The Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals close out their key National League Central Division four-game series when they meet at Busch Stadium on Thursday night. The teams have been mediocre for much of the season and find themselves well off the pace of the first-place Milwaukee Brewers. The latest MLB odds for Thursday from William Hill Sportsbook list the Cardinals at -130 (risk $130 to win $100) against the Cubs.
Other MLB lines of note include the Atlanta Braves at -130 against the Philadelphia Phillies, the Minnesota Twins at -135 vs. the Los Angeles Angels and the Los Angeles Dodgers as money-line favorites (-172) versus the San Francisco Giants. Before making any MLB picks or predictions for Thursday night, you need to see what the SportsLine Projection Model has to say.
This model, which simulates every pitch of every game 10,000 times, is 125-99 on top-rated MLB money-line picks through 16 weeks in the 2021 season, returning over $600. It also had a banner 2019 season, the league’s last full schedule, returning more than $1,400 on its top-rated money-line and run-line MLB picks. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.
Now, the model has crunched the numbers for the Thursday MLB schedule and posted its best bets. Successfully parlaying these four MLB picks today will pay over 22-1. Head to SportsLine now to see the picks.
Top MLB picks for Thursday, July 22
The model likes the Philadelphia Phillies at +120 on the money line against the Atlanta Braves. The Phillies entered play on Wednesday, winning 10 of their past 15 games to move into second place in the National League East Division. Shortstop Jean Segura has been red hot at the plate, with hits in eight of the past 10 games, including a three-game hitting streak. His best game during that stretch was a 3-for-5 performance with a homer and three RBIs in an 11-2 win over Boston on July 10.
The Braves, meanwhile, haven’t been able to duplicate last year’s success and have been mired under .500 this season. They had lost four of six entering Wednesday’s second game of a doubleheader against the San Diego Padres. Injuries have also hit Atlanta hard with Ronald Acuna (knee) the most notable name on the injured list.
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How to make MLB predictions, parlays for Thursday, July 22
The model has locked in three other Thursday MLB best bets, including must-see plays on two other underdogs. You can see its best bets only at SportsLine.
So which MLB picks should you make on Thursday for a shot at a return of over 22-1? And which underdogs do you need to be all over? Visit SportsLine now to see today’s top MLB picks, all from the projection model that is off to a fast start in 2021, and find out.