Can the New York Yankees cool off the red-hot Boston Red Sox when they meet in their intriguing AL East showdown on Saturday? Will the Cleveland Indians snap out of the funk they’ve been in to damage the Tampa Bay Rays’ legitimate playoff hopes? Last but not least in MLB betting, why are the lowly Philadelphia Phillies looking like such a great pick in their NL East divisional matchup against the New York Mets? If you want to know the answer to each of the aforementioned questions and you’re looking for some MLB odds and lines to bet on for this Saturday, I’ve got a trio of MLB parlay picks that you can use as part of my value-packed parlay while simultaneously answering each of the aforementioned questions. Now, let’s get down to business.
MLB Parlay Picks for Weekend Betting Action – August 12th
Boston Red Sox (65-49) at New York Yankees (60-53)When: Saturday, August 12, 4:05 PM ETWhere: Yankee StadiumTV: FS-1, YESProbable Pitchers: Boston – Drew Pomeranz – L (11-4, 3.36 ERA) / NY Yankees – Luis Severino – R (9-4, 2.91 ERA)MLB Betting Odds: TBAAnalysis: The first thing you need to know about this matchup is that, heading into Friday, Boston had won eight straight games and nine of their last 10 games overall. Conversely, New York lost its last contest to drop to 4-6 over their last 10 games.Boston lefty Drew Pomeranz struck out eight batters in 6.1 innings against the Chicago White Sox in his last start and has been super consistent in tossing at least six innings in eight of his last 10 starts, while compiling a stellar 2.24 ERA over that span.Yankees’ right-hander Luis Severino has won four straight starts and limited Cleveland to two runs, one earned, on two hits in 6.2 innings in his last start while giving up a paltry two earned runs over his last 25.2 innings for a 0.70 ERA.Boston is just 1-6 in their last seven games against the Yankees when they play in the Big Apple and 3-9 in the last dozen meetings overall. New York is the pick to get the win, mostly because they’re at home and Luis Severino is pitching like a legitimate staff ace!
Latest MLB Betting Trends
- Boston is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 games
- Boston is 5-0 SU in the last 5 games
- The total went UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games
- NY Yankees is 3-6 ATS in the last 9 games
- NY Yankees is 3-6 SU in the last 9 games
- The total went UNDER in 6 of NY Yankees’s last 9 games
Cleveland Indians (60-52) at Tampa Bay Rays (59-57)When: Saturday, August 12, 6:10 PM ETWhere: Tropicana FieldTV: SportsTime Ohio, FOX Sports SunProbable Pitchers: Cleveland – Mike Clevinger – R (5-4, 4.00 ERA) / Tampa Bay – Chris Archer – R (8-6, 3.80 ERA)MLB Betting Odds: TBAAnalysis: The Indians had lost two straight and a whopping seven of their last 10 games heading into Friday night while Tampa Bay recorded a win in their last contest to improve to 5-5 over their last 10 games.Cleveland right-hander Mike Clevinger will make his first start since July 31 after being moved to the bullpen after getting smacked around for five runs in three innings against Boston in his last start.
How Has the Rays’ Chris Archer Been Pitching Lately?Tampa Bay right-hander Chris Archer limited Milwaukee to one earned run on three hits in six innings of a 2-1 win in his last start and has limited the opposition to two runs or less in three of his last five starts while allowing just one earned run twice during the stretch.The Indians are 1-4 in their last five road games against a right-handed starter, 0-4 in their last four road games overall and 3-7 in Mike Clevinger’s last 10 starts against a team with a winning record.Conversely, Tampa Bay is 5-2 in their last seven games against teams from the AL Central and 4-1 in Chris Archer’s last five home starts.
Latest MLB Betting Trends
- Cleveland is 1-4 ATS in the last 5 games
- Cleveland is 1-4 SU in the last 5 games
- The total went UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games
- Tampa Bay is 1-5 ATS in the last 6 games
- Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in the last 6 games
- The total went UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay’s last 8 games
New York Mets (51-61) at Philadelphia Phillies (42-70)When: Saturday, August 12, 7:05 PM ETWhere: Citizens Bank ParkTV: NBC, WPIXProbable Pitchers: New York – Steven Matz – L (2-5, 5.77 ERA) / Philadelphia – Aaron Nola – R (8-7, 3.12 ERA)MLB Betting Odds: TBAAnalysis: The Philadelphia Phillies had lost six of their last 10 games heading into Friday night, but the Mets had been even worse in dropping seven of 10.New York southpaw Steven Matz was smacked around for five earned runs on six hits in 5.1 innings of a dismal 8-0 loss against the incendiary Dodgers in his last start and has allowed at least five runs in four of his last six starts overall.On the flip side of the coin, Philadelphia right-hander Aaron Nola has been absolutely phenomenal since making a start on June 22 and has not allowed more than two earned runs in an insane nine straight starts while tossing at least six innings in every outing and at least seven innings in five of those starts.Despite his team’s struggles this season, Nola has compiled a stellar 5-2 record with a jaw-dropping 1.76 ERA in his past nine starts while striking out 70 over his last 61.1 innings.The Mets are 0-4 in Matz’s last four road starts while Philadelphia has gone 5-1 in their last six home games and 4-1 in Aaron Nola’s last five home starts. For this matchup, take the Phils to as they will win with ease!
Latest MLB Betting Trends
- NY Mets are 2-4 ATS in the last 6 games
- NY Mets is 3-8 SU in the last 11 games
- The total went UNDER in 5 of the Mets’s last 7 games
- Philadelphia is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 games
- Philadelphia is 3-6 SU in the last 9 games
- The total went UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games