Monday May 16 MLB Picks
Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers (Tigers Moneyline -163)
Twins (Berrios 1-1, 6.28) Tigers (Zimmerman 5-2, 1.50)
The Tigers have been struggling, but the Twins coming to Motown should be recipe for the Tigers to get back on track. Jose Berrios is a very promising young pitcher, but with Jordan Zimmerman on the mound I like the Tigers to beat the Twins for the fourth straight time this season.
Boston Red Sox at Kansas City Royals (Over 8 Runs -110)
Red Sox (Porcello 6-1, 3.54) Royals (Ventura 3-2, 4.62)
The last seven Red Sox games have gone over. The over is only 13-22-2 in Royal’s games. I like the over because Yordano Ventura has allowed 13 earned runs in his last 12 innings pitched. Rick Porcello has a 5.24 ERA in his last four starts at Kansas City. As tough as the Royals are against overs this season, over 8 runs is not too much to ask for here.
Cincinnati Reds at Cleveland Indians (Reds Moneyline +135)
Reds (Lamb 0-0, 1.80) Anderson (0-3, 7.31)
Cody Anderson is 0-2 with a 5.49 ERA in four career interleague starts. This season Cleveland has lost all six games that Anderson has appeared in. The Indians are only hitting .234 and have 3-6 record against left handed pitchers this season. The Tribe are also only 1-5 in interleague play. I like the Reds as an underdog here.
Los Angeles Angels at Los Angeles Dodgers (Dodgers -1.5 Runs, +125)
Angels (Shoemaker 1-5, 9.12) Dodgers (Maeda 3-2, 2.30)
All of Shoemaker’s losses have been by at least three runs this season. Current Dodgers have a .353 batting average against Shoemaker. Led by Kenta Maeda, I like the Dodgers to win by more then one run here.
Last week record 11-11
Season record 38-28