Saturday, July 2nd Baseball Betting Odds and Picks

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Baseball Betting Odds: There are 15 games on Saturday, July 2nd including the Los Angeles Angels at the Boston Red Sox. The Angels are in last place in the American League West and already out of playoff contention while the Red Sox are in second place in the American League East. This could be a high scoring game on Saturday night as two struggling pitchers; Hector Santiago and Clay Buchholz are scheduled to start.

Here is a look at all 15 games for Saturday and baseball picks.

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Saturday, July 2nd (All Times Eastern)

Cleveland Indians at Toronto Blue Jays – 1:07 pm

The Cleveland Indians visit the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon with the home team favored. The Indians have been playing great of late as they are in first place in the AL Central while the Blue Jays are battling for second in the AL East.

ATS Stats

The Indians should be sending Trevor Bauer in this game while the Blue Jays go with Marco Estrada. The Blue Jays had won six of the last ten against the Indians before this series began with the last three going under the total. The Blue Jays won four of the seven meetings last season. Toronto has also won six of the last ten at home in this series with seven of the last ten going under the total.

Baseball Picks

I will go with the trends and take this game under the total.

Texas Rangers at Minnesota Twins – 2:10 pm

The Texas Rangers visit the Minnesota Twins on Saturday afternoon with the road team favored. The Rangers have the best record in the American League and they are in first place in the AL West while the Twins are in last place in the AL Central.

ATS Stats

The Rangers had won six of the last ten against the Twins before this series began with three of the last five going over the total. The teams split their six meetings last season. They have split their last ten at Minnesota with three of the last four going over the total.

Baseball Picks

I will take this game over the total.

Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals – 2:15 pm

The St. Louis Cardinals are favored at home on Saturday afternoon as they host the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers should be sending Jimmy Nelson while the Cardinals start Adam Wainwright.

ATS Stats

Nelson has pitched well in his last two starts, allowing just one run in 11 innings. Wainwright didn’t pitch well last time out as he allowed six runs against the Royals. St. Louis had won six of the last ten against the Brewers before this series began with three of the last four going under the total. St. Louis had also taken six of the last ten at home in this series with three of the last four going over the total.

Baseball Picks

I will take the Cardinals to get the home win.

Miami Marlins at Atlanta Braves – 4:10 pm

The Miami Marlins are road favorites on Saturday afternoon as they visit the Atlanta Braves. The Marlins should have Jose Fernandez on the mound in this contest while the Braves send John Gant.

ATS Stats

Fernandez was great last time out as he struck out 13 and allowed just one run in seven innings against the Cubs. The Marlins have not had a ton of success against the Braves as they had dropped six of the last ten before this series began. The Braves had won six of eight this season against the Marlins with five of those eight going over the total. Atlanta won two of three at home against the Marlins earlier this season.

Baseball Picks

I will take this game under the total.

Chicago White Sox at Houston Astros – 4:10 pm

The Chicago White Sox visit the Houston Astros on Saturday afternoon with the baseball betting odds near a pick. The White Sox should be sending Chris Sale to the mound while the Astros go with Doug Fister.

ATS Stats

This should be a really good matchup as Sale is having a great season while the Astros win most of the time with Fister on the mound. The White Sox had won six of the last ten against the Astros before this series began with seven of the last eight going under the total. Houston did win two of three in Chicago earlier this season. Houston has also won six of the last ten at home in this series.

Baseball Picks

I will take this game under the total.

Detroit Tigers at Tampa Bay Rays – 4:10 pm

The Detroit Tigers are favored on Saturday as they visit the Tampa Bay Rays. It should be Justin Verlander going for the Tigers while the Rays send Blake Snell.

ATS Stats

Verlander was shelled last time out as the red-hot Indians got to him for eight runs. Verlander had been pretty good recently until that start so he should bounce back on Saturday against the Rays. Snell got his first win of the season last time out as he beat the Red Sox. The Tigers and Rays had split their last ten meetings before this series began with two of the last three going over the total.

Baseball Picks

I will take the Tigers and the game over the total.

Kansas City Royals at Philadelphia Phillies – 5:50 pm

The Kansas City Royals visit the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday with the road team favored. The Royals should be sending Danny Duffy while the Phillies go with Aaron Nola.

ATS Stats

Duffy has allowed three runs or less in each of his last six starts and last time out he actually went 8 innings against the Cardinals. Normally Duffy pitches six innings and he gets tired and is pulled. Nola has been awful of late for the Phillies as he has pitched four innings or less in his last four starts. He is 0-3 in those starts with a 15.23 ERA. The Royals had won three of the last four against the Phillies before this series began with three of the last four going over the total.

Baseball Picks

I will take this game over the total.

