Odds and Trends in Major League Baseball (Aug. 23rd)

MLB Aug 23, 2022

Trends can be quite useful when handicapping Major League Baseball games.

So, we've gathered dozens of trends for today's baseball action and we are sharing them here at POINTSPREADS.CA in our daily report.

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National League

St Louis (70-51) @ Chicago (52-69)
— Wainwright is 3-0, 2.12 in his last five starts.
— St Louis is 14-10 in his starts.
— under 4-2-1 last seven road starts
— allowed run in first inning: 6-24
— record in first 5 innings: 12-9-3
— He is 1-0, 0.00 in two starts (14 IP) vs Chicago TY.
— Woodford is making his first ‘22 start.
— Last year, he was 3-4, 3.99 in 26 games (8 starts).
— under 0-0
— allowed run in first inning: 0-0
— record in first 5 innings: 0-0
— He is 1-1, 4.32 in eight starts vs Chicago.
— Cardinals are 17-3 in their last 20 games.
— St Louis is 30-30 on road.
— over 9-5 last 14 games
— scored run in first inning: 43-121
— record in first 5 innings: 56-44-21
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 4.2-6.1-0
— Sampson is 1-1, 2.87 in his last three starts.
— Cubs are 6-4 in his starts.
— under 8-1-1
— allowed run in first inning: 4-10
— record in first 5 innings: 1-7-2
— He is 1-0, 2.66 in three starts vs St Louis.
— Cubs are 11-6 in their last seventeen games.
— Cubs are 26-36 at home.
— under 26-13-5 last 44 games
— scored run in first inning: 41-121
— record in first 5 innings: 49-53-19
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 3.1-3-2



Atlanta (76-48) @ Pittsburgh (47-75)
— Fried is 1-1, 2.42 in his last four starts.
— Braves are 12-3 in his last 15 starts
— under 8-5 last 13
— allowed run in first inning: 2-23
— record in first 5 innings: 13-6-4
— He is 2-1, 5.32 in four starts vs Pittsburgh.
— Braves are 12-2 in their last 14 games.
— Atlanta is 34-24 on road.
— over 19-11-3 last 33 games
— scored run in first inning: 34-124
— record in first 5 innings: 67-42-15
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 4-3-3
— Brubaker is 1-1, 2.81 in his last three starts.
— Pirates are 4-9 in his last 13 starts.
— over 8-2 last ten
— allowed run in first inning: 6-23
— record in first 5 innings: 7-13-3
— He is 0-2, 7.30 in two starts vs Atlanta.
— Pirates are 4-13 in their last 17 games.
— Pittsburgh is 26-34 at home.
— over 16-6-2 last 24 games
— scored run in first inning: 23-122
— record in first 5 innings: 37-62-23
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 5-4-2



Cincinnati (48-72) @ Philadelphia (67-55)
— Lodolo is 1-1, 3.21 in his last five starts
— Reds are 7-4 in his starts.
— under 3-1 last four
— allowed run in first inning: 4-11
— record in first 5 innings: 4-4-3
— He blanked Philly for 7 IP (98 PT) Wednesday
— Reds are 4-9 in last 13 games.
— Cincinnati is 22-36 on road.
— under 17-10-1 last 28 games
— scored run in first inning: 28-120
— record in first 5 innings: 40-62-18
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 4-3.1-6
— Suarez is 2-0, 1.78 in his last six starts.
— Philly is 5-1 in those games.
— under 3-1 last four
— allowed run in first inning: 6-21
— record in first 5 innings: 6-7-8
— He is 1-0, 2.20 in six games (2 starts) vs Cincinnati.
— Phillies are 17-8 in last 25 games.
— Philly is 34-29 at home.
— under 10-3 last 13 games
— scored run in first inning: 33-122
— record in first 5 innings: 50-51-21
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 6.2-4.2-2



Milwaukee (65-56) @ Los Angeles (84-37)
— Burnes is 1-0, 2.41 in his last three starts.
— Milwaukee is 13-5 in his last 18 starts.
— over 9-5-1 last 14 starts
— allowed run in first inning: 3-24
— record in first 5 innings: 12-7-5
— He is 2-1, 8.16 in five games (3 starts) vs Los Angeles.
— Brewers are 8-12 in their last 20 games.
— Milwaukee is 34-32 on road.
— over 4-2-1 last seven games
— scored run in first inning: 42-121
— record in first 5 innings: 53-44-24
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 4.2-3.1-4
— Gonsolin is 4-0, 1.52 in his last four starts.
— Dodgers are 18-4 in his starts
— under 10-4-1 last 15
— allowed run in first inning: 2-22
— record in first 5 innings: 14-2-6
— He threw 7 shutout IP in his one start vs Milwaukee
— Dodgers are 45-13 in their last 58 games.
— Los Angeles is 43-16 at home.
— under 4-2 last six games
— scored run in first inning: 45-121
— record in first 5 innings: 72-29-20
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 4-3-3

American League

ChiSox (62-60) @ Baltimore (63-58)
— Cease is 5-1, 1.30 in his last seven starts.
— White Sox are 10-2 in his last 12 starts.
— under 5-3 last eight
— allowed run in first inning: 5-24
— record in first 5 innings: 14-9-1
— He is 2-0, 2.00 in three starts vs Baltimore.
— White Sox are 21-15 in their last 36 games.
— Chicago is 32-29 on road.
— under 15-8-3 last 26 games
— scored run in first inning: 28-122
— record in first 5 innings: 49-57-16
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 0.1-x-8
— Voth is 2-0, 2.11 in his last four starts.
— Orioles are 7-3 in his starts.
— over 3-2 home starts
— allowed run in first inning: 0-10
— record in first 5 innings: 7-1-2
— He is 0-0, 3.00 in one start vs Chicago.
— Orioles are 4-3 in their last seven games.
— Baltimore is 34-23 at home.
— under 6-2 last eight games.
— scored run in first inning: 25-121
— record in first 5 innings: 47-55-19
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 3.2-3.2-x



LA Angels (52-70) @ Tampa Bay (66-55)
— Suarez is 3-1, 1.59 in his last four starts.
— Angels are 5-7 in his starts
— under 4-1 last five
— allowed run in first inning: 2-12
— record in first 5 innings: 7-4-1
— He is 1-1, 5.14 in two games (1 start) vs Tampa Bay
— Angels lost six of last seven games.
— Angels are 25-35 on road.
— under 4-0 last four games
— scored run in first inning: 36-122
— record in first 5 innings: 55-50-17
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 3.2-4-3
— Kluber is 1-2, 7.24 in his last five starts.
— Rays are 12-11 in his starts
— over 7-2-1 last ten
— allowed run in first inning: 5-23
— record in first 5 innings: 10-12-1
— He is 3-3, 4.97 in nine starts vs Anaheim
— Tampa Bay is 12-6 in its last 18 games.
— Rays are 39-23 at home.
— under 13-7-3 last 23 games
— scored run in first inning: 35-121
— record in first 5 innings: 57-42-22
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 3.1-4.2-3.1



Toronto (65-54) @ Boston (60-61)
— Stripling is 1-0, 2.49 in his last four starts.
— Blue Jays are 6-2 in his last eight starts
— over 6-3 last nine
— allowed run in first inning: 4-16
— record in first 5 innings: 7-4-5
— He is 0-0, 3.21 in three starts vs Boston TY.
— Blue Jays are 4-1 in their last five games.
— Toronto is 29-30 on road.
— under 5-1 last six games
— scored run in first inning: 40-120
— record in first 5 innings: 47-46-27
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 5-3-x
— Winckowski is 1-1, 5.74 in his last three starts.
— Red Sox are 3-1 in his last four starts.
— under 7-5
— allowed run in first inning: 2-12
— record in first 5 innings: 5-7
— He hasn’t pitched against Toronto.
— Red Sox are 6-4 in last ten games.
— Boston is 29-30 at home.
— over 3-2 last five games.
— scored run in first inning: 32-122
— record in first 5 innings: 47-48-27
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 3.1-3.1-x



Minnesota (62-58) @ Houston (77-45)
— Sanchez allowed two runs in 5 IP (1 PT) in his first Minnesota start.
— Twins are 1-0 in his starts
— under 1-0
— allowed run in first inning: 0-1
— record in first 5 innings: 0-1
— He is 3-2, 6.20 in seven games (4 starts) vs Houston.
— Minnesota lost its last three games.
— Twins are 27-30 on road.
— over 21-15-2 last 38 games
— scored run in first inning: 40-120
— record in first 5 innings: 62-40-18
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 5-2.2-3
— Verlander is 7-0, 1.69 in his last nine starts.
— Astros are 16-6 in his starts
— under 16-5-1
— allowed run in first inning: 1-22
— record in first 5 innings: 14-3-5
— He is 21-10, 2.82 in 39 starts vs Minnesota.
— Astros are 14-10 in their last 24 games.
— Houston is 39-18 at home.
— over 8-4-1 last 13 games
— scored run in first inning: 42-123
— record in first 5 innings: 73-33-17
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 3-2-x




Interleague Game(s)

NY Mets (79-45) @ NY Yankees (75-48)
— Walker is 1-1, 10.00 in his last three starts
— Mets are 12-9 in his starts.
— over 4-1 last five
— allowed run in first inning: 7-21
— record in first 5 innings: 11-6-4
— He is 2-3, 4.14 in seven starts vs Bronx.
— Mets are 21-8 in their last 29 games.
— Mets are 39-26 on road.
— over 3-2 last five games.
— scored run in first inning: 45-124
— record in first 5 innings: 67-33-24
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 8.1-5-1.1
— Montas is 0-1, 9.00 in three starts for New York.
— New York is 1-2 in his starts.
— over 2-1
— allowed run in first inning: 1-3
— record in first 5 innings: 0-2-1
— He gave up 2 runs in an inning of relief vs New York.
— New York is 5-14 in its last 19 games.
— New York is 44-20 at home.
— under 10-2-1 last thirteen games
— scored run in first inning: 43-123
— record in first 5 innings: 59-39-25
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 3-3-2.2



San Francisco (60-61) @ Detroit (47-76)
— Rodon is 3-0, 1.48 in his last four starts.
— Giants are 7-11 in his last 18 starts
— over 4-2 last six starts
— allowed run in first inning: 4-25
— record in first 5 innings: 13-8-4
— He is 5-2, 4.91 in ten starts vs Detroit.
— Giants lost four of last five games.
— San Francisco is 26-32 on road.
— under 5-2-1 last eight games
— scored run in first inning: 26-121
— record in first 5 innings: 48-51-22
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 2.2-3.1-x
— Hutchison is 0-2, 4.41 in his last three starts.
— Tigers are 3-7 in his starts.
— under 4-0 last four
— allowed run in first inning: 5-10
— record in first 5 innings: 6-3-1
— He is 0-0, 13.50 in one start vs San Francisco.
— Tigers are 11-28 in their last 39 games.
— Detroit is 28-34 at home.
— under 18-4-2 last 24 games
— scored run in first inning: 25-123
— record in first 5 innings: 40-64-19
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 2-3-4



Arizona (55-66) @ Kansas City (50-74)
— Davies is 0-0, 4.24 in his last four starts.
— Arizona is 7-12 in his starts
— under 13-6
— allowed run in first inning: 6-19
— record in first 5 innings: 5-6-8
— He is 1-1, 5.74 in three starts vs Kansas City.
— Diamondbacks lost their last three games.
— Arizona is 23-34 on road.
— under 8-2 last ten games
— scored run in first inning: 36-121
— record in first 5 innings: 48-42-31
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 3.2-3-x
— Heasley is 0-4, 10.35 in his last five starts.
— Royals are 3-10 in his starts
— over 5-1 last six
— allowed run in first inning: 6-13
— record in first 5 innings: 3-7-3
— He is 0-0, 5.40 in one start vs Arizona.
— Kansas City is 3-8 in its last eleven games.
— Royals are 30-34 at home.
— under 3-2-1 last six games
— scored run in first inning: 33-124
— record in first 5 innings: 47-58-21
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 4.1-4-4.2



Texas (56-66) @ Colorado (53-70)
— Dunning is 2-0, 2.60 in his last three starts.
— Rangers won his last four starts
— over 5-1-1 last seven
— allowed run in first inning: 8-23
— record in first 5 innings: 8-9-6
— He is 0-0, 3.86 in one start vs Colorado.
— Rangers won their last three games.
— Texas is 29-32 on road.
— under 6-1-1 last eight games
— scored run in first inning: 29-122
— record in first 5 innings: 42-53-27
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 4.1-3-5
— Marquez is 0-3, 3.90 in his last five starts.
— Colorado is 3-6 in his last nine starts.
— under 8-4 last dozen
— allowed run in first inning: 7-23
— record in first 5 innings: 6-12-5
— He is 0-3, 2.92 in four starts vs Texas.
— Colorado is 10-21 in its last 31 games.
— Rockies are 35-31 at home.
— over 11-6-1 last 18 games.
— scored run in first inning: 32-120
— record in first 5 innings: 33-64-23
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 4-4.2-x



Miami (53-69) @ Oakland (45-78)
— Lopez is 0-3, 9.00 in his last four starts.
— Marlins are 12-12 in his starts.
— over 10-4 last 14
— allowed run in first inning: 10-24
— record in first 5 innings: 11-9-4
— He hasn’t pitched against Oakland.
— Miami is 13-30 in its last 43 games.
— Marlins are 28-36 on road.
— under 16-4-2 last 22 games.
— scored run in first inning: 18-122
— record in first 5 innings: 45-55-22
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 5-4.1-1
— Logue is 0-3, 9.19 in his last three starts.
— A’s are 2-7 in his starts
— over 4-2 last six
— allowed run in first inning: 1-9
— record in first 5 innings: 2-7
— He hasn’t pitched against Miami.
— A’s are 4-12 in their last 16 games.
— Oakland is 19-40 at home.
— over 3-2 last five games
— scored run in first inning: 29-123
— record in first 5 innings: 40-65-18
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 5-4-3



Washington (41-82) @ Seattle (66-55)
— Fedde is 0-2, 9.00 in his last three starts.
— Nationals are 10-9 in his starts.
— under 4-2 last six
— allowed run in first inning: 4-19
— record in first 5 innings: 6-11-2
— He is 0-1, 3.38 in one start vs San Diego.
— Washington is 4-5 in its last nine games.
— Nationals are 22-38 on road.
— under 4-1 last five games.
— scored run in first inning: 32-123
— record in first 5 innings: 32-76-15
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 4.2-3-2.2
— Ray is 1-0, 1.40 in his last three starts.
— Seattle is 8-3 in his last 11 starts
— over 4-1-1 last six
— allowed run in first inning: 6-24
— record in first 5 innings: 8-11-5
— He is 1-5, 6.62 in seven starts vs Washington
— Mariners are 11-7 in their last 18 games.
— Seattle is 31-26 at home.
— over 7-0-1 last eight games
— scored run in first inning: 37-122
— record in first 5 innings: 47-54-21
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 3.2-4-4



Cleveland (64-56) @ San Diego (68-56)
— Civale is 0-0, 2.00 in his last four starts (18 IP).
— Guardians are 7-7 in his starts.
— under 5-0 last five
— allowed run in first inning: 5-14
— record in first 5 innings: 3-6-5
— He hasn’t pitched against San Diego.
— Guardians are 10-4 in their last 14 games.
— Cleveland is 32-31 on road.
— under 10-3-1 last 14 games.
— scored run in first inning: 37-120
— record in first 5 innings: 48-47-25
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 2.2-x-x
— Clevinger is 1-1, 5.79 in his last three starts.
— He pitched for Cleveland from 2016-20.
— Padres are 10-4 in his starts.
— over 4-1 last five
— allowed run in first inning: 2-14
— record in first 5 innings: 8-2-4
— He is 0-0, 5.79 in one start against his old team.
— Padres are 3-4 in last seven games.
— San Diego is 35-26 at home.
— under 7-2 last nine games.
— scored run in first inning: 30-122
— record in first 5 innings: 55-39-28
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 3-2-x

Note:  Credit for much of this data goes to ArmadilloSports. com.

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