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MLB Best Bets for August 12, 2022

It’s another great day for baseball betting! Here, we’re taking a look and betting on the top five games on Friday’s schedule.

Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins – 6:40 PM ETbraves vs marlins baseball betting

With a record of 66-46, the Atlanta Braves are second in the NL East. Today, they’ll begin their series against the Miami Marlins after winning two in a row. The Braves beat the Red Sox in their last two games, keeping spirits high as they enter this one. On the mound is the 4-4 Jake Odorizzi, who has an ERA of 3.76 this season.

The Marlins might not have a great record (50-61) but they have a few big wins under their belt. Recently, the Marlins were able to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-0. Although the Braves are a better team than the Phillies, you can’t count out the Marlins too quickly. On the mound is Pablo Lopez, who is 7-7 with an ERA of 3.57. We’ll go with the upset and take the Marlins at home.

Cleveland Guardians vs. Toronto Blue Jays – 7:07 PM ETguardians vs blue jays baseball betting

We consider the game between the Cleveland Guardians and Toronto Blue Jays to be a “must-watch”. The Guardians, with a record of 59-52, need all the wins they can get to rise in the AL Central. With the 8-5 Cal Quantrill on the mound, the Guardians come in at an advantage. With an ERA of 3.88, Quantrill should slow down the Blue Jays batters.

The Toronto Blue Jays have a record of 60-50 this season. Unfortunately, Jose Berrios hasn’t done very well this season, putting up a 5.19 ERA. The Guardians batters have an average of .251 this season, which doesn’t bode well for Berrios. Between the two, we’ll take the Guardians on the road +126.

New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox – 7:10 PM ETyankees vs red sox baseball betting

It’s one of the oldest rivalries in history and both these teams are playing well. The New York Yankees lead the AL East with a record of 71-41. Although they’ve hit a rough patch, they still lead the division by 10 games. Getting the start tonight is Domingo German, which poses a problem for New York. German has gone 1-2 this season with an ERA of 5.09.

As a team, the Boston Red Sox have a batting average of .253, much higher than the Yankees. If they can get a fast start against New York, they could pull off a win tonight. The Red Sox are also starting a better pitcher in Nathan Eovaldi. Eovaldi has a 5-3 record this season with an ERA of 4.23. It’s going to be a close one but we like the Red Sox +105 tonight.

Milwaukee Brewers vs. St. Louis Cardinals – 8:15 PM ETbrewers vs cardinals baseball betting

This game between two NL Central rivals is bound to be entertaining. The second-place Milwaukee Brewers come into this game with a 60-50 record. On the mound tonight is one of their best pitchers, Eric Lauer, who is 8-3 this season. With an ERA of 3.59 and a strong batting group behind him, the Brewers are ready for the Cardinals.

The Cardinals are sending out one of their best as well, Jordan Montgomery. Montgomery is the former New York Yankee with a record of 4-3 and a 3.53 ERA. The Cardinals also lead the Brewers in terms of batting average. With a team batting average of .254, the Cardinals come in well over the Brewers .240. We’ll go with the home team -170 to win this one.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies – 8:40 PM ETdiamondbacks vs rockies baseball betting

Two NL West teams that desperately need a win will face off today. The Diamondbacks have climbed their way to a 51-60 record after winning for of their last five. Tonight, they can add another win to that record if they can take down the Colorado Rockies. The last time they played Colorado, they pulled off a 6-4 win at home. This time, they’re playing on the road.

The Colorado Rockies have a similar record at 50-64. Colorado’s coming off of a win as well, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 8-6. On the mound for the Rockies is Antonio Senzatela, who is 3-6 with an ERA of 4.68. He’ll be facing the 2-4 Zach Davies of the Arizona Diamondbacks tonight. This could be a close game but we’ll take the Diamondbacks +100.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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