Aug. 7, 2010; Oakland, CA, USA; UFC fighter Anderson Silva (right) reacts after defeating Chael Sonnen during the middleweight title bout in UFC 117 at the Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Streak for the Cash picks – July 7


Saturday’s 13 Streak picks start in the morning at 6:15 with the next stage of the Tour de France and they roll on all day through the late, late 11:45 MMA fight. You could almost have a pick going for that whole time if you tried. I’ll be trying to help you find the green ones…

After the Djoker started my day in the red by getting upset by R-Fed,  things went pretty good after that. I finished the day on a three game streak after the A’s walked off winners last night.

Picks for July 7

July 5, 2012; Wimbledon, England; Serena Williams (USA) celebrates after her semi-final match against Victoria Azarenka (BLR) on day 10 of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club. Williams won 6-3 7-6. Mandatory Credit: Susan Mullane-US PRESSWIRE

9:05-Serena Williams wins 2-0: Serena has been so good at Wimbledon in this tournament that they won’t even make this a straight up pick. I still think Williams is the right pick as she’s been rolling through the bracket with her whole game in fine form and her serve especially lethal. Head-to-head, Serena has won both matches against Agnieszka Radwanska. Both wins coming in 2008 and both in straight sets with one at Wimbledon. I think Serena’s got it again. Confidence Meter: 7 (out of 10)

2:00-Webb Simpson: Simpson was one of my pre-tournament picks and has a one-shot lead going into the third round. I think he will be challenged for the lead by that challenge will come from someone else not Jonathan Byrd. Yesterday, Simpson would have won this by 2 strokes. Confidence Meter: 5

4:10-Chicago White Sox: The White Sox won last night’s series opener after sweeping a three-game set from the Rangers. Ricky Romero, who’s schedule to start for the Jays has given up eight runs in each of his last two starts and hasn’t shown the kind of dominating stuff he had going at the beginning of the year. Confidence Meter: 6

8:00- Houston Dynamo Win or Draw:  At 10-2-5 KC is just a point out of first in the Eastern Conference table 17 games into their season. Houston is 6-6-5, but I think they’re the better pick here based on recent form and getting the draw. KC has lost two or their last three games and has only beaten Montreal (5-3-11) in their last four MLS games. The Dynamo have tied or won four of their last five although they tend to be a better home team than when they go on the road like in this one. Confidence Meter: 3

10:05-Cincinnati Reds: In a matchup of good fantasy baseball additions, Homer Bailey of the Reds faces off with Clayton Richard of the Padres in game three of their four-game set. Both pitchers have been throwing great as of late but I’ll go Cincinnati since I like their lineup much better and they’ve had a fairly decent West-Coast swing. Confidence Meter: 5

11:45- Anderson Silva wins by KO, TKO, or DQ: I’m not a huge MMA follower but I know this is a huge deal. Silva’s getting older (37 years old) and his opponent Chael Sonnen has been fighting well, but I don’t think Sonnen can handle a ready and motivated Silva. “The Spider” will come out on top in this one since I don’t think Sonnen can turn it into enough of a grind-it-out wrestling match and Silva will be motivated to take this second meeting between the two. Confidence Meter: 4

July Results

Overall Picks: 16-10

Picks with Confidence over 5: 8-4

Current Personal Streak: W2

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