MLB Games Of The Day For Friday, August 12

Odds and analysis for the most anticipated matchups

Here we go; this is easily the most anticipated matchup of the day. While the Mets are still way ahead of the Phillies in the standings, Philadelphia has been on a roll as of late, improving their record to 62-49. New York has been the best team in the division all year long, and catching up to them for the division crown seems very unlikely at this point. Especially when they have guys like Max Scherzer taking the hill for them.

In his last start, Scherzer allowed four hits and struck out 11 across seven scoreless innings of work to earn the win in Game 2 of a doubleheader versus Atlanta. He threw 80 of 108 pitches for strikes while racking up an insane 23 swinging strikes. He has turned in seven straight quality starts since returning from an injury in early July, and he's recorded 11 strikeouts in three of those outings. For the year, he owns a 1.98 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 120:17 K-to-BB across 95.2 innings through 15 starts. This should be a phenomenal game that I can't wait to take in. Subscribe to BetQL to see our best bets above!

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