2017 MLB Picks and Winning Predictions for Thursday, July 27th

2017 MLB Picks and Winning Predictions for Thursday, July 27th

Written by on July 27, 2017

The next few days are going to be rather crucial for many teams in the MLB, as we are now just a few days from the trade deadline. Some teams have already pulled the trigger, while others are still trying to decide what to do. We have some Thursday action before the weekend series kick off, and there are some good ones on tap with the release of these updated MLB picks. The Mets and Padres, two teams who may be in selling mode, meet in San Diego. The Arizona Diamondbacks will try to maintain their Wild Card position when they face the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Angels will be on the road in Cleveland for a big game against the Cleveland Indians. Find out more about the latest MLB betting odds for this week.

2017 MLB Picks and Winning Predictions for Thursday, July 27th


New York Mets (47-51) at San Diego Padres (43-57)

When: Thursday, July 27 at 9:10 PM EST Where: Petco Park, San Diego TV: MLBN Probable Pitchers: Chris Flexen Vs Luis Perdomo Analysis: To say that this has been a disappointing season for the Mets is putting things a little too mildly. In fairness, they have been hit hard by the injury bug all season long, but are starting to show some signs of life by winning 6 of their last 7, including the opening two games of this series. It’s going to be interesting to see how active the Mets are in the next few days given this positive run. Chris Flexen will make his first career MLB start on Thursday. The San Diego Padres have made a habit of losing this season, but they have at least been a little more competitive to start the second half, covering the spread in 5 of their last 6 games. They have also proven to be a good OVER bet, with 10 of their last 12 games hitting that mark. San Diego are just 4-6 in their last 10 games. Luis Perdomo (4-5, 4.71 ERA) will start. MLB Picks: New York Mets 6 San Diego Padres 5 Arizona Diamondbacks (57-43) at St. Louis Cardinals (49-51) MLB Picks

Arizona Diamondbacks (57-43) at St. Louis Cardinals (49-51)

When: Thursday, July 27 at 7:15 PM EST Where: Busch Stadium, St. Louis TV: MLBN Probable Pitchers: Zack Godley Vs Undecided Analysis: Barring a major collapse by the Dodgers, Arizona are going to be looking at a Wild Card entry into the playoffs. They are in a comfortable spot right now, but that could change if they can’t get back to winning ways. The Diamondbacks have only managed 4 wins in the second half, and are now on the road where they are 3 games under .500 on the season. Arizona will send Zack Godley (3-4, 3.32 ERA) to the mound on Thursday night. Despite having a sub-.500 record, the Cardinals find themselves just 4 games off the pace in the NL Central. While the Cards are just 5-5 in their last 10 games, they have now put together a modest 2-game winning streak that is keeping them in the hunt. The Cardinals have been just okay against teams from the West, going 9-9 versus that group this season. At the time of writing, the starting pitcher for the Cardinals in this game remained undecided. MLB Picks: Arizona Diamondbacks 3 St. Louis Cardinals 2

LA Angels (49-52) at Cleveland Indians (53-45)

When: Thursday, July 27 at 12:10 PM EST Where: Progressive Field, Cleveland TV: MLBN Probable Pitchers: JC Ramirez Vs Trevor Bauer Analysis: The American League Wild Card race is about as wide open as it gets, which is good news for the Angels, who currently find themselves 4 games off the pace. That said, they are not doing much to close the gap, and are just 5-5 in their last 10 games. They are also 22-29 on the road this season, and have already dropped the opening game of this series. The Angels will send JC Ramirez (9-8, 4.38 ERA) to the mound for this one. The Cleveland Indians have now opened up a 1.5-game lead atop the Central Division, but they are still not as convincing as we all expected them to be. They are starting to put it together, though, and are currently on a 5-game winning streak. They are also over .500 at home, which is a mark they have been flirting with all season long. The Indians will go with Trevor Bauer (8-8, 5.58 ERA) as their starter on Thursday. MLB Picks: LA Angels 4 Cleveland Indians 6