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The NL Central is in full effect as the Chicago Cubs (-120) go to Cincinnati to battle the Reds (+100). Since being called up to The Show, Cubs’ rookie pitcher Jordan Wicks has served up some solid numbers (1 win – 0 losses, 1.8 ERA) and could be a problem for his rival starter Graham Ashcroft (7 wins – 8 losses, 4.73 ERA) of the Reds. The offense also leans on the Cubs’ side (6th in runs scored), so it could be another missed postseason for the Big Red Machine.
Chitown for the win. Cubs ML (-120)
The Tampa Bay Rays (-178) look to get back on track in the amazing AL East against the wildcard hopeful Cleveland Guardians (+150). The Rays’ are bringing out the big gun in their starter Tyler Glasnow (7 wins – 4 losses, 3.12 ERA). He should have a solid outing against the Guardians who are currently 26th in runs scored.
Bros’ best bet! Rays RL -1.5(+100).
Has anyone seen the Texas Rangers (-155)? They need to find themselves fast, as the suddenly surging Minnesota Twins (+130) come into Arlington to try to keep their top spot in the AL Central. With the wily veteran Max Scherzer (3 wins – 1 loss, 2.64 ERA) on the mound and the elite MLBbro Marcus Semien (.275 average, 20 HRs, 81 RBIs) swinging his bat, Texas should get a quality win against a possible playoff foe.
We’re in the home stretch MLBBro.com fam! We’re saying goodbye (not Dubai, like Mr. Rob Parker) to the regular season, and screaming hello to postseason baseball.
It’s been a fun ride all season long here with the #BrosBettingBaseball (@bbruh916 / @abookay3) and we hope we lined those pockets with more green than the wall-monster in Boston. Enough with the sappy stuff, let’s lay some maple wood on the leather and hit some home run winners with today’s 3 picks!
1. Things are tighter than a hippo in stretch pants in the NL East race! The New York Mets (-110) hold the slight lead as they visit the second place Atlanta Braves (-110) in this pick’em battle for the top spot. The Mets have given up so much real estate after dominating the first 50 games of the season, and they hope their longtime ace Jacob DeGrom (2.93 ERA, 5 wins – 3 losses) can help salvage their lead against the Brave’s own ace, Max Fried (2.5 ERA, 13 wins – 7 losses). Things may be rough for the Mets, though, as DeGrom’s return has left a bit to be desired. He’s allowed 3 or more runs in his last 3 games and has 0 wins in all three games. The Mets are also still missing MLB Bro Starling Marte to a finger injury, and their big bat Pete Alonso has gone 1 for 8 at bat in his last two games. With the Mets trending down, it’s a strong lean for us picking the hot Atlanta Braves moneyline.
2. Let’s stay in Atlanta for pick number 2! Despite the struggles discussed in the earlier pick, Jacob DeGrom is still dealing as his WHIP sits at an amazing 0.74. Through 58.1 innings pitch, DeGrom recorded 91 strikeouts and has a well-rested arm after sitting out the majority of the season. On the other side, Max Fried’s WHIP is nearly as impressive at 1.02, and if we’re talking about trends, he’s only given up 2 or less earned runs in every start in September. It’s a scary low number, but I’m loving Under 7 total combined runs between the Braves and Mets.
3. There’s a lot on the line for our last pick of the day, as the Wild Card hopeful Milwaukee Brewers (-178) welcome in the Miami Marlins (+150). If you’re a fan of pitching, go ahead and grab a glizzy and some peanuts before you tune in as Miami’s Sandy Alcantara (2.32 ERA, 14 wins – 8 losses) and Milwaukee’s Corbin Burnes (3.11 ERA, 11 wins – 8 losses) will be putting on a show!
The two pitchers have an amazing, combined strikeout count of 420 Ks, and have only allowed 101 combined total bases on balls. These two guys are in their prime as they wrap up their 3rd year in the bigs, but only the Brewers still have something to play for and their offensive fire power (top 10 in slugging and home runs) is lightyears ahead of the Marlins (bottom 10 in all offensive categories). Go ahead and count on the Milwaukee Brewers Moneyline as the #BrosBestBet, and we’ll see you all back here next season as PLAYOFF BASEBALL begins in a week and some change!
