MLB Picks for Saturday August 9th
One of the most interesting angles to consider when betting on baseball is the streak. Most handicappers will always take a winning or losing streak into consideration before betting on a baseball game. Identifying a streak before it happens or when it is about to come to an end is the most difficult part. If a handicapper can be successful in this venture they will be ahead of the curve when it comes to winning money when betting on baseball. All of the free picks for Saturday have one thing in common and that is a streak.
Here are the Free MLB Picks for Saturday August 9th
Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves
The Washington Nationals and the Atlanta Braves are divisional adversaries. The Braves sit just about five games behind the Nats heading into this weekend series, but the Braves are playing horrific baseball. Entering this series the Braves have lost eight straight games on a long and ugly road trip. With a team playing that badly why would a handicapper bet against this streak? For one reason, the Braves are at home and this losing streak was on the MLB highway. Secondly the Braves need to do well in this series if they have a shot at winning the division. The Braves are 37-16 in their last 53 home games when they go up against a team with a winning record and 22-7 in their last 29 home games when they go up against a team with a winning road record. The Braves snap the streak at home and win this game against the Nationals.
Free Pick: Atlanta Braves +100
Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks
The crazy thing about streaks in baseball is that you can encounter two teams playing one another on streaks. That is the case in the game featuring the Rockies and the Diamondbacks. Arizona has lost three straight games and although the Rockies are 1-1 in the last two games, they have lost five out of their last six. The difference is that the Diamondbacks are favorites in this game and the Rockies have the edge in starting pitching, therefore the value is on the road team. The Diamondbacks are 1-5 in their last 6 overall and they will extend their losing streak in a loss to the Rockies.
Free Pick: Colorado Rockies -110
Boston Red Sox at LA Angels
Sometimes a streak is not always about wins and losses, take the game between the Red Sox and the Angels. Clay Bucholz is starting for the Sox and his streak is with the over. The over has cashed in for 12 of his 17 starts this season and that includes a recent streak of five straight games. The over has also cashed in his last four straight starts against the Angels. The over is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings between these teams and it goes over yet again in a high scoring affair.
Free Pick: Boston Red Sox at LA Angels Over 8 +100