Free MLB Picks Today and Best Bets [Monday, 5/20/2024]

Free MLB Picks Today and Best Bets [Monday, 5/20/2024]

MLB betting is back for another exciting day, and we're here to give you our top picks for Monday's baseball action.

Today's MLB best bets come from a range of matchups, including Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers and Padres vs. Reds.

By using data-driven simulations and machine learning, the bets listed below are led by a run line play at 10:10PM ET.

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MLB Best Bets Tonight: 5/20/2024

Following extensive number crunching and thousands of simulations of today's action, DimersBOT, our leading predictive analytics model, has figured out the best baseball bets for upcoming games on Monday, May 20, 2024.

Keep in mind that the earliest game time is at the top of this list of picks. To get access to our full list of today's best bets, including customizable filters and sorting options, consider joining Dimers Pro.

Diamondbacks +1.5 (+110)

Our model has pinpointed the next MLB betting opportunity tonight, which comes in the Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers matchup. We recommend a run line bet on Diamondbacks +1.5 at +110 odds, which provides an edge of 4.7%.


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Padres vs. Reds Under 9.5 Runs (-124)

  • Edge: 4.1%
  • Probability: 59.4%
  • Matchup: Padres vs. Reds (6:40PM ET, Tuesday)

Our model has found another great MLB bet, this time in the matchup between the Padres and Reds. We suggest placing an over/under wager on Under 9.5 Runs, available at -124 odds. Our analysis shows a compelling 4.1% edge for this bet.

Please be aware that this game is scheduled for tomorrow. We strongly advise you to capitalize on these favorable odds now, before the lines move.



Marlins +1.5 (-142)

Our next pick for today's baseball action comes from the Brewers vs. Marlins game. We recommend a run line bet on Marlins +1.5, offered at attractive odds of -142. Our model indicates a favorable 2.8% edge for this wager.

Remember, the result of this bet will be determined tomorrow. We highly recommend taking advantage of these favorable odds while they are still available.


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MLB Best Bets: Monday, 5/20/2024

As of 10:01PM ET, here are the next three MLB bets recommended by our model:

Matchup Bet Odds Edge
Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers Diamondbacks +1.5 +110 @ DraftKings 4.7%
Padres vs. Reds Under 9.5 Runs -124 @ FanDuel 4.1%
Brewers vs. Marlins Marlins +1.5 -142 @ DraftKings 2.8%

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While the bets listed are all positive expected value (+EV) opportunities, subscribing to Dimers Pro grants you instant access to all of today's best bets identified by our model.

Included in Monday's MLB picks is a +164 moneyline play with an edge of 2.1%.

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Upcoming MLB Games to Bet On [5/20/2024]

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This article is part of our MLB player props and MLB best bets series.

For more MLB betting content, we have MLB trends for every game, as well as daily MLB betting news and the latest World Series odds and predictions.


This article, enhanced by AI and automation, aims to deliver accurate MLB insights quickly, with human oversight ensuring high editorial quality. Our predictions are grounded in current data to help you make informed decisions. For additional resources and advice on responsible gambling, please call 1-800-GAMBLER.

All odds and probabilities in this article are correct and accurate at the time of publication.

Jason Bevilacqua
Head of Content and Communities

Jason Bevilacqua has a deep-rooted passion for sports and has been actively involved in sports betting for many years. Specializing in the MLB, NHL, NBA, MLS, and NFL, Jason delivers engaging game previews across these leagues. His expertise is particularly evident in his best bets for MLB, NHL, and college basketball. Additionally, Jason contributes valuable MLB and NFL props, as well as NBA first basket plays. 

Since joining Dimers in 2020 as the Head of Social and Community, Jason has also made significant contributions to the editorial department, offering daily articles that are not only well-researched but also deeply insightful. His strategic approach and collaboration with DimersBOT ensure his betting advice is top-notch.

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