The Major League Baseball season is in full swing and we have three of the best Thursday games to boost your account before the weekend.
We have MLB betting tips for Dodgers vs Mets, Rangers vs Red Sox, and Brewers vs Diamondbacks, which are important games.
MLB Betting Picks
Los Angeles Dodgers vs New York Mets @ Citi Field
The New York Mets are having a much better season than expected, but they come off consecutive losses to Colorado and the Dodgers.
They’re looking to turn their form around on Friday with Chris Bassitt on the mound, who is 11-7 with a solid 3.34 ERA, but unfortunately for him, he comes up against one of the best in the game.
Clayton Kewshaw heads to the mound for the Dodgers, and despite being limited this year with injuries, he’s 7-3 with an ERA of 2.64. He’s the class act, so the Mets hitters could find it tough to hit the former Cy Young Award winner.
The Dodgers have rattled off three consecutive wins following a loss to Miami. It has been a long road trip, but we have seen enough from them recently to suggest they can win.
Punters get $1.65 for the Dodgers and we’re putting them on top to anchor the MLB card.
Bet: Los Angeles Dodgers @ $1.65
Texas Rangers vs Boston Red Sox @ Fenway Park
It has been a disappointing year for the Boston Red Sox, who started well but have slipped to 62-68 following three consecutive losses.
They were hammered 12-4 by Tampa Bay before losing back-to-back games against Minnesota. It’s not good form coming into this game and bookmakers have taken a risk by starting them as short-priced favourites.
There could be more value with the Rangers, who have also lost three on the bounce but have been competitive in their last two games against Detroit and Houston.
The Rangers are 54-25 as an underdog and the Red Sox are 28-37 as a favourite, so we’re prepared to take the $2.35 odds for the visitors.
Texas scored a 7-1 victory the last time they met and that’s enough for punters to back the outsiders with confidence.
Bet: Texas Rangers @ $2.35
Milwaukee Brewers vs Arizona Diamondbacks @ Chase Field
The Milwaukee Brewers embark on an important series with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
They’re currently six games behind the Cardinals and they have seven games remaining against the Diamondbacks to try bridge the gap. However, the Diamondbacks have been solid enough this season and they could make life hard for the Brew Crew.
They have won their last five games against the White Sox and Phillies, so they’re in hot form and they could produce a minor upset with the help of home ground advantage.
The Diamondbacks also have a slight advantage in the pitching department, so take them to win the game and give the Brewers something to think about over the next few weeks of the regular season.
Bet: Arizona Diamondbacks
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