Top MLB Betting Picks for Tuesday, August 22

Top MLB Betting Picks for Tuesday, August 22

Written by on August 21, 2017

We are now entering the home stretch of the regular season in the Major Leagues, and that means that there are a lot of games on the calendar that have playoff implications and that every fan looking to bet on MLB should circle in their calendar. So let’s review our selection of baseball betting picks for this Tuesday, August 22nd.

MLB Betting Picks for Tuesday, August 22

The LA Dodgers are about as close to clinching the division as it gets, and will try to get one step closer by taking care of the Pirates on the road. Perhaps the best series of the week is the one that pits the AL East leading Red Sox against the AL Central leading Cleveland Indians. The Yankees are losing ground in the East, but are still very much in the Wild Card picture. They will try to improve their standing with a series against the Detroit Tigers.

LA Dodgers (87-35) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (60-64)

When: Tuesday, August 22 at 7:05 PM ESTWhere: PNC Park, PittsburghTV: MLBNProbable Pitchers: Brock Stewart vs Jameson TaillonAnalysis: What can you say about the LA Dodgers that hasn’t already been said this season? They have built up a 20-game lead at the top of the division, and are continuing to win at an incredible rate. They are 8-2 in their last 10 games, and are an impressive 36-21 on the road. The Dodgers hit the Pirates with a 3-game sweep in their only other meeting this season. It will be Brock Stewart (0-0, 1.64 ERA) who will start for the Dodgers.

Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Betting Season Odds

The Pirates finished last week winning back to back games after going through a 6-game losing skid that put a serious dent in their slim playoff hopes. They are now 7 games back in the Wild Card race and look a longshot at best to be in the postseason. The Pirates have been a little tougher to beat at home, posting a 34-28 record this season. They will send Jameson Taillon (7-5, 4.64 ERA) to the mound for this one.MLB Betting Pick: LA Dodgers 5 Pittsburgh Pirates 1

Boston Red Sox (71-52) vs. Cleveland Indians (68-54)

When: Tuesday, August 22 at 7:10 PM ESTWhere: Progressive Field, ClevelandTV: MLBNProbable Pitchers: Doug Fister vs Carlos CarrascoAnalysis: It was another solid week for Boston, as they went 4-2 to take a 5-game lead at the top of the AL East. One of their losses last week came at the hands of the Indians in a make-up game, although the Red Sox did take the other two games in that series earlier this month. While the Red Sox have been better at home, they are still a game over .500 on the road. Doug Fister (2-6, 5.56 ERA) will get the ball for Boston.

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The Cleveland Indians are finally playing the type of ball we thought they would this season, and I all begins with great defense. Only 3 of the last 13 games that the Indians have played in have gone OVER, which should give you an idea of just how well they are shutting down the opposition. The Indians are an impressive 8-2 in their last 10 games, and now have a 5-game lead in the division. Carlos Carrasco (12-5, 3.76 ERA) will be looking for his 3rd straight win.MLB Betting Pick: Boston Red Sox 3 Cleveland Indians 4

New York Yankees (66-57) vs. Detroit Tigers (54-69)

When: Tuesday, August 22 at 7:10 PM ESTWhere: Comerica Park, DetroitTV: MLBNProbable Pitchers: Masahiro Tanaka vs Matthew BoydAnalysis: The New York Yankees are now sitting 5 games back of the Boston Red Sox in the race for the AL East, but they can take some solace in the fact that they are still in pole position in the Wild Card race. The Yankees are 6-4 in their last 10 games, but ended the week on a low by losing 2 of 3 to Boston. The Yankees need to do better on the road, where they are 4 games below .500. Masahiro Tanaka (8-10, 4.92 ERA) will start this one.The Tigers stunk the joint out last week, going just 1-5 in their series versus the Rangers and the Dodgers. Detroit now has just 3 wins in their last 15 games, and are sinking without a trace in the AL. This will be the first time that they have faced the Yankees this season, but they do have a winning record (14-13) against teams from the East. 9 of the last 12 Tigers games have gone OVER. Matthew Boyd (5-6, 5.70 ERA) will get the ball for this one.MLB Betting Pick:  New York Yankees 7 Detroit Tigers 5
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