MLB Best Bets: Baseball Picks for August 26th

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Sure, the record was only 1-1, but we hit a +550 winner! Thanks to Jacob DeGrom for shoving against the Rockies and the Mets offense doing just enough for us to give us the -1.5 winner and keep the total under 3.5 in the 1st Half. Like the great Hawk Harrelson used to say, “don’t stop now boys!” so let’s head into the weekend with another winner or two and start it off on the right foot. I’m getting my odds from FanDuel for my bets today. If you haven’t signed up with them yet you can do so below and get $150 in free bets win or lose when you place your initial $5 wager. Onto the bets.

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Dodgers -1.5 vs Marlins

I’ll circle back to this later in the day once the Marlins name a starter. Sandy Alcantara could be that guy as he pitched Sunday in LA, but even if he is I like the bet. The Dodgers are currently -148 on the ML for tonight’s game in Miami, which means that -1.5 should be a good plus money number. If it is indeed Alcantara for Miami, I don’t love that but the Dodgers also hit him around on Sunday to the tune of 6 ER and 10 H over 3.2 IP. Tyler Anderson is on the bump for Los Angeles. He shut down Miami in his last start allowing just 1 ER over 7.0 IP and in 9 starts since the beginning of July he’s record 8 quality starts. Combine that with the Dodgers having scored 10+ runs in 3 of their last 4 games and I say let’s bet on the best team in baseball.

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White Sox 1st Half Result (-125) vs Diamondbacks

As a White Sox fan, I’ve officially given up on them this season. They’re lifeless, can’t hit, can’t stay healthy, and are in need of a little shakeup this offseason. As a baseball bettor, I have to like this play thanks to the pitching matchup. Johnny Cueto has been nothing short of spectacular for the White Sox this season and over the last month or so has been as effective as Dylan Cease. Cueto has quality starts in 10 straight outings, he’s gone 8+ innings in 3 of his last 4. He might be the White Sox MVP to this point which is kind of sad. Tommy Henry hasn’t been bad in limited action for Arizona, but the Diamondbacks just aren’t very good. Playing the pitching matchup here.

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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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