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Top sportsbooks have released their MLB odds for today’s baseball action. Three games, in particular, interest me as worth investing in: Orioles vs. Rangers, Red Sox vs. Astros, and Royals vs. White Sox.

For reasons that I will explain, you should play the moneyline for the first and third games and the total for the second. Feel free to parlay these bets at one of our best sportsbooks in order to maximize your profit.

Baltimore Orioles vs. Texas Rangers

Monday, August 01, 2022 – 08:05 PM EDT at Globe Life Field

Who Is Pitching for the Orioles Today?

Reliable pitcher Spenser Watkins starts for Baltimore tonight. By far, Watkins is Baltimore's most profitable pitcher to back.

On the season, the O's are yielding +7.9 units in his starts. Among other situations, Watkins has rewarded backers when he is listed as the underdog.

Baltimore is generating +6.9 units when Watkins is starting and is dogged.

Great Form in Baltimore

Besides Baltimore's general team turnaround, which has propelled it to .500 despite competing in baseball's toughest division, Watkins's superb performances contribute to his profitability.

He is enjoying excellent form in his most recent starts, allowing one earned run or fewer in four of his last five starts.

While the exception came in his last start, it came against a Rays' squad that, uniquely, repeatedly gives him trouble.

Watkins Against Rangers' Batters 

Watkins seems particularly likely to succeed tonight because he matches up well against Rangers' batters.

Primarily, he throws a fastball, cutter, and slider. These pitches make up almost 85 percent of his arsenal.

Texas ranks 28th in slugging against these pitches from righties.

Who Is Pitching for the Rangers Today?

It really doesn't matter who starts for Texas because the above information, plus the fact that Baltimore is dogged so heavily despite having Watkins on the mound facing a losing Rangers' squad, ensures that the O's are worth investing in.

The betting odds are simply way off on this game. Ranger starter Jon Gray cannot compete with Watkins's form nor can Rangers' batters claim to match up nearly as well against Watkins as Orioles' batters do against Gray.

MLB Pick: Orioles ML (+143) at BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)

Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros

Monday, August 01, 2022 - 08:10 PM EDT at Minute Maid Park

Who Is Pitching for the Red Sox Today?

Nathan Eovaldi starts for Boston tonight. Pertinently to the best bet for this game, Eovaldi is a strong "Over" pitcher this season.

The "Over" is hitting in 61.5% of all his starts and in 66.7% of his starts away from home. Moreover, the "Over" has hit in each of his last three starts.

Eovaldi's poor performances largely explain this trend. During this most recent three-start span, he has allowed 16 earned runs in 13 innings while facing the Yankees, Blue Jays, and Guardians.

Eovaldi Against Astros' Batters 

Several Astros' batters already boast solid track records against Eovaldi.

Among others, look out for Jose Altuve. Altuve is 7-for-21 with a .857 slugging rate in his career facing Eovaldi.

Who Is Pitching for the Astros Today?

Luis Garcia starts for the Astros tonight. The "Over" has hit in each of his last four starts. This trend is sure to continue against a Red Sox squad that matches up well against him.

Garcia throws, primarily, a fastball and cutter. These are, by far, his two most frequent pitches.

Boston, though, ranks ninth in slugging against them from righties.

MLB Pick: Over 8.5 (+105) at BetOnline

Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago White Sox

Monday, August 01, 2022 - 08:10 PM EDT at Guaranteed Rate Field

Who Is Pitching for the Royals Today?

The Royals start Brad Keller tonight. While Keller has generally been a bad guy for bettors to back, things look different on the road.

Outside of Kansas City, the Royals are generating +1.9 units in his starts.

Keller Against White Sox's Batters 

Keller is most especially reliable tonight because he is facing the White Sox. His longest outing this year has been 7 innings. Both times he faced Chicago, he lasted 7 innings. In those two starts, he allowed a combined total of 4 earned runs in 14 innings.

One should expect him to thrive against the White Sox because he matches up well against them.

Just about always, Keller throws a fastball, slider, or sinker. Chicago, however, ranks 28th in slugging against those pitches from righties.

Who Is Pitching for the White Sox Today?

Chicago starts Michael Kopech tonight. One key trend makes him worth going against tonight. He performs terribly in rematches with division rivals.

When facing the Tigers a second time, he yielded a 5.75 FIP (like ERA but factors out fielding). His FIP was over twice as high in his rematch with Minnesota.

MLB Pick: Royals ML (+147) at BetOnline

MLB Parlay Verdict 

With your MLB picks, expect strong wins from underdogs Baltimore and Kansas City plus a high-scoring run-fest between Boston and Houston.

For the above reasons, parlay the O's and Royals' money line with the Red Sox/Astros Over. Be sure to use our trusty parlay calculator for your parlay betting needs.

MLB Parlay Picks for Today

  • Orioles ML (+143)
  • Over 8.5 (+105)
  • Royals ML (+147)

MLB Pick: Three-Legged Parlay (+1130) at BetOnline

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