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MLB Picks Today – May 23, 2017

MLB Picks Today – May 23, 2017
The Toronto Blue Jays (19-26), losers of five of seven, look to get back on track against the Milwaukee Brewers (25-19) in the first game of a two game interleague series starting Tuesday. Trying to settle into his starting role, Joe Biagini takes the mound for the Jays, and Jimmy Nelson starts for the Brewers. First pitch is at 7:40pm ET.

Toronto Blue Jays at Milwaukee Brewers

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Toronto Blue Jays
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Blue Jays @ Rays

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The Toronto Blue Jays (19-26) travel to Milwaukee to face the Brewers (25-19) in a short 2 game interleague series starting Tuesday. The Jays certainly have a ton of work to do to make up ground in their division, as they’re still last place in the AL East.

While they’ve faltered a bit in recent days, they are trending upwards, but they need to play much better if they want to leapfrog the mediocre Rays and Red Sox and become contenders.

Toronto’s won it’s last game on Sunday against Baltimore, validating our pick. All they needed was a 3 run home run from Devon Travis in the 1st inning, and superb pitching to hold the O’s to a single run and take the last game of their 3 game series.

With a 5-5 record in their last 10, and 2-5 record in their last 7, it’s safe to say they need a jolt, because despite their injuries, they are not a last place team.

For the Milwaukee Brewers, things haven’t looked this good in a while. Their offense has been staggering for pitchers, ranking 3rd in the league in OPS, runs scored, and home runs. Keon Broxton has been a large part of that, and was instrumental the last time Milwaukee faced Toronto, and it currently on a 5 game hitting streak. Teammate Travis Shaw is on an 11 game hitting streak of his own, a career high.

Pitching has been the Brewers’ Achilles’ Heel though. They are ranked dead last in the league in walks per 9 innings, 26th in WHIP, and 21st in ERA for their starting rotation. Has that mattered though? Seems not, as they are playing incredibly, winning 10 of their last 13, and vaulted to the top of the NL Central

TORONTO BLUE JAYS (-105) SportsInteraction

Joe Biagini (1-2, 3.41 ERA) starts for the Jays, and continues to increase his pitch count as he becomes accustomed to being a starter.

That being said though, it didn’t take long for his last game to get away from him, as he allowed Atlanta to get 6 runs right away because of walks and throwing errors.

The right hander is 1-1 with a 3.46 ERA in his 3 starts since coming out of the relief role. In his early meeting with the Brewers this year, he was still a relief pitcher, throwing 1 scoreless inning, with a walk and 2 strikeouts.

Much improved from his first few starts, Jimmy Nelson (2-2, 3.86 ERA) looks to continue his recent dominance. After a 1-2 record with a 5.34 ERA in his first 5 starts, he’s gone 1-0 with a 1.15 ERA in his last 3 starts since. He’s holding batters to a .193 average the last 15.2 innings. His last outing saw him hold the Padres to 2 runs, striking out 8.

MLB Picks And Parlays Today

On paper, the Brewers should be the play hands down. Toronto’s 2-6 in their last 8 in Milwaukee, and 4-10 in their last 14 against the Brewers. They haven’t been playing up to par recently either, while Milwaukee has been on absolute fire. Even their starting pitchers are going in opposite directions. So what makes Toronto the play then? The price is too suspicious here to not notice.

The Jays are almost favored in a spot they shouldn’t be. This can alert us that the Brewers’ pitching might not be up to snuff this game. We can’t expect much from Biagini either, but he won’t be as bad as his last game. A couple of longterm trends to note also, is that Milwaukee is 8-21 in Nelson’s last 29 starts, and they are 28-70 in their last 98 games against a starter with a WHIP of 1.15 or less. Both teams should get their hits tonight, but Toronto will eke out the win. Take the Toronto Blue Jays at -105 at Sports Interaction.

