Odds and Trends in Major League Baseball (Aug. 24th)

MLB Aug 24, 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

Atlanta (77-48) @ Pittsburgh (47-76)
— Wright is 6-1, 3.63 in his last seven starts.
— Braves are 12-2 in his last 14 starts
— under 11-5 last 16
— allowed run in first inning: 5-23
— record in first 5 innings: 16-5-2
— He is 1-0, 4.50 in one start vs Pittsburgh.
— Braves are 13-2 in their last 15 games.
— Atlanta is 35-24 on road.
— under 4-0-1 last five road games
— scored run in first inning: 34-125
— record in first 5 innings: 68-42-15
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 3-3-1
— Keller is 1-2, 6.08 in his last three starts.
— Pirates are 7-13 in his starts.
— under 4-2-1 last seven
— allowed run in first inning: 7-20
— record in first 5 innings: 5-9-6
— He is 0-1, 12.38 in two starts vs Atlanta.
— Pirates are 4-14 in their last 18 games.
— Pittsburgh is 26-35 at home.
— over 16-7-2 last 25 games
— scored run in first inning: 23-123
— record in first 5 innings: 37-63-23
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 4-2-2.1



Cincinnati (48-73) @ Philadelphia (68-55)
— Zeuch is 0-2, 12.00 in two starts
— Reds are 0-2 in his starts.
— over 2-0
— allowed run in first inning: 1-2
— record in first 5 innings: 0-2
— He gave up 6 runs in four IP vs Philly last week.
— Reds are 4-10 in last 14 games.
— Cincinnati is 22-37 on road.
— under 17-11-1 last 29 games
— scored run in first inning: 28-121
— record in first 5 innings: 40-62-19
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 3.1-6-3
— Phillies are 18-8 in last 26 games.
— Philly is 35-29 at home.
— under 10-4 last 14 games
— scored run in first inning: 33-123
— record in first 5 innings: 50-51-22
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 4.2-2-3.1



St Louis (71-52) @ Chicago (53-70)
— Mikolas is 2-0, 2.44 in his last two starts.
— St Louis is 6-2 in his last eight starts.
— under 9-3 last 12 starts
— allowed run in first inning: 6-25
— record in first 5 innings: 11-10-5
— He is 1-0, 4.15 in three starts vs Chicago TY.
— Cardinals are 18-4 in their last 22 games.
— St Louis is 31-31 on road.
— over 10-6 last 16 games
— scored run in first inning: 43-123
— record in first 5 innings: 57-45-21
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 6.1-0-5.2
— Cubs are 12-7 in their last nineteen games.
— Cubs are 27-37 at home.
— under 27-14-5 last 46 games
— scored run in first inning: 41-123
— record in first 5 innings: 50-54-19
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 3-2-10.2



Milwaukee (65-57) @ Los Angeles (85-37)
— Houser is 1-1, 6.91 in his last three starts.
— His last start was June 30
— Brewers are 5-10 in his starts
— over 7-7-1
— allowed run in first inning: 5-15
— record in first 5 innings: 4-9-2
— He hasn’t pitched against Los Angeles
— Brewers are 8-13 in their last 21 games.
— Milwaukee is 34-33 on road.
— over 5-2-1 last eight games
— scored run in first inning: 42-122
— record in first 5 innings: 53-45-24
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 3.1-4-4.1
— Heaney is 0-1, 7.30 in his last three starts.
— Dodgers are 6-2 in his starts
— over 6-1-1
— allowed run in first inning: 2-8
— record in first 5 innings: 6-1-1
— He is 0-1, 5.79 in one start vs Milwaukee
— Dodgers are 46-13 in their last 59 games.
— Los Angeles is 44-16 at home.
— under 4-3 last seven games
— scored run in first inning: 46-122
— record in first 5 innings: 73-29-20
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 3-3-4

American League

ChiSox (62-61) @ Baltimore (64-58)
— Giolito gave up 11 runs in 10 IP, in his last two starts.
— White Sox are 5-8 in his last 13 starts.
— over 14-1 last 15
— allowed run in first inning: 7-22
— record in first 5 innings: 10-7-5
— He is 2-2, 6.41 in four starts vs Baltimore.
— White Sox are 21-16 in their last 37 games.
— Chicago is 32-30 on road.
— under 15-9-3 last 27 games
— scored run in first inning: 29-123
— record in first 5 innings: 49-58-16
— bullpen IP last 3 days: x-8-2.2
— Watkins is 2-1, 2.59 in his last four starts.
— Orioles are 9-5 in his starts.
— under 10-4
— allowed run in first inning: 4-14
— record in first 5 innings: 4-6-4
— He is 1-0, 0.96 in two starts vs Chicago.
— Orioles are 5-3 in their last eight games.
— Baltimore is 35-23 at home.
— under 6-3 last nine games.
— scored run in first inning: 26-122
— record in first 5 innings: 48-55-19
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 3.2-x-3.1



