There are only six games on Monday’s MLB schedule, but the lineup includes several of the game’s marquee hitters and bettable showdowns. In Pittsburgh, Kris Bryant, Javier Baez and the Chicago Cubs (-122) invade PNC Park to face Trevor Williams, who comes off the IL to get the start for the Pittsburgh Pirates. At Great American Ball Park, Joey Votto and the Cincinnati Reds host Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers (-110), while Mike Trout leads the Los Angeles Angels, who have lost three in a row, into Arlington to face Mike Minor (8-4, 2.40 ERA) and the Texas Rangers (-141). 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 what SportsLine data scientist Stephen Oh is saying about the action.
The renowned co-founder of Accuscore, Oh uses a data-driven approach to crush sportsbooks. He raked in more than $1,100 to $100 bettors tailing his MLB picks in 2018 but he’s really crushing it in 2019, riding an awesome 104-64 heater (62 percent) into Monday’s action. That’s brought in nearly $3,800 already to $100 bettors tailing him.
The key to the success: Oh’s projection model simulates each game 10,000 times, identifying critical trends and matchups he expects will make the difference — and he shares the results exclusively at SportsLine. Parlaying Monday’s three picks pays out at nearly 9-1.
We can tell you Oh is going with the Pirates (+103) at home against the Cubs at 7:05 p.m. ET. Oh is on a 15-4 run picking Pittsburgh games and is 10-5 in his last 15 Chicago contests. He’s a sizzling +1601 in games involving one of those teams.
Oh knows the Cubs (45-39) have the stronger, more-consistent offense. They’ve scored at least three runs in 21 of their last 23 games and are averaging well 4.7 runs in that span.
But they turn to rookie Adbert Alzolay for his second-career start — he went only 4.2 innings in the first one – and the Pirates (39-43) are trending upward. They also have Trevor Williams on the mound. Williams’ stats aren’t world-beating (2-2, 4.25 ERA) but the Pirates have won seven of his 11 starts. Oh’s computer model projects another win Monday, at a home underdog price.
“The Pirates, who have won seven of 10, are 7-4 when Williams gets the ball,” Oh told SportsLine. “My projections like the Pirates’ chances — they win 62 percent of the computer simulations, which makes them a very valuable pick at a plus-price.”
Lock in the Pirates to win on Monday, and you could be well on your way to a massive parlay payout.
Oh and his computer model have also found a key x-factor that has him all over a huge underdog Monday, offering major value on the money line and pushing the parlay to new heights. You can only see which underdog he’s backing hard at SportsLine.
So which MLB picks should you make on Monday for a 9-1 parlay payout? And which underdog is showing all the value? See Monday’s MLB schedule below, then visit SportsLine to get Monday’s MLB best bets, all from the SportsLine handicapper who is crushing his MLB picks this season.
Monday’s MLB schedule
(all times Eastern)
Royals at Blue Jays (-144), 1:07 p.m.
Cubs at Pirates (+105), 7:05 p.m.
Brewers at Reds (-107), 7:10 p.m.
Orioles at Rays (-262), 7:10 p.m.
Angels at Rangers (-141), 8:05 p.m.
Giants at Padres (-167), 10:10 p.m.