2020 MLB Betting Tips: Thursday July 30th

July 29th 2020, 6:01pm, By: Johnny Houston

2020 MLB Betting Tips: Thursday July 30th

The MLB season is officially underway and despite a strain of COVID-19 cases currently running through the Miami Marlins team, the season will continue on this Thursday! There are 15 games scheduled for Thursday, and we have a full preview and betting tips for the key matchups below.

MLB Betting Tips Thursday 30th July

Washington Nationals at Toronto Blue Jays

8.37am (AEST)

After a disappointing loss to the Yankees in the opening game of the season, Max Scherzer will be back on the mound for his second start against the Blue Jays on Thursday morning. Scherzer was trounced for four runs in five innings against the Yankees and will be desperate to bounce back and earn his first win of the year.

He’ll be up against Nate Pearson of the Blue Jays, who is Toronto’s No.1 prospect in the pitching ranks. He is ranked as the 8th overall prospect in the MLB and this debut should be one of the most anticipated of the season.

Unfortunately for a lot of starting pitchers making the leap into the Major Leagues, it doesn’t always go to plan, and he likely won’t get the run support he desires with Scherzer on the opposing mound. Back the Nationals to bounce back here after a 1-4 start and earn the win.


Los Angeles Dodgers at Houston Astros

9.10am (AEST)

The Dodgers have started the season with a 3-2 record after many were talking them up to be one of the best teams ever assembled on paper. 22-year-old Dustin May was thrust into the spotlight on opening day against the Nationals last week and showed glimpses of brilliance, pitching just over four innings in a dominant Dodgers win.

He’ll be up against the Astros Cristian Javier on Thursday, who will make his first Major League start of the season in place of the injured Justin Verlander. The right hander threw a scoreless inning in relief on Saturday and should relish the opportunity to start in his first year in the major leagues.

Without having seen much of either pitcher heading into this game, it’s a little bit hard to get a read on it. As underdogs at home, we like the look of the Astros. Their batting line-up is looking super dangerous at the moment, having scored a league high 29 runs through their opening four games. Back them to get a hold of the young May and earn a win.


Boston Red Sox at New York Mets

9.10am (AEST)

The Red Sox started their season with a dominant 13-2 win over the Orioles but have since gone on to lose their last four games on the trot, two to the Orioles and two to the Mets. They’ll be up against the Mets again on Thursday from 9.10am, this time with their makeshift ace Nathan Eovaldi back on the mound.

Eovaldi is the only starting pitcher with a win for the Red Sox at the moment and was outstanding in that win, holding the Orioles to just one run through six innings and striking out four batters in the process. He’ll be up against Jacob deGrom on Thursday, who pitched just five innings on opening day as he continues to recover from back injury.

The Sox have lost their last two to the Mets with score-lines of 7-4 and 8-3 but we like them to bounce back here with Eovaldi on the mound. Could even be worth taking them with the 1.5 run handicap but we think they win straight up to move to 2-4 on the season.


 

TIPS

EPL 2020-21: Matchday 20 Preview & Betting Tips

It was an interesting weekend of FA Cup fixtures as well as a couple of make-up games in the EPL but we are back to regular scheduling now, with a whole round of games set to take place this week. We have you covered with a preview and betting tips for some of the key matchups in Matchweek 20 here. read more

Big Bash League (BBL10): Heat vs Scorchers Betting Tips

The final day of the BBL10 home and away season is here as the Heat and Scorchers kick off a triple header from the Adelaide Oval. As usual, Jack Tobin has you covered with a full preview and betting tips for the clash here read more

Big Bash League (BBL10): Stars vs Sixers Betting Tips

The final day of the BBL10 season is upon us! A massive triple header of games will round out the season and the third and final of those games is an absolute blockbuster as the two Grand Finalists from last year, the Stars and Sixers, do battle from the MCG! read more

Esports Betting Tips: Monday, January 25th

Another great night of esports action coming up this Thursday night and once again, Michael Lee has you covered with his best bets for the night! In this slate, he focuses heavily on the CS:GO cs_summit 7 for all three of his best bets, a tournament featuring some of the best Counter Strike teams in the world. read more

ARTICLES

Best Australian Sports Betting Sites

The best Australian sports betting sites ensure safe and successful online betting for punters. Here's our list of the best betting options in Australia. read more


Performance Ratings & Pricing with Julian Vallance with Sportsbet

Julian Vallance from Sportsbet takes us through some of the key factors which he uses with pricing upcoming horse races such as performance ratings. Check out his video from Sportsbet here. read more


What is Over-Round and How do Sportsbooks Make Money?

Over-Round is an important concept for both punters and sportsbooks. It's how Australian sportsbooks make money! All punters should understand over-round, how to spot it, and how to find better value on the Betfair Exchange. read more


Betfair Commissions and Charges

Ever wondered why you can get such great odds at Betfair in comparison to other online bookmakers? We break down why that is the case and why Betfair isn't just for professional punters here read more


BLOGS

Top 5 Bowlers to Watch in BBL10

The countdown is on until the BBL10 season officially gets underway! We ranked our BBL10 top 5 batsmen to watch earlier in the week, and today we are doing the same for bowlers! Check out our BBL10 top 5 bowlers to watch, courtesy of Mr.Cricket, here. read more


BBL10 Teams: Predicted Starting Lineups

The BBL10 squads are pretty much finalised and the season is not far away! We've taken a look at the squads for each team, and put together our predicted starting lineups taking into consideration availability of Australian national players and the playing schedule of the international recruits. Check out our BBL10 team lineups here! read more


Top 5 Batsmen to Watch in BBL10

The Big Bash League season is just around the corner! In the lead up to BBL10, we will be taking a look at some of the key players who will be hoping to lead their teams to victory! Today, we go through the top five batsmen to watch in BBL10 read more


Top 3 Melbourne Cup Price Push Plays from Palmerbet

The team at Palmerbet take a look at three key chances for the 2020 Melbourne Cup as punters look to take advantage of the Palmerbet Price Push among 10+ other promos available for Palmerbet customers for the "Race That Stops The Nation" on Tuesday. read more


BetDeluxe

WinnersBet