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MLB Betting Pick of the Day: Best Baseball Pick Today 7/22/21

Posted: Jul 22, 2021Last updated: Jul 22, 2021

Here is our best MLB Betting Pick of the Day, including the Best Baseball Pick Today, 7/22/21. All odds for July 22 MLB bet picks were obtained from DraftKings.

It’s been another profitable week on The Game Day with MLB picks. We’ve already gone 2-0 this week, and tonight we’ll be looking to sweep with another victory.

Here are some tips for my Best Baseball Pick Today 7/22/21.

  • Overall: 24-17 (+3.86 units)
  • Team Totals: 10-7 (+0.62 units)
  • First 5 IP Bets: 10-5-3 (+4.04 units)
  • Moneylines: 3-3 (-0.5 units)
  • Totals: 1-1 (-0.3 units)

MLB Betting Pick of the Day: Best Baseball Pick Today 7/22/21

Tampa Bay Rays @ Cleveland Indians (7:10 p.m. ET)

  • Probable Pitchers: TB RHP Luis Patiño @ CLE RHP Cal Quantrill

Rays Over 2.5 Runs In First Five Innings (-105)

Wager: 1.05 units

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The Rays come into Thursday’s game against the Indians with a 57-39 record. While their pitching has been stellar as usual, they’ve also fielded a potent lineup that ranks fifth in the American League in runs scored.

Since May 13, Tampa Bay has gone 38-20 while averaging 5.43 runs per game. The Rays have also been much better offensively on the road, averaging 5.29 runs per game away from Tropicana Field versus 4.48 runs per game at home.

They’ll look to continue that trend in Cleveland on Thursday against Quantrill, who’s been struggling lately. Over his last five starts, the 26-year-old righty has been knocked around to the tune of a 6.38 ERA, a 1.54 WHIP, and an .897 opponent OPS. He’s also allowed at least three runs in four of those outings.

While Quantrill’s been bad in general lately, lefties have been absolutely killing him. In their last 50 plate appearances against him, southpaws have a .447 wOBA and a .378 ISO. That doesn’t bode well for Quantrill given that Tampa Bay’s projected lineup for tonight features seven lefties, plus a pair of dangerous righties in Randy Arozarena and Mike Zunino.

Accordingly, Quantrill figures to have a tough time with the Rays tonight. They should be able to score early and often against him, cashing this bet for us in the process.

Thanks for reading our best MLB Betting Pick of the Day! For more July 22 MLB bet tips, check out our 7/22 MLB Prop Bets and 7/22 NRFI Bet as well.

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Jason Radowitz

Jason Radowitz is a jack of all trades when it comes to writing sports. Jason writes and bets the MLB, NFL, NBA, NCAAF, and NCAAB when the sports are in season. Currently, he's a Writer and Betting Analyst for The Game Day providing daily content in the MLB. Earlier in his sports career, Jason was a graduate assistant for the University of Hartford Men's Basketball team using analytics and numbers to help put together the winningest season in program history. With his articles, you will be sure to get an analytical approach.

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