Rapid Fire MLB Predictions- May 9th

MLB: MAY 26 White Sox at Blue Jays

I don’t know if I’m just getting lucky or if I should move to Vegas and do this for a living because I was hot yesterday. It’s probably the former.

Home Team in Italics  and Best Bets indicated with **

Last Night:  11-4 (+860 if betting $100 on every game)

Overall Record: 55-31 (+2,290)

Best Bets: 9-6 (+220)

 

Kansas City (+110) over New York Yankees

The Royals don’t deserve to be underdogs against the Yankees.

**Washington (-185) over Detroit

With Stephen Strasburg returning to elite form, I like the Nationals to bounce back after getting swept by the Cubs.

Milwaukee (+205) over Miami

I’m not thrilled with the idea of betting against Jose Fernandez, but the Marlins are favored by too much for me to comfortable taking them.

Cincinnati (+105) over Pittsburgh

The Pirates may be better, but Jonathan Niese has been one of the weaker starters in baseball this year, which is why I like the home underdog.

Boston (-120) over Oakland

With Sonny Gray struggling with his command, I like the Red Sox in a high-scoring affair.

Chicago (-270) over San Diego

I wish I could bring myself to take the Padres and their enormous moneyline value, but I won’t because the Padres strike out a ton and that is good news for the Cubs considering they already have one of the best defenses in baseball.

Chicago White Sox (+110) over Texas

Colby Lewis is a shaky starter, so I’ll take the White Sox.

**Cleveland (-120) over Houston

A big advantage in the starting pitching matchup (Kluber vs Fiers) leads me to side with the Indians.

Baltimore (+100) over Minnesota

Tricky game to call, but when a doubt go with the team who has the much higher run differential.

Colorado (-145) over Arizona

The Rockies have been pretty bad at home this year, but I like things to turn around for them tonight against the D-Backs.

Los Angeles Dodgers (-105) over New York Mets

I’ll take the Dodgers considering they are only receiving 24% of bets, which means the House is on their side.

Seattle (-130) over Tampa Bay

Since this line opened at -170 in favor of Seattle, sharp money has pounded it all the way down to -130 despite the overwhelming majority of bettors backing the Mariners. If I had hopped on early, I would’ve taken Tampa Bay; but at this point, I think Felix Hernandez and the Mariners are too enticing to pass up.

**Toronto (-125) over San Francisco

I’d normally like the home underdog here, but I’m frightened by what the Blue Jays lineup will do to Jake Peavy.

Posted by Mando

Co-Founder of Check Down Sports. Die-hard Boston sports fan: Patriots, Celtics, Bruins- in that order. I haven't been that interested in the Red Sox since they traded Manny. If you're a fan of Leslie Nielson movies and/or think Entourage is overrated, we'll get along.

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