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MLB Picks: August 10

By Rally Kapz

I’m seeing some value on the MLB schedule today, so let’s get started. We have some of the league’s best starting pitchers going today, including Justin Verlander for the Houston Astros.  The Astros are already a great team but Verlander has been lights out good. Just to refresh your memory, he’s 15-3, with a 1.73 ERA, 0.85 WHIP and 127 strikeouts. The scary thing is he’s been even better than that over his last seven starts. He’s had 16 quality starts in just 20 appearances this year. Crazy good. At this rate, the Cy Young vote will be a clean sweep!  Did I mention that tonight’s game is at Minute Maid Park in Houston?  Yup, a home game to boot! That’s a big hill to climb tonight for the Texas Rangers. For what it’s worth, they counter with Glenn Otto on the mound. I think getting the Astros at -135 on the runline is great value. I’ll be playing that today.

Pick: Houston Astros -1.5 (-135) at Bet99

Ok, so if Verlander has the AL Cy Young wrapped up, the same can be said for Sandy Alcantara of the Miami Marlins. No, the Marlins are not a great team but Alcantara gives them a better than fighting chance to get a W when he’s out there. He makes his 23rd start of the season tonight against the Phillies. Noah Syndergaard starts for the Phillies, so it should be a great matchup. Still, anytime I can get a Cy Young candidate at plus money, I’ll bite. I’ll be taking the Marlins on the moneyline.

Pick:  Miami Marlins ML (+115) at BetRivers

And last but not least, another great pitching matchup tonight as Robbie Ray and the Seattle Mariners host the New York Yankees and Nestor Cortes. Again, getting plus money on the home team with last year’s Cy Young winner on the mound seems like good value, even if it’s against the New York Yankees. Does anyone else notice that the Yankees are starting to look mortal? I’m trying not to overthink this one. I’ll be taking the Mariners on the moneyline at home.

Pick: Seattle Mariners ML (+118) at FanDuel

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