MLB Betting Previews- Tuesday, August 28 Parlay
The MLB playoff picture is starting to take shape and this week’s schedule features a couple of crucial series that could have an impact on the final field for the postseason.
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We have carefully analyzed the stats and betting trends for all the pitching matchups on Tuesday’s slate of games and have uncovered a couple of plays that set-up as the perfect two-team parlay.
Game 1: Chicago White Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles
Money Line: Chicago +105 Baltimore -110
Total Line: 7
Chris Sale is scheduled to get the start for Chicago in Game 2 of this four-game set. The left-hander is 15-4 this season with a 2.65 ERA. He held New York to just one earned run on three hits in his last outing to run his record to 7-2 in his last nine starts. He has now held the opposing team to two earned runs or less in seven of his last 10 starts.
Baltimore will go with Chris Tillman as its starter for Tuesday night. He held Texas to three earned runs on six hits to pick-up his sixth win of the season last Tuesday. Overall, the right-hander is 6-2 with an ERA of 3.71 in nine starts this year. He has given-up more than three earned runs just twice in those nine games.
The White Sox are 3-9 in their last 12 road games against a team with a winning record while the Orioles are 10-3 in their last 13 home games against a left-handed pitcher. Baltimore is just 1-3 at home against Chicago in the last four meetings heading into this series, but stick with the home team this time around to lock-up front-end of this parlay.
Game 2: Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals
Money Line: Detroit -145 Kansas City +130
Total Line: 6.5
Detroit will kick-off this three-game AL Central matchup with its ace Justin Verlander on the mound. The right-hander is 12-7 this season with a 2.50 ERA. He has given-up just six earned runs in his last four starts after holding Toronto to two earned runs on four hits this past Thursday. Verlander is 14-2 against the Royals with an ERA of 2.36.
The Royals will counter with Luis Mendoza as their starter for the series opener. He is 7-9 with a 4.26 ERA in 18 previous starts. The right-hander has only given-up more than three earned runs in two of his last 10 starts and has pitched into the seventh inning three times in his last five outings.
The Tigers are a perfect 11-0 in Verlander’s last 11 starts on the road against a team with a losing record and Kansas City is 2-5 in Mendoza’s last seven starts against a team with a winning record. Detroit is 5-0 in Verlander’s last five starts in Kansas City and there is no reason to believe that the streak does not reach six with another win on Tuesday night.