MLB Baseball Predictions for Saturday, August 28th 2010
Below are MLB baseball predictions for August 28th 2010 from Touthouse.com handicappers. If you are looking for free MLB baseball picks on a daily basis or premium picks from our MLB baseball betting experts visit Touthouse.com each day.
Pick: St. Louis Cardinals -107 (Jimmy Boyd)
The Cards ended their 3-game skid Friday, and I look for them to build on that win here tonight. The Nationals are struggling, having lost 5 of their last 6 games, and I expect those struggles to continue with Hernandez on the hill. Hernandez has been strong for most of the season, but he has been running out of gas down the stretch. The Nats have dropped each of his last 4 starts, and he is carrying an ERA of 6.12 over his last 3. It is also worth noting that he is 0-3 on the money line in his last 3 starts against St. Louis. Lohse takes the ball for the Cards, working off a solid outing against Pittsburgh. I expect him to put together another strong performance tonight against a club he has won 5 straight starts against on the money line. The Cardinals are 14-3 in the last 17 meetings in this series. Take St. Louis.
Pick: Astros vs. Mets Under 6.5 (Tom Freese)
Houston starter Brett Myers has 20 strikeouts and 4 walks in his last 3 starts. The Astros are 6-0 UNDER their last 6 games and they are 19-7-1 UNDER their last 27 games vs. lefty starters. The Astros are 6-0 UNDER with Myers with four days of rest. Houston is 21-8-2 UNDER their last 31 games as underdogs. New York starter Johan Santana has 26 strikeouts and 4 walks in his last 3 starts. The Mets are 7-0 UNDER their last 7 games with Houston. New York is 11-4 UNDER their last 15 games overall and they are 7-1-1 UNDER with Santana as a favorite. PLAY ON ‘UNDER’ (Santana vs. Myers)
Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks +125 (Jim Feist)
Arizona has been showing some life in August, despite being out of any pennant race. Starter Daniel Hudson has been very good, with a 4-2 record and a 3.10 ERA. He’s a terrific strikeout pitcher, with 50 Ks in 52 innings and the Giants have never faced him. The Diamondbacks have been a .500 team in August despite being underdogs most of the time. Lefty Barry Zito has been struggling, with an 0-2 record and a 7.80 ERA his last three starts. He is also 3-6 all time against Arizona. Play the Diamondbacks.
Pick: Kansas City Royals -122 (Jeff Alexander)
The Royals are a solid investment coming off yesterday’s embarrassing loss when you consider that they are 5-1 in their last 6 games following a defeat. Plus, KC has ace Zach Greinke on the bump tonight, and he has been dealing. The Royals have won his last 2 starts, and he is carrying an ERA of only 1.64 over his last 3. Meanwhile, the Indians have lost each of Jeanmar Gomez’s last 2 starts, and he is carrying an ERA of 6.00 over his last 3. The fact that KC finds itself in the chalk is significant as it is 7-3 in Greinke’s last 10 starts as a favorite. I also love the fact that the Royals are 4-0 in Greinke’s last 4 starts vs. the Indians. With the Tribe going winless in their last seven Game 2’s of a series, I’m taking the Royals tonight.
Pick: New York Yankees -133 (Johnny Banks)
At 7:05 EST Saturday Night Play on the New York Yankees Moneyline -133, The Yankees come into this game having lost 3 of their last 4 games but they have their stopper on the mound tonight with C.C. Sabathia. The Yankees are 15-6 in Sabathia’s last 21 road starts as a favorite and 16-4 in his last 20 starts when pitching with 5 days rest. The Yankees are 14-2 in Sabathia’s last 16 starts overall and Sabathia is 15-4 in his last 19 starts against the White Sox. The White Sox lose this one tonight big and you can bank on it!
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