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MLB Picks Today – May 21, 2017

MLB Picks Today – May 21, 2017
The Toronto Blue Jays (18-26) try to avoid the sweep against the Baltimore Orioles (25-16) who now sit atop the AL East and hold the best home record in the whole league. Marco Estrada, with a favorable record against Baltimore, gets the start for Toronto, while Wade Miley starts for the home team. First pitch is Sunday at 1:35pm ET from Camden Yards.

Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles

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Tuesday 23 May
Toronto Blue Jays
Milwaukee Brewers

TOR @ MIL

  Money Line  

The Toronto Blue Jays (18-26) look to salvage a game from the Orioles (25-16), who are looking poised to get the sweep of their 3 game series on Sunday. Baltimore’s in the driver’s seat in the AL East, while the Jays are still looking up at them from 5th place in the division, and we’re over halfway through May. 

Toronto is still dealing with injuries that have disabled different members of the roster all season, including Aaron Sanchez, who went back on the DL on Friday. Fortunately for the Blue Birds, Russell Martin, who has been delivering for the Jays earlier, returned from the DL on Saturday, while Kevin Pillar came back from a 2 game suspension.

Jose Bautista is coming into form as well, and is on a 4 game hitting streak. He’s 9 for 15 in that span, and has 4 home runs and 10 RBIs in his last 9 games. The Jays need this from Bautista at a bare minimum.

The Baltimore Orioles, by contrast, are sitting pretty at the top of the division. This is in part because of their league best home record of 15-3. Back from a 1-6 road trip, they’ve already shown how much they like Camden Yards, by beating the Blue Jays twice in a row.

Wellington Castillo has been the story this series for Baltimore, with 2 home runs in Friday’s game, one of which decided the game in extras, and had a 3 run homer on Saturday to help in the Orioles’ 7-5 comeback win. Mark Trumbo has also been effective this series, going 6 for 9.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS (+115) SportsInteraction

With Marco Estrada (2-2, 3.60 ERA) starting for the Blue Jays, it could be hit or miss. The Toronto offense has been relatively stagnant in terms of run support for Estrada, only scoring 2 or fewer runs in 5 of his 9 starts. He also hasn’t been playing up to par recently.

The one thing going in Estrada’s favor is his record against the Orioles. He is 4-1 with a 2.84 ERA against them in his career. This season, he’s 2 no decisions against them because of the aforementioned low run support, but held Chris Davis, Adam Jones, and Manny Machado to 8 for 64 combined.

Opposing him is Wade Miley (1-1, 3.02 ERA), but his control issues could get the better of him. His last outing was a loss at Detroit, in which he failed to get out of the 5th inning for the 4th straight time, and gave up 4 runs and 8 hits. Miley’s control issues are quite real, as he’s walked 19 in his last 22.2 innings pitched. He’s walked 27 total, good (or bad) for worst in the American League.

Against Toronto, Miley’s had some trouble as well. The left hander is only 2-4 with a 5.40 ERA against the Canadian team. He did get the 6-4 win at Rogers Centre in mid-April in his only appearance against Toronto this season. Kendrys Morales is 7 for 16 against him.

MLB Picks And Parlays Today

Judging from the price, the Blue Jays have a decent shot at winning this one. They are 4-1 in Estrada’s last 5 starts against the Orioles. Baltimore is also 0-6 in Miley’s last 6 starts when their opponent allows 5 or more runs in their last game. They are also 2-7 in their last 7 games against a right handed starting pitcher.

Despite the Blue Jays’ problems, their offense hasn’t been as abysmal as it was at the start of the season. Even though Estrada hasn’t produced recently, his record against Baltimore is sound, and he’s already faced them twice this season, in games he should have gotten the win instead of no decisions.

Miley has had terrible form recently, and a bad career record against the Jays. The only thing he has going for him is that he’s seen and beaten the Blue Jays already this season, but he should easily be dealt with this time. Baltimore’s home record is intimidating, but Miley won’t be the one to protect it. Take the Toronto Blue Jays at +115 at Sports Interaction

