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MLB Picks: May 12

By Stefan Luciani

Well my friends, it has been a solid start to the week here for us, but lucky for you, Vegas once again is gracing us with some brilliant odds to take advantage of. The New York Mets are again in the Nation’s capital to take on the Washington Nationals after an uncharacteristic thrashing last night with Washington coming out on top 8-3. 

The Mets have undeniably begun this season as one of baseball’s hottest teams. At a record of 21-11, they sit atop the NL East standings and are exactly opposite their Washington counterparts who boast a record of 11-21. The Mets still hold the number three spot in most power rankings as they have maintained their ability to create offence and produce runs in key situations - see their ninth-inning comeback against Philadelphia. But many sportsbooks at the moment have them at just a relatively slight edge over the Nationals with a ML -155 (theScoreBet). 

Now, I know there’s not much of a return for that, but in their last 12 games, they’ve gone 7-5. Now, I know you’re also thinking well, that’s not exactly great. You’d be correct, it’s not, but I would like to draw your attention to the number of runs scored in those last 12 games. They scored over 50 runs throughout the last 12 games averaging just under four a half per game, which is a significant feat. 

With that being said, the Mets covering -1.5 is currently sitting a little over double your money at +112 (FanDuel). With something as potentially foolproof as that, it’s almost too good to be true, but also too tasty to pass up. Pick: Mets -1.5 @ +112 (FanDuel)

Other notable games

Reds @ Pirates game u8 @ +105 (theScoreBet): This isn’t exactly a playoff-caliber matchup as the struggling Pirates take on a dismal Reds team. I don’t expect much - not even sure this will hit with these two teams - but consistent offence is not one of them. 

Yankees ML @ +130 (Betway): I know the Yankees have the inexperience of Luis Gil on the mound, but they have too much going right for them right now. If Vegas wants to give an offence that’s rolling like theirs to me at ML +130… START THE CAR!!

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