MLB Picks and Predictions for 8/3/21 Free MLB Picks

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Tuesday is a full slate of MLB games and that means plenty of free MLB picks. Let’s take a look at the best MLB picks to make your Tuesday night a winning one. 

Philadelphia Phillies -170 at Washington Nationals +150 Total: 8

The Philadelphia Phillies are the more talented team, and they have a big advantage on the mound in this game. Zack Wheeler gets the start for the Philadelphia Phillies and he has been lights out this season sitting with an ERA of 2.45. Look for the Nationals to struggle to score, and the Phillies will win this game on the run line.

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Play: Phillies -1.5 

New York Yankees -320 at Baltimore Orioles +270 Total: 9

If you are laying -320 with the New York Yankees this year that’s a terrible bet, it doesn’t matter who is on the mound. Gerrit Cole has been inconsistent since the ban of the sticky stuff, and the Orioles offer too much value as the underdogs. 

Play: Orioles ML +270

Cleveland Indians +180 at Toronto Blue Jays -200 Total: 9

The Cleveland Indians were able to pull off the big upset on Monday and they are going to get it done again in this game. In two of Zach Plesac’s last three starts he has given up only two runs, and the Blue Jays are going to struggle to score in this game. Back the Indians on the money line. 

Play: Indians ML +180

Seattle Mariners +150 at Tampa Bay Rays -170 Total: 8.5

There are going to be plenty of runs scored in this game. Yusei Kikuchi sits with an ERA of 4.01 while Luis Patino sits with an ERA of 4.26. I don’t trust either pitcher in this game, and both are going to be lit up. Back the over. 

Play: Over 8.5

New York Mets at Miami Marlins 

The Marlins offense is going to have a big breakout in this game. Taijuan Walker has had some real struggles as of late, and over the last 9.1 innings he has given up 17 runs total. Look for the Marlins to win this game, and if they are the underdogs back them on the reverse run line. 

Play: Marlins ML

Boston Red Sox -135 at Detroit Tigers +125 Total 10

The wrong team is favored in this game. The Detroit Tigers this season sit with a 30-24 record overall and they have the better pitcher on the mound in this game. Over the last ten games. Boston only has four wins, and the Tigers offense will find success.

Play: Tigers ML +125

MInnesota Twins +133 at Cincinnati Reds -143 Total 9 

The Minnesota Twins are young, but I expect they are going to show some fight these last games of the season. Kenta Maeda is coming off a strong start going 6.1 innings giving up four hits and one run. The Reds are going to struggle to score runs against Maeda, and the Twins will win the game. I will also be throwing a few dollars on the Twins reverse run line. 

Play: Twins ML +133

Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers

Jordan Lyles is on the mound for the Rangers, which means it’s the right spot to take the other side. Look for the Angels offense to run up the score early, and this game is going to get ugly early. Back the Angels on the alternate run line of -2.5. 

Play: Angels -2.5

Pittsburgh Pirates +194 at Milwaukee Brewers  -214 Total: 9

The Milwaukee Brewers are another team who should have no issue winning this game in blowout fashion. The Brewers' offensive is inconsistent but they will have no issue winning this game. Back the Brewers -1,5 but I like them all the way up to -3. 

Play: Brewers -1.5 

Kansas City Royals +169 at Chicago White Sox -186 Total: 9.5

This is a great chance for the Mariners to pull off the upset. Dylan Cease hasn’t been great this season, and the Royals offense has been strong heading into this game. I expect the Royals offense are going to continue their success in this game and the underdog will pull off the upset. 

Play: Royals ML 

Atlanta Braves -125 at St. Louis Cardinals +115 Total 8.5 

For some reason, the St Louis Cardinals traded for Jon Lester at the trade deadline, but I don’t think he is going to be the savior for this team. The Braves are going to get the scoring going early and win this game with ease. 

Play: Braves ML

Chicago Cubs -130 at Colorado Rockies +150  Total: 11.5

Kyle Freeland has been pitching better as of late. But I don’t trust him laying this type of number, even at home. I do expect both of these pitchers are going to struggle and the ball is going to be flying out of Coors Field. 

Play Over 11.5

San Francisco Giants -156 at Arizona Diamondbacks +145 Total: 9.5

This total is too high. Madison Bumgarner hasn’t been elite this year, but he has kept his team in games as of late. Look for Johnny Cueto to have a strong start too, and this game is going to be low scoring. Back the under. 

Play: Under

San Diego Padres at Oakland Athletics 

Blake Snell has not been the pitcher that the Padres hoped they were getting when they traded for him. In Snell’s last start he gave up seven runs, and the A’s bats should also be able to take advantage. Back the A’s on the money line. 

Play: A’s ML

Houston Astros +139 at Los Angeles Dodgers -151 Total: 8

Runs are going to be hard to come in this game. Lance McCullers r at times has been inconsistent, but Walker Buehler has been consistent. Look for this to be a pitchers duel, and for the under to cash.

Play: Under

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