Don’t sleep on baseball just because football is back. There is money to be made betting on the following MLB games this week.
MLB Betting Analysis Aug 19 – 25
Monday, August 19
L.A. Angels at Texas Rangers
Angels pitcher Dillon Peters will bring a 3-1 record and 3.38 ERA into Los Angeles’ game versus the Texas Rangers on Monday. The Rangers have had some success off of Peters, but that’s only from 11 at-bats. Peters will be more ready on August 19.
Pick: L.A. Angels
Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins
Ivan Nova hasn’t had a season worth remembering throwing for the Chicago White Sox. It doesn’t help that Minnesota listed starter Kyle Gibson is 11-5 this season. The last time Gibson started versus the White Sox, the Twins won 11-1. So, go run line.
Pick: Minnesota Twins run line
Tuesday, August 20
Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals
Every game among the Brewers, Cardinals, and Cubs means something. On Tuesday, Milwaukee hopes Gio Gonzales continues throwing well. That will be tough for Gio to accomplish. The Cardinals bat .374 against Gonzalez. Then again, the Cards have lost Michael Wacha’s last 3 starts. The Brew Crew takes this.
Pick: Milwaukee Brewers
New York Yankees at Oakland A’s
Domingo German is the Yankees ace. His ERA is a very good 3.96 while his record is 16-2. Homer Bailey allows the Yankees to bat .268. His ERA is 5.22. If the Yanks are favored, back them on the run line.
Pick: New York Yankees
Wednesday, August 21
Miami Marlins at Atlanta Braves
It will be tough for the Marlins to beat the Braves on Wednesday. However, Miami has won 6 of Caleb Smith’s last 8 starts. That’s a good enough reason to back the Marlins on the moneyline.
Pick: Miami Marlins
Toronto Blue Jays at L.A. Dodgers
Walker Buehler should dominate the Toronto Blue Jays. The one thing to consider is that the Jays have won the last 4 Jacob Waguespack starts. That’s a great streak. It ends on Wednesday because the Dodgers are too good for Toronto to hang with. Dodgers on the run line is the play.
Pick: Dodgers run line
Thursday, August 22
San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs
Giants-Cubs should be a great matchup on Thursday. Kyle Hendricks takes the mound for Chicago while Jeff Samardzija hits the diamond for the Giants. But, the Cubs are money at home sand Hendricks’s home ERA is 1.98.
Pick: Chicago Cubs
Colorado Rockies at St. Louis Cardinals
Cardinals listed starter Mile Mikolas is 7-13 this season. St. Louis is 1-3 SU in Mikolas’s last 4 starts. German Marquez has a 4.71 ERA. On the road, his ERA is a really good 3.52. Marquez and the Rockies beat the Cards on Thursday.
Pick: Colorado Rockies
Friday, August 23
Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Indians
Royals starter Jakob Junis hasn’t thrown badly in his last 3. He’s made it to the sixth inning in each one of those starts and didn’t give up more than 3 earned runs in any of them. The Tribe is 8-2 SU in Zach Plesac’s last 10 starts, though. They beat K.C. by at least 2 he runs.
Pick: Cleveland Indians run line
Boston Red Sox at San Diego Padres
Everyone, including the Padres, struggle to hit the ball at Petco Park. That gives Boston and starter Eduardo Rodriguez the advantage. Rodriguez should add a win to his 14-5 record.
Pick: Boston Red Sox
Saturday, August 24
New York Yankees at L.A. Dodgers
The Dodgers are undecided who will start for them in this exciting interleague battle on Saturday. No matter who it is, the Dodgers are the play. NYY starts C.C. Sabathia. Los Angeles should have no trouble hitting off C.C.
Pick: L.A. Dodgers
L.A. Angels at Houston Astros
Griffin Canning lasted only 1.1 innings the last time he faced the Houston Astros. The Astros Wade Miley holds the Angels to a .246 batting average. This is a run line play on the Stros.
Pick: Houston Astros run line
Sunday, August 25
Washington Nationals at Chicago Cubs
Stephen Strasburg takes on Cole Hamels in this Sunday MLB matchup. Strasburg is 15-5 with a 3.82 ERA, and a 1.09 WHIP. Hamels hasn’t thrown past the third inning in 3 of his last 4 starts. Chicago is tough at home, but the Nats should take this.
Pick: Washington Nationals
San Francisco Giants at Oakland A’s
Tyler Beede steps to the mound for the San Francisco Giants on August 25. The Giants are 0-5 in Beede’s last 5 starts. They don’t figure to win the game on Sunday when he starts, either.
Pick: Oakland A’s