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 21 August
FT Minnesota Twins 6 - 7 Chicago White Sox +123 -133 Odds
AEI Los Angeles Dodgers 6 - 5 Pittsburgh Pirates -132 +151 Odds
FT Oakland Athletics 3 - 7 Baltimore Orioles +160 -182 Odds
FT Boston Red Sox 4 - 5 Cleveland Indians +120 -112 Odds
AEI Diamondbacks 3 - 2 New York Mets -130 +123 Odds
FT Seattle Mariners 6 - 5 Atlanta Braves -104 +105 Odds
FT Minnesota Twins 10 - 2 Chicago White Sox -127 +116 Odds
FT Texas Rangers 5 - 3 Los Angeles Angels +145 -141 Odds
FT Milwaukee Brewers 0 - 2 Giants -118 +110 Odds
Tuesday 22 August
FT Miami Marlins 12 - 8 Phillies +105 -120 Odds
FT Los Angeles Dodgers 8 - 5 Pittsburgh Pirates -114 +106 Odds
FT Oakland Athletics 6 - 4 Baltimore Orioles +152 -161 Odds
FT Boston Red Sox 9 - 1 Cleveland Indians +172 -182 Odds
FT New York Yankees 13 - 4 Detroit Tigers -179 +170 Odds
FT Toronto Blue Jays 5 - 6 Tampa Bay Rays +188 -204 Odds
FT Diamondbacks 7 - 4 New York Mets -161 +152 Odds
FT Chicago Cubs 13 - 9 Cincinnati Reds -154 +145 Odds
FT Seattle Mariners 0 - 4 Atlanta Braves -115 +115 Odds
FT Miami Marlins 7 - 4 Phillies -106 -104 Odds
FT Minnesota Twins 4 - 1 Chicago White Sox -130 +118 Odds
FT Montreal Expos 4 - 3 Houston Astros +160 -169 Odds
FT Colorado Rockies 2 - 3 Kansas City Royals +110 -120 Odds
FT San Diego Padres 12 - 4 St. Louis Cardinals +165 -169 Odds
FT Texas Rangers 1 - 10 Los Angeles Angels +125 -147 Odds
FT Milwaukee Brewers 4 - 3 Giants -108 -102 Odds
Wednesday 23 August
AEI Oakland Athletics 7 - 8 Baltimore Orioles +183 -196 Odds
FT Milwaukee Brewers 2 - 4 Giants +105 -115 Odds
AEI Los Angeles Dodgers 0 - 1 Pittsburgh Pirates -200 +150 Odds
FT Miami Marlins 0 - 8 Phillies -122 +112 Odds
FT Boston Red Sox 6 - 1 Cleveland Indians +155 -152 Odds
FT Toronto Blue Jays 7 - 6 Tampa Bay Rays +102 +105 Odds
FT Chicago Cubs 9 - 3 Cincinnati Reds -110 +125 Odds
FT Diamondbacks 2 - 4 New York Mets -161 +175 Odds
FT New York Yankees 10 - 2 Detroit Tigers -233 +230 Odds
FT Seattle Mariners 9 - 6 Atlanta Braves +101 +110 Odds
FT Minnesota Twins 3 - 4 Chicago White Sox -164 +160 Odds
FT Montreal Expos 1 - 6 Houston Astros +140 -145 Odds
FT Colorado Rockies 4 - 6 Kansas City Royals +125 -120 Odds
FT San Diego Padres 2 - 6 St. Louis Cardinals +165 -169 Odds
AEI Texas Rangers 7 - 5 Los Angeles Angels +160 -147 Odds
Thursday 24 August
FT Diamondbacks 3 - 2 New York Mets -141 +131 Odds
FT Miami Marlins 9 - 8 Phillies -137 +129 Odds
FT Toronto Blue Jays 0 - 2 Tampa Bay Rays +144 -154 Odds
FT New York Yankees 6 - 10 Detroit Tigers +102 -111 Odds
FT Colorado Rockies 3 - 2 Kansas City Royals -105 -105 Odds
FT Los Angeles Dodgers 5 - 2 Pittsburgh Pirates -132 +122 Odds
FT Boston Red Sox 6 - 13 Cleveland Indians -156 +146 Odds
FT Chicago Cubs 2 - 4 Cincinnati Reds -167 +160 Odds
FT San Diego Padres 4 - 3 St. Louis Cardinals +210 -227 Odds
AEI Montreal Expos 5 - 4 Houston Astros +120 -141 Odds
FT Minnesota Twins 1 - 5 Chicago White Sox -179 +168 Odds
AEI Texas Rangers 3 - 0 Los Angeles Angels +140 -147 Odds
Friday 25 August
Chicago Cubs 19:05 Phillies -179 +170 Odds
Seattle Mariners 19:05 New York Yankees +140 -145 Odds
New York Mets 19:05 Montreal Expos -179 +169 Odds
Minnesota Twins 19:07 Toronto Blue Jays +160 -164 Odds
Baltimore Orioles 19:10 Boston Red Sox +152 -156 Odds
San Diego Padres 19:10 Miami Marlins +140 -143 Odds
Kansas City Royals 19:10 Cleveland Indians +117 -122 Odds
Pittsburgh Pirates 19:10 Cincinnati Reds -105 +100 Odds
Colorado Rockies 19:35 Atlanta Braves +101 -105 Odds
Detroit Tigers 20:10 Chicago White Sox -154 +148 Odds
Tampa Bay Rays 20:15 St. Louis Cardinals +151 -156 Odds
Giants 21:40 Diamondbacks +220 -233 Odds
Texas Rangers 22:05 Oakland Athletics +108 -118 Odds
Houston Astros 22:07 Los Angeles Angels -111 +106 Odds
Milwaukee Brewers 22:10 Los Angeles Dodgers +176 -182 Odds
Saturday 26 August
Seattle Mariners 13:05 New York Yankees
Minnesota Twins 13:07 Toronto Blue Jays
Baltimore Orioles 16:05 Boston Red Sox
New York Mets 16:05 Montreal Expos
Texas Rangers 16:05 Oakland Athletics
Pittsburgh Pirates 18:40 Cincinnati Reds
Chicago Cubs 19:05 Phillies
Colorado Rockies 19:10 Atlanta Braves
Detroit Tigers 19:10 Chicago White Sox
San Diego Padres 19:10 Miami Marlins
Kansas City Royals 19:15 Cleveland Indians
Tampa Bay Rays 19:15 St. Louis Cardinals
Giants 20:10 Diamondbacks
Houston Astros 21:07 Los Angeles Angels
Milwaukee Brewers 21:10 Los Angeles Dodgers
Sunday 27 August
Seattle Mariners 13:05 New York Yankees
Minnesota Twins 13:07 Toronto Blue Jays
San Diego Padres 13:10 Miami Marlins
Kansas City Royals 13:10 Cleveland Indians
Pittsburgh Pirates 13:10 Cincinnati Reds
New York Mets 13:35 Montreal Expos
Colorado Rockies 13:35 Atlanta Braves
Baltimore Orioles 13:35 Boston Red Sox
Chicago Cubs 13:35 Phillies
Detroit Tigers 14:10 Chicago White Sox
Tampa Bay Rays 14:15 St. Louis Cardinals
Houston Astros 15:37 Los Angeles Angels
Texas Rangers 16:05 Oakland Athletics
Milwaukee Brewers 16:10 Los Angeles Dodgers
Giants 16:10 Diamondbacks
New York Mets 20:08 Montreal Expos

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