MLB Betting Tips – Wednesday, August 17th, 2022

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The Major League Baseball season is in full swing and we have three of the best Wednesday games available.

We have MLB betting tips for Dodgers vs Brewers, Astros vs White Sox and Diamondbacks vs Giants.

MLB Betting Picks

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Milwaukee Brewers @ American Family Field

The blockbuster game of the day is the Dodgers vs Brewers and we’re excited for what should be a pitchers’ duel.

The Dodgers send out Tony Gonsolin, who is 14-1 with an ERA of 2.24. He has had an exceptional year and he’s the main reason why the Dodgers are the $1.59 favourites to beat the Brewers, despite playing on the road.

Milwaukee is 61-53 and doing enough to sit second in the National League Central. It trails the Cards by two games, so beating the Dodgers on Thursday is important.

Pitcher Eric Lauer is playing well but the Brewers have lost three of their last four games and they’re not heading in the right direction.

Our money goes with the Dodgers, who have won four of their last five. The odds are worth including in MLB multis and they should extend their 17-game advantage in the National League West standings.

Bet: Los Angeles Dodgers @ $1.59

Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox @ Guaranteed Rate Field

The Houston Astros lost the first game of the series but we think they’re good enough to win on Thursday.

Prior to the loss they had won four on the bounce and the 75-42 team is marching towards the playoffs. The concern is only having a 2-2 record against the White Sox this season, but with Framber Valdez on the mound, they should be tough to beat.

Valdez is 11-4 and he comes up against Michael Kopech, who is 4-8. The Astros have the significant pitching advantage and we expect them to play well.

Chicago matches up well with hits, runs scored and batting average. It also has a 24-17 record as the underdog, but the pitching matchup is swaying us to picking the Astros at $1.66.

It’s a fair line for the better team and they could put more space between them and the Mariners.

Bet: Houston Astros @ $1.66

Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Francisco Giants @ Oracle Park

Most of the money has come for the San Francisco Giants after winning four in a row, including a 6-1 win over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

They are the $1.44 favourites but we’re making a case for the Diamondbacks, who are 50-33 as an underdog. The $2.81 odds are attractive, and although the Giants have been slightly better, the Diamondbacks can turn it around.

Zach Davies is a capable pitcher and Christian Walker has been doing good things in the hitting department, so they could produce the big upset at Oracle Park.

The Diamondbacks have a 6-4 advantage against the Giants and that’s enough reason for us to take the value odds. We couldn’t back the Giants at their current price.

Bet: Arizona Diamondbacks @ $2.81

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About Daryl Curnow

After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA - English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism. Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. Coupled with his love of US sport, Daryl's picks have been featured on various websites around the world and viewed by millions of readers. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 - with a focus on horse racing, NBA, NFL, and college sports. When he's not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.