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It’s a full slate of MLB games on Sunday and there is plenty of value across the board in terms of free picks. Let’s take a look at looking at a breakdown and a ree pick for each of the games. 

San Francisco Giants -155 at Pittsburgh Pirates -145 Total: 8

The Giants are the better team and they have a big advantage on the mound in this game. Alex Wood comes into this game with a 4-0 record and an ERA of 1.80. In Mitch Keller’s last start he gave up seven runs.The Giants offense is going to be strong again in this game and lead to the Giants winning this game on the money line. 

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Play: Giants ML

New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles

The Yankees have leaned on good pitching from their starters and bullpen as of late and that will be the difference in this game as they have no issue cruising to the victory. Back the Yankee on the run line. 

Play: Yankees -1.5

Los Angeles Angels +135 at Boston Red Sox -145 Total 9.5

The Angles have gone 3-7 over their last ten games and they were blown out again Saturday at the hands of the Red Sox. The Red Sox have one of the best offenses in all of baseball and it will be their offense that runs up the score again in this game. Back the Red Sox to win this game on the run line. 

Play: Red Sox -1.5

Philadelphia Phillies -137 at Toronto Blue Jays -147 Total: 10.5

Robbie Ray has been pretty good this year for the Phillies sitting with an ERA under four and it’s going to be his pitching, and the bullpen of the Blue Jays that keeps this game lower scoring. There will probably be seven or right runs scored, but 10.5 is too many. Back the under to cash. 

Play: Under 10.5

Chicago Cubs -140 at Detroit Tigers +120 Total: 8.5

The wrong team is favored in this game. The Cubs have been nothing to write home about this season, and now they send Kyle Hendricks to the mound who has had issues keeping the ball inside the ballpark. The Tigers will take advantage and at plus money they will come away with the victory. 

Play: Tigers ML +120

New York Mets at Tampa Bay Rays

THe Mets were defeated on Saturday, but this is a great bounce back spot fhr tme. The Mets need good pitching to find success and that’s what they will get with Marcus Stroman on the mound. Look for the Mets to find a way to come away with a victory in a lower-scoring game. Back the Mets. 

Play: Mets ML

Kansas City Royals +135 at Chicago WHite Sox -155 Total: 8.5 

The Royals offense has struggled as of late and over the last ten games they only have a victory. The bats are going to stay cold in this game against Dylan Cease who has been strong sitting with a 2-0 record. The lack of scoring for the Royals will cause the White Sox to win this game on the run line.

Play: White Sox -1.5

Atlanta Braves at Milwaukee Brewers

The Brewers offense has had issues scoring as of late and it’s not going to get any easier in this game, as they face Huascar Ynoa who has an ERA near two. The Braves offense is also going to be held in check in this game and that will lead to a low scoring game. Back the under to cash with ease. 

Play: Under

Oakland Athletics -105 at Minnesota Twins -105 Total: 8,5

The Twins got a big home run from Miguel Sano to complete the comeback on Saturday and they will use that momentum to carry over in this game. The Twins offense feels like they are finally about to breakthrough and their offense is going to get the job done. Back the Twins on the money line. 

Play: Twins ML

Texas Rangers +155 at Houston Astros -175 Total: 8

Betting the Rangers hasn’t been this year, but this is a perfect opportunity to take a shot with them. Kyle Gibson will get the start for the Rangers and on the season he has pitched 47.2 giving up only 13 runs. Look for the Rangers to win this game. 

Play: Rangers ML

Miami Marlins at Los Angeles Dodgers

Pablo Lopez gets the start for the Marlins and in all but one of his starts he has been lights out this year. He also hasn’t gotten any run support and that is going to lead to a lower scoring game that stays well under the total. Don’t be shocked if this game ends up 1-0 or a 2-1 type of score. 

Play: Under

Cincinnati Reds -125 at Colorado Rockies +105 Total: 11.5

Each of the first two games of this series there were at least 17 runs scored and there is no reason to believe it’s going to be different in this game. The offenses are hot and they will both run up the score. Back the over in this game, and for it to go well over. I would bet this game to go all the over 16 runs. 

Play: Over

Washington Nationals at Arizona Diamondbacks 

The Nationals and Diamondbacks are going to struggle to score on Sunday. The Diamondbacks are having issues this season and in the first game of this series, Arizona could only manage two runs. Both of the starting pitchers are coming off a good start, and that will lead to the under-cashing. Back the under.

Play: Under

Cleveland Indians at Seattle Mariners

On the mound for the Indians is SHane Bieber who sits with a 4-2 record and an ERA of 2.95. The Diamondbacks offense is good but hey are going to have issues getting anything going. Back the Indians to win this game on the money line. 

Play: Indians ML

St. Louis Cardinals +120 at San Diego Padres -141 Total: 7

Ryan Weathers is making his first start since April 28th which means the bullpen could get some extra run in this game. Kim’s has been strong for the Indians and he is going to lock down in this game. Look for the Cardinals offense to find enough success and that will be enough to win this game on the money line. 

Play: Cardinals ML

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