Free MLB Picks - Thursday August 12, 2021

Written by:
Dan Shapiro
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Aug/11/2021 has some free MLB betting picks for Thursday August 12, 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 - Winners of 5 straight ahead of Wednesday's game, the Rays owned a 69-50 record and were up five games on Boston, 7 on the New York Yankees and 7.5 against the Toronto Blue Jays.  All three of those teams are still very much in contention.

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 65-50 record, the Red Sox have come unraveled in recent weeks.


AL Central

Chicago White Sox - Winners of 6 of their last ten ahead of Wednesday, Chicago sits a comfortable 10.5 games ahead of the Cleveland Indians.


AL West

Oakland Atheltics - They had won five straight ahead of Wednesday's play and own a 65-48 record.  The A's were 2 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 59-54 record is not exactly impressive, but they are playing at an 80% 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 60% win rate at just over the .500 mark.  They are 2 games down from Philadelphia and 1 game above the struggling Mets.


NL Central

Milwaukee Brewers - They own a 68-46 record and are playing at close to a 70% win rate at the moment.  What's not to like?

Cincinnati Reds - Down 7 games from the Brewers, the Reds are still solid and own a 61-53 record.  They are playing at around a 60% win rate.


NL West

San Francisco Giants - They are playing at an 80% win rate and are 4 games above the Dodgers.

LA Dodgers - LA is playing at around a 60% win rate after struggling a bit. They still own a 68-45 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 66-49 record, even if they're seven 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

  • 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.

Game Watch 

1. Rockies @ Giants

German Marquez (10-8, 3.42) vs. Logan Webb (5-3, 3.19) - This one could have San Francisco priced under -190. 

Marquez fired off six innings of shutout ball with seven strikeouts in Friday's win over the Marlins and allowed just two runs prior to that start, also getting the victory.  We opened with a nice low total of 7.5 but this one was at 8 overnight at some books.

Brandon Belt has 7 RBIs versus Marquez with 12 of 28 at bats.

Webb yielded just one run in a no decision his last start and won his previous start. 

Take the OVER 7.5

2. Yankees @ White Sox (Field of Dreams Game) - Go Here for Preview


The White Sox are a difficult team to ride right now being that they are so much in command of their destiny.  They lost two in a row for us so we'll probably be avoiding them for the time being.  They should have won both those games versus the Twins.

St. Louis, on the other hand, has made us proud two days straight and continue their dominating performance versus the Pirates.


- Dan Shapiro,

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