MLB Key Games and 2024 Baseball Odds and Schedule in July



FairwayJay chips in MLB coverage and key games in July for top teams in the divsion races. Adjusted odds and information you can bet on.

Insights and advice for betting MLB in July

The dog days of summer are in full swing as the MLB season continues into July with the All-Star Game July 16 in Arlington, Texas - home of the world champion Texas Rangers. But the Rangers are currently out of the playoff picture 7-games behind for the last Wild Card spot in the American League, and trailing the first-place Seattle Mariners by 9-games in the American League West. MLB key games in July oddsBettors who follow the daily betting opportunties in baseball are looking for favorable odds, value and added prop bets of interest at leading online sportsbooks, which includes taking advantage of dime lines offered at top online sportsbooks. 

Review my June baseball article for more insight on betting the bases, MLB teams stats and standings, and gain a better understanding of analyzing stats, market inefficiencies and finding value by following my sports betting colleague Sherwood at sports wagers along with the handicappers at OSGA affiliate Gamblers World who provide MLB and other sports videos and plays throughout each week.

Key MLB Series And Odds In July 

As MLB teams head into July and the halfway point of the baseball season arrives the first week followed by the All-Star Game, here are the MLB division records, top teams and matchups along with Circa Sports odds for most wins in July. Adjusted futures odds are added to compare, and understand in the most wins market that number of games for each teams vary in the month. The tiebreaker for most wins is fewest games played in the month.

 

The Yankees were passed by Baltimore for best record in the AL East and American League into the final day of June. The Orioles have the most wins (17) in June in MLB into final day of month, and Baltimore was +2500 to win most games at Circa Sports. The Orioles are now +950 in July, while Mets are +850 after +30000, or 300/1 odds for most wins in June and winning 16 games while playing just 25 games to Orioles 29. The Astros were the other contender with 16 wins into final day and also moving up in the standings like the Mets. The Dodgers were the favorite for most wins in June, and have 16 in just 24 games while holding the biggest division lead in baseball at 7.5 games. The Dodgers were +300 for most wins in June, and now +1100 most wins in July

I'll update records following June 30 results, and other stats and information you can bet on.

The New York Yankees had 14 series victories in 18 tries (14-2-2) into June before finishing 3-6 in June series after sweeping the first two of the month (now 17-8-2 series YTD). The Yankees lost their final five series in June and went 3-10 as betting favorites since June 13. The Mariners continue to lead the AL West, and Seattle has 18 one-run victories this season - most in MLB. The Philadelphia Phillies have the best record in baseball, but go from +800 for most wins in June to +2200 in July going 14-11 in June with one game to go and play 24 games in July with a tougher schedule including against the Bravers, Dodgers, Yankees, Guardians and Twins. 

Total games scheduled for each team in July

27: NYM
26: ATL, COL, TOR, WASH
25: AZ, BAL, CHC, CHW, CIN, CLE, HOU, PIT, STL, TEX
24: BOS, MIA, MIL, LAD, NYY, OAK, PHI, SEA, TB
23: KC, MIN
22: SD 

I noted that the Kansas City Royals have a weaker schedule and play 15 games against losing teams including 9 against last place worst teams White Sox and Rockies, and also the Cubs who have fallen to last place. Also, 3 games to start month against Tampa Bay (.500 to start July). 

Update: Records through June 30.

American League

AL Central

Cleveland (52-30)
Minnesota (47-37)
Kansas City (47-39)
Detroit (38-46)
Chicago (24-62)

June records: CLE (14-11), MIN (15-12), KC (14-15)

AL East 

Baltimore (53-31)
New York (54-32)
Boston (44-39)
Tampa Bay (42-42)
Toronto (38-45) 

June records: BAL (17-12), NYY (14-13), BOS (15-8) 

AL West  

Seattle (47-39)
Houston (42-41)
Texas (38-46)
Los Angeles (36-47)
Oakland (30-56) 

June records: SEA (15-12), HOU (17-8), TEX (11-16) 

Key games and schedules

July 2-4: Detroit at Minnesota / Tampa Bay at Kansas City / Baltimore at Seattle 
July 4-7: Houston at Minnesota 
July 5-7: Boston at New York/ Tampa Bay at Texas 
July 8-11: Cleveland at Detroit
July 9-11: New York at Tampa Bay
July 12-14: New York at Baltimore / Cleveland at Tampa Bay / Texas at Houston / Kansas City at Boston 
July 19-21: Baltimore at Texas / Houston at Seattle  
July 19-22: Tampa Bay at New York
July 22-25: Detroit at Cleveland 
July 26-28: Minnesota at Detroit / New York at Boston 
July 29-30: Cleveland at Detroit
July 29-31: Toronto at Baltimore / Seattle at Boston

National League

NL Central 

Milwaukee (50-34)
St. Louis (43-40)
Pittsburgh (40-43)
Cincinnati (39-45)
Chicago (39-46)

June records: MIL (16-11), STL (16-12), CHI (11-16) 

