Degen Show Part (8/5/21)

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Max’s Sports Bet Picks for 8/5/21


Sports Bet Picks for 8/5/21


LAA (-103) at TEX (-105)

Pitchers: D. Bundy (ERA: 6.99 – Road ERA: 7.43 – Avg. ML: 103) vs. S. Howard (ERA: 5.05 – Home ERA: 6.51 – Avg. ML: 111)

Pick: Bet $10 TEX

Notes: The KOD hit on the Angels yesterday but time to fade the Angels and back the Rangers today. Spencer Howard will make his AL debut today after being dealt by the Phillies at the trade deadline. He has not had a good start to his career but now he gets to face some quiet bats in the AL as opposed to the mighty offenses like the Mets and Marlins.

Joking aside, I do think a change of environment could help Howard. There is no pressure on this team to make the playoffs and he doesn’t have a douchebag as a manager anymore. I actually liked when Chris Woodward played for Mets.

Anyhow, I think the play today is to bet Texas. I had this as a close one with Bundy on the mound for the Angels and the sharps have driven this down since the open. Hopefully a good sign I am on the right side.

$10 bet on the Rangers.


CLE (162) at TOR (-178)

Pitchers: T. McKenzie (ERA: 6.04 – Road ERA: 6.8 – Avg. ML: 116) vs. R. Stripling (ERA: 5.54 – Home ERA: 6.15 – Avg. ML: 103)

Pick: Bet $10 CLE

Notes: Toronto has managed to win their last two after dropping the series opener to the Name Pending Legal Outcomes. The Blue Jays have won 4 out of their last 5 games but are still in 4th the AL East. Cleveland fell below .500 yesterday and is nowhere close to being a playoff team.

Still, they can be a pain in the ass at times and at this plus line I think its worth a flyer – especially with a hittable Stripling on the mound for Toronto.

$10 bet on Cleveland.


MIN (206) at HOU (-229)

Pitchers: G. Jax (ERA: 5.14 – Road ERA: 5.14 – Avg. ML: 131) vs. F. Valdez (ERA: 3.03 – Home ERA: 3 – Avg. ML: -130)

Pick: Bet $10 MIN

Notes: The Astros finally return home after splitting a pair of games with the Dodgers. Thankfully for them, they won’t see Max Scherzer on the mound and instead face off against Griffin Jax. Jax has started only 3 games this season after spending time in the bullpen earlier in the season. Houston will put a 7-2 Framber Valdez on the mound.

Valdez has had a good season so far but his WHIP indicates that he could get into trouble by putting on too many baserunners and his xERA means he could be on the verge of some regression. Minnesota’s offense has not been awful and even after the trade deadline it has not dropped off significantly.

As such, I am going to take a bit of a flyer on the Twins to nab this game. Houston is very good at home but they are probably still exhausted from a long road trip.

$10 bet on the Twins.



NYM () at MIA ()

Pitchers: R. Hill (ERA: 4.17 – Road ERA: 4.19 – Avg. ML: -115) vs. T. Rogers (ERA: 2.57 – Home ERA: 2.99 – Avg. ML: 108)

Pick: TBD


BOS (-127) at DET (117)

Pitchers: M. Perez (ERA: 4.5 – Road ERA: 3.13 – Avg. ML: -104) vs. T. Skubal (ERA: 4.66 – Home ERA: 3.87 – Avg. ML: 140)

Pick: Lean BOS


CHC () at COL ()

Pitchers: J. Arrieta (ERA: 6.34 – Road ERA: 6.47 – Avg. ML: 110) vs. A. Senzatela (ERA: 4.66 – Home ERA: 3.79 – Avg. ML: 150)

Pick: TBD


SF (-165) at ARI (151)

Pitchers: A. Wood (ERA: 3.93 – Road ERA: 3.88 – Avg. ML: -114) vs. M. Kelly (ERA: 4.46 – Home ERA: 3.86 – Avg. ML: 146)

Pick: Lean SF


PHI (-140) at WSH (129)

Pitchers: A. Nola (ERA: 4.41 – Road ERA: 5.39 – Avg. ML: -135) vs. J. Ross (ERA: 3.88 – Home ERA: 4.92 – Avg. ML: 118)

Pick: Lean WSH


SEA () at NYY ()

Pitchers: T. Anderson (ERA: 4.47 – Road ERA: 5.44 – Avg. ML: 134) vs. N. Cortes Jr. (ERA: 1.46 – Home ERA: 2.9 – Avg. ML: -108)

Pick: TBD


PIT (199) at CIN (-220)

Pitchers: W. Crowe (ERA: 5.49 – Road ERA: 6.07 – Avg. ML: 159) vs. S. Gray (ERA: 4.48 – Home ERA: 5.53 – Avg. ML: -106)

Pick: Lean CIN


KC (175) at CWS (-193)

Pitchers: D. Lynch (ERA: 7.43 – Road ERA: 6.59 – Avg. ML: 129) vs. D. Keuchel (ERA: 4.44 – Home ERA: 4.16 – Avg. ML: -114)

Pick: Lean KC


ATL (-121) at STL (112)

Pitchers: T. Toussaint (ERA: 4.97 – Road ERA: 1.29 – Avg. ML: 147) vs. W. LeBlanc (ERA: 4.22 – Home ERA: 4.06 – Avg. ML: 117)

Pick: Lean ATL

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