$12,355 in Sharp MLB Bets for Saturday, Featuring Blue Jays vs. Yankees

It’s the weekend, and we have tons of MLB games on Saturday, August 20. There’s 16 games on the slate! I’ll be going through a variety of bets that I locked in from OddsJam. Every bet that I have is sharp and mathematically profitable (e.g. Positive EV).

Kansas City Royals vs. Tampa Bay Rays Predictions, Picks, Betting Odds

4:10 p.m. ET

I’ll begin by discussing two of my bets for Royals vs. Rays. Kris Bubic (2-7, 5.11 ERA) is set to start for the Royals, and Drew Rasmussen (7-4, 2.80 ERA) will take the mound for the Rays.

The first pick I have is a moneyline play. I found this bet on the OddsJam Positive EV Betting Tool.

I’m on the Royals moneyline at +190 odds. My prediction is that the Royals will win this game 5-3, and I love the value at +190 odds. As seen in the screenshot above from the OddsJam MLB Odds Screen, no other sportsbook is offering odds above +180 on this bet. As a sharp, profitable sports bettor, it is critical to find value and line shop.

I paired this bet with an NFL pick for Week 1 of the playoffs. Both bets are highly profitable and Positive EV. I’m on the San Francisco 49ers -6.5 point spread at -110 odds. My parlay came out to +454 odds on WynnBet sportsbook, and I locked it in for $2,000. Let’s go Royals, and let’s go 49ers.

If you want to learn more about parlay betting strategy, check out the YouTube video below. I made a tutorial on how to find sharp parlay bets that have an “edge” over the sportsbook. It’s all about making sure every leg in your parlay is mathematically profitable.

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I have another Positive EV bet for the Royals vs. Rays game. This bet is on FanDuel. I’m on the Royals +0.5 1st Half Run Line at +118 odds. This was another Positive EV bet from OddsJam.

I would’ve bet more on the Royals +0.5 1H Run Line, but FanDuel limited my bet size to a max of $127.10. My betslip is below. Line movement has shifted odds considerably towards the Kansas City Royals for Saturday’s game.

Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions, Picks, Betting Odds

7:05 p.m. ET

The next bet I’m on for Saturday is in the Reds vs. Pirates game. I’m backing the Reds on the moneyline at +113 odds. This is another $2,000 play for me on WynnBet sportsbook. As usual, my sharp bet was found on OddsJam. The profit margin in this bet is high.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees Predictions, Picks, Betting Odds

1:05 p.m. ET

I have another parlay for the Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees game on Saturday, August 20. For the first leg in my parlay, I’m backing the Toronto Blue Jays on the moneyline at +167 odds. My prediction is that the Blue Jays will win this game 6-2. The Yankees have struggled recently, and I think that will continue on Saturday.

The second leg in my parlay is for the Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics game on 8/20. I’m going with another underdog in the Oakland Athletics at +170 moneyline odds. Of course, this bet was Positive EV. I hit this parlay for $1,950.

My MLB parlay on WynnBet came out to +621 odds. I’m staking $1,950 to win $12,107.55. You can use a parlay calculator to find out what the odds will be for any parlay bet.

I’m also backing the Blue Jays on the 1st half run line at +112 odds. My bet is on FanDuel sportsbook, and they gave me a maximum wager of $133.90. I played this for the max I could, and my betslip is above.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Predictions, Picks, Betting Odds

8:10 p.m. ET

Next, I have two picks for Cardinals vs. Diamondbacks. First, I’m backing the Arizona DIamondbacks on the moneyline. My prediction is that Arizona will win this game with Madison Bumgarner on the mound.

I also played the under in this game. I think it will be a low scoring affair on Saturday, and my prediction is that the Diamondbacks win 4-2. I hit the under for $1,000 on WynnBet sportsbook, and my betslip is below. I think that this is one of the top MLB bets for Saturday, August 20.

Los Angeles Angels vs. Detroit Tigers Predictions, Picks, Betting Odds

1:10 p.m. ET

The next game I have a bet on is Angels vs. Tigers. I’m taking the Angels on the run line. They are -1.5 on the run line at +125 odds, and I love the value in this play. My prediction is that the Angels will win this game 7-3.

Washington Nationals vs. San Diego Padres Predictions, Picks, Betting Odds

8:40 p.m. ET

The final game that I have sharp bets on is Nationals vs. Padres. I have two sharp picks for this game.

First, I’m on the “Yes Run First Inning.” My bet is on FanDuel at +112 odds. FanDuel gave me a max wager of $53.60, and I locked it in. I’m also on the Nationals +1.5 run line at +132 odds. I hit this run line bet for $90.90. Both of my FanDuel betslips are below.

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