Cleveland at Toronto ALCS Game 3 Expert Pick & Odds

Top MLB ATS Winning Predictions Of The Weekend

Written by on August 26, 2016

You don’t get any extra points for winning big in sports, but blowing a team out can help build confidence, which is extremely important at this late stage of the season. Over the past couple of weekends, we have tried to pick out some series that might deliver those kinds of lopsided results, and we will have another crack at it this weekend. I am not going to point out individual games here, but rather series that have the potential to be heavily in favor of one team over another. You guys can take a look at the MLB betting pitching match-ups, as well as other factors that you may use to handicap games, to get a better idea of which games to play in those series.

Top MLB ATS Winning Predictions Of The Weekend


Minnesota Twins at Toronto Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays have a stacked offense that can hammer home runs like few others, although they are sporting a -3 run differential over their last 3 games. That is not like them, and you have to think that they can break out the bats again versus a Minnesota Twins team that has been bleeding runs all season long. In that same 3-game period, the Twins have a -13 run differential, which does not bode them well against this group.

LA Angels at Detroit Tigers

This series has all the makings of a shootout, and you might also be looking at the OVER with their 3 games this weekend. The Tigers are red hot at the moment, and have scored 36 runs in their last 4 games. To put that in perspective, they are a +13 in their last 3 games, and are only +22 on the season. This team might just be getting hot at the right time, which is bad news for an Angels team that gives up a ton of runs.

Atlanta Braves at San Francisco Giants

The Atlanta Braves lose a lot, and while they have made a habit of keeping games close recently, a lot of those games have come against fellow strugglers. I expect things to be a whole lot different when they go on the road to face a playoff contender in the San Francisco Giants. If I had to pick one game out of this series where the Giants would easily cover the spread, it would have to be the Sunday match-up when they have Madison Bumgarner on the mound.

Cleveland Indians at Texas Rangers

There are no two ways about it, the Cleveland Indians are in a slump right now, and they are giving up runs while they lose. They lost 9-0 to the Rangers in the first game of this series, and are an MLB worst -21 in their last 3 games. The Rangers numbers may be a little skewed because of that win, but they are still sporting a +7 run differential over that same 3-game period. This is a series that is going to deliver some runs, and you have to feel that the Rangers are going to have the majority of them.