Top MLB Picks and Predictions Today (Back Red Sox, One Total and Upset Pick on Wednesday, June 8)

Boston Red Sox star Rafael Devers.
Boston Red Sox star Rafael Devers. / Maddie Malhotra/Boston Red Sox/GettyImages

There's a loaded slate of Major League Baseball action on Wednesday, June 8, and bettors can get a few wagers in before the start of Game 3 of the NBA Finals tonight.

The BetSided team shares their favorite picks every day in the MLB, so who should you bet tonight?

Let's jump into the top picks, with all odds via WynnBET:

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Milwaukee Brewers Prediction and Pick

This is the first time all season that Milwaukee has been an underdog at home, and I think it’s time to jump on the Brewers to win this game at +115 odds. 

The Phillies have been rolling as of late, but they haven’t been great with Aaron Nola on the mound this season, going just 3-8 in his 11 starts. Part of that is the bullpen struggling, but the Phillies have also struggled to give him run support, scoring four or fewer runs in seven of his 11 outings. 

Adrian Houser, despite his record, has been solid this season. He has allowed three or fewer runs in all but two of his starts this season, and he has allowed one or fewer earned runs in three of his last four starts. 

I think the Brewers are due for a win, and I’m willing to fade Nola given how suspect the Phillies’ bullpen has been for multiple years now. 

Lean: Brewers Moneyline (+115) -- Peter Dewey

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New York Yankees vs. Minnesota Twins Prediction and Pick

The Yankees offense has been on a roll, scoring five or more runs in four of six games to start June, and I expect them to find success against Twins starter Chris Archer. While his ERA is sitting at 3.89, his FIP is more than one run higher at 4.94. He has been plagued by home runs over his career and his strikeout metrics continue to dwindle, he is punching out less than eight batters per nine innings this season, his lowest mark since 2013.

Against a Yankees offense that can do no wrong, Archer is in big trouble. Judge sits in the middle of the lineup with his MLB high 22 home runs, but Giancarlo Stanton is back in the lineup and crushing the ball once again. Here's his long ball from last night:

It may look scary taking an over with Nestor Cortes on the mound for the Yankees, but the Twins offense is formidable against lefties, ranking 10th in batting average this season. With the Yankees ability to explode at the dish they may do the heavy lifting, but Minnesota has been a top 10 offense in baseball since May 22 per wRC+, they can plate their fair share to clear this total.

LEAN: OVER 8.5 -- Reed Wallach

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Boston Red Sox vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction and Pick

I really thought the Angels were going to get a win last night. They squandered leads of 2-0 and 5-3 before ultimately losing in the 10th. To add injury to insult, superstar Mike Trout left the game with groin tightness as Los Angeles tied the franchise record for longest losing streak.

We've seen the Angels blow winnable games plenty during this stretch, but this particular loss felt like a knockout punch.

Boston, meanwhile, has rattled off six straight wins and are in great position to make it seven straight behind Nathan Eovaldi today. The 32-year-old righty has been sublime on the road, amassing a 2.48 ERA over six outings. He's in the 94th percentile in walk percentage and his 3.13 expected FIP (Fielding Independent Pitching) implies his hot stretch is no fluke.

The Red Sox have been one of the best road teams in baseball over the last month. They're 9-2 over their last 11 on the road and have the third-best run differential on the road in the league.

Reid Detmers has a ton of potential, as evidenced by the no-hitter he threw last month, but his expected FIP (4.65) is much worse than Eovaldi's and the Angels have lost three straight when he starts.

Against a road powerhouse like Boston and after such a heart-wrenching loss, I don't see how Los Angeles wins this one without Trout. Back the Red Sox to keep rolling and improve to 20-10 on the run line away from home.

Pick: Red Sox -1.5 (+105) -- Joe Summers

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