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MLB Picks: Aug 12

By Mitchell Blair

How about that Field of Dreams game? For the second straight year, that was fantastic! That would be a pretty cool place to visit one day. It’s nights like that that make baseball so special. I also didn’t have nightmares after that Harry Caray hologram came on. Who approved that? 

The weekend has arrived and today I’m going to once again give you three games to look at.

The first one goes in Kansas City as the Royals meet the LA Dodgers. The Dodgers have won their last 10 games and chances are when they leave Kansas City that number will be 13 as they take on a Royals team that is 20 games under 500. The thing about this win streak that has been the most impressive is LA has covered the run-line in all 10. How can you bet against them making it 11? The way they are overpowering opponents right now, you just have to ride it. You can get the Dodgers at -2.5 at some books and there is a little more juice on that, but you can be safe to think LA wins by more than one.

PICK: LA Dodgers -1.5 (-141) at Sports Interaction

It’s still only mid-August, but we have a huge National League Central weekend series in St. Louis as the Cardinals entertain Milwaukee holding a slim half-game lead on the Brewers.  Milwaukee is 6-1 in their last seven games after an off-day while St. Louis comes in having won their last eight at home. Runs are going to be tough to score as Eric Lauer has only given up seven runs in his last four starts while Jordan Montgomery loves pitching against the National League Central as he is 3-1 in five starts with four of the starts being quality ones. Runs should be tough to get here, so I’m going with the under in what should be a pretty good contest.

PICK:  Milwaukee/St. Louis under 8 (–115) at Sports Interaction

The Blue Jays are back home to start a weekend series against the Cleveland Guardians team that comes to Rogers Centre having won four in a row. If this game was in Cleveland, I would really like the Guardians as Cal Quantrill is a guy who is 17-3 at home during his career including 6-0 this year, but it's another story when he is on the road as he is 7-13 including 2-5 this year. Toronto fans still don’t know what they are going to get with Jose Berrios on the mound meaning this game will probably be won or lost by the bullpen. If that is the case, I will side with the visitors who as a road underdog can give you a strong payout  

PICK:  Cleveland ML (+150) at Sports Interaction

Enjoy the games! 

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