Four of the five teams in the National League West are riding winning streaks, and three look to extend them on Monday as 14 games grace the MLB schedule. The San Francisco Giants own the longest streak in the NL and attempt to make it five victories in a row when they host the Cincinnati Reds, while the San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks attempt to post their fourth and third straight wins, respectively, as they face the Pittsburgh Pirates and Oakland Athletics. Should you expect these NL West clubs to continue their winning ways, or is there value in one of them tasting defeat and bringing a large return on the money line?
The latest MLB odds for Monday from WIlliam Hill Sportsbook list the Giants at -111 (risk $111 to win $100) against the Reds while the Padres are -216 against the Pirates. Other MLB lines of note include the Diamondbacks at +115 versus the Athletics and the Los Angeles Angels listed as slim money-line favorites (-111) against the Kansas City Royals. Before making any MLB picks or predictions on those games or others, you need to see the MLB predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
The model, which simulates every pitch of every game 10,000 times, had a banner 2019 season, the league's last full schedule. The model returned more than $1,400 on its top-rated money-line and run-line picks, and anyone who followed it saw huge rewards.
Now, the model has crunched the number for Monday's MLB schedule and posted its best bets. Parlaying these four MLB picks will pay almost 17-1. Head to SportsLine to see the picks.
Top MLB picks for Monday, April 12
The model likes the Cleveland Indians at +120 on the money line against the Chicago White Sox. Cleveland is kicking off a seven-game road trip with the opener of a four-game series in the Windy City. The Indians began the 2021 MLB season with a pair of defeats in Detroit and losses in three of their first four contests overall but enter Monday with a four-game winning streak. They'll look to extend the run behind right-hander Triston McKenzie, who makes his first start of the year.
McKenzie performed well in 2020, his first season in the major leagues, as he went 2-1 with a 3.24 ERA and 0.90 WHIP in eight games -- including six starts, The 23-year-old Floridian allowed only 12 runs and 21 hits over 33 ⅓ innings, registering 42 strikeouts while issuing just nine walks. McKenzie, who gave up one run and two hits in 3 ⅔ innings of relief in his season debut against Kansas City on Apr. 5, is hoping an Indians offense that has averaged six runs during the winning streak will provide a similar cushion for him.
How to make MLB predictions, parlays for Monday, April 12
The model has locked in three other MLB best bets, including one on an underdog that wins outright in more than 50 percent of simulations. You can see his best bets only at SportsLine.
So which MLB picks should you make on Monday for a shot at a mammoth return of almost 17-1? And which underdog do you need to be all over? Visit SportsLine now to see Monday's MLB picks, all from the projection model that returned more than $1,400 to $100 bettors during the 2019 season, and find out.