MLB Betting Picks and Winning Favorites – August 12th

Posted by Peter Brennan on Friday,August 11, 2017 3:45, EDT in

As the 2017 MLB regular season hits the home stretch, many of the divisions are starting to look as though they are getting MLB betting picks out of control. There are really only a couple of close battles going on, but the good news is that the Wild Card races are still in full swing. Moreover, make sure to review this selection of betting lines & odds for MLB matchups that will happen this weekend.

The Dodgers are the most dominant team in baseball, and will be looking to hammer home that dominance against the Padres this weekend. The Cubs are one team involved in a tight divisional race, and they have a tough road trip to Arizona this weekend. The Orioles are trying to stay alive in the AL Wild card, and have a shot at helping their cause on the road in Oakland.

MLB Betting Picks and Winning Favorites – August 12th

San Diego Padres (50-64) Vs LA Dodgers (81-33)

When: Saturday, August 12 at 9:10 PM EST
Where: Dodger Stadium, LA
TV: MLBN
Probable Pitchers: Jhoulys Chacin vs Hyun-Jin Ryu

Analysis: The Padres are seeing their season end with a bit of a whimper, as they have just 3 wins in their last 10 games. The road has been particularly unkind to San Diego, who have only managed a 21-37 record on the road. The Padres have faced the Dodgers 9 times already this season, and have only managed to compile a 2-7 record in those game. They will send Jhoulys Chacin (11-8, 4.15 ERA) to the mound for this one.

The LA Dodgers have quickly become the team to beat in the MLB, and it’s tough to imagine that anyone is going to be able to beat them in a 7-game series. The Dodgers are 8-2 in their last 10 games, and have opened up a 16-game lead in the West. They are winning in a big way, and have covered in 5 of their last 7 games. The Dodgers will hand the ball to Hyun-Jin Ryu (4-6, 3.53 ERA) for this one.

Latest MLB Betting Trends

  • San Diego is 1-4 SU in the last 5 games
  • The total went OVER in 5 of San Diego’s last 5 games
  • LA Dodgers are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 games
  • LA Dodgers are 15-2 SU in the last 17 games
  • The total went UNDER in 8 of the Dodgers’s last 11 games

MLB Picks: San Diego Padres 3 LA Dodgers 6

MLB Betting Predictions for Last Two Months of the Regular Season

Chicago Cubs (59-54) Vs Arizona Diamondbacks (64-50)

When: Saturday, August 12 at 8:10 PM EST
Where: Chase Field, Phoenix
TV: MLBN
Probable Pitchers: Jon Lester Vs Patrick Corbin

Analysis: The Cubs are finding that life as the defending World Series champion is not easy. They have a 1-game lead atop the NL Central, but they are not doing enough to show that they can hold on to that lead. They have lost back to back games, and are just 4-6 in their last 10. The Cubs have been efficient on the road, though, where they are currently 2 games over .500. The Cubs will send Jon Lester (8-6, 3.97 ERA) to the mound on Saturday.

Are the Diamondbacks a safe MLB betting pick for this Saturday?

The Arizona Diamondbacks are not in a particularly good place right now, as they have now lost back to back series to the Giants and the Dodgers. They still have a 5.5-game lead for the final spot in the NL Wild Card, but they need to get back to winning ways if they are to maintain that. The Diamondbacks have been effective at home this season, going 37-20. It will be Patrick Corbin (8-11, 4.76 ERA) who will get the ball for Arizona on Saturday.

Latest MLB Betting Trends

  • Cubs are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 games
  • Cubs are 2-6 SU in the last 8 games
  • The total went UNDER in 5 of the Cubs’s last 7 games on the road
  • Arizona is 10-4 ATS in the last 14 games
  • Arizona is 1-4 SU in the last 5 games
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Arizona’s last 6 games at home

MLB Picks: Chicago Cubs 5 Arizona Diamondbacks 4

Baltimore Orioles (57-58) Vs Oakland A’s (50-65)

When: Saturday, August 12 at 9:05 PM EST
Where: Oakland Alameda Coliseum, Oakland
TV: MLBN
Probable Pitchers: Dylan Bundy Vs Sean Manaea

Analysis: The AL Wild Card race is about as tight as it gets, with no less than 6 teams all within a game and a half of the final spot. The Baltimore Orioles are one of those teams, and they are helping their cause by winning consistently of late, including 6 of their last 10. The road has been tough for the Orioles, though, as their 22-35 road record is simply not good enough. It will be Dylan Bundy (11-8, 4.15 ERA) who will start on Saturday.

The Oakland A’s have not been particularly competitive all season long, and head into the weekend on a 3-game losing skid that has seen them drop to 4-6 in their last 10. Surprisingly enough, the A’s have been decent at home, boasting a 31-28 record in their own ball park. Runs are common in their games, with 7 of their last 9 going OVER. It will be Sean Manaea (8-6, 4-15 ERA) who will start for Oakland.

Latest MLB Betting Trends

  • Baltimore is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 games
  • Baltimore is 9-4 SU in the last 13 games
  • The total went UNDER in 6 of Baltimore’s last 7 games
  • Oakland is 2-5 SU in the last 7 games
  • Oakland is 10-5 ATS in the last 15 games at home
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Oakland’s last 6 games at home

MLB Picks:  Baltimore Orioles 6 Oakland A’s 4