LA Angels (52-71) @ Tampa Bay (67-55)
— Angels lost seven of last eight games.
— Angels are 25-36 on road.
— under 4-1 last five games
— scored run in first inning: 36-123
— record in first 5 innings: 55-51-17
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 4-3-2.2
— McClanahan is 1-0, 2.77 in his last two starts.
— Rays are 12-6 in his last 18 starts
— over 4-1 last five
— allowed run in first inning: 5-23
— record in first 5 innings: 13-6-4
— He is 1-0, 1.59 in three starts vs Anaheim
— Tampa Bay is 13-6 in its last 19 games.
— Rays are 40-23 at home.
— under 13-8-3 last 24 games
— scored run in first inning: 35-122
— record in first 5 innings: 58-42-22
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 4.2-3.1-3



Toronto (66-54) @ Boston (60-62)
— Berrios is 1-1, 9.42 in his last three starts.
— Blue Jays are 7-2 in his last nine starts
— over 11-5 last 16
— allowed run in first inning: 8-24
— record in first 5 innings: 10-8-6
— He is 1-0, 2.08 in two starts vs Boston TY.
— Blue Jays are 5-1 in their last six games.
— Toronto is 30-30 on road.
— under 5-2 last seven games
— scored run in first inning: 40-121
— record in first 5 innings: 48-46-27
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 3-x-3
— Hill is 1-1, 7.02 in his last four starts.
— Red Sox are 1-3 in his last four home starts.
— over 4-1 last five
— allowed run in first inning: 8-18
— record in first 5 innings: 8-6-4
— He is 1-2, 4.96 in six starts vs Toronto.
— Red Sox are 6-5 in last 11 games.
— Boston is 29-31 at home.
— over 4-2 last six games.
— scored run in first inning: 32-123
— record in first 5 innings: 47-49-27
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 3.1-x-6.1



Minnesota (62-59) @ Houston (78-45)
— Bundy is 1-0, 1.88 in his last three starts.
— Twins are 6-12 in his last 18 starts
— over 8-3-3 last 14
— allowed run in first inning: 4-21
— record in first 5 innings: 12-6-3
— He is 0-3, 4.10 in eight starts vs Houston.
— Minnesota lost its last four games.
— Twins are 27-31 on road.
— over 21-16-2 last 39 games
— scored run in first inning: 40-121
— record in first 5 innings: 62-41-18
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 2.2-3-4
— Valdez is 3-0, 2.21 in his last three starts.
— Astros are 14-5 in his last 19 starts
— over 5-1 last six
— allowed run in first inning: 5-24
— record in first 5 innings: 12-7-5
— He is 2-1, 2.70 in six games (3 starts) vs Minnesota.
— Astros are 15-10 in their last 25 games.
— Houston is 40-18 at home.
— over 8-5-1 last 14 games
— scored run in first inning: 42-124
— record in first 5 innings: 74-33-17
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 2-x-6



Interleague Game(s)

San Francisco (61-61) @ Detroit (47-77)
— Webb is 2-2, 4.74 in his last four starts.
— Giants are 4-6 in his last 10 starts
— over 7-4 last 11
— allowed run in first inning: 8-25
— record in first 5 innings: 12-9-4
— He hasn’t pitched against Detroit.
— Giants lost four of last six games.
— San Francisco is 27-32 on road.
— under 6-2-1 last nine games
— scored run in first inning: 27-122
— record in first 5 innings: 49-51-22
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 3.1-x-2
— Manning is 0-1, 2.37 in his last three starts.
— Tigers are 2-4 in his starts.
— under 5-1
— allowed run in first inning: 2-6
— record in first 5 innings: 0-2-4
— He hasn’t pitched against San Francisco.
— Tigers are 11-29 in their last 40 games.
— Detroit is 28-35 at home.
— under 19-4-2 last 25 games
— scored run in first inning: 25-124
— record in first 5 innings: 40-65-19
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 3-4-4



Texas (56-67) @ Colorado (54-70)
— Perez is 0-2, 6.35 in his last three starts.
— Rangers are 16-8 in his starts
— over 9-1 last ten
— allowed run in first inning: 5-24
— record in first 5 innings: 10-5-9
— He is 0-2, 5.23 in four starts vs Colorado.
— Rangers won three of last four games.
— Texas is 29-33 on road.
— under 6-2-1 last nine games
— scored run in first inning: 30-123
— record in first 5 innings: 43-53-27
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 3-5-4
— Urena is 1-1, 4.76 in his last four starts.
— Colorado is 2-7 in his starts.
— under 5-3-1
— allowed run in first inning: 5-9
— record in first 5 innings: 2-5-2
— He is 1-0, 9.31 in two starts vs Texas.
— Colorado is 11-21 in its last 32 games.
— Rockies are 36-31 at home.
— over 12-6-1 last 19 games.
— scored run in first inning: 32-121
— record in first 5 innings: 33-65-23
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 4.2-x-3



