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Best Games to Bet on Today: Seattle Mariners vs. Philadelphia Phillies & Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins – August 18, 2014

Best Games to Bet on Today: Seattle Mariners vs. Philadelphia Phillies & Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins – August 18, 2014

It’s full speed ahead to the postseason with barely a month left in the second half of the MLB regular season. With the playoffs getting closer day-by-day, teams are now in a tight race to secure their spots. Since the All-Star Break, the Seattle Mariners and Kansas City Royals have been on a roll in an attempt to get into the playoffs.

Want more of the daily hottest baseball games to bet on? Then head over to our MLB Free Picks. In the meantime, keep your sights here as the Mariners hold on to their lead against the Philadelphia Phillies, while the Kansas City Royals try to keep their lead in AL Central against the Minnesota Twins.

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Seattle Mariners vs. Philadelphia Phillies (7:05 PM ET)

Line: Seattle Mariners (-140) at Philadelphia Phillies (+130); total 8.5view these lines

[sc:MLB240banner ]The Seattle Mariners are running hot with three-straight series wins against the Chicago White Sox, Toronto and Detroit. They have now overtaken Detroit for the second wild card spot, and it looks like they can pull further away with Roenis Elias (9-9, 4.14 ERA) starting against the Philadelphia Phillies. Elias is 2-1 with a 3.00 ERA and 19 strikeouts in 18 innings in three interleague starts.

Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Phillies cannot get anything going, dropping five of their last six. Their struggles may be set to continue as they start newly-acquired pitcher Jerome Williams (2-5, 6.43 ERA). In his last two starts, Williams has given up 12 runs (all earned) from 18 hits in nine innings of play.

Writer’s Prediction

The Seattle Mariners (-140) continue their streak and defeat the Phillies.

Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins (8:10 PM ET)

Line: Kansas City Royals (-150) at Minnesota Twins (+135); total 8.5view these lines

Josh Willingham

The Kansas City Royals swung some hot bats in a 12-6 trouncing of the Minnesota Twins yesterday. Heading into this series finale, the Royals are looking at an eighth-straight series win. Josh Willingham has been a key for the Royals at the plate. The former Twins batter has a homer, two doubles and five RBIs at the expense of his former team. The Royals are 20-5 since the All-Star Break.

On the other hand, the Minnesota Twins are set for a rough night starting rookie right-hander Trevor May (0-1, 12.46). In his last showing, May gave up four runs while walking seven in just two innings for a loss against the Oakland Athletics on August 9.

Writer’s Prediction

The Kansas City Royals (-150) have their way with Minnesota’s Trevor May.

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Written by Kevin

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