MLB Free Picks Week 27
As we enter the new week of baseball action, the talk around MLB is the firing of Dave Dombrowski as President of the Boston Red Sox. How will the team respond after making such a big move?
In this piece, we offer up our MLB score predictions for four different games, providing our MLB betting tips for what's to come this week.
BREAKING: Dave Dombrowski is out as president of the Boston Red Sox. Assistant general manager Eddie Romero will take over as head of baseball operations.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) September 9, 2019
In this preview, we take a look at games for bettors to consider. Scanning the present MLB Odds, Canada Sports Betting has prepared a 4 Pack of MLB selections for this week. For other MLB predictions, check out our MLB Free Picks page.
- 01Red Sox and Yankees ready to go on Monday night
- 02Astros vs. Athletics will be closer than you think
- 03Wednesday will be big for the Cubs
- 04Cardinals trying to hold off the Cubs in NL Central
Red Sox and Yankees ready to go on Monday night
Stunning the baseball world with the Dombrowski news on Sunday night after losing to the Yankees, Boston will now look to even up the series on Monday in the finale.
After winning Game 1, the Yankees have won Game 2 and Game 3. Who has the edge going into Monday night's showdown?
Eduardo Rodriguez will get the nod, while James Paxton pitches for the Yankees. Rodriguez is 8-1 in 14 starts at Fenway Park this season. This is bad news for NY.
Although Paxton has been hot of late, Rodriguez's home record can't be ignored. We'll pick Boston to even up the series with a win on Monday.
Astros vs. Athletics will be closer than you think
Although on paper the Houston Astros are the far superior team over the Oakland Athletics, don't expect Monday's tilt to be a runaway. Matter of fact, it's got the makings of a low-scoring game.
Oakland's Mike Fiers has a 3.51 ERA this year and Zack Greinke's is at 3.09. They both have the stuff to silence the lineups they face.
Will they get the job done? It's looking that way, and with the over/under set at 9.5 runs, the under sure seems like the way to go.
In honor of Verlander's no-hitter, here's my updated ranking of active SPs according to HOF likelihood:— Scott White (@CBSScottWhite) September 1, 2019
1. Clayton Kershaw
2. Justin Verlander
3. Max Scherzer
4. Zack Greinke
5. Chris Sale
6. CC Sabathia
7. Madison Bumgarner
8. Cole Hamels
9. Jon Lester
10. Felix Hernandez
Wednesday will be big for the Cubs
With the Chicago Cubs still battling for their postseason lives, a big series with the San Diego Padres is on tap. Come Wednesday, Cole Hamels will start and look to deliver for this team.
The only issue for Chicago is that Hamels has struggled on the road, posting a 4-5 mark and a 5.66 ERA in 12 starts. The Padres sure won't be forgiving come Wednesday either.
Although Chicago is expected to be a favorite, San Diego may pull off the upset. We'll go with the home side to win on Wednesday.
Cardinals trying to hold off the Cubs in NL Central
Entering the new week of action, the Cardinals hold a 4.5-game lead over the Cubs in the NL Central standings. With a day off on Monday, they'll return to the diamond for a three-game set with Colorado starting Tuesday.
The Rockies have struggled all season, which St. Louis will look to take advantage of as they continue their quest to winning the division.
In Thursday's series finale, we think they'll not only win, but do so in convincing fashion. Big things could be coming for St. Louis this postseason too.