Free MLB Picks - Sunday August 29, 2021

Written by:
Don Shapiro
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Aug/29/2021 has some free MLB betting picks for Sunday August 29, 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 00% of their games of late and own a 80-48 record and they will need to keep playing hard to ensure a resurgent New York is kept at bay.

New York Yankees - On a 13-game win streak, the Yankees are now 76-52 but still two games down from Tampa.   Great value now to win the World Series after opening as the favorite with a payout of $950 on every $100 bet.


AL West

Houston Astros - They are playing a bit better now, winning around 60% of their games and up 6.5 games above the imploding A's.

Seattle Mariners - The Mariners are playing well but are 7.5 games down from Houston.


NL East

Atlanta Braves - Heading into Monday, they were now up 5.5 games over the Phillies and playing at an 80% win rate. They owned a 69-58 record but were playing that other hot team in the league, the Yankees.


NL Central

Milwaukee Brewers - They own a 78-51 record and are playing at close to a 60% win rate at the moment and 7.5 games up from the Reds. 

Cincinnati Reds - They own a 71-59 record but are 7.5 games behind the Brewers.  They are winning 60% of their games in the last 10.


NL West

San Francisco Giants - They are playing at an 70% win rate and are 2.5 games above the Dodgers.  They are 83-45.

LA Dodgers - The Dodgers are back!  They are playing at a 80% win rate. They own a 81-48 record.

Top Trends (Coming Into Thursday)

  • White Sox are 9-4 in the last 13 meetings in Toronto.
  • There has only been one OVER in the last 11 meetings of the White Sox vs. Blue Jays series.
  • Reds are 9-2 in the last 11 games versus the Marlins, three of those in Miami.
  • Giants are 2-8 in the last 10 meetings vs. the Braves (2019 last meeting).
  • The UNDER is 7-1-1 in the last 9 meetings of the Yankees-Athletics series (coming into Thursday).
  • Yankees are 7-21 in the last 28 meetings in Oakland.
  • OVER is 16-4-1 in the last 21 meetings between the Royals and Mariners.
  • The last 9 games in the Royals-Mariners series have gone OVER 8.5.

Game Watch 

1. Reds @ Marlins

Reds can still be gotten at BetOnline at -171.

Tyler Mahle (10-4, 3.69) vs. Jesus Luzardo (2-3, 9.67)

Mahle has been solid but has not won in his last two starts.  He will be facing a Marlin team that is just 9-2 in the last eleven meetings against the Reds.

Luzardo's struggles continued Tuesday, as the Nationals clubbed him for five runs on 10 hits and a walk over 4 2/3 innings.

Luzardo we believe will pitch much better here.

Six of the last ten games in this series have stayed UNDER the current total of 8.

In four of their last ten games, the Reds have scored fewer than four runs.  In half of their last ten, the Marlins have done the same.

We will be on the UNDER 8 here.


Two straight losses for us following a nice 6-win streak.  There were times early in yesterday's Yankees-Athletics game where it looked like there would be an easy OVER.  But that was not to be. 

- Dan Shapiro,

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