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MLB Betting Analysis Sept 16-22

With the MLB playoffs on the horizon, use my MLB betting analysis for the week of September 16th to the 22nd to cash in on your baseball bets this week.

MLB Betting Analysis Sept 16-22

Monday, Sep 16

Baltimore Orioles at Detroit Tigers

Baltimore starter John Means is only 10-10. However, the O’s are 3-1 SU in Means last 4 starts. Not only that, but his 3.47 ERA should be good enough for Baltimore to win this matchup.

Pick: Baltimore Orioles

Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals

Washington starts Stephen Strasburg. The Nats should have a tough time on Monday, though. St. Louis starter Dakota Hudson has a 3.38 ERA while the Cards are 6-1 SU in Dakota’s last 7 starts.

Pick: St. Louis Cardinals

Tuesday, Sep 17

Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs

Back the Cubs on the run line in this matchup. Tyler Mahle is 2-11 SU this season. Yu Darvish has led the Cubs to 3 wins in his last 4 starts. This is when Chicago gets into a groove.

Pick: Chicago Cubs run line

Texas Rangers at Houston Astros

The Rangers have lost 7 straight Lance Lynn starts. Things wouldn’t be so dire if the Stros didn’t start Justin Verlander on Tuesday. Verlander will lead Houston to at least a 2 run victory.

Pick: Houston run line

Wednesday, Sep 18

Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves

The Braves should run Zach Eflin off the mound early in this one. Eflin hasn’t had his best stuff in recent starts. Philly is only 2-8 in his last 10 starts. On Wednesday, they send Julio Teheran to the mound. So, all good on the ATL’s end.

Pick: Atlanta Braves

Tampa Bay Rays at L.A. Dodgers

Rays-Dodgers should be an interesting matchup on Wednesday. LAD lists Tony Gonsolin as their starter. Gonsolin only lasted 3 innings in his last start, but the Dodgers won. The same type of game could play out on Wednesday.

Pick: L.A. Dodgers

Thursday, Sep 19

Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians

You don’t even have to know who’s pitching for Cleveland before backing the Tribe on the run line. Tigers’ starter Adam Plutko is 3-15 overall. The Tigers are 1-14 SU in Plutko’s last 15 starts.

Pick: Cleveland run line

St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs

Cardinals battle Cubs in one of the best rivalries in any sport this week. On Thursday, Kyle Hendricks starts for Chicago. When Hendricks is at home, he’s difficult to beat. However, Jack Flaherty held the Cubbies to only a single hit in 7 innings the last time he faced them. Cards take this.

Pick: St. Louis Cardinals

Friday, Sep 20

Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays

Rick Porcello heads to the mound for the Red Sox. Charlie Morton takes the mound for the Rays. In a battle between Porcello and Morton, Charlie gets the nod. Tampa Bay wins.

Pick: Tampa Bay Rays

Colorado Rockies at L.A. Dodgers

The L.A. Dodgers should beat Colorado by 2 on Friday. Clayton Kershaw takes the mound for LAD while the Rockies are 1-4 SU in Peter Lambert’s last 5 starts.

Pick: L.A. Dodgers run line

L.A. Angels at Houston Astros

The Angels are 0-8 SU in Jaime Barria’s last 8 starts. Here’s another top run line play this week.

Pick: Houston Astros run line

Saturday, Sep 21

Philadelphia Phillies at Cleveland Indians

Phillies starter Jason Vargas has had okay trips to the mound this season. He hasn’t had as good of a season as Cleveland listed starter Shane Bieber. Bieber will use his 3.26 ERA to control the Philly bats.

Pick: Cleveland Indians

Sunday, Sep 22

Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees

Yankees’ ace Luis Severino is set to start his second game this season on Sunday. If Severino is even close to his old self, the Yankees should win by 2. Even if he isn’t, NYY takes the victory.

Pick: New York Yankees

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