MLB Picks: Tuesday Baseball Odds & Betting Lines Report

Steven Suarez

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 2:13 PM UTC

Tuesday, Jul. 2, 2013 2:13 PM UTC

SBRForum's MLB picks are hot off of the press, so let's find out where each of our handicappers are looking to place their money. Who's advice are you going to take today, as we aim to hunt down the best betting value on offer?

Some extreme chalk is on the board as we help you prepare you get your MLB picks straight for Tuesday.

Also check out our Daily MLB Pitching Report.

Giants (Lincecum) vs. Reds (Bailey)

Covered by Joe Freda

Yesterday's game was called early due to the weather, with the Reds ending up winning the game very comfortably thanks to an early offensive explosion. Tonight Cincinnati finds themselves as another big favorite at -175.

Instead of jumping on the tempting moneyline option on the MLB odds, Joe is opting for the UNDER 8.5 runs as one of his sports picks. It's a trend that's hit in six of umpire Adrian Johnson's last eight assignments, while the UNDER is also 7-1-1 in Cincinnati's last nine starts against right-handers.


Tigers (Fister) vs. Blue Jays (Wang)

Covered by Ron Patrick

The Blue Jays cruised to a win on Canada Day yesterday afternoon, beating up on Jose Alvarez and getting another solid start out of R.A. Dickey. For game two of the series we'll have Doug Fister and Chien-Mien Wang on the mound.

Though Detroit isn't playing their best baseball right now, Ron thinks the tides are about to change, especially when it comes to that typically productive offense. He's going to be adding the Tigers on the run-line to his sports picks.


Dodgers (Kershaw) vs. Rockies (Oswalt)

Covered by Joe Freda

Clayton Kershaw is a stud and everyone knows it. However, he's struggled throughout his career when visiting Coors Field, going 3-3 with a 5.68 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in 11 visits. He'll be opposed by Colorado's Roy Oswalt tonight.

Oswalt has had a nightmare beginning to his 2013 season, but has flashed signs of his old stuff despite getting roughed up. However, Joe feels there is some legitimate value in backing the OVER 9 runs with your MLB picks in this spot.


Padres (Erlin) vs. Red Sox (Lackey)

Covered by Willie Bee

The Red Sox hold a 2.5-game lead in the AL East at the moment and will now begin a three-game set at Fenway against the Padres. Boston is listed at a hefty price of -200 in the MLB odds, with John Lackey getting the start against San Diego's Robbie Erlin. 

Erlin has been solid in a couple spot starts this season, having allowed two earned runs in each assignment against Toronto and Philadelphia respectively. It's obviously a different proposition going up against the Red Sox on the road, and Willie is in agreement, backing a Boston win on the run-line.


Orioles (Hammel) vs. White Sox (Danks)

Covered by Willie Bee 

It's hard to have much faith in either John Danks (1-5, 4.68 ERA) or Jason Hammel (7-4, 5.09 ERA), but at least it's clear Baltimore's offense is vastly superior to that of Chicago's. The Orioles are #2 in runs scored and the White Sox are #27.

Willie briefly considered a play on the OVER with these struggling pitchers, but he then validly points out that you can't trust the White Sox to put up runs. So, he's going to take a short favorite price on the visiting Orioles instead.


Phillies (Pettibone) vs. Pirates (Locke)

Covered by Ron Patrick 

Right now Jeff Locke is penciled in as tonight's starter for the Pirates, but it looks like he'll be pushed back after throwing in the bullpen over the weekend. That's a tough blow for Pittsburgh backers, but they should still be favored regardless of who's on the mound.

Ron has recommended his readers to make a play on the Pirates on the run-line, listed at a generous price of +125, and that's regardless of whether or not Locke starts. As he notes, Pittsburgh have had success whenever Jeanmar Gomez or Charlie Morton, two likely replacement candidates, have picked up starts.


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Atlanta Braves (-260) vs. Miami Marlins

Washington Nationals (-250) vs. Milwaukee Brewers

Boston Red Sox (-200) vs. San Diego Padres

Oakland Athletics (-190) vs. Chicago Cubs

Tampa Bay Rays (-190) at Houston Astros
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