2022 MLB odds, picks, bets for Saturday, July 9 from proven

The Los Angeles Dodgers have gone 8-1 thus far during their current 11-game homestand, which is their final one before the All-Star break. They will try to win their sixth straight game when they host the Cubs on Saturday night. Los Angeles has dominated the head-to-head series, winning eight consecutive meetings between the teams, with five of those victories coming this season. Veteran Clayton Kershaw will be on the mound for the Dodgers — he is 8-4 with a 2.75 ERA in 14 career starts against the Cubs.

Kershaw held San Diego scoreless over seven strong innings in his most recent start. The Dodgers are -260 favorites in the latest MLB odds at Caesars Sportsbook, while the Cubs are +210 underdogs. Which side should you back in that game, and what are the other MLB best bets on the board? Before making any MLB picks or parlays, be sure to check out the MLB predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every MLB game 10,000 times, and it is 271-232 on top-rated MLB money-line picks since the start of the 2021 season, returning well over $500 for $100 players. This is the same model that pegged the 2021 Atlanta Braves at 10-1 as one of three best bets to win it all last season. Anybody who has followed it has seen profitable returns.  

Now, the model has locked in four confident MLB best bets for Saturday. They all involve games at 4:05 p.m. ET or later, so there’s still time to get these MLB picks in. If you successfully parlay the picks, you’d be looking at a payout of more than 10-1. You can see the model’s MLB picks for Saturday only at SportsLine. 

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After simulating every game 10,000 times, one pick the model likes for Saturday is New York to beat Boston as a -160 favorite. The Yankees have been the most powerful team in baseball this season, scoring in double figures 14 times. Two of those outings have come in their last three games, as New York has scored 34 runs during its three-game winning streak.

Josh Donaldson hit a grand slam in the first inning of New York’s series-opening win on Thursday and he added a three-run homer in the first inning of a 12-5 win on Friday. He has gone 5 of 12 with nine RBIs and five runs during the three-game hot streak. SportsLine’s model thinks his success will continue on Saturday night, as the Yankees win well over 60 percent of the time in the simulations, making them the value side on the money line. 

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How to make MLB picks and parlays for Saturday

The model also locked in three other best bets for Saturday, including an underdog selection. You can only see the model’s MLB parlay picks and best bets for Saturday at SportsLine. 

What MLB picks should you target for a payout of more than 10-1? And which underdog is the model backing on Saturday? Visit SportsLine now to see the MLB best bets for Saturday from a model that has a 271-232 record on top-rated picks since the start of the 2021 season and find out.