The week starts with 12 games on the MLB betting card for Monday.
There is plenty of value to be found today with opening games of new series starting up.
With just over a month into the season, it’s starting to be apparent who’s hot or not and which teams are for real that will be a tough out as the season rolls along.
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Seattle Mariners @ NY Yankees
Monday, May 6 ’19, 6:35 PM ET
The Seattle Mariners may be coming off a 10-0 rout of the Cleveland Indians, but they had lost six in a row prior to that and I think they’ll find it very hard to overcome the Yankees in the Bronx Monday night.
Seattle right-hander Felix Hernandez (1-2, 4.31 ERA) was tagged with four runs on eight hits (two homers) in a 6-5 Mariners loss to the Cubs last time out.
The team has now lost three of his last four starts and the Mariners are 5-16 in Hernandez’s last 21 road starts vs. a team with a winning record.
The Bronx Bombers hand the ball to left-hander CC Sabathia (1-1, 2.66 ERA) who was charged with a 3-1 loss at Arizona last time out despite allowing just two runs over 5 1/3 innings of work.
He has not allowed a single earned run through 10 frames home at Yankee Stadium here in 2019 and the Mariners are 1-5 in their last six games vs. a left-handed starter.
The Yankees have won five straight head-to-head meetings as a host and five of the last six when taking on Hernandez.
Pick: Yankees (-140) at 5Dimes
Boston Red Sox @ Baltimore Orioles
Monday, May 6 ’19, 7:05 PM ET
I love the value here with Baltimore on the +1.5 run line at home against the Red Sox. I strongly considered just taking the Orioles on the money line for a much bigger payout, but I like the added value with them potentially losing by a run and still cashing a winning ticket.
As bad as Baltimore has been, starter John Means has really thrown the ball well. He’s got a 3.50 ERA and 1.22 WHIP in 4 starts and has posted a 2.25 ERA in 2 home starts.
Boston on the other hand will have Josh Smith on the mound, who will be making his first start of 2019.
I look for Smith to struggle some and for the Orioles to find a way at home to get the victory.
Pick: Orioles +1.5 (+100) at Mirage
Washington Nationals @ Milwaukee Brewers
Monday, May 6 ’19, 7:40 PM ET
I’ll take my chances here with the Nationals at basically a pick’em on the road against the Brewers.
I just can’t pass up a play on Washington at this price with Max Scherzer on the mound. While Scherzer is just 1-4 with a 4.08 ERA in 7 starts, he has a very strong 1.166 WHIP in those outings and has a 62-7 K/BB ratio in 46 1/3 innings of work.
I believe this is the best pitcher in the game and it’s only a matter of time before he’s back to looking like a Cy Young candidate. He’s coming off back-to-back starts where he thew 7 innings and allowed 3 or fewer runs.
As for the Nationals offense, they should be able to push across at least a few runs here against the Brewers Jhoulys Chacin.
Pick: Nationals (-104) at Pinnacle
Atlanta Braves @ LA Dodgers
Monday, May 6 ’19, 10:10 PM ET
The Dodgers are 46-24 their last 70 against teams from the NL East. With a starter in better current form than his opponent, they should have an excellent shot at improving on those stats this evening.
Walker “Don’t Call Me Ferris” Buehler is 2-1 with a 3.12 ERA and 0.981 WHIP his last three starts.
On the other hand, Guasman has an ugly 8.25 ERA to go along with a 1.583 WHIP over his last three.
The Dodgers are hitting .280 at home; the Braves are hitting .265 on the road. If the price stays below the -150 mark, consider LA.