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Here is the MLB Picks for Tuesday May 20, 2014.
Cincinnati Reds at Washington Nationals
The Cincinnati Reds are a very good team that has fallen on some hard times, mostly due to key injuries to the middle of their lineup. Johnny Cueto is one of the Red’s best pitchers and it is very hard to get hits off of him, but the Reds don’t always give him the run support that he needs. The Reds have averaged 5 runs of support in the last three outings, but just 3.0 on average this season. The Nationals are 25-11 in their last 36 home games when playing against a team with a losing record and the Nationals are 5-0 in their last 5 games with the total set at 6.5 or lower. The Nats are at home at a nice price and that will equal another win for the home team.
Free MLB Pick: Washington Nationals +100
Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox are not the same team that won the World Series a year ago and the main reason for this is the fact that the offense cannot get the job done. J.A. Happ is going for the road team and the under is 6-1 in Happs last 7 starts overall. This is due to his good outings and lack of run support from his mates. In fact the under is 8-2 in the last ten games overall and that includes the last two games when he pitched against the Red Sox. The under is 16-6-4 in Red Sox last 26 when they play against a team with a winning record and 8-0 in Red Sox last 8 home games. The slump continues for the Sox as they put out another low scoring outing.
Free MLB Pick: Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox Under 9.5
LA Dodgers at New York Mets
This section of the free picks is often reserved for big barking dogs and that will be the play in this game as the Mets will beat the Dodgers. Rafael Montero gets the start for the Mets and he will face off against the very hittable Josh Beckett. The Dodgers are 1-7 in Becketts last 8 starts following a Quality Start in his last appearance and 4-10 in Becketts last 14 starts as a favorite. Mets get the big win at home against the Dodgers.
Free MLB Pick: New York Mets +120