Major League Baseball Betting Odds and Winning Picks for August 23rd, 2011

Published on August 23rd, 2011

MLB logo - Major League BaseballTonight’s baseball matchups offer some nice betting opportunities so here are some of the King's picks for tonight’s round of play.

Arizona Diamondbacks behind their ace Ian Kennedy should be a safe bet tonight against the Washington Nationals and their starter Jordan Zimmerman. The two teams are in a midst of the three game series with Washington having won the first one and despite being traditionally successful against Arizona at home, look for tonight to go Arizona's way. Ian Kennedy is a simmering 15 – 4 with a 3.22 ERA and should record his 16 win tonight with bookies giving a nice 1,95 quote on the D-Backs.

Philadelphia Phillies should also be a safe bet tonight with Worley, who has an 8–1 record and 2,76 ERA, taking the mound tonight for them. He will be facing a rather cold Mets team which has lost four straight and the streak will most likely continue tonight as well. The Mets send Niese to the mound, who has been solid in his last two starts, but has recorded losses in both of them. Still with the lack of any offensive power by the struggling Mets, Worley should be in for another win at
Philadelphia tonight. That’s also one of the reasons why the bookies are only giving 1,5 on a Phillies win with perhaps under 8 total runs being the best bet for this match-up in the National League Eastern conference.

Milwaukee Brewers will be going up against the Pittsburg Pirates and here the Pitching matchup should favor the Brewers. They will send Estrada to the mound who has been getting used to the starting position pitching solid five innings in his last two starts winning one (against the Pirates off all teams) and losing one. On the other side
Ohlendorf will be on the mound for the Pirates still fresh of an injury, only having played two games this season so far and recording no decision as of yet. The quote by the bookies on the Brewers is rather low for this contest where anything is possible, so just to be on the safe side one should play Over 8,5 offered by the bookies cause there will be runs scored tonight in Pittsburg.

Another game which could be a rather safe bet tonight is Cincinnati Reds against the Florida Marlins. With Johnny Cueto taking the mound for the Reds this one should be a no brainer. He is 9-5 with 1.89 ERA combined with the way the Florida has played lately, 1,7 spread given by the bookie is rather generous here.

Just to throw in another game in the mix, look for Yankees to beat the A's tonight behind Bartolo Colon who has not won since July 30th. Although he will be facing a solid Brandon McCarthy who has won four of his last five starts, Yankees just seem to have more offensive weapons to be able to handle the A's.


Kings picks for MLB matchups - August 23rd, 2011 - Diamondbacks, Nationals, Mets, Phillies, Breweres, Pirates, Reds, Marlins, As, Yankees

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