MLB Betting Odds, Picks and Trends – August 20

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Gambling911.com has your Major League Baseball betting odds, picks and trends for Sunday’s games.

Mariners-Rays – PITCHING MATCHUP: Mariners RH Yovani Gallardo (5-8, 5.84 ERA) vs. Rays LH Blake Snell (1-6, 4.78)

Seven of the last ten games in this series have gone OVER the current total of 9.5.

Gallardo has not been able to get deep into games since rejoining the rotation - going more than five innings once in five starts - but is 1-1 in that span while allowing three or fewer runs four times.

Snell snapped a 16-game winless streak Tuesday when he limited Toronto to four runs and seven hits over six innings for his first victory since Sept. 22.  Snell faced Seattle in his second career start last year and suffered the loss, permitting five runs (one earned) on eight hits in 3 1/3 innings.

Athletics-Astros - PITCHING MATCHUP: Athletics RH Jharel Cotton (5-10, 5.83 ERA) vs. Astros RH Brad Peacock (10-1, 3.30)

Cotton's struggles since returning from a stint on the disabled list due to a blister continued Monday as he was tagged for six runs on eight hits and three walks over six innings of a loss to Kansas City.

Cotton has made two career starts against the Astros - a no-decision last season and a loss at Houston on April 28, when he yielded six runs - three earned - and a career-high 10 hits in 4 1/3 frames.

Peacock has made 10 starts since suffering his lone loss of the year on June 9, winning six of them. The 29-year-old Floridian escaped with a no-decision in his last outing after yielding four runs and seven hits in 4 2/3 innings at Arizona on Tuesday.

Oakland is 7-19 in the last 26 meetings in Houston but, with over 75 percent of the action on Houston, the price is too high at -210.

Cardinals-Pirates - PITCHING MATCHUP: Cardinals RH Mike Leake (7-11, 3.88 ERA) vs. Pirates RH Ivan Nova (10-10, 3.77)

Half of the last ten games in this series have gone UNDER the current total and this is a desperation game for both starting pitchers.

Leake is winless in his last four outings, allowing 19 runs (18 earned) over 20 1/3 innings after getting pounded for eight tallies at Boston on Tuesday.  He is 10-5 with a 3.33 ERA in 31 career starts against Pittsburgh.

The UNDER is 4-1 in Leake’s last 5 starts vs. Pirates.

Nova pitched better Tuesday at Milwaukee, permitting two runs (one earned) over six innings but lost for the fourth time during a five-game winless streak.

The UNDER is 9-3 in Nova’s last 12 starts overall.

We will be on the UNDER 9.5 here – Granted this is a dangerous play with both teams scoring plenty of runs of late and the OVER 11-0 in the Cardinals last 11 games vs. a right-handed starter and 12-1 in their last 13 overall.

 

Date Time

#

Team

Pitcher

Money Line

Total

08/20/2017

901

MIAMI MARLINS

A CONLEY

+163

o8½-110

10:10:00

902

NEW YORK METS

J DEGROM

-183

u8½-110

08/20/2017

903

CINCINNATI REDS

L CASTILLO

-116

o9½EV

10:35:00

904

ATLANTA BRAVES

S NEWCOMB

+106

u9½-120

08/20/2017

905

MILWAUKEE BREWERS

C ANDERSON

+113

o12½EV

12:10:00

906

COLORADO ROCKIES

K FREELAND

-123

u12½-120

08/20/2017

907

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

B LIVELY

+195

o8-120

13:05:00

908

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS

M BUMGARNER

-235

u8EV

08/20/2017

909

WASHINGTON NATIONALS

G GONZALEZ

-112

o7½+110

13:40:00

910

SAN DIEGO PADRES

D LAMET

+102

u7½-130

08/20/2017

911

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS

M LEAKE

EV

o9½-115

16:00:00

912

PITTSBURGH PIRATES

I NOVA

-110

u9½-105

08/20/2017

913

SEATTLE MARINERS

Y GALLARDO

+141

o9½-120

10:10:00

914

TAMPA BAY RAYS

B SNELL

-156

u9½EV

08/20/2017

915

NEW YORK YANKEES

S GRAY

-106

o9½-105

10:30:00

916

BOSTON RED SOX

R PORCELLO

-104

u9½-115

08/20/2017

917

LOS ANGELES ANGELS

P BRIDWELL

+102

o10EV

10:35:00

918

BALTIMORE ORIOLES

C TILLMAN

-112

u10-120

08/20/2017

919

OAKLAND ATHLETICS

J COTTON

+185

o9½-110

11:10:00

920

HOUSTON ASTROS

B PEACOCK

-215

u9½-110

08/20/2017

921

CLEVELAND INDIANS

D SALAZAR

-141

o9-115

11:15:00

922

KANSAS CITY ROYALS

J HAMMEL

+130

u9-105

08/20/2017

923

CHICAGO WHITE SOX

M GONZALEZ

+174

o11-115

12:05:00

924

TEXAS RANGERS

A GRIFFIN

-204

u11-105

08/20/2017

925

LOS ANGELES DODGERS

K MAEDA

-139

o9EV

10:10:00

926

DETROIT TIGERS

J VERLANDER

+129

u9-120

08/20/2017

927

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

TJ MCFARLAND

-113

o10½-110

11:10:00

928

MINNESOTA TWINS

B COLON

+103

u10½-110

08/20/2017

929

TORONTO BLUE JAYS

M ESTRADA

+165

o9-117

11:20:00

930

CHICAGO CUBS

K HENDRICKS

-195

u9-103

08/20/2017

941

AWAY RUNS

 

+135

 

10:10:00

942

HOME RUNS

 

-155

 

08/20/2017

943

OVER RUNS

   

o149½EV

10:10:00

944

UNDER RUNS

   

u149½-120

 

- Dan Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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