Tuesday, July 2

Toronto Blue Jays vs Kansas City Royals, 3:05 am
Blue Jays $1.74

Toronto Blue Jays

The Blue Jays have struggled all season, currently sitting at 31-55. Justin Smoak has been their premier offensive threat, going for 14 home runs and 37 RBI. Pitcher Clayton Richard has largely struggled, going 0-4 with a 6.89 ERA.

Kansas City Royals

The Royals have also been atrocious this season, now at just 29-55. Jorge Soler has been stellar offensively, going for 22 home runs and 55 RBI this season. Glenn Sparkman will pitch here, going 2-3 with a 4.07 ERA.

Prediction: Blue Jays $1.74

In a day of limited options, the Blue Jays loom as a solid value play. I believe they’re the more talented of these two sides and should be able to get after Sparkman in this one.

Cincinnati Reds vs Milwaukee Brewers, 9:10 am
Brewers $1.92

Cincinnati Reds

The Reds continue to hover below .500, currently at 38-43. Eugenio Suarez leads the way, registering 17 home runs and 48 RBI. Tyler Mahle will pitch here, going a dreadful 2-8 on the season so far.

Milwaukee Brewers

The Brewers managed another solid win yesterday, moving them to 45-39. Yasmani Grandal has been an underrated contributor, going for 18 home runs and 46 RBI. Adrian Houser will pitch here, going 2-2 with a sub-3 ERA.

Prediction: Brewers $1.92

Tyler Mahle has struggled all season and I’ve got no qualms with fading him at this price. Milwaukee has a strong offence that should succeed here, with Houser doing enough on the other end to secure the win.

San Diego Padres vs San Francisco Giants, 12:10 pm
Padres $1.60

San Diego Padres

The Padres are somehow still above .500, now sitting at 42-41. They’ve got some much needed big hitting of late, with 3 players now above 20 home runs. Logan Allen will pitch here, going 2-0 with just a 1.38 ERA.

San Francisco Giants

The Giants were excellent yesterday, moving to 36-47 with a 10-4 win over San Diego. Kevin Pillar continues to anchor the offence, adding 4 hits and 5 RBI. Jeff Samardzija will pitch here, going a relatively poor 4-7 so far.

Prediction: Padres $1.60

The Giants offence has largely struggled this season and I don’t see that changing against someone with Allen’s quality. As long as he gets some decent run support, San Diego look like very strong value here.