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3 MLB Best Bets for Monday, July 25

Mike Noblin

We're back from a weekend off after a nice 2-1 evening on Friday. The Blue Jays embarrassed the Red Sox by scoring four touchdowns in what was a 28-5 beatdown. The Rays also got the job done against the lowly Royals.

Our only loser was on the Cardinals, who suffered an upset to the Reds. That brings our record to 51-31 as we head into the last week of July. Here are 3 MLB best bets for Monday, July 25.

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Padres over Tigers

Best Available Odds: -154 at Caesars

In case you haven't noticed, this Detroit team has been a massive disappointment this season. They backed up the Brinks truck to sign Javy Baez and he's only batting .217 with 9 home runs. Detroit has lost three straight and they're now 20 games under .500 at 38-58.

The Padres haven't quite hit their stride this season, but they're still in a good position for a Wild Card spot at 54-43. San Diego also impressed us over the weekend by taking two of three games from the New York Mets. They'll also get a boost next month if Fernando Tatis Jr. comes back from his wrist injury as expected.

We aren't crazy about laying this large of a price with Sean Manea, who is 5-4 on the year with a 4.11 ERA. Nevertheless, we love the fact that Manny Machado and Eric Hosmer have combined for 3 homers in only 21 at-bats against Drew Hutchison, who is 1-4 with a 4.46 ERA this year. Pads should take this one rather easily.

Cubs over Pirates

Best Available Odds: -135 at FanDuel

The Cubbies are not going to lay down and die, and they proved that by sweeping the Phillies in a three-game series over the weekend. All-Star Ian Happ has hit well all year against Pittsburgh and we expect him to do the same tonight against JT Brubaker, who is just 2-8 with a 4.02 ERA. We'll see if Brubaker can cool off Nelson Velazquez, who smacked three homers over the weekend against Philly.

The Pirates' hitters just haven't helped Brubaker at all during his road starts. Pittsburgh is just 3-24 in Brubaker's last 27 starts on the highway. We'll take the hotter hitting team in this one! Go Cubs Go!

Giants over Diamondbacks

Best Available Odds: -128 at FanDuel

This is our favorite play of the evening because of the huge mismatch in starting pitching. Giants starter Jakob Junis is 4-1 with a respectable ERA of only 3.06. His WHIP is also impressive at 1.02, which means he won't give many free passes to these D'Backs hitters.

Meanwhile, Arizona starter Tyler Gilbert hasn't looked all that great in 30.1 innings this season. He's given up seven homers and his ERA of 5.34 shows that he's getting too much of the plate. Look for Joc Pederson or Wilmer Flores to take Gilbert deep tonight.

The G-Men need to get going after being swept by the Dodgers over the weekend. A matchup against the lowly D'Backs should be just what the doctor ordered. Good luck with all your Monday baseball action!

Mike Noblin

Mike has been involved with sports for over 30 years. He played college baseball and has been betting on sports for more than 20 years. He has a degree in Sports Psychology and covers the NFL and CFB for EatWatchBet. @MikeNoblin

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