MLB Betting Picks and Winning Predictions - August 26th

MLB Betting Picks and Winning Predictions – August 26th

Written by on August 25, 2017

We have another big weekend of MLB betting action on tap, with many of the games on the Saturday schedule sure to have an impact on the playoff picture, allowing you to take an advantage when picking teams among the current betting odds for this season’s MLB games. The Texas Rangers are hanging around in the Wild Card race, and have a chance to move up in a divisional game against the struggling A’s.On the other hand, there is another great divisional battle set to go, with the Kansas City Royals on the road against the AL Central leading Cleveland Indians. The Yankees are still trying to chase down the Boston Red Sox at the top of the AL East, and will have a tough series against the Seattle Mariners this weekend.

MLB Betting Picks and Winning Predictions – August 26th

Texas Rangers (64-63) Vs Oakland A’s (55-72)

When: Saturday, August 26 at 4:05 PM ESTWhere: Oakland Alameda Coliseum, OaklandTV: MLBNProbable Pitchers: Cole Hamels Vs Sean ManaeaGAMETIME WEATHER
  • Clear: 26°C/79°F
  • Humidity 42%
  • Precipitation % 0%
  • Cloud Cover 0%
  • Wind 11 mph WNW
  • Stadium Type Open
Analysis: The Rangers appeared to throw the towel in with the moves that they made at the trade deadline, but a few weeks later they now find themselves just a game out of the final WC spot. They are hot at the moment, winning back to back games and 7 of their last 10. They will need to improve their 29-34 road record if they are going to sneak into the postseason. It will be Cole Hamels (9-1, 3.42 ERA) who will be on the mound in search of his 5th straight win.The A’s are sinking without a trace, and have done little to prove that they might be able to upset teams in the playoff race. They are also not scoring very often, and only 1 of their last 6 games has gone OVER the run total. They are just 3-6 in their previous meetings with the Texas Rangers this season, which included being swept in the last meeting. Sean Manaea (8-8, 4.58 ERA) will get the start.

Latest MLB Betting Trends

  • Texas is 11-4 ATS in the last 15 games
  • Texas is 11-4 SU in the last 15 games
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Texas’s last 6 games on the road
  • Oakland is 4-2 ATS in the last 6 games at home
  • Oakland is 2-5 SU in the last 7 games
  • The total went UNDER in 5 of Oakland’s last 6 games
 MLB Betting Pick: Texas Rangers 5 Oakland A’s 2

Baseball Picks and Winning Favorites – August 25th

Kansas City Royals (64-62) Vs Cleveland Indians (70-56)

When: Saturday, August 26 at 7:15 PM ESTWhere: Progressive Field, ClevelandTV: MLBNProbable Pitchers: Jason Hammel Vs Mike ClevingerGAMETIME WEATHER
  • Clear: 21°C/69°F
  • Humidity: 54%
  • Precipitation: 0%
  • Cloud Cover: 5%
  • Wind: 9 mph NE
  • Stadium Type: Open
Analysis: The Royals could make the division race a good deal more interesting this weekend if they can find a way to win this series. They ae 6 games out of the lead in the Central, but perhaps more importantly, they are just a ½ game out of the final WC spot. The Royals have been a little up and down all year, and are currently 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Royals will send Jason Hammel (6-9, 4.73 ERA) to the mound.MLB Picks: Cleveland Indians were expected to win this division quite comfortably, and after a slow start.The Cleveland Indians were expected to win this division quite comfortably, and after a slow start, they are now beginning to open up a good lead. The Indians have not been particularly dominant at home this season, going just 33-29, but they have been decent against their division rivals, posting a 29-23 overall record. Previous meetings with the Royals have been evenly split at 6-6. It will be Mike Clevinger (6-5, 3.97 ERA) who will get the ball for the Indians.

Latest MLB Betting Trends

  • Kansas City is 2-6 ATS in the last 8 games
  • Kansas City is 4-1 SU in the last 5 games on the road
  • The total went OVER in 12 of Kansas City’s last 18 games
  • Cleveland is 1-4 ATS in the last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 10-4 SU in the last 14 games
MLB Betting Pick: Kansas City Royals 5 Cleveland Indians 4

Seattle Mariners (65-63) Vs New York Yankees (68-58)

When: Saturday, August 26 at 1:05 PM ESTWhere: Yankee Stadium, NYCTV: MLBNProbable Pitchers: Yovani Gallardo Vs Sonny GrayGAMETIME WEATHER
  • Clear: 23°C/74°F
  • Humidity: 42%
  • Precipitation: 0%
  • Cloud Cover: 2%
  • Wind: 8 mph N
  • Stadium Type: Open
Analysis: There are currently 6 teams within 3 games of the final WC spot in the American League, and the Mariners are right in the thick of it at just a ½ game out. Seattle ae 6-4 in their last 10 games, and have been decent enough on the road this season, posting a .500 record. They are hitting a bit of a hot streak right now, winning 6 of their last 8. The Mariners will hand the ball to Yovani Gallardo (5-9, 5.75 ERA) for this one.The Yankees have been closing the gap a little atop the AL East, with Boston’s lead now down to 4 ½ games. It has been a good run of form for the Yankees, who are 7-3 in their last 10 outings. Even if they cannot run down the Red Sox, the Yankees still look like a good WC bet, as they currently hold a 3 ½ game lead over the chasing pack. It will be Sonny Gray (7-8, 3.38 ERA) who gets the start in this one.

Latest MLB Betting Trends

  • Seattle is 4-9 ATS in the last 13 games
  • Seattle is 6-2 SU in the last 8 games
  • NY Yankees is 2-5 ATS in the last 7 games at home
  • NY Yankees is 7-3 SU in the last 10 games
  • The total went OVER in 5 of the NY Yankees’s last 7 games
MLB Betting Pick:  Seattle Mariners 3 New York Yankees 5
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