MLB Odds & Tips: The Panel's Picks And Best Bets For Tuesday, July 9

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MLB Odds & Tips: The Panel's Picks And Best Bets For Tuesday, July 9

Our MLB Picks For Tuesday 09/02

July means Major League Baseball tops the pecking order until the Summer Olympics and preseason NFL Football arrive. 

The summer heat is in full swing here, so sports bettors should be happy as the easier-to-follow sports schedule will not last much longer. 

Today, we get a full slate of Major League Baseball action and with so many games, shopping around will be the best plan of attack. 

The Panel looked at all the stats, data and key players ahead of Tuesday's Major League Baseball schedule to bring you these three predictions with sports betting sites.

Washington Nationals Vs New York Mets (O/U 8.5, ML -135 Mets)

One of the biggest surprises of the MLB season has been the Washington starting pitching and now Jake Irvin seeks to deliver another solid performance against the Mets on Tuesday.

The Mets do miss consistent play, especially at home. They are only 21-25 on the season at Citi Field and even Pete Alonso is enduring a subpar first half, hitting into 10 double plays so far this season. 

The Nationals have far less pressure on them and are a respectable 22-25 away from home, so this opening game of a three-game set is an excellent time to steal a road win up in Queens. 

Irwin, the Washington starter, has some excellent numbers. He is holding opponents to a mere .212 batting average on the season and just defeated the Mets 1-0 in his last start while striking out eight. 

Road contests can be different, but the Mets do have difficulty scoring runs consistently at home and average less than four runs a game.     

Swinging strikes is key for the Nationals’ pitcher. In his big strikeout games recently, Irwin had 15 and 22 swinging strikes respectively. 

If he can get a free-swinging team like the Mets to whiff more often, the strikeout prop is worth it at +120 with DraftKings.

The Panel believes that Irwin can strike out a half dozen Mets on Tuesday night.

Panel Pick 1: Jake Irwin Over 5.5 Strikeouts +120 With DraftKings

Toronto Blue Jays vs San Francisco Giants (O/U 7.5, ML -125, Giants)

Remember all the fuss about where Blake Snell was going to end up? He eventually signed with the San Francisco Giants and, needless to say, things have not gone as planned.  

Both Toronto and San Francisco do not hit quite as well as they should, which typically leads to lower-scoring games. 

However, both starters tonight are far from their best form. Yusef Kikuchi has not pitched six innings in his last five starts and Blake Snell has not even made it to five innings yet this season.

The two starters can give up runs, too. Kikuchi has given up four or more runs in three of his previous four outings, while Snell has yielded at least three runs in every start and has a 9.51 ERA. 

Our pick here is to go for the Over and watch five or more runs cross the plate early Tuesday. 

The Panel Pick 2: Toronto And San Francisco Over 4.5 Runs First 5 Innings +116 With Fanduel

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Philadelphia Phillies (O/U 8.5, ML -140, Phillies)

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies start an epic three-game series on Tuesday and Zach Wheeler takes the mound for Philadelphia in a game they should enjoy all the home-field advantage. 

They will also be seething after dropping two straight games at home to the Atlanta Braves over the weekend.   

Anyway, there is a temptation to take the Runline here at +145 with MLB betting sites and it's something to at least monitor.    

However, The Panel's play here is to go safe with the Moneyline only at -140

Wheeler is typically better at home and his last start there versus Arizona was a gem. He struck out eight in seven innings and gave up a run on two hits.  

The two teams could score a few runs late and the bullpens do cause some concern, meaning this game has the potential to be close in what should be a rotine home win. 

The Panel Pick 3: Philadelphia On The Moneyline -140 With BetMGM 

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