Who’s going to come out on top in the three-way race for first place in the NL West? Can the Oakland A’s catch the Houston Astros in the AL West? Are the Boston Red Sox set to coll off over the final month of regular season action after looking like they were going to challenge for the all-time record for wins in a season just a few weeks ago?If you’ve got questions, then I’ve got answers that I’m going to reveal in this week’s MLB betting picks of the Week!
Top Expert MLB Betting Picks of the Week – September 3rd
Boston Red Sox (99-44) at Atlanta Braves (76-60)
- When: Tuesday, September 4, 7:35 PM ET
- Where: SunTrust Park, Cumberland, Georgia
MLB Betting PredictionThe Red Sox are 13-3 in their last 16 interleague road games and an insane 12-0 in Rick Porcello’s last 12 interleague starts. Conversely, the Braves are 3-7 in their last 10 home games. With Boston also going an incendiary 46-26 on the road this season and Atlanta being a modest 37-31 at home overall, I think the Red Sox are the easy pick to get the win and Run Line cover in Game 2 of their Interleague set against the Braves.Score Prediction: Red Sox 7 – Braves 3
New York Mets (61-75) at LA Dodgers (75-62)When: Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, 5:35 PM ETWhere: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CAThe Mets have won two straight to improve to 5-5 over their last 10 games, but the Dodgers have won three in a row to move to a blistering 8-2 over their last 10. New York left-hander Zack Wheeler (9-7, 3.37 ERA) has been absolutely lights-out in not allowing more than two earned runs in each of his last eight starts while leading the Mets to a stellar 8-2 record over his last 10 starts overall.Unfortunately, the Mets have managed to find a way to lose two of his last three starts despite the fact that Wheeler limited the opposition to just one run while tossing seven innings in each outing. L.A. right-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu (4-1, 2.24 ERA) has been rock-solid in not allowing more than two earned runs in three of his last four starts, although it should be noted he’s given up at least one home run in three straight starts.
MLB Betting PredictionThe Dodgers are flying high right now after winning three straight games against Arizona by the identical score of 3-2 each time in what many observers are calling the best series of the season. New York has a losing road record (33-35) and Los Angeles is in a dogfight for the NL West division title.More importantly, L.A. ranks ninth in scoring (4.70 RPG) and a stellar second in team ERA (3.41) while the Mets are ranked 24th (4.13 RPG) and 18th (4.21 ERA) respectively. The focused Dodgers win a tight affair.Score Prediction: Dodgers 4 – Mets 2
Minnesota Twins (63-73) at Houston Astros (84-53)
- When: Wednesday, Sept. 5, 8:10 PM ET
- Where: Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX