MLB betting odds have been set for games to be played on Friday, August 12, and you will find plenty of opportunities.
With just about six weeks left of MLB action, every game now has more importance than it did at the beginning of the year.
You can make a single game wager on all of the games, but combining two games into a parlay is an even better option. Here is an MLB parlay for August 12 that you should consider betting.
Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox
AL Central Rivals
AL Central rivals begin a series in Chicago on Friday night as the White Sox host the Detroit Tigers. Detroit has had a miserable season, and things haven’t been a ton better in Chicago.
The Tigers were just swept at home by the Cleveland Guardians, and they have lost four straight games. Detroit is just 43-70 on the year and have continued to struggle to win games.
White Sox Comeback
Chicago White Sox is back to the .500 mark at 56-56, but that’s not where they were supposed to be. The White Sox were big favorites to win the AL Central Division but are currently in third place.
The MLB betting odds have the White Sox as moneyline favorites at -225, but you will want to look at the -1.5 run line for Chicago.
The MLB stats when looking at the offense for Detroit have been abysmal during the 2022 season. Detroit has hit just 66 home runs this season, and they are barely scoring three runs per game.
The signing of Javier Baez has looked like a mistake as he has hit just 11 home runs this season and sports a .221 batting average.
Tigers Young Players
Detroit Tigers has had a number of young players really struggle, and it looks like the future is pretty bleak as well.
Daniel Norris is set to start on Friday night as an opener for the Tigers. Norris is 0-4 with a 6.90 ERA this season, and the pitching has struggled for Detroit as well.
White Sox Analysis
The Chicago White Sox have been dealing with some bad MLB injuries all season long, and they are currently without shortstop Tim Anderson. This absence is going to hurt the offense for Chicago, but there is still enough talent to win games.
Michael Kopech will make this start on Friday night, and he can be dominant when he is pitching well. Kopech is just 4-8 on the year, but he does have a respectable ERA at 3.38.
The offense for Chicago has to start stepping up, and this could be a good matchup for them. Jose Abreu leads the way with 14 home runs, and he will need to provide a spark in this matchup.
MLB Pick: Chicago White Sox -1.5 (-110)
New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox
One of the best rivalries in all of the sports resumes on Friday night when the Boston Red Sox host the New York Yankees. There is a bit of some luster off of this rivalry this weekend as there is a big gap in the standings.
New York continues to lead the AL East Division with a record of 71-41, but they are slumping a bit. The Yankees have gone just 1-4 in their last five games and no longer lead the AL.
Boston has also been slumping, and it’s been a long and rapid decline. The Red Sox are now just 55-58 on the year and don’t look like a threat to reach the playoffs.
The New York Yankees are moneyline betting favorites at -125 in this game, and that is the line that you need to focus on when betting.
The offensive numbers jump off of the page when looking at the Yankees in 2022, as they have hit 190 home runs. New York can also pitch it as they come into this game with a team ERA of 3.30 on the year.
Aaron Judge has put up monster numbers this year as he leads the way with 45 home runs and 99 RBIs. New York is dealing with some injuries, but that lineup can be scary every single night.
Domingo German is on the mound in this game, and he is 1-2 with a 5.09 ERA. The Yankees have a dominant bullpen, and getting an early lead is a big key for this team.
Red Sox Analysis
The Boston Red Sox have been ruining MLB betting picks since the beginning of June as they are headed in the wrong direction. Injuries have played a role, but this team just hasn’t been able to find enough offense.
Rafael Devers leads the team with 24 home runs and 60 RBIs, and Xander Bogaerts is hitting .309. Those two players have done their job, but they just haven’t gotten a ton of help.
Nathan Eovaldi is making this start for Boston, and he usually gives his team a chance. Eovaldi is 5-3 with a 4.23 ERA this season, and he will need to set the tone in this matchup.
MLB Pick: New York Yankees (-125)
MLB Parlay Pick
- Chicago White Sox -1.5 (-110)
- New York Yankees (-125)
MLB Pick: Two-Legged Parlay (+244)