Every team hits the field on Tuesday in a packed MLB schedule, and it includes several pitching showdowns and intriguing matchups. One of the marquee matchups is at Citi Field, where Noah Syndergaard and the New York Mets (-128) host Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants. National League Pitcher of the Month Hyun-Jin Ryu goes for the Los Angeles Dodgers as they (-235) take on the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. Meanwhile, expect a lot of hits at Wrigley as Nolan Arenado and the Colorado Rockies, riding an eight-game win streak, take on Kris Bryant and the Chicago Cubs (-213). Fans everywhere will be playing off MLB odds for these games, but before locking in any MLB picks of your own, you need to see the best MLB bets of the night from SportsLine handicapper Michael Rusk.

With his economics and statistics background, Rusk uses multiple algorithms pooling with recency bias to produce profitable picks. The last two-plus seasons, Rusk’s bets brought in more than $3,000 for the $100 players.

Now he’s studied the full MLB schedule for June 4 and his top three picks are in, using the numbers to find critical trends you may not be considering. Parlaying them together brings an additional payout of more than 5-1.

We can tell you Rusk is going with the Indians (-134) at home against the Twins at 7:10 p.m. ET. Rusk has nailed an astonishing nine of his last 12 picks involving Cleveland.

Rusk knows Shane Bieber (4-2, 3.67 ERA) has been up and down this season, but the calendar has flipped to June, and Bieber’s game has historically flipped as well. The Twins (40-18), with the best record in baseball, throw Devin Smeltzer for his first career start. Rusk says it’s a good spot for the Indians (29-30) to heat up.

“Bieber carries a lifetime ERA of 0.96 in June and is up against a rookie in Smeltzer who has yet to make a major league start on the road,” Rusk told SportsLine. “The Indians are sub-.500 still and it is a matter of time until they kick off a double-digit win streak. Indians will roll with this one.”

Confidently lock in the Indians to win on Tuesday, and you could be well on your way to a nice parlay payout.

Rusk has also found a key x-factor that has him all-in on a massive underdog Tuesday night. You can only see which big dog he’s all-in on at SportsLine.

So which MLB picks should you make on Tuesday for a chance at a payout of more than 5-1? And which massive underdog is he backing hard? See Tuesday’s MLB schedule below, then visit SportsLine to get Tuesday’s MLB best bets, all from the MLB handicapper who has returned a $3,000 profit the last two-plus seasons.

Tuesday’s MLB schedule

(all times Eastern)

Braves at Pirates (+150), 7:05 p.m.
White Sox at Nationals (-270), 7:05 p.m.
Yankees at Blue Jays (+170), 7:07 p.m.
Giants at Mets (-128), 7:10 p.m.
Twins at Indians (-134), 7:10 p.m.
Rays at Tigers (+230), 7:10 p.m.
Marlins at Brewers (-189), 7:40 p.m.
Rockies at Cubs (-213), 8:05 p.m.
Orioles at Rangers (-130), 8:05 p.m.
Reds at Cardinals (+110), 8:15 p.m.
Red Sox at Royals (+162), 8:15 p.m.
Dodgers at Diamondbacks (+195), 9:40 p.m.
Athletics at Angels (-115), 10:07 p.m.
Phillies at Padres (-154), 10:10 p.m.
Astros at Mariners (NL), 10:10 p.m.

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