MLB Betting: Top Games to Wager On This Weekend June 18 Edition

Posted by Derrick Harper on June 18, 2021 in

There is a full slate of MLB games on tap for this weekend, and that means plenty of opportunities to win some money. With other sports starting to wind down, the focus will be solely on baseball very soon.

Here are three MLB games that you must bet on this weekend, with one game highlighted for each day so you can bet against their MLB odds

Top MLB Games to Bet On From June 18th to June 19th

Chicago Cubs vs. Miami Marlins

The Chicago Cubs return home to face the Miami Marlins on Friday night after going just 1-3 in a four-game series against the Mets. Despite a rough start to the week, few teams in baseball have been playing as well as the Chicago Cubs.

The Cubs are also an astonishing 24-10 at Wrigley Field this season, and those wins have come against some great teams. Chicago will also have Zach Davies, and he has been pitching very well of late.

Miami enters this game with a record of just 29-39, and they were just swept by the St. Louis Cardinals. Pablo Lopez starts for the Marlins, and he is 2-4 with an ERA of 3.12 so far this season.

The Cubs have become one of the best offenses in baseball, and they should do some damage all weekend long. Chicago gets things started off with a big win over the Miami Marlins on Friday night. 

Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles

The best game to bet on for Saturday will take place in Baltimore as the Orioles host the Toronto Blue Jays. Toronto has emerged as a serious playoff contender this season, while Baltimore continues to struggle to win baseball games.

Baltimore will send Dean Kremer to the mound on Saturday, and he is 0-6 with a 6.65 ERA so far in 2021. This could spell some serious trouble for Kremer and the Orioles as he will be facing a terrific offensive team.

Toronto is hitting .261 as a team this season, and they also have a lineup that can do some serious damage. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. might be the best hitter in baseball, and this should be a matchup that gives the Blue Jays a chance to score some runs.

Baltimore might be able to pull off a win at some point this weekend, but it’s not happening on Saturday. Bet the Blue Jays over the Orioles in this matchup. 

San Diego Padres vs. Cincinnati Reds

The Padres are hosting the Reds this weekend, and this is a matchup of two of the best lineups in baseball. Both teams can really score, but the pitching matchup is the basis for making this a game to bet on.

Yu Darvish will be starting for San Diego, and he has gone 6-2 with an ERA of 2.57 this season. Even though Cincinnati does have some power in that lineup, Darvish is good enough to shut that lineup down.

The Reds will counter with Luis Castillo, and this has not been a great season for the right hander. Castillo is 2-9 with a 5.83 ERA, and it’s hard to see him having what it takes to shut the Padres down. 

Bet the San Diego Padres over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.