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 22 May
FT Minnesota Twins 14 - 7 Baltimore Orioles +119 -120 Odds
FT Kansas City Royals 2 - 4 New York Yankees +167 -192 Odds
FT Colorado Rockies 8 - 1 PHI -111 -111 Odds
FT Los Angeles Angels 3 - 2 Tampa Bay Rays +100 -120 Odds
FT Cleveland Indians 1 - 5 Cincinnati Reds -132 +110 Odds
FT Pittsburgh Pirates 2 - 5 Atlanta Braves -135 +115 Odds
FT SFG 6 - 4 Chicago Cubs +186 -200 Odds
FT Detroit Tigers 0 - 1 Houston Astros +130 -139 Odds
FT Chicago White Sox 1 - 5 ARI +175 -213 Odds
Tuesday 23 May
Seattle Mariners 19:05 Montreal Expos +137 -145 Odds
Kansas City Royals 19:05 New York Yankees +127 -137 Odds
Minnesota Twins 19:05 Baltimore Orioles +124 -130 Odds
SFG 19:05 Chicago Cubs +160 -167 Odds
Colorado Rockies 19:05 PHI -128 +118 Odds
Los Angeles Angels 19:10 Tampa Bay Rays +103 -111 Odds
Texas Rangers 19:10 Boston Red Sox +185 -196 Odds
Cleveland Indians 19:10 Cincinnati Reds -164 +155 Odds
San Diego Padres 19:10 New York Mets +125 -130 Odds
Pittsburgh Pirates 19:35 Atlanta Braves -101 -106 Odds
Toronto Blue Jays 19:40 Milwaukee Brewers -101 -105 Odds
Detroit Tigers 20:10 Houston Astros +225 -238 Odds
Chicago White Sox 21:40 ARI +168 -172 Odds
Miami Marlins 22:05 Oakland Athletics +116 -125 Odds
St. Louis Cardinals 22:10 Los Angeles Dodgers +240 -256 Odds
Wednesday 24 May
Minnesota Twins 12:35 Baltimore Orioles +130 -141 Odds
Toronto Blue Jays 13:10 Milwaukee Brewers -120 +110 Odds
Miami Marlins 15:35 Oakland Athletics +125 -135 Odds
Chicago White Sox 15:40 ARI +105 -115 Odds
Cincinnati Reds 18:10 Cleveland Indians +173 -182 Odds
Seattle Mariners 19:05 Montreal Expos +152 -161 Odds
Kansas City Royals 19:05 New York Yankees +175 -185 Odds
Colorado Rockies 19:05 PHI -111 +101 Odds
Texas Rangers 19:10 Boston Red Sox +250 -278 Odds
Los Angeles Angels 19:10 Tampa Bay Rays +121 -132 Odds
San Diego Padres 19:10 New York Mets +120 -130 Odds
Pittsburgh Pirates 19:35 Atlanta Braves +133 -143 Odds
SFG 20:05 Chicago Cubs +165 -175 Odds
Detroit Tigers 20:10 Houston Astros +154 -164 Odds
St. Louis Cardinals 22:10 Los Angeles Dodgers +152 -161 Odds
Thursday 25 May
Pittsburgh Pirates 12:10 Atlanta Braves
Kansas City Royals 13:05 New York Yankees
Colorado Rockies 13:05 PHI
Los Angeles Angels 13:10 Tampa Bay Rays
SFG 14:20 Chicago Cubs
Seattle Mariners 16:05 Montreal Expos
Cincinnati Reds 18:10 Cleveland Indians
San Diego Padres 19:10 New York Mets
Texas Rangers 19:10 Boston Red Sox
Detroit Tigers 20:10 Houston Astros
ARI 20:10 Milwaukee Brewers
St. Louis Cardinals 22:10 Los Angeles Dodgers
Friday 26 May
Detroit Tigers 17:10 Chicago White Sox
Cincinnati Reds 19:05 PHI
San Diego Padres 19:05 Montreal Expos
Oakland Athletics 19:05 New York Yankees
New York Mets 19:05 Pittsburgh Pirates
Texas Rangers 19:07 Toronto Blue Jays
Kansas City Royals 19:10 Cleveland Indians
Seattle Mariners 19:10 Boston Red Sox
Los Angeles Angels 19:10 Miami Marlins
Baltimore Orioles 20:10 Houston Astros
ARI 20:10 Milwaukee Brewers
Tampa Bay Rays 20:10 Minnesota Twins
Detroit Tigers 20:40 Chicago White Sox
St. Louis Cardinals 20:40 Colorado Rockies
Chicago Cubs 22:10 Los Angeles Dodgers
Atlanta Braves 22:15 SFG
Saturday 27 May
Oakland Athletics 13:05 New York Yankees
Texas Rangers 13:07 Toronto Blue Jays
Detroit Tigers 14:10 Chicago White Sox
Tampa Bay Rays 14:10 Minnesota Twins
San Diego Padres 16:05 Montreal Expos
Seattle Mariners 16:05 Boston Red Sox
Cincinnati Reds 16:05 PHI
Los Angeles Angels 16:10 Miami Marlins
Kansas City Royals 16:10 Cleveland Indians
ARI 16:10 Milwaukee Brewers
New York Mets 19:15 Pittsburgh Pirates
Chicago Cubs 19:15 Los Angeles Dodgers
Baltimore Orioles 19:15 Houston Astros
St. Louis Cardinals 21:10 Colorado Rockies
Atlanta Braves 22:05 SFG
Sunday 28 May
Oakland Athletics 13:05 New York Yankees
Texas Rangers 13:07 Toronto Blue Jays
Los Angeles Angels 13:10 Miami Marlins
Kansas City Royals 13:10 Cleveland Indians
San Diego Padres 13:35 Montreal Expos
Seattle Mariners 13:35 Boston Red Sox
Cincinnati Reds 13:35 PHI
Baltimore Orioles 14:10 Houston Astros
Detroit Tigers 14:10 Chicago White Sox
ARI 14:10 Milwaukee Brewers
Tampa Bay Rays 14:10 Minnesota Twins
St. Louis Cardinals 15:10 Colorado Rockies
Atlanta Braves 16:05 SFG
Chicago Cubs 16:10 Los Angeles Dodgers
New York Mets 20:00 Pittsburgh Pirates

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