May 22nd, 2021 MLB Betting Tips

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Three MLB System picks for May 22nd, 2021.

The Bet MLB System is cooking right now. 3-1 last night brings us to 27-19 for the month of May.

All MLB tips based on the starting pitchers listed. Tips should be considered void if any pitching changes are made unless otherwise noted. Occasionally the “follower” will be listed as we are betting on who will pitch the bulk of the innings.

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Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals Betting Tips:

Pitcher FIP HR/9+ K%+ BB%+ Bullpen FIP-
Team wRC+
Rank BP FIP- L14
wRC+ L14
Rank
Adbert Alzolay 4.16 132 110 140 91 7 50 1
STL   114 97 90 97 15 105 12
Miles Mikolas 3.96
(Career)
101 81 62 97 14 98 16
CHC 102 112 99 102 12 109 9

A bit of a risk here with Miles Mikolas making his first start since 2019 here, but he has a track record that I trust. He has a career 3.82 ERA/3.96 FIP and he always keeps his walks down. He gets a nice match-up against the Cubs here who have been average against righties on the year.

The difference in this game is Adbert Alzolay. He is not a pitcher I trust. He has a 4.62 ERA/4.58 on the season and he’s never had a start where he allowed less than two runs. He has a miniscule .209 BABIP which I don’t think lasts.

Pick: Bet Cardinals Moneyline

Canada: Best Odds: 1.98 at BetOnline – 50% to $1000 Welcome Bonus
USA: Best Odds: -102 at BetOnline – 50% to $1000 Welcome Bonus
Everyone Else: Best Odds: 1.98 at BetOnline – 50% to $1000 Welcome Bonus
(Odds correct as of 2021/05/22 11:24:20 AM EST but are subject to change.)

Boston Red Sox at Philadelphia Phillies Betting Tips:

Pitcher FIP HR/9+ K%+ BB%+ Bullpen FIP-
Team wRC+
Rank BP FIP- L14
wRC+ L14
Rank
Nathan Eovaldi 2.15 98 98 79 90 6 106 20
PHI   95 119 93 92 19 105 12
Spencer Howard 5.1
(Career)
125 110 115 108 21 98 16
BOS 112 95 84 112 4 109 9

The odds on this one should be higher in my opinion. Nathan Eovaldi has been great this season with a 4.50 ERA/2.17 FIP. The Phillies offense has some dangerous hitters, but they are weak overall with just an 88 wRC+ against righties on the season.

Spencer Howard is very hittable and the Red Sox have a killer offense with a 111 wRC+ against righties on the year. The Philadelphia bullpen is trash.

Pick: Bet Boston Red Sox Moneyline

Canada: Best Odds: 1.80 at BetOnline – 50% to $1000 Welcome Bonus
USA: Best Odds: -125 at Bovada – $750 Welcome Bonus
Everyone Else: Best Odds: 1.76 at Bet365 – Get Bet Credits
(Odds correct as of 2021/05/22 11:24:20 AM EST but are subject to change.)

Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays Betting Tips:

Pitcher FIP HR/9+ K%+ BB%+ Bullpen FIP-
Team wRC+
Rank BP FIP- L14
wRC+ L14
Rank
Shane McClanahan 3.73 129 107 138 94 9 85 7
TOR   127 94 93 106 6 127 4
Robbie Ray 5.19 120 134 150 98 15 103 18
TBR   93 115 106 107 5 129 3

The minor league park that the Blue Jays are playing at is great for hitting and great for homeruns. The Blue Jays offense is strong against lefties and Shane McClanahan is hittable with a 4.67 ERA/3.73 FIP.

Robbie Ray does make me nervous, but I like his match-up against Tampa. They only have a 91 wRC+ against lefties on the season. Tampa also strikes out a lot and that is the one skill that Ray excels at. I think the Jays are worth a bet at this price.

Pick: Bet Blue Jays Moneyline

Canada: Best Odds: 1.79 at SportsBetting.ag- 50% to $1000 Welcome Bonus
USA: Best Odds: -118 at BetOnline – 50% to $1000 Welcome Bonus
Everyone Else: Best Odds: 1.83 at Bet365 – Get Bet Credits
(Odds correct as of 2021/05/22 11:24:20 AM EST but are subject to change.)

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