Top MLB AL betting picks this weekend include the Yankees versus Red Sox on Saturday, August 4. In addition one of the best rivalries in sports, Saturday’s other top pick happens when Houston battles the Dodgers in a great interleague matchup. Sunday’s top AL picks include the L.A. Angels at Cleveland and the Toronto Blue Jays taking on top AL squad Seattle.
MLB AL Betting Picks for August 4 and August 5
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Yankee starter Chance Adams is a newbie. He’s never thrown a game in his life in The Show. Does that mean Adams has a shot on Saturday? Maybe. More than likely, the Boston Red Sox offense will absolutely dominate Adams.
That doesn’t mean Boston is the play to win. The thing to consider is that the Yankees sport the best bullpen in MLB. Boston will go off a heavy favorite in this. The Yankees have a shot if Adams only gives up something like 3 to 4 runs before NYY pulls him.
The Yankees are the play.
MLB AL Betting Pick: New York Yankees
Houston Astros at L.A. Dodgers
This is a question of whether the Dodgers can get to Houston pitcher Lance McCuller Jr. In last year’s World Series, McCullers Jr. dominated the Dodgers. This season, he’s got a winning 10 and 6 record to go along with a decent 4.06 ERA.
McCullers Jr. held the Dodgers to a .188 batting average last season. Will McCullers be great versus LAD on Saturday? Probably not. He hasn’t lasted more than 5.1 innings in his last 3 starts.
The Dodgers should take this game.
MLB AL Betting Pick: L.A. Dodgers
Sunday, August 5
L.A. Angels at Cleveland Indians
The L.A. Angels at Cleveland Indians should be a terrific game on Sunday. Angels’ starter Tyler Skaggs can throw a great game once in a while. He can also throw a dud like he did in the Angels’ 6 to 10 loss to Tampa Bay on July 31.
Cleveland starts Shane Bieber. Bieber’s 4.73 ERA and 1.42 WHIP aren’t spectacular. He could end up throwing a great game and Cleveland could still lose. The Tribe is only 1 and 3 in Bieber’s last 4 starts.
In a close matchup, it makes sense to go with the team getting odds. That’s the L.A. Angels. They’re the play.
MLB AL Betting PickPick: L.A. Angels
Toronto Blue Jays at Seattle Mariners
Sam Gaviglio is listed as Sunday’s starter for the Toronto Raptors. Gaviglio hasn’t had a great last month starts wise. The Mariners are 1 and 3 in Gaviglio’s last 4 starts. Toronto is actually 1 and 5 in Gaviglio’s last 6 starts.
Before that, the Blue Jays won 4 games in a row where Gaviglio started. Is that enough for MLB bettors to consider a wager? Probably. Seattle should be favored by big odds. If Gaviglio and the Blue Jays get on the same page, the payout will be huge.
MLB AL Betting Pick: Toronto Blue Jays