Best MLB Betting Picks and Parlays: Tuesday May 18, 2021

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May 18, 2021 7:23 AM

It was a slow start on our daily picks for the week yesterday, going 1-2 on our plays, but never fear - we're never down for long. Let's get into Tuesday's huge card.

 

It's Tuesday May 18, and, as always, we've simulated all of tonight's games 10,000 times each determining where the value lies for baseball bettors across the United States.

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Here is what the data is telling us for today's MLB games โฌ


 

Giants @ Reds


BET: ๐Ÿ”ฅ
Total runs OVER 8.5 with Unibet (-103)

๐Ÿ“ˆ 52.5% probability 

We're running it back with the pick that we cashed yesterday, taking another Over play for the Giants and Reds. 

DimersBOT has the Reds as favorites in this one, which is a little surprising given that starting Cincinnati pitcher Luis Castillo has a 1-5 starting record this season, but we are going to manipulate the data to our advantage with the Overs because Castillo, who has pitched 37 innings this season, has given up 13.26 hits per 9 innings for an ERA of 7.71 which is horrifying. IF the Reds are to win, they're going to have to keep up on offense, because the Giants have a very big opportunity to pile on the runs in the early innings.

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MORE: Giants @ Reds predictions


 

White Sox @ Twins

 

BET: ๐Ÿ”ฅ Total runs OVER 8 (-115) with William Hill Sportsbook

๐Ÿ“ˆ 56.0% probability

The White Sox embarrassed the Twins last night, winning 16-4 and our data is expecting a repeat dosage in the second game of the series tonight. They'll be facing a tougher pitching assignment in Michael Pineda, but it shouldn't bother them overall. The Over is 7-1 in their last eight games where they've played as road favorite

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MORE: White Sox @ Twins predictions


 

Indians @ Angels

 

BET: ๐Ÿ”ฅ Total runs OVER 7.5 with BetMGM (-112)

๐Ÿ“ˆ 61.0% probability, 10.5% edge on the sportsbooks' odds

This is one of the biggest probabilities and edges we've seen, and with good reason. We've been going on and on about how bad this Angels run defense is, but lately their offense has started producing at a high level also to make them a bonafide Over threat every single night. Games featuring the Halos have averaged 9.6 runs over the past five.

MORE: Indians @ Angels predictions

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๐Ÿ”ฅ Giants/Reds o8.5 runs
๐Ÿ”ฅ White Sox/Twins o8 runs
๐Ÿ”ฅ Indians/Angels o7.5 runs

๐Ÿ’ฐ Parlay with UniBet (+633)

 

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