Can you feel that MLBBro.com family? It feels like PLAYOFF BASEBALL is rounding 3rd base and coming in HOT as we enter September on our way to Fall baseball! You know the #BrosBettingBaseball (@bbruh916 / @abookay3) are always feeling good as we went 2 for 3 every week in the month of August, and we’re looking to hit that trifecta every week of September for all our loyal readers. So let’s ride this heat wave all the way to the top and beat the bookie until your money is in knots! Here are three winners that can’t stop, won’t stop!
1. First stop is that sticky icky weather of the Midwest, as the Cleveland Guardians (+115) play host to the Seattle Mariners (-115). In a battle of playoff hopefuls, the wildcard bound Mariners are marching out Luis Castillo (2.85 ERA, 5 wins – 5 losses) to do battle with the division leading Guardians and right-hander Zach Plesac (4.39 ERA, 3 wins – 11 losses). With neither pitcher looking like a dominant ace, our man with the stats PropanganDrew dug deep into his pitching trends to find some gems. True, Castillo is still finding his footing in the Mariners rotation, but Plesac has just 1 win in his last 5 appearances and has struggled all year at home in The Land. Granted, that last win was at Seattle, but Castillo fanned 10 batters during their last heads-up matchup. We’re leaning hard on the Seattle Mariners Moneyline to kick off our Friday of winning.
2. We’re not leaving the Lakelands just yet, as the Wild Card race is raging between the visiting Minnesota Twins (-120) and Chicago White Sox (+100). Although both teams are looking up at the aforementioned division-leading Guardians, they’re within reach of the Mariners for first round playoff baseball. The Twins are hoping Sonny Gray (3.04 ERA, 7 wins – 4 losses) can push them past the White Sox and young rookie Davis Martin (4.62 ERA, 2 wins – 4 losses). Although Martin has allowed less than 5 hits in his last 3 starts, Gray has always loved travel ball. It’s almost always Sonny on the road for the Twins, as he’s gone 4-2 on the year when he’s away from Minnesota (not counting no-decisions). And while the White Sox are an impressive 3rd in batting average and 2nd in hits, they’re still missing MLB Bro Tim Anderson and facing a Twins offense that is currently top 10 in on base %, slugging %, and home runs! Take the Minnesota Twins on the Moneyline, as they win the division battle by a slim margin.
3. Lastly, we’re heading to the Bay Area to close up our Friday with the Philadelphia Phillies (-105) as road dogs against the roller coaster ride of a team in the San Francisco Giants (-115). A roller coaster ride is being generous, as the Giants have played their way out of any playoff contention and are miles behind the division leading Los Angeles Dodgers. The Phillies, on the other hand, are still in the heat of a wildcard battle and are sitting 3rd in the competitive NL East. The Giants pitcher Alex Cobb (3.81 ERA, 4 wins – 6 losses) and Phillies Kyle Gibson (4.08 ERA, 9 wins – 5 losses) have both been giving up a ton of runs despite both sharing relatively solid WHIP ratings at 1.2 and 1.3, respectively. In this special 2 for 1 pick, we’re leaning the Phillies Moneyline and the Over 7.5 combined runs for the Giants/Phillies. No best bet this week but take our four picks and run that bookie to the ground!
Don’t look now, but the #BrosBettingBaseball (@bbruh916 / @abookay3) were batting an amazing .666 last week (2 -1)! We’ve got the bookies running scared as there were not many odds posted at the time of writing this article across multiple sources including the likes of CBS Sports, Bovada, and the Action Network apps. No fear, keep that band of shekels near, and rejoice because your three Friday MLB winners are HERE!
1. We’re going coast to coast for game 1, as the Los Angeles Dodgers (no line posted) take that flight to tropical Florida to face off with the Miami Marlins. The Dodgers have been scorching hot all year, and lefty Tyler Anderson (2.72 ERA, 13 wins – 2 losses) looks to keep bringing the heat against the Marlin’s southpaw Trevor Rogers (5.85 ERA, 4 wins – 10 losses). Not to pile on the struggling men of Miami, but they’re bottom 10 across all offensive categories and their foes from LA are currently the best team in the Bigs and are cruising with top 5 ranks in those same categories. We don’t see any Miami Flu hitting the boys in blue, and we’ve got the #BrosBestBet with the Dodgers Moneyline.
