Top MLB Picks and Predictions Today (Bet on Guardians, Dodgers and One Total on Tuesday)

The Los Angeles Dodgers are looking to take Game 2 against the Giants.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are looking to take Game 2 against the Giants. / Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

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The BetSided team has you covered with a few of our top picks with odds via WynnBET. We're looking to bet multiple favorites and one total in the action on Tuesday, Aug. 2.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Cleveland Guardians Odds, Prediction and Pick

  • Run Line: Diamondbacks +1.5 (-185) | Guardians -1.5 (+152)
  • Moneyline: Diamondbacks: +123 | Guardians: -133
  • Total: 7.5 (Over -110/Under -110)

Zac Gallen had an impressive start to the 2022 season, but he has cooled off significantly since late May. Over his last 12 starts, Gallen has a 4.48 ERA, and the Diamondbacks are just 6-6 in his outings. 

That’s where the Guardians have the advantage, in my opinion, as they are 7-3 in the last 10 starts Triston McKenzie has made, and they had won four straight prior to losing his last start. 

Arizona has also struggled on the road this season, going 18-30 compared to 27-27 at home. Cleveland, on the other hand, is the No. 2 team on the run line as a home favorite (13-11) and it is also elite at just winning those games, going 18-6 this season. 

I’ll back McKenzie and the Guardians to take advantage of a struggling D-Backs team. 

Lean: Guardians ML (-133) -- Peter Dewey

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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants Odds, Prediction and Pick

  • Run Line: Dodgers -1.5 (+120) | Giants +1.5 (-145)
  • Moneyline: Dodgers -134 | Giants +124
  • Total: 8.0 (Over -110 / Under -110)

Tyler Anderson has been incredible for the Dodgers this season, continuing the unfathomable stretch of pitchers who leave the Pirates, though he only spent half a year in Pittsburgh, and become superstars. Anderson is 11-1 with a sub-three ERA, and while he doesn’t strike out a lot of batters, he is in the top 5% of the league in walk rate and hard hit rate. 

The Dodgers won all five games that Anderson started in July and are hot recently as well. L.A. is 7-3 in their last 10 with a 2.93 team ERA. The Giants continue to struggle and are 3-7 over that same stretch. They've had both a five game and seven game losing streak in July alone. 

The only sign in their favor in this one is a league best 6-1-0 record as a home underdog; covering 85.7% of their games via TeamRankings. Though to me what that says is regression is coming. It is a small sample size and an outlier winning percentage. They will likely be a home dog in all three games of this series and I wouldn’t be surprised at all if the Giants leave the series 5-5 as a home dog. 

PICK: Dodgers (-134) -- Josh Yourish

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Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals Odds, Prediction and Pick

  • Run Line: Cubs +1.5 (-150) | Cardinals -1.5 (+125)
  • Moneyline: Cubs +150 | Cardinals -160
  • Total: 8.0 (Over -120/Under +100)

Keegan Thompson (3.16 ERA) will face-off against Adam Wainwright (3.28 ERA) of the Cardinals in a battle of right-handed starters.

While both ERAs look solid, I'm actually going to look at the first five inning over for tonight's NL Central showdown.

Tonight's game is a rare meeting between two teams who rank inside the top 10 in first five inning runs per game. The Cardinals rank sixth at 2.75, and the Cubs rank eighth at 2.68.

Also, Keegan Thompson surprisingly struggles at the start of games. He has an ERA of 4.61 between innings 1-3, and then a 1.83 ERA between innings 4-6 and a 2.08 ERA between innings 7-9. We can take advantage of his tendency to start slow with a F5 bet tonight.

I'll back the OVER in the first five innings.

Pick: F5 OVER 4.5 (-105) -- Iain MacMillan

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