Spring is in full bloom and so is the 2019 MLB season. If you are betting on baseball this week, I recommend looking at the following three games in addition to any other baseball bets you are making.
MLB Betting Analysis May 6 – 12
Seattle Mariners at New York Yankees
When: Wednesday, May 8 at 6:30 pm ET
Where: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY
Betting Analysis: The Seattle Mariners have scheduled Japanese pitcher Yusei Kikuchi to start on Wednesday, May 8. Kikuchi has thrown well this season. His ERA is a very good 3.98 to go along with a 1-1 record and a 1.16 WHIP. Kikuchi’s last start, on May 3, was very good. He threw 7 innings and allowed a single earned run off 3 hits.
New York counters Kikuchi with 24-year-old Jonathan Loasigia. Loasigia only has a single start this year. He’s throwing on Wednesday in place of the injured James Paxton. Loasigia threw well in the single start. Although his WHIP was somewhat high at 1.30, he struck out 10.
Even though he appears to have talent, the Yankees are calling him up after James Paxton got hurt in his last start. That could put the Yankees at a disadvantage in this. Seattle gets the nod.
Pick: Seattle Mariners
Cleveland Indians at Oakland Athletics
When: Saturday, May 11 at 4:05 pm ET
Where: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA
Betting Analysis: The Tribe sends ace Trevor Bauer to the mound on Saturday to take on the Oakland Athletics. Bauer has a 4-1 record, a 2.45 ERA, and a 1.05 WHIP. He’s won his last couple of starts while going deep into each game, pitching 8 innings of a 2-1 Cleveland victory over Houston April 25, and then throwing 7 innings of a 7-4 win over Miami on April 30.
Oakland starts one of their top pitchers, Frankie Montas, on Saturday. Montas has a good 4-2 record. His ERA is 2.97 while his WHIP is 1.29. Montas had a bad outing in his last on April 29. He gave up 7 runs off 8 hits in 4.1 innings. Only one of the runs was earned, though.
Cleveland bats .360 against Frankie Montas. The Athletics could have their hands full with Bauer, who always throws well in his starts. The Tribe figures to take this match.
Pick: Cleveland Indians
Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs
When: Saturday, May 12 at 7:05 pm ET
Where: Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
Betting Analysis: Based on stats, Brewers’ Sunday starter Zach Davies is their ace. Davies has a 1.38 ERA and a 3-0 record. Davies could have some trouble against the Cubs, though, because Chicago’s got some strong hitters. Then again, the Cubs only bat .242 against Davies.
Cubs starter Cole Hamels has gotten into a groove since a bad outing on March 31. The Cubs have won Hamels’ last 5 starts. No to only that, but he’s got a very good 3-0 record to go along with a 3.19 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP.
This could be a pitcher’s duel. But, the Cubs should get to the Brewers once Davies leaves the game.
Pick: Chicago Cubs