Miami (54-69) @ A’s (45-79)
— Luzardo is 1-1, 2.45 in his last three starts.
— He pitched for Oakland from
— Marlins are 3-7 in his starts.
— under 8-2
— allowed run in first inning: 2-10
— record in first 5 innings: 3-5-2
— He hasn’t pitched against his old team.
— Miami is 14-30 in its last 44 games.
— Marlins are 29-36 on road.
— under 16-5-2 last 23 games.
— scored run in first inning: 18-123
— record in first 5 innings: 46-55-22
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 4.1-1-3
— Irvin is 0-4, 5.19 in his last four starts.
— A’s are 7-14 in his starts
— under 8-3-1 last 12
— allowed run in first inning: 12-21
— record in first 5 innings: 6-13-2
— He gave up four runs in 4 IP, in two relief stints vs Miami.
— A’s are 4-13 in their last 17 games.
— Oakland is 19-41 at home.
— over 4-2 last six games
— scored run in first inning: 29-124
— record in first 5 innings: 40-66-18
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 4-3-3.2



Washington (41-83) @ Seattle (67-55)
— Sanchez is 0-5, 6.69 in seven starts.
— Nationals are 2-5 in his starts.
— under 5-2
— allowed run in first inning: 2-7
— record in first 5 innings: 1-5-1
— He is 3-0, 3.82 in five starts vs Seattle.
— Washington is 4-6 in its last 10 games.
— Nationals are 22-39 on road.
— under 5-1 last six games.
— scored run in first inning: 32-124
— record in first 5 innings: 32-77-15
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 3-2.2-3
— Kirby is 3-0, 3.12 in his last three starts.
— Seattle is 11-6 in his starts
— under 4-2-1 last seven
— allowed run in first inning: 5-17
— record in first 5 innings: 7-6-4
— He hasn’t pitched against Washington
— Mariners are 12-7 in their last 19 games.
— Seattle is 32-26 at home.
— over 7-1-1 last nine games
— scored run in first inning: 37-123
— record in first 5 innings: 48-54-21
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 4-4-2.1



Cleveland (65-56) @ San Diego (68-57)
— Quantrill is 2-0, 1.89 in his last three starts.
— Guardians are 8-0 in his last eight starts.
— over 12-2-1 last 15
— allowed run in first inning: 3-23
— record in first 5 innings: 11-7-5
— He is 0-0, 4.50 in one start vs San Diego.
— Guardians are 11-4 in their last 15 games.
— Cleveland is 33-31 on road.
— under 11-3-1 last 15 games.
— scored run in first inning: 37-121
— record in first 5 innings: 49-47-25
— bullpen IP last 3 days: x-x-4.1
— Darvish is 0-3, 3.98 in his last three starts.
— Padres are 6-9 in his last 15 starts.
— under 4-1-1 last six
— allowed run in first inning: 6-23
— record in first 5 innings: 16-3-4
— He is 1-3, 3.38 in seven starts vs Cleveland.
— Padres are 3-5 in last eight games.
— San Diego is 35-27 at home.
— under 8-2 last ten games.
— scored run in first inning: 30-123
— record in first 5 innings: 55-40-28
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 2-x-3



Arizona (56-66) @ Kansas City (50-75)
— Gallen is 4-0, 1.03 in his last four starts.
— Arizona is 16-7 in his starts
— under 3-0 last three
— allowed run in first inning: 4-23
— record in first 5 innings: 14-3-6
— He is 0-0, 10.13 in one start vs Kansas City.
— Diamondbacks lost three of last four games.
— Arizona is 24-34 on road.
— under 8-3 last eleven games
— scored run in first inning: 36-122
— record in first 5 innings: 48-43-31
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 3-x-3.1
— Singer is 2-0, 1.40 in his last three starts.
— Royals are 10-7 in his starts
— under 8-0 last eight
— allowed run in first inning: 3-17
— record in first 5 innings: 10-4-3
— He hasn’t pitched against Arizona.
— Kansas City is 3-9 in its last dozen games.
— Royals are 30-35 at home.
— under 4-2-1 last seven games
— scored run in first inning: 33-125
— record in first 5 innings: 48-58-21
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 4-4.2-4.1

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

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