Here are the games every baseball fan needs to target if you are betting on MLB this week.
MLB Top Games of the Week August 10 – 16
Monday, August 10
Oakland A’s at L.A. Angels
So far in two starts, Oakland pitcher Sean Manaea hasn’t thrown well. He’s 0-2 with an 8.03 ERA. Angels starter Julio Teheran is 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA. The A’s have the advantage because of their bullpen.
San Diego Padres at L.A. Dodgers
Padres starter Garrett Richards is 0-1 with a 4.60 ERA. The Dodgers have another stud starter in Dustin May. Dustin’s ERA is a great 2.63. He also has a 1.17 WHIP and 15 strikeouts in 13.2 innings pitched.
Tuesday, August 11
Chicago Cubs at Cleveland
NL Central-leading Chicago sends Jon Lester to the mound. All JL does is lockdown batters. His ERA this season is a ridiculous .82. The Tribe counters with Mike Cleavinger. So, don’t blindly hand the win to Lester and the Cubs.
Minnesota Twins at Milwaukee Brewers
Both teams can rack up scores. The Brewers start Josh Lindblom, who should throw well. But Josh faces a team that averages over 5 runs per.
Wednesday, August 12
Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado Rockies
At 11-3 as of August 8, Colorado has a 1 ½ game lead over the Dodgers in the NL West. Arizona continues to suffer a massive run differential. The D’Backs are -25 in 15 games.
Washington Nationals at New York Mets
Nats’ list Anibal Sanchez as their Wednesday starter. Anibal has yet to get on track. He’s 0-2 with a 7.84 ERA. But Mets starter Michael Wacha is 1-2 with a 6.43 ERA.
Thursday, August 13
Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox
Tampa is just 3 games behind the New York Yankees in the AL East. If the Rays hope to make the post-season, they can’t lose to squads like the Red Sox. Boston starts Zack Godley. His 3.97 ERA points to the Rays having a tough day.
Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs
Milwaukee’s Brett Anderson battles Chicago’s Kyle Hendricks. Kyle gives the Cubs the edge. He’s got a 2-1 record with a 3.54 ERA.
Friday, August 14
Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros
Seattle hopes Yusei Kikuchi can temper the Astros’ bats. Yusei’s 5.28 ERA won’t give Mariner fans confidence. The Stros’ Framber Valdez is 0-2. But Framber dropped his ERA to 2.04 in his last start.
L.A. Dodgers at L.A. Angels
In 2 starts, Dodger ace Walker Buehler is 0-0. His ERA is 5.40. That’s how tough it is to beat the Dodgers. The Angels send ace Andrew Heaney to the mound, though. Heaney could dominate. His ERA is 2.35.
Saturday, August 15
Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees
Although the Red Sox aren’t that good, this matchup is still one of the best rivalries in sports. Boston sends Martin Perez to the hill. Perez has a decent 3.45 ERA. The Yankees counter with James Paxton and his 13.50 ERA. JP must turn it around while Martin must just maintain his consistency.
L.A. Dodgers at L.A. Angels
Dustin May steps to the mound for the second time. He should have no trouble handling the Angels on Saturday. Consider the run line unless there’s something telling you to stay away from May and LAD.
Sunday, August 16
Atlanta Braves at Miami Marlins
Hopefully, the Marlins won’t run into any more issues this week. Miami starter Pablo Lopez threw 5 innings in his first start, allowed 0 runs off 2 hits, and struck out 7. His ERA was 0.00 and his WHIP was .40. Braves’ starter Sean Newcomb has a 6.57 ERA. So, yes, if Miami plays on Sunday, they have a shot to beat the ATL.
Oakland A’s at San Francisco Giants
As of August 8, Oakland is 11-4. The A’s have the best record in the American League. But Sean Manaea pitches on Sunday. The Giants average 4.44 runs per. So, even though the A’s should rock SF, if Manaea doesn’t have his best stuff, the G-Men will have a chance.