Here is our MLB weekend betting guide, and with it being a holiday weekend let us make all the picks while you sit back, relax, and profit. These are the games that i find to hold the most value at the MLB betting outlets.
This Memorial Day weekend is loaded with opportunities to profit with you MLB betting picks. Here are some of my predictions for Saturday and Sunday's value picks for you to take to the sportsbooks and give you something to smile about on your holiday weekend.
Saturday May 28th,
San Fransisco (27-22) vs. Milwaukee (27-23)
As of Thursday, the Brewers have won 6 straight games and carry a 19-6 record
at home. The pitching matchup seems to be fairly even. Jonathan Sanchez (3-3,
3.47) takes the mound for the Giants and he'll be facing Randy Wolf (4-4,
3.70). Both pitchers pitched well in their last outing. Sanchez pitched 6
innings and gave up 1 run on 5 hits while Wolf pitched 7 innings and gave up 1
run on 4 hits. Wolf is a career 9-5 with a 2.86 ERA. The Brewers should be a
big favorite here.
Take Milwaukee run line -1 1/2.
Pittsburgh (22-26) vs. Chicago (22-26)
This game is dependent upon the Wrigley Field winds. Aside from that, I see the
game being a low scoring affair. Lefty Paul Maholm (1-7, 3.65) takes the mound
for Pittsburgh. In his last 10 starts, Maholm has only allowed more than 4 runs
twice. In his last 4 games, he's pitched 24 innings and only allowed 8 runs.
He's gotten no run support from the Pirates offense. Pittsburgh has scored a
mere 5 runs in Maholm's last 5 outings. If that doesn't scream under, I don't know
The Cubs bring Randy Wells (1-0,1.50) to the mound. Wells has been
on the disabled list and in his only outing of the season, he pitched 6
innings, giving up 1 run on 6 hits. Pittsburgh is a good team for Wells to get
the rust off of.
Bet the 'Under' at your favorite sportsbook.
Philadelphia (31-19) vs. New York Mets (23-26)
CitiField is a pitcher friendly ballpark. Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran have
found a second life with the Mets and are both playing well. Mike Pelfrey (3-4,
5.37) will take the mound for New York. Pelfrey pitched very well against the
Yankees until it all collapsed in a one inning barrage by the Bronx Bombers.
Before that Pelfrey had lowered his ERA from 10.80 to 5.11 in just 6 games.
Philadelphia is expected to lead the division and are currently on top. Cole
Hamels (6-2, 3.06) will start for Philly. Hamels has an intense dislike for the
Mets and has not allowed over 4 runs in his last 9 starts. He's also went at
least 6 innings in his last 9 starts. Hamels has a career 2-9 record with a
4.35 ERA against New York.
Follow the MLB odds boards and look for a good price as the Mets will be the
underdogs and upset the Phillies.
Cleveland (30-17) vs. Tampa Bay (26-23)
The Cleveland Indians are the real deal, surprising most of the betting public
and fans this season. They face a tough pitcher in James Shields (5-2, 2.00).
Shields pitched a complete game 3 hitter in his last outing against Florida.
Although Shields is just 1-4 with a 3.83 ERA for his career against Cleveland,
he's pitching at home and the Rays should have a decisive edge over Carlos
Carrasco (3-2, 5.16). The price might be reasonable due to Cleveland's success
Take Tampa Bay
Sunday May 29th, 2011
Boston (28-22) vs. Detroit (25-24)
Boston has really stepped it up since a dreadful start to the season. Josh
Beckett (4-1, 1.69) takes the mound for the Sox. Beckett has only given up a
grand total of 2 runs in his last 30 innings. He's back to the Beckett of old.
He's a career 3-1 with a 2.41 ERA against Detroit.
He's opposed by Justin
Verlander (4-3, 3.42). Verlander pitched a no hitter a few starts back. He
pitched poorly in his last outing, giving up 6 runs and 9 hits in 6 innings
pitched against Tampa Bay. Detroit is playing at home but the Red Sox have the
momentum and a major pitching edge. The Sox should also be a decent price.
Boston in this spot.
Chicago White Sox (24-28) vs. Toronto (24-26)
John Danks (0-7, 4.35) starts for the White Sox on Sunday and nothing has went
right for him this season. Chicago got off to a poor start as much was expected
of them. They've played better lately. They visit Toronto and Ricky Romero
(4-4, 2.91). Toronto has had a poor season but Romero has only given up 2 runs
in his last 3 games (22 2/3 innings). With the combination of Chicago's strong
play as of late and the Blue Jay's poor play, the value on Toronto should be
good. You can take the Sox in this spot with Danks.
Take Toronto ML at home.
L.A. Angels (26-26) vs. Minnesota (16-32)
Minnesota has been awful at home with a mark of 5-13. The Twins start Carl
Pavano (2-4, 5.28) but he's matching up against a tough pitcher in Dan Haren
(4-3, 2.24). Haren is coming off of a beating against Oakland. Before that,
he's pitched light's out. This might be an opportunity for Haren to get back on
the winning track. Minnesota's offense is a disaster. They rank at the bottom
of the league in various offensive statistical categories.
Take the Angels and
the runline. Minnesota is a disaster.
New York Yankees (27-21) vs. Seattle (24-25)
C.C. Sabathia (5-3, 3.17) gets the start for the Yankees and he's pitched well
in his career against the Seattle Mariners
. Sabathia is a career 9-4 with a 2.58 ERA against
the Mariners. The Yankees have been inconsistent this season but they'll be
tough with C.C on the mound. They usually play Seattle well. As of Friday, the
Mariners have been on fire with an 8-2 record in their last 10 games. This
should be a close game.
Jason Vargas (3-2, 3.86) starts for Seattle. Vargas has
gotten shelled in 4 career starts against New York. He's 0-1 with a 6.05 ERA.
Take the Yankees runline in this game. The pitching matchup and previous
history is too one sided.
There you have this weekend's selections. I hope that everyone has a profitable
Saturday and Sunday.