MLB Picks, Predictions and Pitching Matchups for Tuesday July 19th

MLB Picks, Predictions and Pitching Matchups for Tuesday July 19th

The MLB Pitching matchups for Tuesday July 19th feature some great matchups as teams get ready to face off.

Here is a preview along with predictions of some of the best matchups of the day.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago Cubs

The Philadelphia Phillies are not going to slow down anytime soon and it’s all about their pitching staff. Thing won’t get any easier for the Cubs in game two of the series as they will face the deadly Cliff

Can the Cubs Get To Cliff Lee?

Lee. Looking for his 10th win, Lee is the beneficiary of extra rest after pitching two innings in the All-Star Game. He allowed one earned run on four hits with seven strikeouts in eight innings in his only other outing against the Cubs this year.

The Cubs will counter with Matt Garza and despite a sub-par record, Garza has not pitched badly. Garza deserved better in his last start against the Marlins. He threw seven shutout innings and left with a lead, but the bullpen imploded. Garza now is 3-1 in his last five home starts with a 2.62 ERA, including a complete game.

The sports betting trends reveal some interesting angles for this game. The Phillies are 1-5 in Lee’s last six road starts against a team with a losing record and the Cubs are 5-1 in their last six games with the total set at 6.5 or lower.

The Cubs will keep this close and squeak out a win against one of the best pitchers in baseball.

MLB Free Pick: Chicago Cubs

Texas Rangers vs. LA Angels

The Angels want to get into the divisional race against the Texas Rangers, but the way that Texas is playing, they will be hard to catch.

Alexi Ogando retired the only two batters he faced in the All-Star Game on ground balls. He finished the first half with a two-game winning streak by beating the Marlins in his last start. He beat the Angels in his only start against them and is 2-2 with a 3.51 ERA in seven starts on the road.

The young Tyler Chatwood will get the nod for the Halos. A midseason break should be refreshing for the 21-year-old righty with the premium stuff. Chatwood’s problems have been in commanding the zone and not getting borderline calls. When he gets ahead in the count, he’s able to put hitters away.

The Rangers are 8-3 in Ogandos last 11 starts and 7-2 in Ogandos last 9 starts as a favorite. The Angels are 0-4 in Chatwoods last four home starts and 2-5 in the last seven starts overall.

In baseball it is never smart to bet against the streak and that old adage will ring true in this game as the Texas Rangers keep on winning with an impressive game against the Angels.

MLB Free Pick: Texas Rangers

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