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MLB Picks: May 19

By Stefan Luciani

Okay so first of all I want to start by saying yours truly predicted that offensive breakout by the Blue Jays on Monday so if anybody took my advice your welcome. Sometimes all you have to do is double down (yes I know this was a few days ago now, please just let me bask in my glory).

But I’m back again today, ready to dish out some more all-encompassing knowledge to try and win you folks some more money, and my eyes are glued to the Cleveland Guardians vs the Cincinnati Reds. As you may know, the Reds, well they’re just a really, really bad baseball team. They’re in Cleveland and as it stands, Cleveland is currently favourites at ML -130 (LeoVegas). But once again I’m looking at the spread which sits at -1.5 @ +165 (Betway). Now other than the fact that we know the Red are a really, really, bad baseball team, Cleveland has been known to produce offence. Despite their record being just below that .500 mark, they are top five in the league with regards to hitting average, and have shown against some strong opponents they’re able to score runs.

Cincinnati is going with Tyler Mahle (2-4, 5.89 ERA) on the bump as Cleveland will counter with Cal Quantrill (1-2, 3.93 ERA). Now of course neither has Cy Young numbers, but Quantrill so far seems to boast the better statline, so my backing is for the Guardians to easily cover this, so quit your reading and make some moves! Picks: Guardians -1.5 @ +165 (Betway).

Other Notable Games

Mariners ML +112 (LeoVegas) vs Red Sox: In case you didn’t know, Boston is also another not-so-great team. Seattle may be a better team, but based on what the Mariners did last night to the Jays, it’s safe to say they can also hit the ball really well on any given night. Vegas giving me them as the underdogs? Yes please.

Mets vs Cardinals o7 @ –110 (Caesars): This one is pretty self-explanatory. I have said before how much I trust the Mets to almost always be able to produce some offence. While the return may not be as juicy as others, I feel pretty safe taking this one.

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