NL East 

Philadelphia (55-29)
Atlanta (46-36)
New York (40-41)
Washington (39-44)
Miami (30-54)

June records: PHI (15-11), ATL (14-13), NYM (16-8), WSH (13-14) 

NL West  

Los Angeles (52-33)
San Diego (46-42)
Arizona (41-43)
San Francisco (41-44)
Colorado (28-55)

June records: LAD (16-10), SD (15-13), AZ (16-11), SF (12-15)  

Key games and schedules

July 1-4: New York at Washington 
July 2-4: San Francisco at Atlanta / St. Louis at Pittsburgh / Arizona at Los Angeles
July 5-7: Philadelphia at Atlanta / Milwaukee at Los Angeles / Arizona at San Diego
July 5-8: New York at Pittsburgh
July 8-11: Atlanta at Arizona
July 9-11: Los Angeles at Philadelphia / Washington at New York / Pittsburgh at Milwaukee 
July 12-14: Atlanta at San Diego / Chicago at St. Louis
July 19-21: Philadelphia at Pittsburgh / St. Louis at Atlanta / Arizona at Chicago
July 22-24: Milwaukee at Chicago 
July 22-25: San Francisco at Los Angeles
July 25-28: Atlanta at New York  
July 26-28: Pittsburgh at Arizona
July 29-31: Atlanta at Milwaukee 
July 30-31: Los Angeles at San Diego

Interleague

July 2-4 - San Diego at Texas 
July 9-10: Kansas City at St. Louis / Seattle at San Diego
June 12-14: LA Dodgers at Detroit 
July 19-21: San Diego at Cleveland / Boston at LA Dodgers 
July 20-21: Milwaukee at Minnesota
July 22-24: Philadelphia at Minnesota / Arizona at Kansas City
July 23-24: NY Mets at NY Yankees 
July 26-28: Cleveland at Philadelphia / San Diego at Baltimore / LA Dodgers at Houston
July 29-31: Minnesota at NY Mets / NY Yankees at Philadelphia / Pittsburgh at Houston / Texas at St. Louis 

Odds To Win The 2024 World Series

MLB game and futures odds from OSGA Elite-rated BetOnline and affiliate Sportsbetting.ag refresh periodically and are subject to change, including on props and live betting. BetOnline and Jazz Sportsbook also offers MLB series odds, team totals, game and player props, alternate runs and more. MLB adjusted odds as of July 1. 

+320: Los Angeles Dodgers
+450: New York Yankees
+550: Philadelphia Phillies
+900: Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles
+1400: Cleveland Guardians
+2200: Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Minnesota Twins
+2800: Kansas City Royals
+4000: San Diego Padres
+5000: St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers
+5500: Boston Red Sox, San Francisco Giants
+6600: Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago Cubs
+10000: New York Mets, Tampa Bay Rays
+12500: Cincinnati Reds, Toronto Blue Jays
+15000: Detroit Tigers
+25000: Washington Nationals

Looking at my MLB preseason coverage that included futures odds and season win totals, the National League's Philadelphia Phillies are the biggest movers among the favorites with World Series odds dropping from +1500 to +500 and now +550. The Dodgers (+320) remain the favorites to win the World Series, and note the huge payrolls of the top teams and favorites. The Mets have the highest payroll, and have moved back into Wild Card contention just 1-game behind the Cardinals for final WC while New York is still at +10000, or 100/1 odds to win the World Series. MLB betting odds July The Dodgers (103.5) and Braves (101.5) had the highest season win totals while the Mets (80.5) moving to .500 and the Brewers (77.5) are cruising and 15-games over .500. The Phillies (89.5) will also sail over their season win total but the Miami Marlins (77.5) are a major disappointment at 30-54 to close June.  

In the American League, the Yankees (90.5) and Orioles (91.5) are on their way to ecliple their preseason season win totals with the Guardians (79.5) the biggest early-season surprise exceeding expectations. Cleveland's odds to win the World Series are down from 65/1 to 20/1 and now +1400 to start July at BetOnline as you compare futures odds at leading online sportsbooks. The Houston Astros (92.5) made a move in June going 16-8 to finish the month just above .500, yet their odds to win the World Series go from +1200 to start June to +2200 on July 1. American League West rival and World Series champions Texas Rangers (88.5) continue to underachieve well below .500 and odds falling while the LA Angels WTF moment hiring retread 71-year-old Ron Washington as manager is baffling. The Phillies continue to lead the majors with best record and now +550 to win the World Series, and behind the Dodgers (+320) and Yankees (+450) with NL East rival Braves (+900) a major contender with the Orioles (+900). The Twins (+2200) and Brewers (+2200) are moving up as contenders, while the Cardinals (+5000) and Red Sox (+5500) saw their odds cut in half to start July. 

Follow along and compare the futures and season win totals and monitor the team schedules, injuries and key series as the leading online sportsbooks adjust the odds and post daily MLB odds and matchups throughout the 2024 MLB season. 

You can bet on it. 

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