MLB Saturday Picks

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September 19, 2020 1:36 PM

We are on the home stretch of this blink-and-you’ll-miss-it MLB season with the penultimate weekend of the regular season upon us. We’ve got 15 games scheduled today and we think we’ve got a few winning bets up our sleeves, with the help of our trusty DimersBOT who took the liberty of simulating every game 10,000 times while we were all sleeping.

Here are our best plays for a mammoth day of baseball. Like your parlays? BOOST it with the PointsBet Parlay Booster on all sports, all season. Conditions apply.


Nationals @ Marlins
BEST: 💪 Marlins +1.5 (-180*) is a 63% chance of covering the run line

While the Washington Nationals are now just playing out time, the Miami Marlins are still in the hunt for a berth in the postseason. Today’s game looks to be a fascinating one after these two split a doubleheader yesterday that included a resounding 14-3 win for Miami in the second game. We just see the Marlins having too much to lose to lose, if that makes sense (it does). Take Miami at the run line but keep a keen eye on the run total as well – both starting pitchers have been decent and are coming off some good rest heading into this one so the totals might be down. 

 

Braves @ Mets
BEST: 👆 o9 runs (-104*) has a 53% chance of going over

The Atlanta Braves have had a tendency to make the scoreboard attendant work for their salary recently, averaging over 8 runs per contest over their last nine, including whacking 15 runs against the Mets yesterday.

Similarly, the high scoring games appear to follow the New York Mets as well whose last five home games have all gone over. The DimersBOT has consulted the Magic 8-Ball who says “All signs point to over”

Rangers @ Angels
BEST: 💵 Angels ML (-160*) has a 63% chance of winning

The Angels will face a tough test against a Texas Rangers team who had LA’s number despite a poor season overall.

Our DimersBOT senses a win for the Angels is in the offering here, but the key to that will be LA’s offense and trying to find a way through starting Rangers pitcher Lance Lynn who sports a 2-0 record against the Angels this season. LA did have a win yesterday in the first game of this weekend-long series, and we expect a repeat today.

 

Cardinals @ Pirates
BEST: 💪 Pirates +1.5 (-105*) has a 55% chance of covering the run line

Pittsburgh hasn’t had a lot to get excited about this season with one of the worst records in the league, but they’ve been a quiet achiever for Dimers and we’re riding them again today.

The Cardinals took both games of the doubleheader between the two yesterday, 6-5 and 7-2 respectively. The Pirates were able to get a win on Thursday, though, and we think their good to keep it close at the very least today.

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Blue Jays @ Phillies
BEST: 👆 o8.5 runs (-110*) has a 55% chance of going over

This looks like a tough one for the Phillies today given the starting pitcher line ups and our DimersBOT is expecting the Blue Jays take full advantage of coming up against a pitcher with an ERA of 6.46.

The over has covered in five of Toronto’s last six. Expect the runs to pile up early in this one. The only question will be how long do Philadelphia persist with Vince Velasquez?

*Odds correct at time of publishing