2019 MLB Betting Tips: Wednesday 28th August

August 27th 2019, 12:04pm, By: andyrosos

2019 MLB Betting Tips: Wednesday 28th August

There is just two months to go in the 2019 MLB regular season! The playoff picture is starting to take shape but there are still plenty of interesting battles within divisions and within the wildcard race! Wednesday offers a massive 15 game slate in the MLB and we have a full preview and tips for value matchups below!

MLB Betting Tips Wednesday 28th August

Chicago Cubs at New York Mets (9.10am AEST)

The Cubs currently sit just t.5 games behind the St Louis Cardinals at the top of the NL Central division in what is currently the tightest divisional race in Major League Baseball. They have won just five of their last 10 games and lost their last three in a row to drop out of the top spot in the division. The Cubs will be on the road Wednesday where they have just a 25-39 record this season.

Right hander Yu Darvish will be on the mound for the Cubs on Wednesday, looking to extend an MLB record streak of five straight starts with at least eight strikeouts and zero walks. He has just a 4-6 record on the season so far with a 4.43 ERA.

He’ll be up against Mets right hander Marcus Stroman, who is 7-11 on the season but has a respectable ERA of 3.18 although he hasn’t been at his best since being traded from Toronto half way through the season. Neither team is in particularly strong form at the moment, but it’s tough to look past that Cubs away record. Mets are good value at home here.


Tampa Bay Rays at Houston Astros (10.10am AEST)

Tampa Bay find themselves in second place in the AL East and while the division win might be a little out of their reach, they are still well and truly in the mix for the wildcard race. They currently sit 0.5 games ahead of the Athletics for the second available wildcard spot, and will need to get back on the winners list after losing their last two on the trot.

It will be an all-star pitching matchup on Wednesday as 13-5 right hander Charlie Morton goes up against 15-5 Justin Verlander. Verlander currently leads the Cy Young race in the American League while Morton is not far behind in sixth place. They both have ERA’s under 3.0 and have dominant statistics.

Tough game to call here with two of the best pitchers in all of baseball starting for either team. The Astros start as slight favourites at home and we have to side with them given their form of late, winning seven of their last 10 and their last four in a row.


Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox (10.10am AEST)

Another tight division race at the moment is the AL Central, where the Minnesota Twins hold just a 3.5 game lead over the Cleveland Indians. They have won seven of their last 10 games and two in a row as they head into a three game away series against the White Sox.

The Sox don’t have much left to play for in 2019 as they sit 19 games behind the Twins in the AL Central division and 15 games outside of the Wild Card race. They’ll have Lucas Giolito on the mound Wednesday, who has been a shining light in the White Sox pitching staff this season. He has a 14-6 record and a 3.20 ERA and is currently ranked 8th in the Cy Young predictor.

Giolito was lights out against the Twins just last week as he struck out 12 and allowed just three hits on his way to a shutout win. On the contrary, the Twins starting pitcher, Michael Pineda, allowed more than three earned runs for just the second time in 17 starts when he faced the Twins last week. Sox look great value at home on Wednesday.


 

TIPS

AFL Round 11: Sunday Preview & Betting Tips

Round 11 of the AFL season is underway and Sunday boasts another great two game slate kicking off from 3.35pm! See our full preview and betting tips for both games here read more

NRL Round 13: Sunday Preview & Betting Tips

Round 13 of the 2020 NRL season wraps up on Sunday with the Titans taking on the Cowboys before the Sharks and Eels clash in the match of the day. Scooby is back with his preview and NRL betting tips for each match this Sunday. read more

UFC Fight Night Lewis vs Oleinik Betting Tips

We have two heavyweights of differing styles headlining the latest Fight Night, with Derrick Lewis facing off against Aleksei Oleinik, out of the UFC Apex Centre in Las Vegas, Nevada. See our full preview and betting tips for the key fights on the card here read more

Rosehill Racing Tips: Saturday, August 8th

The Group 2 Missile Stakes headlines the nine-race card at Rosehill this Saturday, with a few of the stars of the turf returning to the track ahead of the Spring's biggest races. Tim Geers takes us through every race on the card here! read more

ARTICLES

Performance Ratings & Pricing with Julian Vallance with Sportsbet

Julian Vallance from Sportsbet takes us through some of the key factors which he uses with pricing upcoming horse races such as performance ratings. Check out his video from Sportsbet here. read more


What is Over-Round and How do Sportsbooks Make Money?

Over-Round is an important concept for both punters and sportsbooks. It's how Australian sportsbooks make money! All punters should understand over-round, how to spot it, and how to find better value on the Betfair Exchange. read more


Betfair Commissions and Charges

Ever wondered why you can get such great odds at Betfair in comparison to other online bookmakers? We break down why that is the case and why Betfair isn't just for professional punters here read more


What is Lay Betting?

Lay betting is when you’re betting against an event to occur. You’re betting that a horse won’t win a race, a team won’t win a match or your player will lose to their opponent. Find out more about lay betting at Betfair right here. read more


BLOGS

2020 AFL Round 11 Odds

Round 11 of the AFL season gets underway on Saturday and as usual, we have you covered with all of the odds for every game courtesy of our friends at Sportsbet! read more


2020 AFL Brownlow Medal Votes Round 10

Are the challengers finally coming to stop Lachie Neale in the 2020 Brownlow Medal? A Tiger and a Saint were both big in Round 10 and they are climbing up our 2020 Brownlow Medal leaderboard. Check out our Round 10 Brownlow vote predictions here! read more


AFL Announces Round 13 Fixture

The AFL continues to roll out it's 2020 season fixture in increments and we got the next instalment on Thursday as they released the draw for Round 13 in a few weeks time! See every game over the course of the round here read more


2020 AFL Brownlow Medal Votes Round 9

Lachie Neale is now into odds-on for the 2020 Brownlow Medal with the best Australian sportsbooks after yet another best-on-ground performance in Round 9. Let's take a closer look at the matches from the weekend with our Round 9 Brownlow vote predictions. read more


PlayUp