The Chicago Cubs share the top spot in the National League Central thanks to a positive surge of late. After losing four of the first five contests of a seven-game road trip, Chicago posted back-to-back victories on the road against the San Diego Padres and proceeded to sweep a three-game home series against against the St. Louis Cardinals to pull even with the Milwaukee Brewers atop the division. The Cubs are now listed at +3500 in the latest 2021 MLB World Series odds from William Hill Sportsbook. The Cubs attempt to extend their winning streak to six games when they visit the NL East-leading New York Mets on Monday for the opener of a four-game set. 

Should you expect Chicago to continue its winning ways, or is there value on New York to end the streak and bring a return on the money line? The latest MLB odds for Monday from William Hill list the Mets at -115 (risk $115 to win $100) against the Cubs in their latest Mets vs. Cubs odds. Other MLB lines of note include the Kansas City Royals at -140 against the Detroit Tigers and the Tampa Bay Rays listed as slight money-line favorites (-111) versus the Chicago White Sox. Before making any MLB picks or predictions on those games or others, you need to see what the SportsLine Projection Model has to say.

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 picks. It's off to a sizzling start in 2021, going 89-65 on top-rated MLB picks through 11 weeks, returning well over $1,200. Anyone following it has seen huge rewards.

Now, the model has crunched the numbers for Monday's MLB schedule and posted its best bets. Parlaying these four MLB picks will pay almost 14-1. Head to SportsLine now to see the picks.

Top MLB picks for Monday, June 14

The model likes the Washington Nationals at -121 on the money line against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Washington began its 11-game homestand by splitting a four-game set against San Francisco, but it deserved a better fate after the performance it received from its pitching staff. The Nationals allowed a total of three runs in the series and posted a pair of shutouts, including a 5-0 triumph on Sunday. Joe Ross scattered five hits over eight innings before Sam Clay worked a perfect ninth to secure Washington's sixth shutout of the season.

Kyle Schwarber was the offensive star on Sunday, leading off the first inning with a home run and belting a three-run shot in the second to become the sixth player in franchise history to go deep in each of the first two frames of a game. As a result of that performance, Schwarber took over the team lead in both home runs (12) and RBI (31). Josh Harrison is swinging a hot bat for the Nationals, as he has gone 6-for-8 over his last three contests following Sunday's four-hit effort.

Featured Game | Washington Nationals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

How to make MLB predictions, parlays

The model has locked in three other MLB best bets, including two on surprising underdogs. You can see its best bets only at SportsLine.

So which MLB picks should you make on Monday for almost a 14-1 return? And which surprising underdogs do you need to be all over? Visit SportsLine now to see Monday's MLB picks, all from the projection model that's off to a fast start in 2021, and find out.