By Doug Upstone (15-5 run on premium plays)

Another great day for free picks on line moves with our second straight 4-1record! Let's move ahead to baseball action on two fronts and Canadien football. Take a minute to review all the betting trends, our free picks and predictions (258-202-3 run, 68-45-1 of late) to see what we are thinking today. See you back here the week of July 23rd.

MLB (903) WASHINGTON at (904) N.Y. METS 7:10 ET MASN, SNY (side and total)

Washington won the first of this four-game series on Thursday night and would love a sweep going into the All-Star break. The Nationals are dwindling underdogs to New York, down 20 cents to +110, in spite of how poorly Tanner Roark (3-11, 4.76 ERA). Roark pitched in bad luck early but is 0-5 with a 7.76 ERA in his last six starts. The Mets are pleased to have Noah Syndergaard (4-1, 3.06) back after seven weeks with a right index finger ligament sprain. With Roark pitching so poorly and Mets bullpen always ready to implode, the total climbed from 7.5 to 8. I'll take a couple of leans with New York and "Thor" to pitch well enough and take the UNDER because of two unreliable offenses.

Betting Trend - 59% backing New York and 68% on Over
Doug's VPID Take - Leans New York and Under

MLB (915) N.Y. YANKEES at (916) CLEVELAND 7:10 ET YES, STO

A classic pitching matchup last night turned into a run-fest as the Yankees beat Cleveland 7-4 with Severino and Kluber allowing two homers each. Evidently, things are supposed to be a little quieter as the total has dipped from 9.5 to 9 in Game 2 of the series. Rookie Shane Bieber (4-1, 3.47) has thrown exceeding well for the Indians and pounds the strike zone effectively. Domingo German (2-4, 5.06) has had his ups and down in 2018 and both offenses are averaging over 6 RPG in their last seven outings, which is why I like the OVER at the lower number.

Betting Trend - 56% backing Over
Doug's VPID Take - Lean Over

CFL (363) TORONTO at (364) EDMONTON 9:00 ET ESPN2, TSN

Toronto (1-2, SU & ATS) might be the defending Grey Cup champions, but bettors don't care for them again this week. The Argonauts beat Edmonton (2-2, 1-3 ATS) 20-17 as 3.5-point favorites last week for their first victory, but were outgained by 71 yards. In the quick turnaround rematch, Toronto has sprouted from +7.5 to +9.5 point road underdogs. Though the Edmonton choice makes sense, this is a lot of points and the Eskimos are just 5-15 ATS as a favorite of 3.5 to 9.5 points and 1-10 ATS after gaining 350 or more passing yards in their last game.

Betting Trend - 55% backing Edmonton
Doug's VPID Take - Lean Toronto

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