Weekly Free MLB Betting Predictions - August 21st

Weekly Free MLB Betting Predictions – August 21st

Written by on August 21, 2017

There are many questions echoing in the head of bettors as we quickly approach to the last weeks of MLB regular season action.  Some teams kicked off the season holding great odds to win the World Series but couldn’t reach the expectations. Other teams are doing much better than expected and are now quickly increasing their chances to make it to the postseason.

Analyzing the Weekly Free MLB Betting Predictions – August 21st

Can the Los Angeles Dodgers keep playing baseball at a dizzying level? Moreover, can the Houston Astros get back on track to win what has looked like a sure-fire AL Pennant virtually all season long or will the Boston Red Sox beat out all challengers in the AL come MLB playoff time? On the other hand, can either the Washington Nationals or Chicago Cubs get it together in time to beat out the Dodgers for supremacy in the National League? With the 2017 MLB regular season steamrolling toward what looks like a thrilling final month of September baseball, it’s time for another fresh batch of MLB weekly predictions. Let’s get started.
 

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

The AL East-leading BoSox and AL Central-leading Tribe will play a four-game set beginning on Monday night that will reveal a lot about both pennant hopefuls. Both teams are riding the wave of their respective hot streaks into Monday night’s series opener with Boston having gone 7-3 in their last 10 games and Cleveland going 8-2 over the same span. Cleveland staff ace Corey Kluber is on fire lately, but so is Boston’s Drew Pomeranz. This series is a legitimate possible ALCS preview. Pomeranz and Kluber will both take to the mound on Wednesday night. The Red Sox have won 14 of 17 in August while taking two of three from Cleveland this season.

BOSTON RED SOX MLB TEAM STATISTICS

Average Score For 4.84 Offensive Hits 9.11 Offensive Walks 3.54 Average Score Against 4.03 Defensive Hits 8.52 Defensive strikeouts 9.52

CLEVELAND INDIANS MLB TEAM STATISTICS

Average Score For 4.87 Offensive Hits 8.77 Offensive Walks 3.72 Average Score Against 3.80 Defensive Hits 7.98 Defensive strikeouts 10.04

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Washington Nationals (74-48) at Houston Astros (76-48)

The NL East-leading Nationals have won seven of their last 10 while the AL West-leading Astros have gone a modest 5-5 over the same span. The pair of World Series hopefuls are two of just four teams to have eclipsed the 70-win mark at the time of this writing. Washington and Houston will kick off an intriguing three-game set beginning on Tuesday night. While the loser of this series will still have a comfortable lead in their respective division no matter what happens, it should also reveal a lot about both teams and how they’ll perform against other elite competition come playoff time.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS MLB TEAM STATISTICS

Average Score For 5.30 Offensive Hits 9.35 Offensive Walks 3.42 Average Score Against 4.22 Defensive Hits 8.00 Defensive strikeouts 9.06

HOUSTON ASTROS MLB TEAM STATISTICS

Average Score For 5.64 Offensive Hits 10.01 Offensive Walks 3.19 Average Score Against 4.34 Defensive Hits 8.19 Defensive strikeouts 9.94

Houston Astros (76-48) at Los Angeles Angels (64-60)

Beginning on Friday night, Houston will look to put a bit more distance between themselves and the red-hot Los Angeles Angels who have won eight of their last 10 but still trail the Astros by a dozen games in the AL West. Is it possible that Mike Trout and the Halos could narrow the gap even more or will the struggling ‘Stros play at a high level to send a message to their division rivals, that no matter happens, they’re not losing the AL West?

LOS ANGELES ANGELS MLB TEAM STATISTICS

Average Score For 4.29 Offensive Hits 8.15 Offensive Walks 3.15 Average Score Against 4.31 Defensive Hits 8.44 Defensive strikeouts 8.01

Kansas City Royals (62061) at Cleveland Indians (68-54)

Beginning on Friday night, the Indians will host the third place Kansas City Royals in a three-game set between AL Central division rivals. Beginning on Friday MLB betting night, the Indians will host the third place Kansas City Royals in a three-game set between AL Central division rivals. While the Tribe are currently up on the Royals by 6.5 games and second place Minnesota by five games, Cleveland hasn’t been able to completely pull away from either team, although it’s a really good sign that staff ace Corey Kluber is pitching absolutely lights out baseball at the moment.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS MLB TEAM STATISTICS

Average Score For 4.46 Offensive Hits 8.88 Offensive Walks 2.48 Average Score Against 4.69 Defensive Hits 9.02 Defensive strikeouts 7.67

Milwaukee Brewers (65-60) at Los Angeles Dodgers (87-35)

The Los Angeles Dodgers have showed absolutely no signs of slowing down on what could be a historic run to the best regular season record ever, but they’ll face a good test when they host a Milwaukee brewers teams that is just two games behind NL Central-leading Chicago and has yet to show any ‘quit’ themselves. While the Dodgers have won a stellar eight of their last 10 games overall, Milwaukee has bagged six victories in their last 10 and just has the look of a team ready to pounce should the Cubs slip and trip up at any point prior to the end of the regular season.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS MLB TEAM STATISTICS

Average Score For 4.66 Offensive Hits 8.56 Offensive Walks 3.26 Average Score Against 4.50 Defensive Hits 8.77 Defensive strikeouts 8.14