Here are our 7/19 Free Picks. 36 days til college football! 13 days til NFL preseason!
Rangers vs Astros (-220, 8)
Rangers at +180 is not a bad bet but I am too much of a pansy to pull the trigger on that. Minor and Verlander face off in Houston, and I expect a pitching duel with Verlander coming in with great numbers, a 2.99 ERA/4.07 FIP/0.81 WHIP, and only giving up a .206 BA to this lineup on 461 plate appearances. Minor is right behind Verlander as far as numbers go with a 2.73/3.82/1.16 split. The over is getting heavy bets from the public and I really feel like this is an under play. Go with the under here.
Pick- Under 8
Las Vegas Aces (-2, 156) vs Seattle Storm
SHARP MONEY alert! We have only 28% of bets going on the over but 83% of the money on the other. The Storm are averaging 85 points in their last 3 games and the Aces averaging 83. Both teams are the best on the defensive end allowing 42% shooting on defense and I don’t expect a shortage of points in this one. Rolling with the over here.
Pick- Over 156 points