MLB Picks and Predictions for 5/9/21 - Free MLB Picks

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It’s a loaded slate of games across the MLB on Sunday with 15 games and there is plenty of value across the board. Let’s take a look at 

Washington Nationals +130 at New York Yankees -149 Total: 9.5

Joe Ross has had one bad start this season, but outside of that he has looked good for the most part. In each of the last two games he has gone at least 5.1 innings and given up two runs or less. The Yankees offense had issues scoring on Saturday and it’s going to let them down again in this game. The Nationals offense might not be elite this season but they will come away with a victory. 

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Play: Nationals ML

Boston Red Sox -144 at Baltimore Orioles +132 Toal: 9

Dean Kremer is coming off a strong start in the last start going six innings giving up two hits and one run. In two of Nick Pivetta’s last three starts he has given up two runs or less and the other game he gave up three runs. I expect both pitchers are going to find success in this game and the under is going to cash. 

Play: Under

Minnesota Twins -161 at Detroit Tigers +141 Total: 7.5

Trusting the Twins has been a problem for the Twins and they are going to struggle to get the job done in this game. Matthew Boyd struggled in his last start, but in the previous two games he found success. Look for the Twins offense to struggle to score again and that will lead to the Tigers winning this game. 

Play: Tigers ML +141

Arizona Diamondbacks at New York Mets

The Mets refuse to give Jacob deGrom any run support and it doesn't seem to matter who they are facing on the mound. In this game look for both teams to struggle to score ad for the under to cash. The Diamondbacks depending on their price is also worth a look.

Play> Under

Milwaukee Brewers +122 at Miami Marlins -133 Total: 7.5

The Miami Marlins are going to have no issue running up the score in this game.against Eric Lauer. In his last start against the Phillies he gave up eight hits and six runs. Lauer is going to give up at least six runs again in this game and the Marlins are going to win this game on the run line. 

Play: Marlins -1.5

Cincinnati Reds -141 at Cleveland Indians +120 Total: 8.5

The Indians haven’t had the best season this year and now they send out a pitcher who doesn’t go deep in games. Each of the last two games he has gone only six innings total giving up five total runs. Tyler Mahle is also coming off a game where he struggled going five innings giving up nine hits and six runs. I expect both teams are going to find success scoring and the over will cash with ease. 

Total: Over 8.5

Chicago White Sox -153 at Kansas City Royals +141 Total: 8

Mike Minor hasn’t been good this year and over his last three starts he has given up 10 runs total. Two games ago against the Pirates he went 4.1 innings giving up six hits and five runs. Lucas Giolito’s last start he went 5.1 innings giving up five hits and two runs. Look for Giolito to be strong and for the White Sox to win this game on the run line. 

Play: White Sox ML

Toronto Blue Jays at Houston Astros

Zack Greinke has been inconsistent this season, but each of the last two games he hasn’t gone deep in the game. Each of those last two games, Greinke has gone only four innings, and the bullpen is going to be an issue in this game. Look for the Blue Jays to run up the score and come away with a victory.

Play: Blue Jays ML

Pittsburgh Pirates +160 at Chicago Cubs -180 Total: 

Kyle Hendricks found success in his last start against the Dodgers going seven innings and giving up a run. Even though he found success in the last game, I think he is going to have some real issues again in this game. The longball has been an issue for Hendricks and the Pirates will take advantage. Back the Pirates as underdogs

Play: Pirates ML

Colorado Rockies +115 at St. Louis Cardinals -135 Total: 7.5

The Cardinals are the better team and they have the better pitcher on the mound in this game. On the mound for the Rockies is German Marquez and in the last game against the Giants he went 0.2 innings giving up six hits and eight runs. Wainwright is going to slow down the Rockies and that  will be the difference as the Cardinals 

Rockies ML +115

San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants 

The Giants send Johnny Cueto to the mound and he is having another good season. On the season he has gone 20 innings giving up only 13 hits and four runs. The Padres offense is no doubt good, but they are going to struggle to score in this game. In his last start he went 5.2 innings giving up three hits and zero runs. Back the Giants ML.

Play Giants ML

Seattle Mariners +115 at Texas Rangers -125 Total: 8

Dane Dunning has been good this season sitting with only an ERA of 3,81, but he has a 1-2 record overall I expect Dunning is going to have another good outing, but the Rangers aren’t going to find a whole lot of run support. Back the Mariners to win this game. 

Play: Mariners ML

Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Athletics 

Cole Irvin has been lights out for the Oakland Athletics this season going 35 innings total giving up only 12 runs. In his last start against the Toronto Blue Jays he went eight innings giving up three hits and one run. Over his last three stats he has given up only four runs total. Look for Irvin to lock down the Rays and that will be the difference as the A’s come away with the victory on the money line. 

Los Angeles Dodgers -185 at Los Angeles Angels +155 Total: 8.5

Trevor Bauer might not be as lights out as some expected this season but in 44.1 innings so far this year he has given up 13 runs total. I expect the Dodgers will also give him run support and that will be the difference as hte Dodgers win this game big. Back the Dodgers -1.5 and -2.5 is also worth a look. 

Play: Dodgers -1.5

Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves

Although at times Aaron Nola hasn’t gotten run support, he has found a lot of success going 43.2 innings giving up 14 runs total.Huascar Ynoa has also been good as of late giving up only three runs total over his last starts. Look for this to be a low-scoring game and for this game to stay under the total.

Play: Under

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