The Cincinnati Reds appear to have recovered from their seven-game losing streak, winning four of their last six games. They began a five-game homestand against teams from Chicago by taking two of three from the Cubs, scoring a total of 21 runs in the victories. Should you expect the Reds to continue producing runs at a high pace against the other Windy City club, or is there value in the White Sox to post their fourth win in five road games and bring a return on the money line?
The latest MLB odds for Tuesday from WIlliam Hill Sportsbook list both the Reds and White Sox at -105 (risk $105 to win $100) on the money line. Other MLB lines of note include the Miami Marlins at -140 against the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Angels listed as slight money-line favorites (-121) versus the Tampa Bay Rays. 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.
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 36-28 on top-rated MLB money-line picks through four weeks, returning almost $400. Anyone following it has seen huge rewards.
Now, the model has crunched the numbers for the Tuesday MLB schedule and posted its best bets for the evening games. Parlaying these four MLB picks would pay well over 14-1. Head to SportsLine to see the picks.
Top MLB picks for Tuesday, May 4
The model likes the Boston Red Sox at -177 on the money line against the Detroit Tigers. Boston hasn't faced Detroit since 2019, but it won the final five meetings after losing the first two. The Tigers have lost five straight for the third time since mid-April and have scored in only one of their last four contests. That's good news for Nick Pivetta, who is coming off a road victory over the New York Mets in which he gave up one hit and struck out seven batters over five scoreless innings.
The 28-year-old right-hander has issued at least three walks in each of his five starts this year but has allowed more than two runs just once. Opponents have struggled to hit Pivetta in Fenway Park, as he has yielded only seven hits over 14 ⅔ innings in three outings. Xander Bogaerts and J.D. Martinez are swinging hot bats for the Red Sox, as the former has gone 6-for-13 with two homers and three RBIs over his last three games and the latter 5-for-11 with two blasts and five RBIs in the same span.
How to make MLB predictions, parlays for Tuesday, May 4
The model has locked in three other MLB best bets, including one on a big underdog play that returns plus money. You can see the best bets only at SportsLine.
So which MLB picks should you make on Tuesday for a shot at a big return of well over 14-1? And which underdog do you need to be all over? Visit SportsLine now to see Tuesday's MLB picks, all from the projection model off to a fast start in 2021, and find out.