Major League Baseball Sports Betting Match up Previews for Saturday

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The Major League Baseball card for Saturday July 8th features all teams in action so that is 15 games on the schedule to the delight of MLB bettors worldwide. Three games are regionally covered by FOX TV.

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The action is aired on FOX at 7:15PM Eastern Time as most of the nation will receive the Chicago Cubs hosting the Pittsburgh Pirates. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Chicago Cubs favored by -180 odds with the return on the Pittsburgh Pirates at +160 odds. On the mound for Pittsburgh will be Ivan Nova as he will oppose Cubs righty Jake Arrieta. The Cubs moved back to .500 on the season with their 6-1 home victory to the Pirates in the opener of this series on Friday afternoon. Arrieta has an ERA of 4.33 which is over one run higher than in 2016 and 2 ½ runs higher than in 2015.

Others will receive at 7:15PM Eastern Time on FOX the LA Dodgers at home to the Kansas City Royals. LA is favored by -182 odds with KC bringing back +162 odds. Starting for the Royals will be Ian Kennedy to meet Dodgers righthander Brandon McCarthy. LA Dodgers Brandon McCarthy has two stints on the 10 day DL. He returns after being sidelined with a knee ailment. Ian Kennedy has pitched well in recent outings for the resurgent Royals with six runs allowed in his past four starts working a total of 24 1/3rd innings.

Some will receive the Cleveland Indians with a home date with the Detroit Tigers at 7:15PM Eastern Time on FOX. Justin Verlander is on the mound for Detroit to battle Indians right hander Mike Clevinger. Cleveland is favored by -155 odds with Detroit returning +145 odds. The total is set at 9 ½ runs. Justin Verlander looks to rebound after a poor outing as the veteran right hander was rocked for seven earned runs along with nine hits as he couldn’t make it out of the fourth innings in a loss at home to Cleveland. Mike Clevinger is also in good form by allowing no greater than two earned runs over his past four starts.

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