Three Best Totals Picks On The MLB Odds For July 4th

Matthew Jordan

Monday, July 4, 2016 12:00 PM UTC

Monday, Jul. 4, 2016 12:00 PM UTC

Monday is one of the biggest baseball days as the United States celebrates its Independence Day with every team in the national pastime in action, so check our best MLB Picks!

Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians
Cleveland had its franchise-record 14-game winning streak snapped over the weekend in Toronto, with the Tribe losing the final two games to the Blue Jays. But the Indians matched the 1948 Browns with the longest single-season win streak in Cleveland major pro sports history. Cleveland is also 9-0 vs. the Tigers this season, outscoring them 60-20.

Outfielder Abraham Almonte made his season debut for Cleveland on Sunday after serving an 80-game PED suspension. He went 0-for-3.

Detroit currently has the longest active winning streak in baseball at six in a row. It is second in the AL Central, 5.5 games behind the Indians. The Tribe start one of the best starters in the American League in right-hander Danny Salazar (10-3, 2.22 ERA), who was the AL Pitcher of the Month in June and is 6-0 with a 2.08 ERA in his past six starts. Salazar, who might be in line to start the All-Star Game, faced the Tigers on June 24 in Detroit and allowed three runs and four hits over 5.2 innings while walking five in a win.

The Tigers' Miguel Cabrera is 9-for-29 career off him with two homers and five RBIs. J.D. Martinez is 2-for-14 off him with nine strikeouts. Detroit goes with young lefty Daniel Norris (1-0, 4.09) on the mound. He has made three appearances this season and two starts. He beat the Marlins last time out, allowing two runs in five innings with a season-high eight strikeouts. Only a handful of Indians have faced him. Jason Kipnis is 0-for-2. Carlos Santana is 1-for-2. 'Under.' It is 8-3-1 in Salazar's past 12 following a quality start in his most recent appearance.

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Free MLB  Pick:  Under 8 -105
Best Line Offered:  at Bovada


Miami Marlins vs New York Mets
The Mets were very impressive over the weekend in sweeping four games at home against the Chicago Cubs, who had the best record in baseball, in a rematch of last year's NLCS -- which was also a four-game sweep by New York. Wilmer Flores had quite the game in Sunday's 14-3 rout as he was 6-for-6 with two homers and four RBIs. The Mets are still five games behind first-place Washington in the NL East.

Here the Mets go with Matt Harvey (4-10). He hasn't won since May 30. Last time out, Harvey became the quickest Mets pitcher to 10 losses since Anthony Young in 1993 when Harvey lasted only 3.2 innings against the Nationals. Harvey lost his lone start vs. the Marlins this season, allowing one run and four hits over seven innings in Miami on June 5. Giancarlo Stanton is 1-for-13 career off Harvey with seven strikeouts. Justin Bour is 1-for-10 with a homer.

The Marlins start Tom Koehler (6-7, 4.45). He lost to Detroit last time out, allowing five runs and eight hits over three innings. His ERA in the first innings of games this year is an ugly 7.31. Koehler lost to the Mets on June 3, allowing three runs and six hits over six innings. Yoenis Cespedes is 5-for-11 career off him with two RBIs. Flores is 4-for-13 with two doubles. 'Over.' It is 5-2 in Koehler's past seven. It's 11-5-1 in Harvey's past 17 vs. teams with a winning record. The 'Over' offered on MLB Odds is 7-0-1 in Koehler's past eight vs. the Mets.

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Free MLB Pick:  Over 7½ -110
Best Line Offered:  at YouWager


Baltimore Orioles vs Los Angeles Dodgers
The Orioles will lose the designated hitter for this interleague matchup. That's usually Pedro Alvarez and he was put on the bereavement list on Sunday anyways. The Orioles lead the AL East by three games but were just swept four over the weekend in Seattle. The Birds start Yovani Gallardo (3-1, 5.77) on the mound.

The Orioles have won his three starts since returning from nearly two months on the disabled list. Gallardo allowed three runs and six hits in his most recent outing in San Diego. The Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez is 5-for-21 career off him with a homer and seven strikeouts. The Dodgers start 19-year-old lefty Julio Urias (1-2, 4.09), one of the top pitching prospects in all of MLB.

Urias, like Gallardo, is from Mexico. Urias got his first big-league win last Tuesday in Milwaukee. He was originally set to then start Sunday but was pushed back a day for some extra rest. Urias probably won't be in the Dodgers' rotation after the All-Star break as they want to conserve innings on him. He has never faced the Orioles. 'Over.' It is 7-1 in Baltimore's past eight games and a smart MLB Pick

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Free MLB Pick:  Over 8 -105
Best Line Offered:   at Heritage

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