The MLB slate will feature 10 games on the schedule for Monday, August 16th. DraftKings Sportsbook will have a number of betting opportunities available, and it’s our job to help you take advantage of the best betting spots on the board.
Here we’re going to be tracking all the best MLB picks base on the odds and lines on DraftKings Sportsbook for Monday’s baseball action.
MLB picks for Monday, August 16th
Pirates ML (+270) vs. Dodgers
The oddsmakers are so against the Pittsburgh Pirates getting a win against the Los Angeles Dodgers that the price has become worth the risk. Pittsburgh will turn to Steven Brault, who has two MLB starts this season, allowing just three earned runs over a span of nine innings. If he can repeat either of those outings, it’s anyone’s game at that point, and you could see a big pay day with a Pirates upset.
Padres vs. Rockies O12.5 (-105)
Monday night’s game between the San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies features the highest over/under by far, but we’re still taking the over. Colorado home games have gone for an average of 13.8 runs over the previous six games from Coors Field.
Reds O5.5 (-110)
Betting the over on the Cincinnati Reds run total has been a profitable way to go recently, and we’re going to keep riding them until they stop. Cincinnati scored six or more runs in four of their last five games, and the Reds will go up against Chicago Cubs starter Justin Steele, who has appeared in 12 games in his rookie season with just one start.
Tim Anderson O1.5 hits (+165)
Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson has been hot at the plate with a six-game hitting streak heading into Monday’s game against the Oakland Athletics. He is hitting exactly .300 over a team-high 427 at-bats. In his last six games, he accumulated 12 hits with four multi-hit games in that span.
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