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Corey Seager and the Texas Rangers host Wander Franco and the Tampa Bay Rays on Memorial Day evening in the opener of a four-game series. The Rangers sit two games below .500 after winning three games in Oakland over the weekend. Meanwhile, the Rays are in second place in the American League East after splitting a four-game series with the Yankees.

First pitch will be at 8:05 p.m. ET from Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. The game is one of 13 scheduled for Monday night. Other notable matchups include the Orioles and Red Sox, Braves and Diamondbacks, and Pirates and Dodgers. Before making any MLB picks or parlays, be sure to check out the MLB predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every MLB game 10,000 times and it is off to a strong start to the 2022 season. It's on a 48-31 roll on top-rated MLB money-line picks through eight weeks, returning over $1,100 for $100 players. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has locked in four confident MLB best bets for Monday. They all involve games at 7:10 p.m. ET or later, so there's still time to get these MLB picks in. If you successfully parlay the picks, you'd be looking at a payout of more than 6-1. You can see the model's MLB picks only at SportsLine

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The model, which simulated every game on Monday's schedule more than 10,000 times, is taking the Rays (-145) to beat the Rangers in their series-opener at 8:05 p.m. ET (see tickets at StubHub). Tampa is an excellent team with a capable offense, strong starting pitching and a formidable bullpen. The Rangers, despite their big offseason additions, aren't on their level and tonight's starting pitchers are a big part of why the Rays should win. Tampa will start Drew Rasmussen, who enters with a 5-1 record and a 2.68 ERA. Rasmussen has been excellent at limiting contact and keeping the ball in the park. 

Texas, meanwhile, will send Glenn Otto to the mound who is 2-2 and sports an unsightly 4.91 ERA. Otto issues far too many walks, something that the always-patient Rays lineup will take advantage of. Otto also has a home run problem, which doesn't mesh well with his propensity to give up free passes. He's precisely the kind of pitcher the Rays typically feast on. 

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How to make MLB picks and parlays for Monday

The model also locked in three other best bets for Monday, including one on an underdog who wins outright well over 50 percent of the time. You can only see the model's MLB parlay picks and best bets for Monday at SportsLine

What MLB picks should you target for a payout of more than 6-1? And what underdog is the model strongly backing? Visit SportsLine now to see the MLB best bets for Monday from a model that has a 48-31 record on top-rated MLB money-line picks through eight weeks, and find out.