Football is here, but don’t sleep on a bevy of baseball betting action this week.
MLB Betting Analysis August 5 – 11
Monday, August 5
Miami Marlins at New York Mets
Neither the Mets nor the Marlins have decided on their starting pitchers. The one thing we do know is that the Mets have been on fire. They’ve won 8-of-9 heading into their Sunday matchup versus the Padres. Mets take this.
Pick: New York Mets
Oakland A’s at Chicago Cubs
Oakland scheduled starter Chris Bassitt has a 3.84 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP. His record is only 7-5, but the A’s have gone 6-2 SU in Bassitt’s last 8 starts. He can get the job done versus a Cubs’ squad with a struggling bullpen.
Pick: Oakland A’s
Tuesday, August 6
St. Louis Cardinals at L.A. Dodgers
The Dodgers send Clayton Kershaw to the mound on Tuesday. The Dodgers have won his last 4 starts. But, the Cards bat .272 against Kershaw. Take a stab on St. Louis to upset mighty L.A.
Pick: St. Louis Cardinals
Atlanta Braves at Minnesota Twins
Braves-Twins should be a great interleague battle. The Twins haven’t said whom they’re starting on August. 6. Atlanta lists Max Fried as their starter. The ATL almost always responds with runs when Max starts. The Braves take this.
Pick: Atlanta Braves
Wednesday, August 7
Texas Rangers at Cleveland Indians
It’s Lance Lynn versus Mike Cleavinger when the Rangers battle the Tribe on Wednesday. Cleavinger often shuts down Texas. The Tribe also has one of the top bullpens in MLB. Cleveland all the way.
Pick: Cleveland Indians
Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates
Milwaukee is well within striking distance of the Cubs in the NL Central. Wednesday could be a bad day for them, though. The Brew Crew sends out Zach Davis. The Pirates bat .308 against Davies. Pirates win.
Pick: Pittsburgh Pirates
Thursday, August 8
New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays
The Blue Jays will try to stop the New York Yankees with Thomas Pannone and his 5.98 ERA and 1.37 WHIP. That won’t happen. NYY on the run line.
Pick: Yankees run line
L.A. Angels at Boston Red Sox
Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale has struggled this season. Boston has lost his last couple of starts while Sale’s record is 5-11. He hasn’t faced the Halos yet, though. That’s not a good thing.
Pick: L.A. Angels
Friday, August 9
Arizona Diamondbacks at L.A. Dodgers
So far, so good, for D’Backs’ 25-year-old starter Alex Young. He’s got a 4-1 record and 2.60 ERA from 6 starts. However, Zona can’t hit against Walker Buehler. He’ll dominate the Rattlesnakes. Consider backing LAD on the run line.
Pick: Dodgers run line
Philadelphia Phillies at San Francisco Giants
Drew Smyly dominated the Giants with a 7-inning, 4 hit, no runs gem on July 30. Can he repeat the performance on August 9? Doubtful. The Giants should turn the tables now that they know what Drew will go at them with.
Pick: San Francisco Giants
Saturday, August 10
Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres
Padres listed starter Chris Paddock has had some success on the mound. He’s got a 2.78 ERA in 18 games. More importantly, SD has gone 4-1 SU in his last 5 starts.
Pick: San Diego Padres
Tampa Bay Rays at Seattle Mariners
The Tampa Bay Rays are so happy Charlie Morton pitches for them. Morton’s got a 12-3 record. The Rays have won 5 of Morton’s last 6 starts. Seattle starter Matt Wisler hasn’t thrown more than 3 innings in any game this season. Rays can win by at least 2.
Pick: Rays run line
Sunday, August 11
Houston Astros at Baltimore Orioles
Houston starts Justin Verlander against a team that as of August 3 has a 37-73 record. Stros win on the run line.
Pick: Astros run line
Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers
Royals get the nod in this matchup. The last time expected starter Jakob Junis battled the Tigers he held them to 2 runs off 5 hits in 7 innings. KC all the way.
Pick: Kansas City Royals