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Monday’s MLB best bets, prop picks & parlays – August 1, 2022

MLB best bets

Monday’s Major League Baseball (MLB) schedule features Mets starter Max Scherzer back in Washington, the Rockies visiting Mike Clevinger and San Diego, and Houston hosting Boston. Here are the best bets on MLB games scheduled for August 1, starting at 6:40pm ET.


New York Mets (-227.27) @ Washington Nationals (+190)

Max Scherzer might have only missed making the All-Star team due to injury. He is 6-2 with a 2.09 ERA and 0.90 WHIP. Since returning from the injured list on July 5, Scherzer is 1-1 with just five earned runs allowed over 32.1 innings pitched. The Mets won three of his five starts in July, including his most recent start against the Yankees, in which Scherzer completed seven innings of shutout ball. Against the Nationals he has allowed 42 hits in 164 at-bats with just 13 going for extra bases. That’s .716 OPS and .254 OPS against. Josh Bell is four-of-nine with two doubles and a dinger against Scherzer, so consider placing a player prop bet on him to have multiple hits and multiple total bases on Monday.

Countering for the Nationals will be Patrick Corbin, who is 4-14 with a 6.49 ERA and 1.77 WHIP. He has been good against the Mets in his career despite those terrible numbers this season. New York batters have just 22 hits in 92 at-bats with just seven going for extra bases. That’s a .527 OPS and .193 batting average against. This season, though, has been a different story. In Corbin’s three starts against the Mets this season, the Nationals are 0-3, with Corbin allowing nine earned runs over 13.1 innings pitched.

Take the Mets in the first five innings, on the moneyline, and to win by two or more runs. They have covered the spread in every game Corbin has started this season.

New York Mets to win

-227.27
@
Bovada

Colorado Rockies (+155) @ San Diego Padres (-270.27)

Mike Clevinger is expected to start for the Padres, and in 10 starts he’s 2-3 with a 3.38 ERA and 1.13 WHIP. He has managed to hold the Rockies in check, and pitching in cavernous Petco Park will certainly be better than pitching at altitude in Denver. The Rockies have 11 hits off Clevinger in 60 at-bats with five extra-base hits. That’s .656 OPS and .223 batting average against.

Antonio Senzatela is scheduled to start for the Rockies, and he’s 3-5 with a 4.90 ERA and 1.74 WHIP. San Diego has had his number, going 32-for-111 with nine doubles, a triple, and three homers. That’s a .830 OPS and .304 batting average against. Jake Cronenworth is seven-for-14 with three doubles and a triple, so definitely place a player prop bet on him to have multiple hits and multiple total bases on Monday. Manny Machado is also eight-for-20 with three doubles and a homer, so consider placing the same bets on him.

Take San Diego in the first five innings, on the moneyline, and to win by two or more runs. Parlaying the Padres and Mets on the moneyline pays -103.09 with Bovada.

San Diego Padres to win

-270.27
@
Bovada

Boston Red Sox (+155) @ Houston Astros (-178.57)

Luis Garcia will go for Houston. He is 8-6 with a 3.81 ERA and 1.08 WHIP, but against Boston he’s allowed just five hits in 23 at-bats for a .167 batting average and .517 OPS against.

Houston has absolutely hammered Boston’s projected starter, Nathan Eovaldi. In 54 at-bats, the Astros have 22 hits, including seven doubles and eight dingers. That’s a 1.652 OPS and .451 batting average against. Jose Altuve is seven-for-21 with two doubles and three dingers, Yordan Alvarez is four-of-four with a double and a dinger, and Alex Bregman is three-for-eight with two doubles and a dinger. Consider placing player prop bets on any of those players to have multiple total bases in this one.

Take Houston in the first five innings, on the moneyline, and to win by two or more. Parlaying Houston, San Diego, and New York on the moneyline pays +207.

Houston Astros to win

-178.57
@
Bovada

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