A short card with 11 games on the MLB betting board for the last day of August. 2 games are already underway, but still 9 matchups tonight with wagering value that’s worth a look.
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Two of the worst hitting teams in the National League square off Monday when the Cardinals visit the Reds. The Cardinals are hitting .237 and scoring 4.0 runs per game this season, while the Reds are hitting .216 and scoring 4.0 runs per game as well.
Dakota Hudson is 0-2 with a 3.32 ERA and 1.053 WHIP in four starts for the Cardinals this season. Hudson is also 3-0 with a 3.37 ERA and 1.159 WHIP in five career starts against Cincinnati.
Anthony Desclafini had one poor start against the Pirates which has inflated his numbers, and also inflated this total. It was an aberration. Desclafini is 7-3 with a 3.18 ERA in 15 career starts against St. Louis. The UNDER is 11-4 in those 15 starts.
Desclafini is 17-5 UNDER when the total is 8.5 to 10 over the last two seasons. The UNDER is 41-19-4 in Cardinals last 64 games with a total of 9 to 10.5. The UNDER is 5-1 in Reds last six home games.
Bet the UNDER in this game Monday.
The Cleveland Indians have gone 11-4 in their last 15 games overall and are playing some great baseball in August.
The Kansas City Royals are just 2-6 in their last eight games to fall to 13-21 on the season.
The Indians have a huge edge on the rubber with Cy Young contender Shane Bieber. He is 6-0 with a 1.35 ERA and 0.81 WHIP in 7 starts this year with 75 strikeouts in 46 2/3 innings.
The Indians are 7-0 in Bieber’s 7 starts this year with 6 of those wins by 2 runs or more.
Take Cleveland on the Run Line.
We have another opportunity to back the ‘under’ with Indians ace Shane Bieber on the hill at a reasonable price on Monday. Bieber has posted a 1.35 ERA and 0.81 WHIP so far this season not to mention a staggering 14.5 strikeouts per nine innings.
Royals starter Brad Keller has also pitched well, with his strikeouts per nine innings up over a year ago, along with the fact that he’s yet to allow a home run this season. His hits allowed per nine innings have dropped from 8.4 a year ago to 5.8 here in 2020.
These two teams entered Sunday’s action tied for 23rd in runs per game, while the Indians check in tops in MLB in runs allowed per contest.
Take the under (8*).
This is a big game for the Colorado Rockies as they trail the San Diego Padres by 3 games in the NL West. They have lost two of the first three games in this series to the Padres.
They will square it today with ace German Marquez taking the ball. Marquez has a 4.50 ERA in his seven starts this season.
Garrett Richards has a 5.17 ERA in his seven starts and an 8.38 ERA in his last three. Richards gave up 4 runs in 5 2/3 innings to the Rockies on July 31st in his only previous start against them.
Marquez is 5-1 with a 4.02 ERA in his last eight starts against the Padres. He has allowed 3 earned runs or fewer in seven of those eight starts.
Give me the Rockies.