5 Expert MLB Free Betting Picks 8/19/20


17 games scheduled for today including 2 doubleheaders. 3 games are underway, but still 14 more games on the betting board tonight.

View 5 featured MLB baseball picks and predictions with analysis for Wednesday, August 19, 2020 released by our betting expert below.

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New York Mets @ Miami Marlins
Game Time Wednesday, Aug 19, 2020, 7:10 PM ET
Current Odds Mets -220, O/U 7½ @ Bovada

The Marlins (+210) are worth a look as massive home dog against the Mets.

I get the love here with New York given they got Jacob deGrom on the mound, but he’s not exactly dominated Miami. In fact, the Mets are juist 12-11 in his 23 career starts against the Marlins.

The other big thing here is who Miami has on the mound. The Marlins will turn to Pablo Lopez, who has been outstanding in his 3 starts to open up 2020. Lopez has a 2.25 ERA and 1.125 WHIP in 3 career starts.

It’s also been a good idea to fade New York after a couple of games where they sent a bunch of balls over the fence. Mets are a mere 5-20 in their last 25 on the road after 2 straight games with 3 or more home runs.

Play the Marlins +210!

Washington Nationals @ Atlanta Braves
Game Time Wednesday, Aug 19, 2020, 7:10 PM ET
Current Odds Braves -130, O/U 10½ @ 5Dimes

The Nationals are now 15-5 in their last 20 road games and still have enough firepower to win here especially against Braves starter Kyle Wright who could retired the side in high school.

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Washington Nationals @ Atlanta Braves
Game Time Wednesday, Aug 19, 2020, 7:10 PM ET
Current Odds Braves -130, O/U 10½ @ 5Dimes

These two have lit it up of late. The Nationals have gone over in 7 straight and 15 of 20 vs winning teams.

The Braves are 5 of 5 over vs a team that allowed 5 or more runs and 4 of 4 over vs losing teams. Home teams with a 10 or higher total have gone over 11 of 14 off a home favored loss scoring 5 or more runs with 10+ hits and 3+ errors vs a team like the Nats that are off a road dog win that scored 5 or more runs.

As for the Pitching the Braves starters have an Era approaching 9 in games that Fried doesnt start and the Nats put up 13 runs the only time Wright for the Braves faced them.

Fedde was hit hard vs. the Braves in his last against them.

Look for another over between these two. For the MLB Comp play go with the Over in the Washington vs. Atlanta game.

Milwaukee Brewers @ Minnesota Twins
Game Time Wednesday, Aug 19, 2020, 8:10 PM ET
Current Odds Twins -148, O/U 9½ @ 5Dimes

The Minnesota Twins are now 11-2 at home this year.

Rich Hill takes the ball tonight after firing 5 shutout innings against the Cardinals in a 3-0 victory in his lone start of 2020.

He’ll be opposed by the washed up Brett Anderson, who is 0-2 with a 4.91 ERA and 1.64 WHIP in 3 starts this year, averaging just 3.7 innings per start.

Hill is 3-1 with a 3.48 ERA and 1.18 WHIP in 9 lifetime starts against Milwaukee, and his teams are 8-1 in those 9 starts.

Take Minnesota.

Arizona Diamondbacks @ Oakland A’s
Game Time Wednesday, Aug 19, 2020, 9:40 PM ET
Current Odds A’s -155, O/U 8½ @ Betonline

Merrill Kelly has been very impressive as of late. Over his last seven starts his average game score has been 64, much better than the league average of 50. On the road this year his numbers have been 60 and 75.

Jesus Luzardo was hit badly in his last start, but his two other 2020 starts produced game scores of 66 and 54.

The Diamondbacks have yet to beat a lefty starter this season, and should really struggle to score runs here.

Oakland scored just four runs in the first two games of this series in Arizona, not sure how much changes with the site adjustment. Two play on hurlers keep this a low scoring game.


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