MLB Picks and Predictions for 5/31/21 - Free MLB Picks

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It’s another full slate of games on Memorial Day across the MLB landscape and there is is plenty of value in terms of free MLB Picks. Let’s take a look at the best free MLB picks for Monday’s games. 

Tampa Bay Rays -110 at New York Yankees -110 Total: 9

The New York Yankees are slumping coming into this game having lost three games in a row and now their bats have to try and get hot against RIch HIll, a pitcher who has been lights out his last four starts. Over the last four starts. HIll sits with an ERA of 1.26 during that stretch of games. In this game, look for the Rays to give Hill some run support, and the Yankees will win this game. 

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Play: Rays ML

Minnesota Twins -170 at Baltimore Orioles +150 Total: 9 

Jose Berrios gets the start for the Twins and he is going to find success against an Orioles offense that has had issues all season. This is a little too high of a total for my liking, but the Twins will win the game on the run line. 

Play: Twins -1.5 

Detroit Tigers at Milwaukee Brewers

The Detroit Tigers haven’t been as bad this season as many expected and now they are coming off a sweep over the New York Yankees over the weekend. For the Brewers they are a team that has leaned heavily on the pitching staff and Corbin Burnes and the bullpen will be strong again in this one. Back the under to cash. 

Play: Under

Philadelphia Phillies +100 at Cincinnati Reds -120 Total: 8.5 

Runs are going to be hard to come by in this game. Vince Velasquez has been strong this season, and the Reds offense has been inconsistent at best. Wade Miley is coming off the IL but in his last start he went 4.1 innings giving up only a run. Back the under.

Play: Under 8.5

San Diego Padres at Chicago Cubs

Both of these squads are coming off defeats on Sunday and will try to bounce back in a big way. On the mound for the Cubs will be Trevor Williams who has never found success against the Padres, and the Padres are going to take advantage. Back the Padres to win this game on the run line. 

Play: Padres -1.5

Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians Game 1

Triston McKenzie has been called back up from the minors to get the spot start and he is going to get lit up again in this game. McKenzie currently sits with an ERA near six, and the White Sox’s offense is going to run up the score in this game. Back the White Sox on the money line. 

Play: White Sox ML

Los Angeles Angels +110 at San Francisco Giants -130 Total: 8.5 

The GIants should be bigger favorites in this game. The Angels send Dylan Bundy to the mound, and that is bad news because he has been awful this year sitting with an ERA near 6.50. Back the Giants to win this game on the run line. 

Play: Giants -1.5

Boston Red Sox -105 at Houston Astros -115 Total: 8.5

The Boston Red Sox have gotten good pitching as of late and that is going to be the case again in this game. Look for the Red Sox to get that good pitching again in this game and that will be the difference as they pull off the upset on the road. 

Play: Red Sox ML

Oakland Athletics at Seattle Mariners 

James Kaprielian is getting the start again for the A’s and he was lights out in his last start against the Mariners. Seattle has been inconsistent at best this season and that will lead to the A’s winning this game on the money line. 

Play: A’s ML

Washington Nationals +150 at Atlanta Braves -180 Total: 9

This is a perfect chance for the Nationals to pull off the upset. A quick look at Joe Ross’s stats don't look good, but on the road, he has been strong this year, and this will be another game where he finds that success. Back the Nationals on the money line.

Play: Nationals ML +150

Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians Game 2

There have been no starting pitchers announced for this game and with it being the second game of a doubleheader, this is a stay away game for me. 

Pittsburgh Pirates +155 at Kansas City Royals -170 Total: 8.5

Chad Kuhl is coming back from injury, but this is not a spot where I trust the Royals to find any success laying such a big number. Look for the Pirates to find just enough offensive success against Minor to win this game.

Play Pirates ML +155

St. Louis Cardinals +145 at Los Angeles Dodgers -165

This is a steal at this price and the best play on the board. Bet it early because the number could go up. Trevor Bauer has been lights out at home this season and he sits with a perfect 3-0 record and an ERA of 0.87. Bauer is going to lock down, and lead the Dodgers to the win on the run line. 

Play: Dodgers -1.5

New York Mets at Arizona Diamondbacks 

The Mets scored plenty of runs on Saturday, but this is an offense I still don't’ trust, and the Me Diamondbacks are going to use that to their advantage. This is going to be a lower-scoring game that the DIamondbacks win.  

Play: Diamondbacks ML

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