MLB Picks and Predictions for 7/2/21 - Free MLB Picks
Photo by Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
Free MLB Picks
MLB Games on Friday, June 2nd
Where to Watch: MLB.TV Stream the MLB Game of the Day all season on ESPN+. Sign up now!
Friday is another big slate of MLB games with 15 games taking place. Let’s take a look at a free MLB pick on each of the games to make your night a winning one.
San Diego Padres +105 at Philadelphia Phillies -125 Total: 8
The weak link of the San Diego Padres pitching staff has been Chris Paddack who currently sits with a 4-5 record and an ERA of 4.64. In this game the Phillies are going to run up the score against Paddack and that will be the difference in this game. Back the Phillies to win this game on the run line.
Play: Phillies -1.5
Milwaukee Brewers -161 at Pittsburgh Pirates +140 Total: 8.5
The Pirates have had some issues this season, but this is a great chance to bet on them. The better pitcher in this matchup is JT Brubaker and he is going to find a way to slow down the Milwaukee Brewers. I wish the odds were close to +150 or +160, but at +140, there is value. Back the Pirates on the money line.
Play: Pirates ML +140
Los Angeles Dodgers -105 at Washington Nationals -115 Total: 7.5
Max Scherzer is going to get the job done against the Los Angeles Dodgers in this game. In 88.1 innings so far this season, Scherzer has given up only 23 runs. I don’t think Washington’s offense is going to be elite, but they are going to score enough to get the job done.
Play: Washington ML
New York Mets +115 at New York Yankees -135 Total: 9.5
At this point it’s clear the Yankees can’t be trusted, especially laying any type of number. Taijuan Walker has also been good for the Mets, sitting with a 6-3 record and an ERA of 2.38. Look for the Mets offense to break out in this game, and that will be the difference. Back the Mets to win this game on the money line/
Play: Mets ML +115
Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays
The Toronto Blue Jays have been involved in a lot of high-scoring games so far this week and there is no reason to believe it’s going to be different in this game. The Blue Jays are going to score a lot of runs, and the Rays offense should also find success. Back the over.
Houston Astros -179 at Cleveland Indians +160 Total: 9.5
The Houston Astros have had some struggles this week, but Lance McCullers Jr is going to help turn that around. McCullers Jr is having a big year, and he is going to lock down the Indians offense. Back the Astros to win this game on the run line.
Play: Astros -1.5
Chicago Cubs +141 at Cincinnati Reds -161 Total: 9.5
After being so hot for a month, the Cubs have really fallen back down and over their last ten games, they only have four wins. Sonny Gray hasn’t gotten a lot of run support this season, but he is the much better pitcher in this game. Look for the Cubs to struggle to score and the Reds will win this game on the run line.
Play: Reds -1.5
Chicago White Sox -151 at Detroit Tigers +140 Total: 8
Lance Lynn is the mound for the Chicago White Sox, and that is good news for the White Sox as they are going to get the job done in this game. Look for the Tigers to struggle to score in this game, and the White Sox will win this game on the run line.
Play: White Sox -1.5
Miami Marlins +140 at Atlanta Braves -161 Total: 9
The Braves offense is hot, and they are going to run up the score against the Miami Marlins. Drew Smyly has been a bit inconsistent, but the Marlins offense isn’t strong enough to get the job done. Back the Braves to get the job done on the money line.
Play: Braves ML
St. Louis Cardinals -115 at Colorado Rockies -105 Total: 12
This is the perfect place for an over to cash. The Rockies and Cardinals both send one of their worst pitchers to the mound, and there is going to be no shortage of scoring by either team in this game. Back the over to cash.
Minnesota Twins -110 at Kansas City Royals -110 Total: 10.5
The Minnesota Twins can’t really be trusted, but they are facing off with a Kansas City Royals team that can be trusted less. Look for JA Happ to have a good start in this game and the Twins are going to win this game on the money line.
Play: Twins ML
Baltimore Orioles +155 at Los Angeles Angels -175 Total: 9.5
IF the Angels price was a little cheaper they would be the play, but at this price, It’s not worth laying the price. Both of these pitchers have been inconsistent, especially Keegan Akin who has an ERA that is over seven. Back the over.
Boston Red Sox +105 at Oakland Athletics -125 Total: 9.5
Eduardo Rodriguez hasn’t been great this season, but he has gotten plenty of run support, and that is going to continue in this game. Look for the Red Sox to find offensive success against Frankie Montas, and the Red Sox will win this game.
Play: Red Sox ML +105
San Francisco Giants -135 at Arizona Diamondbacks +105 Total: 8.5
Alex Wood has had issues at times this season, but this is still too good of a price to pass up on with the San Francisco Giants. This is a lean and if the number goes up, it’s a stay away spot, but at -135 the GIants are the play on the money line.
Play: Giants ML -135
Texas Rangers -115 at Seattle Mariners -105 Total: 8
Kyle Gibson has been one of the best pitchers in the American League this year, and he is going to be lights out in this game. Even on the road, Gibson should be laying closer to -135 or -140. Back the Rangers on the money line.
Play: Rangers ML