Top MLB Picks and Predictions Today (Sprinkle On A Little Bit Of Everything)

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BetSided understands that sifting through every game on the slate and finding the right matchup can be tough. BetSided has a preview for every game on today, but there are a few games that stand out above the rest. 

The BetSided crew of Reed Wallach, Peter Dewey, Joe Summers and Josh Yourish has you covered with their favorite picks for the games today, via WynnBET Sportsbook.

Mariners vs. Angels Prediction and Pick

Ty France suffered an an elbow injury yesterday in the Mariners game against Oakland. France is hitting .316 with 10 homers and 45 RBI for Seattle this year and will be a big loss no matter how long he is out. The Mariners’ Manager, Scott Servais said that France will be getting an MRI today and they do not know how long he will be out. 

With France out, the Seattle offense will not be nearly as potent. The LA lineup may look as opposing as ever with Mike Trout in the middle of it. Seattle’s pitching staff must be scarred after last week, when Trout hit four home runs in the five-game series. Trout is up to 21 home runs on the year and I would not be surprised if he added to that total this series. 

With Lorenzen and Flexen pitching in this one, there is not much of an advantage to find on the mound, so instead I’ll choose to ride with the best player in baseball. Especially against the team that he owns. 

Lean: Angels ML -138

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Blue Jays vs. Brewers Prediction and Pick

Toronto will have a bit of a lighter lineup today with George Springer missing from injury, but the Blue Jays still have a massive advantage on the mound. Adrian Houser taking on Alek Manoah is like when you raise the difficulty on a video game. You were great at Pro, but this is All-Madden we're talking about and Houser is in over his head.

Houser was excellent early in the season despite discouraging underlying metrics. We've seen regression hit him recently, as his ERA spiked from 2.53 in April to 4.68 in May before rising to 5.40 in June so far. Over his last five starts, Houser's ERA sits at 6.43.

Compare that to Manoah, who sits at +600 to win the Cy Young at WynnBET and didn't allow a run in two straight starts before struggling against the Yankees.

He's in the 92nd percentile in expected ERA and 98th in average exit velocity while not giving up a home run yet this month. Dating back to last season, Toronto is 20-5 in Manoah's last 25 starts.

The Blue Jays are sixth in OPS against right-handed pitchers over the last three weeks while the Brewers are 21st. With the offensive advantage and pitching advantage, I love Toronto in this matchup.

Houser has been poor of late and walked four batters in his last start. Look for the Brewers to fall to 2-7 over his last nine starts as Manoah dazzles in a bounce-back performance.

Lean: Blue Jays -1.5 (+112)

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Dodgers vs. Braves Prediction and Pick

Mookie Betts may have gotten hurt over the weekend, but the Dodgers offense has been slumping in the month of June while the Braves have been dominant at the dish. Los Angeles is 16th in wRC+ this month while the Braves have surged to fourth as they got themselves back into the NL East race.

Atlanta will face a lefty in Urias, but the team is second in OPS against southpaws this season. While Urias is one of the bright young stars of the loaded Dodgers roster, he may be a bit of smoke and mirrors this season. The lefties' strikeout numbers are at a career low this season, below 8 K's per 9 innings, and his 2.56 ERA is supported by a 4.35 FIP, meaning that he is due for some negative regression this season.

Ian Anderson is a middle of the rotation arm for the Braves, but with the Dodgers struggling numbers at the plate, I believe Atlanta should be home favorites and will take them as small underdogs.

LEAN: Braves ML (+100)

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Astros vs. Yankees Prediction and Pick

If the Yankees are going to lose at home, it’s probably going to come against Verlander. The Yankees entered this series an impressive 29-7 at home, but Verlander has been solid against New York in his career, posting a 3.55 ERA in 22 starts. 

Severino has been really solid in his first full season back from injury, but he has struggled in his last two starts against playoff teams, allowing nine earned runs against the Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays. 

I don’t think New York steamrolls Houston the way it has other opponents, so I’ll lean with the Astros in a near-pick’em. 

Lean: Astros ML (+114)

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