MLB NL Betting Picks for August 4 and August 5

MLB NL Betting Picks for August 4 and August 5

Written by on August 3, 2018

Top MLB NL betting picks for Saturday, August 4, has the St. Louis Cardinals battling NL Central rival Pittsburgh and the San Francisco Giants taking on the Arizona Diamondbacks. On Saturday, Atlanta battles the New York Mets while the Philadelphia Phillies host the Miami Marlins.

MLB NL Picks for August 4 and August 5

Saturday, August 4

St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates

The Cardinals might have found another fantastic starting pitcher. Austin Gomber has a 3.22 ERA, a 1.16 WHIP, and a 1 and 0 record from a single start this season. He’s primarily been throwing from the Cardinals’ bullpen.The Pirates have only faced Gomber 8 times. He struck out 2 of those 8 batters. If Gomber has become a viable starting pitcher, there’s no reason to believe he doesn’t shut down Pitt’s offense. The Cardinals should beat the Pirates on Saturday.MLB NL Betting Pick: St. Louis Cardinals

San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks

San Francisco pitcher Andrew Suarez has thrown okay versus the D’Backs. Suarez allows AZ to hit .256. The Giants have gone 5 and 2 straight up in Suarez’s last 7 starts.AZ counters Suarez with pitcher Clay Buchholz. Buchholz has been fantastic this season. His ERA is 2.65 while his WHIP is a great 1.06. His record of 4 and 1 is also very good.  Arizona has won the last 3 games Buchholz has started.Buchholz and AZ are hot. The D’Backs are the play.MLB NL Betting Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks

Sunday, August 5

Are the Braves a safe bet on the NL this weekend?

Atlanta Braves at New York Mets

Julio Teheran is listed as the Atlanta Braves starter for Sunday. Teheran does have a winning record. But, his 4.46 ERA and 1.26 WHIP aren’t all that great. The Braves are also 2 and 3 straight up in Teheran’s last 5 starts.Versus the Mets, Teheran’s thrown well, yielding a .161 batting average. Julio’s faced Mets’ batters 242 times. That means the batting average allowed is as legit as it gets. Even though Atlanta hasn’t responded consistently when Teheran’s been on the mound, it’s tough to go against the ATL in this game.The Braves take it.MLB NL Betting Pick: Atlanta Braves

Miami Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies

Wei-Yin Chen hasn’t had the best of seasons. His ERA is 5.86. His record is 3 and 8. The problem for Chen is that he faces one of the better teams in the National League.The Philadelphia Phillies have a legitimate shot to win the NL East. The Phillies should punish Chen and the Marlins. They hit .262 against Wei-Yin. This game sure appears to be setting up for a run line wager.The Phillies should beat the Marlins by at least 2 runs.  Don’t be surprised if they punish Miami by 3 to 5 runs.MLB NL Betting Pick: Philadelphia Phillies