound to burst but I don’t think it will be today against a near lifeless Rangers team.
Giants F5 ML (+130)
There is no doubting the power and talent of this Dodgers team but I’m loving the value I'm getting on Logan Webb in this spot. In his last 3 starts he’s only given up 2 runs, and the last time he faced this Dodgers team he pitched 5 strong only giving up 1 run. On the other side you have Urias going for the Dodgers who has been a bit iffy since the substance ban. In his last 3 starts he’s given up 6 runs and his last appearance against this Giants team he was tagged for 6 runs through 5 innings. Want to leave the bullpens out of it as I am a bit wary of the Dodgers jumping on the Giants pen late, so F5 is definitely the way I want to play this. Betting against the Dodgers is always risky, but I have to back Webb with the value here. Give me the Giants F5 ML at +130.