The New York Yankees did not begin 2022 in spectacular fashion as they were just 7-6 after 13 contests before going on a season-best 11-game winning streak to entrench themselves into first place in the American League East. They haven't gotten off to a great start in the second half either, losing three of their first five contests following the All-Star break. The Yankees (66-31), who own the largest division lead in the major leagues at 12.5 games, hope to begin another surge when they visit the New York Mets on Tuesday for the opener of a two-game series that serves as the first installment of the 2022 Subway Series. The Mets (59-37), who are two games ahead of second-place Atlanta in the National League East, ended a three-game losing streak that bridged the break with an 8-5 triumph over San Diego on Sunday. The Yankees are -125 money-line favorites in the latest Yankees vs. Mets odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the Mets are +105 underdogs.
First pitch at Citi Field is set for 7:10 p.m. ET. The game is one of 13 on the MLB schedule for Tuesday evening. Other matchups include the AL Central-leading Minnesota Twins visiting the NL Central-best Milwaukee Brewers in another clash of division leaders and the Los Angeles Dodgers, who own a comfortable lead in the NL West, hosting the Washington Nationals. 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 284-243 on top-rated MLB money-line picks since the start of the 2021 season, returning over $400 for $100 players. This is the same model that pegged the 2021 Atlanta Braves at 10-1 as one of three best bets to win it all last season. Anybody who has followed it has seen profitable returns.
Now, the model has locked in four 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 11-1. You can see the model's MLB picks only at SportsLine.
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The model, which simulated every game on Tuesday's schedule 10,000 times, is taking the Yankees (-125) to defeat the Mets. Even though the Yankees have begun the second half of the season in lackluster fashion, Aaron Judge has done the complete opposite. The 30-year-old slugger has put on a display at the plate over his last four games, going 9-for-17 with two doubles, four home runs and 11 RBIs.
Judge, who leads the majors with 37 blasts and the AL with 81 RBIs, homered off Taijuan Walker in each of the Mets right-hander's two starts against the Yankees last season. Yankees utilityman Marwin Gonzalez could be in Tuesday's starting lineup as he has two homers and five RBIs in his career against Walker.
How to make MLB picks and parlays for Tuesday
The model also locked in three other best bets for Tuesday, including a play on a road underdog that has plenty of value. You can only see the model's MLB parlay picks and best bets at SportsLine.
What MLB picks should you target for a payout of 11-1? And which road underdog does the model like on Tuesday? Visit SportsLine now to see the MLB best bets for Tuesday from a model that has a 284-243 record on top-rated picks since the start of the 2021 season, and find out.