Los Angeles Angels at Boston Red Sox – 7:15 pm (FOX)

The Los Angeles Angels visit the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night in a game that can be seen regionally on FOX. It should be Hector Santiago going for the Angels while the Red Sox send Clay Buchholz.

ATS Stats

Santiago has an ERA over five this season. He has not even made a quality start in six of his last eight outings and it is hard to see him doing well against a potent Boston offense. It has been no better for Buchholz who is 3-8 with an ERA of almost six. The Angels had won 8 of the last 10 against Boston before this series began with three of the last five going under the total. The Angels had won six of the last ten in Boston with three of the last five going over the total.

Baseball Picks

I will take this game over the total.

Cincinnati Reds at Washington Nationals – 7:15 pm (FOX)

The Washington Nationals host the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night in a game that can be seen regionally on FOX. The Reds should be going with Dan Straily while the Nationals send Joe Ross.

ATS Stats

Straily is 4-5 with an ERA of just over four on the season while Ross is 7-4 with an ERA of just over three. Ross showed some real toughness last time out as he gave up four early runs to the Mets but made it through six innings and got the win. The Reds had taken 7 of the last 10 against the Nationals before this series began with the last two going over the total. The Reds won two of three at home against the Nationals earlier this season. The teams had split their last ten in Washington.

Baseball Picks

I will take the Nationals to get the home win.

Chicago Cubs at New York Mets – 7:15 pm (FOX)

The Chicago Cubs visit the New York Mets on Saturday night on FOX. On paper the pitching matchup would seem to be a really good one with Jake Arrieta going against Noah Syndergaard but neither pitcher is pitching as well as they did earlier this season.

ATS Stats

Arrieta is 12-2 on the season with an ERA of just over two but he has allowed 12 runs in his last 28 innings including five runs last time out against the Reds. Syndergaard was shelled by the Nationals last time out and there are rumors that he is pitching with a bone spur. The Cubs had won six of the last ten against the Mets before this series began with two of the last three going under the total. The teams had split their last ten in New York.

Baseball Picks

I will take the Cubs to get the road win.

Pittsburgh Pirates at Oakland Athletics – 10:05 pm

The Pittsburgh Pirates visit the Oakland Athletics on Saturday night. The Pirates have struggled recently but they are still in contention in the National League while the A’s have been out of the race all season.

ATS Stats

The A’s have had a lot of success against the Pirates as they had won 9 of the last 10 against the A’s before this series began with the last five going under the total. The teams had not met since 2013 before this series began and they had not played in Oakland since 2010. The Pirates were 0-6 in their last six in Oakland with the last two going under the total.

Baseball Picks

I will take this game over the total.

Baltimore Orioles at Seattle Mariners – 10:10 pm

The Baltimore Orioles visit the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night with the baseball betting odds near a pick. The Orioles should be sending Tyler Wilson while the Mariners go with James Paxton.

ATS Stats

These teams met earlier this season in Baltimore and it was the Mariners taking two of three with two of the three going over the total. The teams had split their last ten meetings before this series began and they had also split the last ten in Seattle with six of the last seven going under the total.

Baseball Picks

I will take this game over the total.

Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers – 10:10 pm

The Los Angeles Dodgers are favored at home on Saturday night as they host the Colorado Rockies. The Rockies should be going with Chad Bettis while the Dodgers send Scott Kazmir.

ATS Stats

Bettis has not pitched well for most of the season and he has allowed at least three runs in each of his past seven starts. His ERA is now nearly six for the season. Kazmir hasn’t pitched that well this season either as his ERA is nearly five but his record is 6-3. The Rockies had taken six of the last ten against the Dodgers before this series began with the last three going under the total. The teams had split their last ten in Los Angeles.

Baseball Picks

I will take this game over the total.

New York Yankees at San Diego Padres – 10:10 pm (FS1)

The New York Yankees visit the San Diego Padres on Saturday night in a game that can be seen on FS1. The Yankees should be sending Ivan Nova while the Padres go with Drew Pomeranz.

ATS Stats

Nova has been up and down this season as he comes into this game with a 5-5 record but his ERA is over five. Pomeranz also has a .500 record at 7-7 but he has pitched much better than Nova as his ERA is under three. The Yankees had won 7 of the last 10 against the Padres before this series began with two of the last three going over the total. The teams had split their last ten in San Diego.

Baseball Picks

I will take this game under the total.

San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks – 10:10 pm

The San Francisco Giants visit the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night with the baseball betting odds close to a pick. The Giants should be sending Jeff Samardzija while the Diamondbacks go with Patrick Corbin.

ATS Stats

Samardzija has not pitched well of late as he has allowed five runs or more in four of his last six starts. Corbin is 4-6 on the season and his ERA is nearly five. The teams had split their last ten meetings before this series began with the last four going under the total. It has been a road team series as the Giants had won 8 of the last 10 at Arizona.

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Baseball Picks

I will take this game over the total.

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