Jul 5, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; USA forward Chris Wondolowski (19) scores during the second half against Guatemala at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Streak for the Cash Picks, July 16 Analysis and Previews


Jul 15, 2013; Flushing, NY, USA; General view of the Home Run Derby in advance of the 2013 All Star Game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

It’s time for the Midsummer Classic tonight on ESPN Streak for the Cash, but outside of the Major League All-Star game it’s a fairly light day in the sports world. Things start with a Tour de France pick from stage 16. Then later today there’s more international soccer including Gold Cup Group C action in East Hartford. Most sports fans will be focused on New York, though, for the All-Star Game. There’s a straight-up pick and three props tonight, but none are very strong picks.

7/15 Streak Picks

7:25- Slovakia, France, or Belgium: This is actually a pretty strong prop since the top 5 favorites are all from one of these three nations. There’s lots that can happen in any Tour stage, but unless you have a really long streak I’d take this one. I’m putting my W8 on it this morning. Confidence Meter: (out of 10)

2:30- Sweden wins by 2+: The Swedish Womens National team is a great team and they are at home in this matchup this afternoon against the Italians. I hate giving goals, but Sweden’s a solid squd. Confidence Meter: 4

5:30- Belize win/draw: These teams are both pretty bad, but Belize getting the draw is the way I’m leaning in a pick I’ll be avoiding. Confidence Meter: 3

8:05- USA Win: The US has been crushing inferior competition in the Gold Cup so far, but Costa Rica offers a real test. Costa Rica will be extra-motivated after the snow-game a couple months ago. The Americans can secure their advance with a tie, but are playing well enough to pick to get the win outright. It’s definitely not a lock, but it’s a solid pick that I’ll be taking instead of the uncertainty that is the MLB All-Star game. Confidence Meter: 6

8:15- American League All-Stars: Don’t get me wrong, I actually like the All-Star game. It’s a fun exhibition game that usually offers at least one or two memorable moments. However, predicting how it will unfold is virtually impossible. It’s fun, it’s cool, but it’s also an aberration and susceptible to fluky things happening. Think of it as the ultimate in small sample sizes. Confidence Meter: 2

8:16- Yes Both record a K: Confidence Meter-2

9:10- Yes 1+ HR during innings 3-5: Confidence Meter- 3

10:55- Any Other Number: Confidence Meter-4

Streak Scoreboard-July

Yesterday’s Results: 4-2

Record for July: 74-50

Record in July’s confident picks (confidence 6+): 29-9 (0-0 yesterday)

Personal Entry Results: 17-13

Longest Personal Streak: W8

Current Personal Streak: W8

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