MLB Baseball Betting Picks for August 31st 2010

Touthouse HandicappersSenior Writer IAugust 31, 2010

Below are MLB baseball betting picks for August 31st 2010 from handicappers. If you are looking for free MLB baseball picks on a daily basis or premium picks from our MLB baseball betting experts visit each day.

Pick: Rangers vs. Royals Over 8.5 (Jim Feist)
Cliff Lee, the flaky lefty, has been in a big slump, with a 9.33 ERA his last three starts (0-3). He continued his recent slide on Thursday, allowing five runs and seven hits in just five innings against Minnesota. Lee gave up four homers in his last start and over his last four starts, Lee has surrendered 23 runs in just 24.2 innings. Lee is obviously not the same pitcher he was through the season’s first four months. At least the Texas offense is one of the best in baseball and they face struggling Sean O’Sullivan, who has a 6.27 ERA his last three starts. Play the Rangers/Royals Over the total.

Pick: Blue Jays vs. Rays Under 8.5 (Rob Vinciletti)
On Tuesday the Free MLB play is on the under in the Toronto at Tampa Bay game. Rotation numbers 973/974 at 7:10 eastern. This game pits Romero vs Niemann. This solid pitching match up should result in an under here tonight. Romero for the Blue Jays has a solid 2.57 era vs Tampa and went 7 innings allowing just 2 runs here earlier in the season. Tampa has J. Niemann making the start tonight. In his last 2 home starts vs Toronto Niemann has been very effective going 15+ innings allowing just 3 runs. He has a solid 2.85 home era this year as well. Toronto started the series averaging just 2.2 runs per game and hitting .186 in domes. Tampa is hitting just .229 over the past week. Look for this one to go under the total. On Tuesday the lead play is a 26-2 Power angle Blowout side and a MLB totals system that averages 11 runs per game. For the free play take the under in the Toronto at Tampa Bay game. RV

Pick: San Francisco Giants -136 (Rocky Atkinson)
Colorado sits 7 games behind San Diego while San Francisco sits 5 games behind the Padres in the NL West division race. Colorado is 6-17 this year as a road underdog of +100 to +125. Colorado is scoring only 3.6 runs per game on the road this year. Colorado is 25-40 on the road this season while San Francisco is 40-26 at home this season. San Francisco bullpen has a 3.41 ERA overall this year and a 2.71 ERA at home this season. Esmil Rogers has a 7.30 ERA in all starts this year and a 7.90 ERA his last 3 starts. Rogers is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA overall vs San Francisco since 1997. We’ll recommend a small play on San Francisco tonight! Thanks and good luck, Rocky

Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks -115 (Tom Freese)
Arizona starter Ian Kennedy has 23 strikeouts and 4 walks in his last 3 starts. The Diamondbacks are 5-1 with Kennedy his last 6 home starts vs. a team with a winning record. The Snakes are 6-2 in game 2 of a series and they are 4-1 their last 5 games overall. The Diamondbacks are 4-0 their last 4 games vs. starter with a WHIP of over 1.30. San Diego starter Kevin Correia has allowed 14 runs total in his last 2 starts. The Padres are 33-71 their last 104 meetings in Arizona. Correia is 2-6 his last 8 starts vs. NL West teams and they are 0-5 their last 5 games overall. PLAY ON ARIZONA (Kennedy vs. Correia)

Pick: Cincinnati Reds -106 (Robbie Gainous)
The Cincinnati Reds look to extend their NFL Central lead over the Cardinals as they take on a Milwaukee Brewers team who they have dominated this season winning six of their seven meetings including a 5 to 4 victory on Monday night. Milwaukee will send Yovani Gallardo to the bump knowing he is 1-5 his last six starts versus Cincinnati. The Brewers are 3-13 as a road underdog when Gallardo takes the mound. The Reds will send Aaron Harang to the hill on Tuesday and they are 5-0 when he starts as a home favorite. The Reds are also 5-1 the last six times Harang has taken the bump at home. We will back the host here as they grab another victory from a Brewers team that will once again be home for the postseason.