Must Bet MLB Games August 10-16

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.  

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NBA Top Games August 10 – 16

NBA Top Games August 10 – 16

If you haven’t been paying attention to the NBA restart but are going to be betting on the NBA bubble games this week, keep reading for which games you should target.

NBA Top Games of the Week August 10 – August 16

Monday, August 10

Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks

Even though Boston routed the Raptors in their August 8 battle, Toronto has a chance against Milwaukee on Monday. The Raptors allows less points per than any team in the NBA while Milwaukee hasn’t allowed less than 112 in any game during the restart.

Denver Nuggets vs L.A. Lakers

The Lakers are on a 3-game losing streak. Definitely handicap this matchup before dumping on the Nuggets. Just remember that LAL has already locked up the top seed in the Western Conference Playoffs. So, don’t expect LeBron and Co. to go all out in any game this week.

Tuesday, August 11

Houston Rockets vs San Antonio Spurs

Rockets beat the Spurs 109-107 in the last matchup. San Antonio is 2 games behind Memphis for the final playoff spot. They have a lot to play for this week.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Dallas Mavericks

Portland is 1 ½ games behind the Grizzlies. Dallas locked up a playoff spot last week. If they rest Luka, which they should, the Blazers could win and cover.

Wednesday, August 12

Indiana Pacers vs Houston Rockets

If Houston starts Russell and The Beard against the Spurs, expect the pair, or at least one of the star players, to sit on Wednesday. Indiana is in the playoffs. But the Pacers haven’t let up. On August 8, Indiana beat the Lakers 116-111.

Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers

Both teams should use this game to get sharp for the postseason. This is especially true for the Sixers who are 1-3 ATS during the restart.

L.A. Clippers vs Denver Nuggets

The same idea applies to these two teams. The Clippers and Nuggets are in the postseason. Denver must get their defense back on track after allowing 126 to San Antonio, 125 to Portland, and 132 to Utah from August 5 through August 8. 

Thursday, August 13

Milwaukee Bucks vs Memphis Grizzlies

Memphis is fighting for their playoff lives. The Grizzlies could blow out the Bucks on Thursday if Milwaukee decides to take it easy. The Bucks shouldn’t do that, though. Like we wrote above, Milwaukee’s defense has left something to be desired during the Orlando restart.

Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns

Phoenix is just 2 games behind Memphis. As of August 8, the Suns are the hottest team in the NBA. They’ve won all 5 of their Orlando restart contests.

Friday, August 14

Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers

The Heat are 1-3 ATS in their last 4. Indiana is on fire. Wait to see how both teams handle the final week of the regular season before backing either squad. 

Oklahoma City Thunder vs L.A. Clippers

This game may not happen. If it does, expect both teams to rest starters. That wouldn’t make for great basketball. But from a betting point-of-view, it may give the deep Thunder an edge. 

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