2. Let’s keep it on the East Coast, but this time head to the Big Apple! Those up and down Colorado Rockies (no line posted) look to upset the New York Mets after the Mets struggled against the Yankees. In a battle of right-handers, “Big Bad” Chad Kuhl (6 wins – 7 losses, 5.16 ERA) looks to lead the Rockies and topple the solid Chris Bassitt (11 wins – 7 losses, 3.25 ERA) of the Metropolitans. Although the Mets lead their division, the Rockies have actually been an incredibly solid team in the batter’s box. They lead the MLB in both batting average (.263) and hits (1130). The Mets are no slouches when it comes to swinging the wood, as they’re top 5 in batting average, runs, hits, and on base %. With the offenses clicking, our man with the stats PropaganDrew also points to both pitchers on his list of “Over” when it comes to runs per game. Lock it in on your betslip MLB Bros, we’ve got the Over 7.5 Runs for the Rockies/Mets.
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3. Finally, let’s take a ride in that donk to H-Town, as the visiting Baltimore Orioles (no lines posted) take on the hometown Houston Astros. Orioles righty Kyle Bradish (1 win – 5 losses, 6.25 ERA) looks to get off the shnide against the Astro’s righty Lance McCullers (1 win – 1 loss, 2.45 ERA). Although the Orioles have seen a resurgence in wins after a deplorable start of the season, the Astros are riding a 4-game win streak and McCullers is getting back into form after returning from the injury list. MLB Bro “Air” Yordan Alvarez is yet another key piece to the Astros winning ways, as he’s leading the team in homers (31) and batting average (.297) and pushed us to pick the Houston Astros Moneyline to complete our easy 1-2-3 steps to winning against the books!
We’re welcoming those August dog days of summer at the MLBBro.com offices, but “Don’t call it a comeback!” in the famous words of James Todd Smith because we’ve been rolling with the winners since July! Skip that summer music festival and kick it with the #BrosBettingBaseball (@bbruh916/@abookay3) because we stay working hard to leave you saying “today was a good day” every Friday, hold the Ice Cube. So sit back, relax, and catch a contact with three picks that will leave you screaming “My, my, my!” and we’re willing to share because it ain’t no fun if the homies can’t get none!
1. It’s the 5th of the month, so let’s head to the Land of Bone, Thugs, and Harmony as the Cleveland Guardians (no line posted) look to get “Bizzy” against the Houston Astros starting at 4:10pm Pacific. The Astro’s lefty Framber Valdez looked chopped and screwed in the month of July, as he struggled to just a .500 win percentage and gave up multiple earned runs in every start last month. He’ll be facing off against fellow southpaw Kirk McCarty of Cleveland, who’s astronomical 6.05 ERA makes him more like the man on the moon than a Big League ace. Po’ up and double up on the #BrosBestBet as we’re hoping the rejuvenated Astros -1.5 Runline and their latest trade deadline additions can help them capture a big win and help us secure a big bag.
2. There’s nothing hotter than a New York summer when it comes to the MLB, and the bridge isn’t over when you’re headed to Queens to watch the New York Mets (no line posted) host the Atlanta Braves. The Braves have been So So Def behind starter Ian Anderson as he’s rolled out batters to the tune of 9 wins and 6 losses, despite his 4.99 ERA. But our favorite MLB Bro “Freaky” Taijuan Walker has been an absolute Bonecrusher this season, and he “Ain’t Neva Scared” when he’s sporting 9 wins – 2 losses and a 2.79 ERA to lead the Metropolitans to the top of their division. With the division lead down to 3.5 games between the rivals, we’re still taking the Mets Moneyline to hold on and send the Braves back to the dirty with their tailfeathers tucked between their legs.
3. Finally, let’s head bang and mosh our way up to the Pacific Northwest as the Seattle Mariners (-190) look to stay in a state of Nirvana against the visiting Los Angeles Angels (+160). The Emerald City has picked up the pace since the summer started while the Angels have fallen from grace and were reportedly listening to offers for Sho…Nevermind. You might call the “other team in LA” a bunch of Foo Fighters for constantly cashing out MVPs and coming up short of anything even closely resembling a playoff contender.
Look at the Mariners to continue to win behind lefty starter Robbie Ray (8 wins – 8 losses, 4.11 ERA) as the Angel’s Patrick Sandoval (3 wins – 7 losses, 3.61 ERA) has 5 lost straight games since the start of July, and PropaganDrew pulled even deeper stats showing the Angels are a bottom 5 team vs. left-handed pitchers. Dial up the Mariners Moneyline and kick them nasty losses…because BABY WE’RE BACK!