MLB Picks for August 2nd

MLB Picks for August 2nd

The MLB trade deadline is behind us, and we now know which teams are all in and which have punted for the season. With that in mind, here are our best MLB picks for August 2nd’s games – lots of afternoon action today, so get those best in early.

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MLB Picks for August 2nd

Los Angeles Angels @ Atlanta Braves

Start Time – 12:20 pm EST
Truist Park
Broadcast – MLB TV

Bets: Atlanta -148, Over 10.5 (-102)

I’ll gladly take the best team in baseball at -148 for a home game. Both the Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Angels can hit, so let’s splash on the Over 10.5 runs as well.

Detroit Tigers @ Pittsburgh Pirates

Start Time – 12:35 pm EST
PNC Park
Broadcast – MLB TV

Bets: Detroit -122, Over 8.5 (-105)

Eduardo Rodriguez is actually a good player – on the Tigers! So good that the Los Angeles Dodgers tried to trade for him, but he blocked it (huh?!). Regardless, he’s on the bump today, so I’m going with the Detroit moneyline, but I like the Over 8.5 (too low).

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Milwaukee Brewers @ Washington Nationals

Start Time – 1:05 pm EST
Nationals Park
Broadcast – MASN

Bet: Milwaukee -135

Wade Miley vs. MacKenzie Gore is a big advantage for Milwaukee. Plus, the Brewers are actually trying to win this season, while Washington is definitely not. Love the -135 line.

San Diego Padres @ Colorado Rockies

Start Time – 3:10 pm EST
Coors field
Broadcast – MASN

Bet: Colorado +200

Let’s take a swing on a big underdog in the Colorado Rockies. Not only are they playing at home, but the San Diego Padres do nothing but disappoint. They don’t deserve to be this big of a favorite.

New York Mets @ Kansas City Royals

Start Time – 8:10 pm EST
Kauffman Stadium
Broadcast – BSKC

Bet: Kansas City +164

I’ll close it out with another big home underdog. The New York Mets just held a fire sale, so there is no way the morale around the team is good. Plus, the Kansas City Royals are surging – four straight wins!


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