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MLB Picks Tonight: for Monday, August 29

We're coming off two bad weeks of 0-3 and easily could have gone 3-0 both weeks. Transparency is key though and this is a new week. It seems like I should be due....


Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis Cardinals

What's not to like here if you're Nolan Arenado? The over/under is set at 9.5 with the Cardinals being home and -210 favorites. That suggests the red birds (home team) should score 5/6 runs in this contest according to the sports books. Arenado has RBI in three of his last four games and is primed for more hitting cleanup for St. Louis. Throw in he has gone 8-for 27 (four home runs, 10 RBI) against Chase Anderson and this should be an easy win for Arenado.

MLB Player Props for Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis Cardinals

  • Nolan Arenado OVER 0.5 RBI -105 DraftKings



Chicago Cubs at Toronto Blue Jays

Javier Assad had a good first outing last week but heading north and facing the Blue Jays isn't favorable for him. Jose Berrios will be opposing him and while his numbers aren't great on the season (5.28 ERA) his numbers at home (4.10 ERA, 1.22 WHIP) have been serviceable. The Cubs lineup isn't anything to be worried about and over half of the lineup has never faced Berrios. This is a case of tracking down the best line, I don't see Toronto winning by just one run and taking them -1.5 runs is only -105 (it's -122 in other spots)

MLB Best Bets for Chicago Cubs at Toronto Blue Jays

  • Toronto Blue Jays -1.5 Runs -105 DraftKings

Despite the weekend sweep at the hands of the Angels, the Blue Jays are still -900 to make the postseason at DraftKings Sportsbook according to the latest MLB playoffs odds.


Boston Red Sox at Minnesota Twins

I'm not sure I get this line for Dylan Bundy and maybe it's a huge sucker bet. I'll take the bait. Bundy (I'm hesitating not to call him King Kong) has a walk in each of his last four starts and his total for OVER 0.5 sits at -165. Maybe he gets hurt and leaves the game early, maybe he has pinpoint control against Boston but I'll back the prop that he issues at least one free pass. In 17 of his 22 starts (over 77 percent), he's issued a walk so the odds based on that don't add up.

MLB Player Props for Boston Red Sox at Minnesota Twins

  • Dylan Bundy OVER 0.5 Walks -165 DraftKings


MLB Best Bets Today Recap

  • Nolan Arenado OVER 0.5 RBI -105 DraftKings

  • Toronto Blue Jays -1.5 Runs -105 DraftKings

  • Dylan Bundy OVER 0.5 Walks -165 DraftKings

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