Free MLB Betting Predictions - August 14th

Free MLB Betting Predictions – August 14th

Written by on August 14, 2017

It’s the start of another week in the MLB betting season, which means it’s time to take a closer look at the games on tap to see if we can pick out a few winners. We are getting to the stage of the season where the teams challenging for a playoff spot start to tighten up a little, while those who are already out of the picture look to play the role of spoiler. I’m going to pick one game for each day of the coming week, and hopefully we can all continue to build our bankrolls with the following sets of betting lines for the MLB season.

A Closer Look at the Free MLB Betting Predictions – August 14th

Arizona Diamondbacks over Houston Astros – Monday

The Houston Astros may now be regretting standing pat at the trade deadline given that they have gone stone cold since then. Collin McHugh has not pitched poorly since returning from injury, but has yet to pick up a win in 4 starts, and has seen his team lose and deliver little in the way of run support in the last 3. Consider the fact that Zack Greinke will be on the mound for Arizona and you get the ingredients for a Diamondbacks win.

Arizona Diamondbacks Team Statistics

Average Score For 4.95 Offensive Hits 8.74 Offensive Walks 3.52 Average Score Against 4.03 Defensive Hits 8.10 Defensive strikeouts 9.22

Houston Astros Team Statistics

Average Score For 5.75 Offensive Hits 10.08 Offensive Walks 3.23 Average Score Against 4.44 Defensive Hits 8.21 Defensive strikeouts 9.95

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NY Mets over NY Yankees – Tuesday

Rookie phenom Aaron Judge has seen his bat turn cold in the second half of the season, and it appears as though the rest of the Yankees have followed suit. While you might ordinarily like them to win a series against the struggling Mets, you need to wonder if the offense has what it takes to ruffle the feathers of Jacob deGrom, who has been lights out this season. I like the Mets in this one.

New York Mets Team Statistics

Average Score For 4.71 Offensive Hits 8.53 Offensive Walks 3.16 Average Score Against 5.18 Defensive Hits 9.52 Defensive strikeouts 8.79

New York Yankees Team Statistics

Average Score For 5.18 Offensive Hits 9.05 Offensive Walks 3.79 Average Score Against 4.22 Defensive Hits 7.95 Defensive strikeouts 9.43

San Diego Padres over Philadelphia Phillies – Wednesday

This might be a match-up that you would ignore, especially given that it is essentially a meaningless game, but I think there is a good wagering opportunity here. Clayton Richard has delivered back to back solid starts for the Padres, giving up just 3 ER in those games. He will go against Nick Pivetta, who has been victimized for 11 runs in his last 2 starts, one of which lasted just 2.2 innings. Let’s go with the Padres here.

San Diego Padres Team Statistics

Average Score For 3.82 Offensive Hits 7.81 Offensive Walks 2.85 Average Score Against 5.15 Defensive Hits 8.79 Defensive strikeouts 8.20

Philadelphia Phillies Team Statistics

Average Score For 3.97 Offensive Hits 8.43 Offensive Walks 3.04 Average Score Against 4.82 Defensive Hits 9.10 Defensive strikeouts 7.77

Colorado Rockies over Atlanta Braves – Thursday

The Rockies have a losing record against teams for the East this season, but I like them to get the win on Thursday night. The Braves will send Lucas Sims to the mound for his 4th start, and he will still be looking for his first win of the season. The Braves have given him little in the way of run support in those starts, and have come out on the losing end all 3 times. Let’s go with the Rockies here as the MLB betting pick.

Colorado Rockies Team Statistics

Average Score For 5.18 Offensive Hits 9.40 Offensive Walks 2.92 Average Score Against 4.82 Defensive Hits 8.97 Defensive strikeouts 7.82

Atlanta Braves Team Statistics

Average Score For 4.56 Offensive Hits 8.97 Offensive Walks 2.82 Average Score Against 5.09 Defensive Hits 9.012 Defensive strikeouts 7.56

Chicago Cubs over Toronto Blue Jays – Friday

This is a game that could also be a solid candidate for the UNDER pick, as we have a great pitching match-up on tap. J.A. Happ has been hot for the Blue Jays, winning his last 3 starts, but that still pales in comparison to what Jake Arrieta has been delivering on the mound for the Cubs. Arrieta has only allowed 9 ER in his last 6 starts, making him very tough to beat during that stretch.

Chicago Cubs Team Statistics

Average Score For 4.72 Offensive Hits 8.38 Offensive Walks 3.72 Average Score Against 4.35 Defensive Hits 7.87 Defensive strikeouts 8.78

Toronto Blue Jays Team Statistics

Average Score For 4.30 Offensive Hits 8.18 Offensive Walks 3.49 Average Score Against 4.97 Defensive Hits 8.93 Defensive strikeouts 8.60

LA Angels over Baltimore Orioles – Friday

When a team trades for a player, the hope is that he will make an immediate impact, but it doesn’t always work out that way. The Orioles picked up pitcher Jeremy Hellickson from the Phillies, but he has not been particularly solid in his first 3 starts with his new ball club. That may not bode well for Baltimore on Saturday when they go against the red-hot LA Angels, so go with LA as the MLB betting pick. The Orioles picked up pitcher Jeremy Hellickson from the Phillies, but he has not been particularly solid in his first 3 starts during this MLB betting season.

LA Angels Team Statistics

Average Score For 4.29 Offensive Hits 8.23 Offensive Walks 3.10 Average Score Against 4.33 Defensive Hits 8.45 Defensive strikeouts 8.03

Baltimore Orioles Team Statistics

Average Score For 4.72 Offensive Hits 9.12 Offensive Walks 2.52 Average Score Against 5.14 Defensive Hits 9.44 Defensive strikeouts 7.66

LA Dodgers vs. Detroit Tigers

It’s tough to make a full week of picks without adding in the best team in baseball at some point. Kenta Maeda will be on the mound for the Dodgers in this one, and he is on fire, going 7-1 with 2 no-decisions in his last 10 starts. I think he will keep it rolling and lead the Dodgers as my MLB betting pick to yet another win on Sunday afternoon.

LA Dodgers Team Statistics

Average Score For 5.11 Offensive Hits 8.61 Offensive Walks 4.06 Average Score Against 3.33 Defensive Hits 7.38 Defensive strikeouts 9.50

Detroit Tigers Team Statistics

Average Score For 4.85 Offensive Hits 8.87 Offensive Walks 3.41 Average Score Against 5.15 Defensive Hits 9.39 Defensive strikeouts 7.41
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