Free MLB Picks - Saturday August 14, 2021: Rays Shutout Brings Us The Over

Written by:
Mary Montgomery
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Aug/13/2021 has some free MLB betting picks for Saturday August 14, 2021 with all lines courtesy of BetOnline here.  They offer a true dime line up to -190 for the best payouts in online baseball wagering.


Hot Teams

AL East

Tampa Bay Rays - The Rays are winning around 70% of their games of late and own a 70-45 record, four games up from the imploding Red Sox and 7 up from the Yankees.

New York Yankees - They were winning around 70% of their most recent 10 games now and were nine games above the .500 mark.  It appears as if New York may have solved their first half of season woes to some extent.

Toronto Blue Jays - At 61-51, this is a team that can certainly be wagered on.  Like the Yankees, they are winning around 70% of their last ten games of late.

Boston Red Sox - Despite being in the thick of things with a 67-51 record, the Red Sox have come unraveled in recent weeks.


AL Central

Chicago White Sox - Winners of 6 of their last ten coming into Friday, Chicago sits a comfortable 11 games ahead of the Cleveland Indians.


AL West

Oakland Atheltics - They had won seven straight ahead of Friday's play and own a 67-48 record.  The A's were 1.5 games under a now struggling Astros squad.

Houston Astros - Until this team gets out of its current funk, we would highly recommend staying away.


NL East

Philadelphia Phillies - This team has come alive in recent weeks.  Their 60-56 record is not exactly impressive, but they are playing at an 70% win rate right now.

Atlanta Braves - Another team that does not have the scariest record at the moment, they are playing at better than a 70% win rate at just over the .500 mark.  They are pretty much tied with Philadelphia now.


NL Central

Milwaukee Brewers - They own a 70-46 record and are playing at close to a 70% win rate at the moment.  What's not to like?

Cincinnati Reds - Down 7.5 games from the Brewers coming into Friday, the Reds are still solid and own a 63-54 record.  They are playing at around a 70% win rate.


NL West

San Francisco Giants - They are playing at an 80% win rate and are 5 games above the Dodgers.

LA Dodgers - LA is playing at around a 70% win rate after struggling a bit. They still own a 69-46 record and one should have no qualms when it comes to betting on them.

San Diego Padres - They've won 6 of their last 10 ahead of Wednesday and own a solid 66-51 record, even if they are now nine games behind the red hot Giants.

Ice Cold Bullpens

Colorado Rockies - The Rockies have the worst bullpen ERA in baseball right now (5.45).

Top Trends (Coming Into Friday)

  • The last six games in the Rockies-49ers series have gone OVER the total, half of those were played in San Francisco.
  • Rockies are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in San Francisco.
  • Dodgers are 20-9 in the last 29 games and 18-4 in the last 22 games.
  • There have only been 3 UNDERs in the last 18 in the Rays-Twins series.
  • Milwaukee is 15-5 versus the Pirates in their last 20 meetings.

Game Watch 

1. Dodgers @. Mets - The Dodgers are a -170 favorite here. 

Walker Buehler (12-2, 2.13) starts for LA, Taijuan Walker (7-7, 3.89) for New York.

Buehler allowed one run on four hits and four walks with eight strikeouts over six innings in a 8-2 win over the Angels on Sunday.

Because Walker has not won since July 3, we will be avoiding a play on the Dodgers priced a bit too high at -170.

2. Rays @ Twins - Just three UNDERs in the last 18.

Kenta Maeda (5-4, 4.69) pitches for the Twins.  The Rays had not listed a starter as of Friday evening.

Maeda allowed three runs on six hits and three walks with five strikeouts over five innings in a win over the Astros on Sunday.  He allowed five runs on seven hits over five innings while taking a no-decision in Tuesday's win over the Reds.  His last four starts have ended with 11 or more runs total scored. Manuel Margot is 5 for 19 against him with two home runs.  Francisco Mejia is three for five at bats against him.

The Rays have scored 8 or more runs in their last five games.  Two of the previous five games they played in ended with 10 or more runs total.

Our pick here is the OVER 9.5.


Nice win for us last night with the Dodgers, even though they had to get the job done in the 10th inning having ruined a 4-0 lead.

The Rays were shut out Saturday night facing off against the Twins but Minnesota managed to score 12 runs, resulting in the OVER above coming through.

- Mary Montgomery,

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