MLB Betting Analysis May 20-26

MLB Betting Analysis May 20-26

If you are betting on baseball this week, I recommend looking at three MLB games that I am betting on for the week of May 20th to the 26th.

MLB Betting Analysis May 20-26

Atlanta Braves at St. Louis Cardinals
When: Saturday, May 25 at 7:15pm ET
Where: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO
TV: FOX

Analysis: The St. Louis Cardinals hope to control the Atlanta Braves on Saturday, May 25 with one of their young pitchers, Dakota Hudson. The 24-year-old Hudson has a 4.40 ERA and a 1.70 WHIP. Although the ERA and WHIP aren’t bad, Hudson is only 3-3 on the season. St. Louis doesn’t always step it up for their young pitcher.

Even if St. Louis wants to step it up on Saturday, they could have some trouble doing so. Atlanta has scheduled ace Mike Soroka to start on May 25. Soroka has an excellent 4-1 record. More impressive is his ERA at .98. His WHIP is a tremendous 1.01.

Soroka should have no trouble managing the Cardinals’ hitters. He’s allowed a total of 1 earned run in his last combined 20 innings pitched. Atlanta takes this game on Saturday.

Pick: Atlanta Braves

Boston Red Sox at Houston Astros
When: Saturday, May 25 at 7:15pm ET
Where: Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX
TV: FOX

Analysis: Two of the best in the American League clash when the Boston Red Sox take on the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Boston will start 2018 World Series hero David Price. Price gets off the 10-day DL on Monday. He faces Toronto on Monday, meaning Saturday’s matchup will be his second game back.

Price holds the Stros to a .201 batting average. He’s effective against Josh Reddick, Michael Brantley, and George Springer. Jose Altuve bats .320 against Price. Alex Bregman bats .429.

Houston listed starter Brad Peacock allows the Red Sox to hit .279 overall. Unless Price isn’t on his game, Houston should be in some trouble on Saturday. Boston wins this matchup.

Pick: Boston Red Sox

L.A. Dodgers at Pittsburgh Pirates
When: Saturday, May 25 at 7:15pm ET
Where: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA
TV: FOX

Analysis: Dodgers-Pirates on May 25 should be an interesting matchup. Although Pirates listed starter Joe Musgrove has a 2-4 record, his ERA and WHIP aren’t bad. Musgrove’s WHIP is 1.11 while his ERA is 3.59.

Unfortunately for the Pirates, even if Musgrove throws his best possible game, Pittsburgh shouldn’t win on Saturday. Dodgers listed starter Hyun-Jin Ryu has been fantastic this season. He’s got a 1.52 ERA, a 6-1 record, and a .74 WHIP. Even Ryu’s road ERA is awesome, 2.93.

Ryu will dominate while Musgrove will struggle. There’s a good chance the Dodgers beat the Pirates by over 2 runs in this matchup.

Pick: L.A. Dodgers run line

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