MLB Picks: New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

Jeff GrantContributor IJuly 30, 2013

MLB Picks: New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

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    The Los Angeles Dodgers are 18-5 in July this season, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks on Tuesday as they open up a two-game series with the New York Yankees at Dodger Stadium.

    Courtesy of SBR Forum, the Dodgers are minus-167 home favorites in the pro baseball odds, with the betting total sitting at seven in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this interleague matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

New York Yankees

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    The New York Yankees haven't won back-to-back games since July 11-12. They are coming off a 6-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays as plus-135 home underdogs on Sunday.

    Yankees starting pitcher Andy Pettitte is 2-0 with a 3.94 ERA in four career road starts against the Los Angeles Dodgers.  

Los Angeles Dodgers

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    The Los Angeles Dodgers are 26-6 in their last 32 games. They are coming off a 1-0 extra-innings victory over the Cincinnati Reds as plus-102 home underdogs on Sunday.

    Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke is 5-1 with a 2.56 ERA in eight home outings in 2013. 

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers play the total, as the OVER is 5-1 in the Los Angeles Dodgers' last six games versus American League East opponents.

    MLB Pick: Over Seven Runs  

     

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