MLB Betting 8/17/18 – Bales’ MyBookie Bets
Bales’ MyBookie Bets
Los Angeles Angels
Odrisamer Despaigne (+115)
This is a bit of an odd matchup. Odrisamer Despaigne and Drew Hutchison will draw the starts for their respective teams, meaning we should see plenty of runs in this game. Despaigne has struggled with a 5.31 ERA through 20.1 innings this season. He has been the more successful pitcher in this game, as Hutchison has posted a 6.07 ERA through 29.2 innings. The Texas Rangers have found offensive success in Texas this season, but they also own a low 42.2% win rate at home. The Los Angeles Angels feature an offense that can match Texas’ firepower, though, and they have been at their best when playing on the road against right-handed pitching. The real reason behind this bet are the plus odds for Los Angeles.
Bet 2 units on Los Angeles ML to win 2.3 units (+115)
New York Yankees
Lance Lynn (-190)
These odds are surprisingly close for this matchup. The New York Yankees have featured one of the best offenses in the MLB when playing at home. Through 62 home game, they are averaging 5.5 runs per game, while recording a 67.7% win rate. They should be able to find plenty of success against Marcus Stroman, who owns a 4-8 record with a 5.03 ERA this season. While he has found more success over his last 10 starts, he has struggled in two matchups against New York. Lance Lynn will be taking the mound for the Yankees, and he has allowed only one run in 16.2 innings since joining New York. Toronto simply does not have the offense to keep up with New York, especially with Lynn taking the mound tonight.
Bet 3 units on New York Yankees -1.5 RL to win 3.2 units (+105)
Kyle Gibson (-190)
Kyle Gibson has quietly been enjoying an outstanding season, posting a 6-9 record with a 3.49 ERA through 24 starts. He has also allowed three or fewer earned runs in seven of his last 10 starts. He has also looked dominant against right-handed batters, who utilize plenty of righties throughout their lineup. The Minnesota Twins get a matchup against Matt Boyd, who owns a 3-6 record with a 5.57 ERA over his last 10 starts. The Twins offense is seen as one of the worst in the MLB, but those numbers do not take into account their new offense. Miguel Sano and Logan Forsythe are two new offensive weapons, who have been playing at an elite level recently. It’s difficult betting on Minnesota because of their struggles this season, but their recent success cannot be overlooked.
Bet 3 units on Minnesota -1.5 RL to win 3.2 units (+105)
Parlay 2 units on New York Yankees -1.5 RL, Cleveland -1.5 RL, Boston -1.5 RL, and Arizona -1.5 RL to win 23 units (+1149)
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