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MLB Picks: July 02

By Mitchell Blair

Hitters can have slumps and so can bettors. This guy has had a tough time at the plate over the past couple of days, but you can’t sit and sulk about it. You gotta keep swinging away and that’s what we are doing with these picks as I look to start July off on the right note. 

The best matchup of the day in my mind is the one between NL West rivals San Diego and Los Angeles at Dodger Stadium, or is it?  LA has owned the Padres. The Padres have lost eight straight to the Dodgers in LA and are 1-13 against them since August of 21 while being outscored 77-30. To put it bluntly, the Dodgers own San Diego right now.  

San Diego has had success against lefties this year and southpaw Tyler Anderson gets the start for LA, but I just don’t see them getting a “W” against a team that obviously has their number.  

PICK: Los Angeles at -150 on Bet99 

Another game I am watching closely has St. Louis at Philadelphia. Both teams were 4-0 in June winning on Saturdays, so something has to give tonight. The Phillies are playing better ball than the Cardinals right now, but we all know it is different night after night when it comes to baseball and nothing is a certainty.  

In crunching the numbers, I like the home team to take this one. Kyle Gibson has struggled his past couple of starts, but until then he was pretty solid for Philadelphia having an ERA below 3. Speaking of Kyles, you might want to take a chance on Kyle Schwarber hitting a homer. He had 12 homers in June to lead all players. If not him, maybe rookie Darick Hall is your guy as his first three major league hits have all been homers. 

PICK:  Philadelphia at -130 on Bet99

One other game I like has Arizona at Colorado. Games at Coors Field can be high-scoring and when one starting pitcher comes in with an ERA of over six-and-a-half and the other guy has an ERA of just under eight, how can you not like a steady stream of guys on the basepaths relating in runs?

PICK:  Over 12 at -110 on Bet365

Enjoy the games! 

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