As we get started with another month, it’s time to get back into Streak for the Cash. The site will be changing our format a bit as we gear up for fantasy football, and one thing we’re bringing back after taking a couple months off is our daily Streak for the Cash picks. Every morning, come see what I think are the best picks and check out how my personal entry is doing. If you want to join our group go over to the leagues and groups page and follow the link for entering our group.
Sunday July 1 gets us off to a good start with 17 picks available from the start of the Tour de France, through the Euro 2012 final and plenty of afternoon baseball and softball, and finishing with a nice dose of Sunday Night Baseball.
Picks for July 1
6:30- Peter Sagan or Philippe Gilbert: As the Tour de France gets underway, we can get ready for an early cycling pick almost every day for the near future. I’ll go any other cyclist over Peter Sagan and Philippe Gilbert. I’m not a huge cycling follower but everything I’ve read says Gilbert has had a rough season although he won the stage last year. Peter Sagan has been one of the best this year and could be the winner of plenty of stages in this year’s tour. The favorite to win the whole race appears to be Bradley Wiggins. Sagan and Gilbert both have a ligit shot to take this, but the layout would seem to play to all of Sagan’s strengths. The sheer numbers say go any other cyclist but if you go Sagan/Gilbert you get the top two betting favorites. That’s the way I’ll go, but I’m not super-confident in it. Confidence Meter: 3.5 (out of 10). The stage will probably take under five hours so you’ll make it back for the afternoon picks.
2:46- No Goal for the first 30 minutes: In Finals whether World Cup or Euro, goals tend to be hard to come by. It’s no lock, but expect Spain to play it’s normal possession game and noone to score until after half time. Confidence Meter: 6.
4:05- San Francisco Giants: The Giants and Reds have played close, low-scoring games the first three games in the series with the Reds taking the last two behind nice outings from Mike Leake and Mat Latos. The Giants will try and continue the pitching dominance behind Ryan Vogelsong. Vogelsong has a career 1.85 ERA at home in San Francisco and is 7-3 this year with a 2.23 ERA. He’ll face off with Bronson Arroyo who has struggled to a 0-4 record with a 4.34 ERA in his starts in San Francisco. The Giants offense is hard to count on since they’ve been struggling, but I think they’ll be able to get to Arroyo. Confidence Level: 7
8:05-LA Dodgers: If you choose to get proppy with it, I’d go over 3 K’s, 4 hits or fewer, and no at least team goes hitless. If I’m on a W1 or less that’s my plan, but if I’m on W2 or more I’ll go LA straight up behind Clayton Kershaw. The Dodgers have lost seven in a row, but Kershaw is the reigning NL Cy Young winner and will try to play a “stopper” role as LA takes on the Mets on Sunday Night Baseball. Confidence Level: 5
This is where I’ll give you my overall record, record on picks with confidence over 5, and current streak.
Record for June: 37-26-1
Longest Streak: 6