MLB Best Bets: Baseball Picks for August 25th

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We got on the board! The Braves left absolutely no doubt for us yesterday in our 1st Half result and -1.5 same game parlay rolling to a 7-0 lead after 5 (I think it was 7-0, but it was a lot to a little) and cruised to a 14-2 win on the day. The White Sox picked up a pair of early runs to give us some hope in that 1st Half over, but both pitchers threw better than expected so that one fell short. But hey, 1-1 last night with plus-money odds on the win, we’ll take that! Onto tonight, we have a nice slate of games today including one of the more lopsided matchups we’ve seen from an odds perspective this season. Back on FanDuel tonight, you can sign up with them below and get $150 in free bets win or lose when you place a $5 wager after sign up. Onto the bets.

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Guardians 1st Half result at Mariners (+120)

Day baseball! It’s a 1:10pm local time start in Seattle for Cleveland and the Mariners. The Guardians somehow keep playing really good baseball and are starting to build up a nice cushion of a lead in the AL Central Seattle continues to battle in the Wild Card race. I love the pitching matchup here for Cleveland. Tristan McKenzie throws for the Guardians. He’s got a 3.11 ERA on the year and a 0.96 WHIP. He’s also a strikeout machine racking up 14 last time out vs the White Sox. Marco Gonzales is on the mound for Seattle, he’s been incredibly average this year, but he’s got a WHIP at 1.41 which means he gives teams a lot of chances with runners on base. Cleveland is one of the more efficient offensive teams in baseball. We’re going to back McKenzie and the scrappy Cleveland offense in the 1st Half here.

Mets 1st Half -1.5/1st Half Under 3.5 vs Rockies (+550)

Ok, this is quite the longshot, but were going to get creative and try to bet one of the more lopsided odds matchups we’ve seen this season in the MLB. The Mets are -450(!!!) on the moneyline tonight at home vs Colorado with the Rockies sitting at +350. The Mets are -176 on the -1.5 run line and -250 on the 1st Half result. If you look at the pitching matchup, I mean, I get it. Jacob DeGrom has been lights out since he’s made his debut a few weeks ago. He toes the rubber at home against Ryan Feltner who’s got an ERA close to 6.00 and a WHIP near 1.40. I expect DeGrom to dominate in the limited innings he’ll see (usually has been pulled after 5 or 6). I also expect the Mets bats to be a little silent because oddly enough, the never seem to hit for DeGrom. DeGrom rarely every gets good run support. Those things considered, I’m fine with hoping for a 2-0 or 3-0 6th inning lead for the Mets.

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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