MLB Expert Picks Aug 22-28Josh Bailey
We are in for another week of great MLB betting action which means another week to garner profits by wagering on MLB games. The first game that I like takes place on Friday, August 26. Can Kansas City put the clamps on Boston in a road game? The next game has Minnesota taking on Toronto on the road. Who will win when the Twins and Blue Jays clash? The final game I like is on Sunday. The Cubs travel to Chavez-Ravine to battle the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Analyzing My MLB Expert Picks Aug 22-28
Kansas City at Boston
When: Friday, Aug. 26 at 7:10 pm ET
Listed Pitchers: KC-Ian Kennedy, BOS-Eduardo Rodriguez
Analysis: Ian Kennedy has really impressed this season. The last time that he faced Boston he gave up only 2 earned runs in 6 hits in 5.2 innings. The Royals beat the Red Sox 3 to 2 in that game. Kennedy has gotten into a groove. He’s given up only 3 earned runs in his last 26.3 innings pitched. That’s impressive.
Boston’s Eduardo Rodriguez has gotten into somewhat of a groove as well. Rodriguez hasn’t given up 3 runs or more in his last 7 starts. He’s given up 1 earned run or less in 3 out of his last 4 starts. KC bats .242 against Rodriguez. That’s not bad, but Kennedy is pitching so well, and might get odds in this matchup, that I’m going with KC to hit in some runs against Rodriguez and the Red Sox.
Pick: Kansas City
Minnesota at Toronto
When: Saturday, Aug. 27 at 1:07 pm ET
Listed Pitchers: MIN-Ervin Santana vs TOR-Marcus Stroman
Analysis: The Twins Ervin Santana has pitched well in his last 2 starts. In 14 innings of work, Santana has allowed 9 total hits and 2 earned runs. The Blue Jays bat .259 versus Santana. They have 10 home runs off of Santana from 205 at-bats.
Toronto counters with ace Marcus Stroman. After a tough early part of the season, Stroman has really put it together. He’s been brilliant in his last 2 starts. He’s allowed 12 hits in 13.2 innings pitched while giving up only 2 earned runs. Stroman holds Minnesota to a .194 batting average.
Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers
When: Sunday, Aug. 28 at 4:10 pm ET
Listed Pitchers: CHIC-Jon Lester vs LAD-Kenta Maeda
Sunday’s featured battle showcases aces Jon Lester and Kenta Maeda. The Cubs’ Jon Lester has a 3.88 ERA in away games this season. The Dodgers only bat .224 against him. L.A. has a single home run from 107 at-bats.
Los Angeles’s Kenta Maeda has been very good this season with a 1.07 WHIP and a 3.29 ERA. The young Cubs have never faced Maeda, who allows a .239 batting average when starting at home. I think Maeda puts the clamps on the Cubs’ offense. I like the Dodgers.
Pick: Los Aneles Dodgers