MLB Picks and Predictions for 7/5/21 - Free MLB Picks

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MLB Games on Monday July 5th, 2021

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With 11 games set for Monday, July 5th, 2021, we have plenty of options for some MLB action. Check out our best picks below, as well as the updated betting odds.

St. Louis Cardinals San Francisco Giants Total:

The Giants Kevin Gausman has been lights out away from home, with a 2.31 ERA and .123 opponent batting average this season. Meanwhile the Cardinals Kwang Hyun Kim has allowed over a hit per inning with a 4.5 ERA on the road this yea. Back the Giants to take this at home.

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Pick: San Francisco Giants

Los Angeles Dodgers -160 Miami Marlins +150 Total: 7

Despite having their prized left Trevor Rodgers on the mound, the Marlins are at a disadvantage here. Walker Buehler has a .90 WHIP to start the year for the Dodgers, and they have been swinging the bat well of late. Back Los Angeles with good value on the road.

Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers -160

Chicago White Sox -111 Minnesota Twins +101 Total: 9.5

Dylan Cease has been solid on the mound for the White Sox this season, and they are just playing better baseball than the Twins. Minnesota is hitting just .236 over the last 7 days while their expected starter Bailey Ober has allowed 7 home runs in just 24.2 IP this year. Back the White Sox here.

Pick: Chicago White Sox -111

Atlanta Braves -190 Pittsburgh Pirates +170 Total: 8.5

The Braves Max Fried has been hit hard this season but has pitched well against he Pirates in his career. He has allowed a .154 average against them, and the Braves have been swinging the bat well of late. Take the Braves in this one.

Pick: Atlanta Braves -190

Cleveland Indians +175 Tampa Bay Rays -195 Total: 8.5

The Rays veteran lefty Rich Hill has exceeded expectations this season, boasting a 3.70 ERA with just 62 hits in 82.2 IP this season. The Indians Logan Allen has struggled with the longball, and the Rays rank 8th with 34 HR off left-handed pitching. Take Tampa to win this one at home.

Pick: Tampa Bay Rays -195

Milwaukee Brewers -172 New York Mets +157 Total: 7.5

The Mets have been great at home this season, but the Brewers have been just as good on the road. Brandon Woodruff has pitched lights out for Milwaukee, and has done well against the Mets in limited action. The Brewers have also been swinging the bat better of late, ranking 7th with a .277 average over the last 7 days.  

Pick: Milwaukee Brewers -172

Detroit Tigers +135 Texas Rangers -145 Total: 9

This game has the makings of a pitchers’ duel, with both starters boasting ERA’s near 1.00. However, Detroit has been one of the hottest teams from the plate of late, hitting .313 as a team (2nd) over the last week. Back Detroit to steal this one on the road.

Pick: Detroit Tigers +135

Philadelphia Phillies +125 Chicago Cubs -135 Total: -

The Phillies have been playing great ball of late, while the Cubs have been slumping. They rank near the bottom of the league with a .218 average over the last week. Meanwhile, expected starter Zach Davies have given up 10 runs in his last 16 IP. Back the Phillies as the road dogs.

Pick: Philadelphia Phillies +125

Cincinnati Reds +105 Kansas City Royals -115 Total: 10

This game could go either way, with both teams getting production on the plate but suspect performances on the mound. The Reds Vladimir Gutierrez has given up 14 runs in his last 15.1 IP, and the Royals rank near the top of the league in average over the last two weeks. Take the Royals to take this one at home.

Pick: Kansas City Royals -115

Boston Red Sox -105 Los Angeles Angels -105 Total: 10

The Angels have the edge on the mound in this one, with Jose Suarez boasting a 1.98 ERA and 1.10 WHIP to start the year. The edge on the mound should be all they need, as despite not having Mike Trout, the Angels rank in the top half of the league in most offensive categories over the last two weeks. Give me the Angels.

Pick: Los Angeles Angels -105

Washington Nationals San Diego Padres Total:

The Padres Joe Musgrove has pitched well this year and has limited this Nationals lineup to a .231 career average against him. Meanwhile the Nationals Jon Lester has given up 14 runs in his last 13.1 innings and will make his first start in nearly two weeks. Give me the Padres to win this one going away.

Pick: San Diego Padres -1.5


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