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)

zimmermanThe 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)

sp-maeda-a-20160307-870x717All 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

 

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