Baseball fans could get a preview of the 2022 National League Championship Series when the best two teams in the league -- Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets -- square off in the first game of a three-game set on Tuesday. Los Angeles (89-38) has the best record in the majors and is on track to win 114 games. Meanwhile, New York (82-47) leads the NL East by three games over the Braves. Los Angeles is a -140 favorite in the latest Dodgers vs. Mets odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while New York is a +118 underdog.
First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m. ET from Citi Field in Queens, N.Y. The game is one of 15 on the MLB schedule for Tuesday. Elsewhere in the majors, the Yankees' Aaron Judge looks to match Roger Maris' mark with his 51st home run before September, and Houston's Framber Valdez goes for his 22nd straight quality start. Before making any MLB picks or parlays, be sure to see the predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every MLB game 10,000 times, and it is a 309-266 on top-rated MLB money-line picks since the start of the 2021 season. This is the same model that pegged the 2021 Atlanta Braves at 10-1 as one of three best bets to win the World Series. Anybody who has followed the model has seen profitable returns.
Now, the model has locked in three confident MLB best bets for Tuesday. 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 well over 16-1. You can only see the model's MLB picks at SportsLine.
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The model, which ran 10,000 simulations on each of Tuesday's games, likes Boston (+110) to knock off Minnesota. The Twins start Chris Archer (2-7, 4.34 ERA), who is coming off one of his worst starts of the season. On Thursday, he gave up five earned runs and eight hits in just four innings in a loss to the Astros. The five runs allowed are the second-most he has given up this season.
In addition, Franchy Cordero is swinging a hot bat for the Red Sox. Over the past 10 games, the 27-year-old outfielder has been the most productive player in the lineup, going 6-for-15 with four home runs despite getting limited at-bats. He has risen his OPS over that time from .660 to .726. See who else to back right here.
How to make MLB picks and parlays for Tuesday
The model also locked in three other best bets for Tuesday, including a play on an even bigger AL underdog. You can see the model's MLB Tuesday best bets and parlay only at SportsLine.
What MLB picks should you target for a payout of well over 16-1? And what underdog does the model like on Tuesday? Visit SportsLine now to see the MLB best bets from an advanced model that is on a 309-266 run on top-rated MLB money-line picks since the start of 2021.