Monday's MLB schedule has the potential to produce some stellar pitching performances as three of the top starters over the first three weeks of the 2021 MLB season take the mound. Dustin May, Danny Duffy and Joe Musgrove have been superb in the early going, and the latter two enter their outings with ERAs under 1.00. Should you expect those starters to continue dominating the opposition, or is there value in one of them having a rough night and bringing a large return on the money line?
The latest MLB odds for Monday from WIlliam Hill Sportsbook list May and the Dodgers at -195 (risk $195 to win $100) against the Mariners. Other MLB lines of note include the San Diego Padres at -153 against the Milwaukee Brewers and the Kansas City Royals listed as slim money-line favorites (-111) versus the Tampa Bay Rays. Before making any MLB picks on those games or others during the evening, you need to see the MLB predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
This model, which simulates every pitch of every game 10,000 times, had a banner 2019 season, the league's last full schedule, returning more than $1,400 on its top-rated money-line and run-line MLB picks. It is off to a profitable start in 2021, going 21-14 on top-rated MLB money-line picks through three weeks, returning almost $300.
Now, the model has crunched the numbers for the Monday MLB schedule and posted its best bets for the evening games. Parlaying these four MLB picks would pay more than 17-1. Head to SportsLine to see the picks.
Top MLB picks for Monday, April 19
One of the MLB picks the model loves for Monday evening: The Milwaukee Brewers (+135 on the money line) win against the San Diego Padres. While Musgrove has tossed the first no-hitter in Padres history and allowed just one run and seven hits over 19 innings in his three starts this year, Brandon Woodruff (0-0, 2.12 ERA) hasn't exactly been a slouch for the Brewers.
The 28-year-old right-hander has yet to record a decision despite giving up three runs or fewer in each of his three outings. Woodruff is coming off back-to-back strong efforts against the Chicago Cubs in which he permitted one run and four hits with 14 strikeouts and one walk over 13 innings.
Avisail Garcia has been one of Milwaukee's top producers on offense thus far in 2021. The 29-year-old Venezuelan has scored a team-high 10 runs and is tied for the lead with three homers while ranking second with 10 RBIs. Garcia, who belted a solo shot in Sunday's 10-inning loss to Pittsburgh, is riding a four-game hitting streak and has hit safely in 10 of his 13 contests this season.
How to make MLB predictions, parlays for Monday, April 19
The model has locked in three other MLB best bets, including multiple underdog plays that lead to huge returns. You can see the best bets only at SportsLine.
So which MLB picks should you make on Monday for a shot at a big return of over 17-1? And which underdogs do you need to be all over? Visit SportsLine now to see Monday's MLB picks, all from the projection model off to a fast start in 2021, and find out.