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MLB Picks: June 30

By Stefan Luciani

Okay, okay, I know. We’ve been in a bit of a slump lately. But sometimes that's just how these things go. Like I said on Tuesday, we’re very slowly approaching the dog days of summer, and maybe I'm just dealing with an underlying injury you guys don’t know about. I’ll push through it, it’s fine. Thanks for the concern. 

Slow day today, only eight games slated, and to be honest with you, there isn’t much that I like a whole lot. But, as usual, I’m still going to throw some money down. Why? Well because it is quite literally my job. 

So, we’ll maybe take a little break from the runlines that have been killing us lately, and go back to some good ole’ fashioned moneylines baby. 

The San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers open up a series tonight at Dodger Stadium and I am Padres all the way.

Seriously though. Joe Musgrove is on the mound for the Padres, and honestly, he has been dealing this season. He’s got a record of 8-1 with an 0.95 WHIP and 2.12 ERA, both of which he is top ten in. He has a favourable WAR of 2.1 with 82 Ks on the season so far. Yes, they are coming into this series having lost four of their last six, and yes, these are the types of bets that have been biting me lately. But I’m telling you, this one feels different!

There has been some Hollywood-esque drama coming out of L.A. of late following their series in Atlanta for Freddie Freeman’s homecoming. Freeman’s return to Atlanta was an emotional one, with many wondering if the move to L.A. was truly Freddie’s first choice. Afterall, he did just fire his agent Casey Close prior to the series. Another individual represented by Close is Dodger teammate Clayton Kershaw who had some strong words about Freeman’s return stating that it was nice to see, but he hopes that L.A. wasn’t Freeman’s “second fiddle”. I’m sorry but to me, comments like that could show signs of some unrest in that Dodger’s clubhouse. I don’t think we’ve seen the last of this. But I digress. 

This drama could cause some struggles for the Dodgers and although the +108 (LeoVegas) odds aren’t anything to write home about, they’re good enough for me!

Pick: Padres ML @ +108 (LeoVegas) vs Dodgers. 

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