Picks and Predictions for MLB Games – May 24th, 2022

| May 23, 2022 2:59 pm PDT

Last week, we had an unusual day for MLB betting. We typically have at least seven or eight games, but Thursday only featured four games with odds. We went 2-2 in those four games, with both losses coming on a walk-off.

The sportsbooks have redeemed themselves for Tuesday, releasing the odds for 12 of the 15 games. Bettors will have plenty of chances to earn a profit on MLB action.

We have quite a few games to cover. Let’s start with the odds for Tuesday’s MLB action.

MLB Odds for Tuesday, May 24th

  • Cubs (+103) vs. Reds (-113), O/U 8
  • Marlins (+142) vs. Rays (-154) O/U 6.5
  • Dodgers (-240) vs. Nationals (+216), O/U 8.5
  • Orioles (+220) vs. Yankees (-245), O/U 8
  • Phillies (+130) vs. Braves (-141), O/U 8
  • Tigers (+192) vs. Twins (-210), O/U 8.5
  • Red Sox (+139) vs. White Sox (-151), O/U 8
  • Rangers (+157) vs. Angels (-171), O/U 8
  • Brewers (-129) vs. Padres (+119), O/U 6.5
  • Athletics (+139) vs. Mariners (-151), O/U 7.5
  • Royals (+161) vs. Diamondbacks (-175), O/U 8.5
  • Mets (+121) vs. Giants (-131), O/U 7

The first thing that stands out about the odds for Tuesday’s action is the low run total in a pair of matchups. The Miami Marlins vs. Tampa Bay Rays matchup will feature a pair of aces, so the sportsbooks don’t have much faith in the offenses.

It’ll be a similar situation with the Milwaukee Brewers vs. San Diego Padres. Last year’s NL Cy Young winner Corbin Burnes will face Padres starter Blake Snell.

A pair of matchups involving NL West teams have a significant difference with their record against the spread. Here are their records against the spread.

  • Los Angeles Dodgers: 24-16 (2nd)
  • Washington Nationals: 16-26 (30th)
  • Kansas City Royals: 17-23 (27th)
  • Arizona Diamondbacks: 26-17 (1st)

The Los Angeles Dodgers are one of the biggest favorites for Tuesday’s action. It’s not as simple for the Arizona Diamondbacks, but the betting trends are on their side. Is that enough for you to back them?

The Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves are among the league leaders at going over their run total. Atlanta has their ace on the mound, so will we see that trend continue?

Feel free to visit the top MLB sportsbooks to examine the odds for Tuesday’s MLB action.

Top MLB Predictions for May 24th

  • Cubs Over Reds
  • Rays Over Marlins
  • Dodgers Over Nationals
  • Yankees Over Orioles
  • Braves Over Phillies
  • Twins Over Tigers
  • Red Sox Over White Sox
  • Angels Over Rangers
  • Brewers Over Padres
  • Mariners Over Athletics
  • Diamondbacks Over Royals
  • Mets Over Giants

How many times have we seen the Cincinnati Reds open as the favorite this season? They’ve been playing better lately, but I like the Chicago Cubs to lead Tuesday’s slate with a victory.

The Tampa Bay Rays and Miami Marlins will have a battle of the aces. Ultimately, I have more trust in the Rays lineup. From there, the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees should take care of business.

We’ll talk about the Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves, but I have confidence in Max Fried and the Braves. The Minnesota Twins’ offense should lead them to a division victory.

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Noah Syndergaard has been a pleasant surprise for the Angels. Check out his 2022 numbers.

  • 3-2
  • 3.60 ERA
  • 1.23 WHIP
  • 8 Walks
  • 22 Strikeouts

He had a rough performance in his last outing but should bounce back to lead Los Angeles to a division victory. Speaking of pitchers, Corbin Burnes has the firepower to take down the San Diego Padres.

I like the Seattle Mariners to win the battle of AL West teams.

The betting trends should hold true for the Arizona Diamondbacks. They have an excellent chance to extend the Kansas City Royals’ losing streak.

We close things out with perhaps the game of the day between the New York Mets and San Francisco Giants. San Francisco is a home favorite, but the Mets have the better record. Chris Bassitt gives them a slight advantage over San Francisco.

Best Bets for MLB Games on 5/24/22

  • Red Sox to Win (+139)
  • Phillies vs. Braves Over 8 Runs (-105)
  • Diamondbacks to Win (-175)

The Boston Red Sox had a rough start to the 2022 season, but a five-game win streak has them back in contention for a wild-card spot. Boston’s offense has been mashing the ball, scoring 5+ runs in five straight games. They capped it off with a walk-off grand slam.

The Chicago White Sox are coming off an impressive doubleheader sweep of the New York Yankees. Still, they aren’t playing on the same level as Boston. I expect the Red Sox to continue their win streak and move up the standings.

I mentioned how the Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves are big in going over their run total. Tuesday’s pitching matchup has me thinking that’ll continue.

  Kyle Gibson (Phillies) Max Fried (Braves)
ERA 3.98 3.31
WHIP 1.23 1.04
Walks 13 6
Strikeouts 37 47

I have confidence in Max Fried, but he has allowed 3+ runs in three of his eight starts. We know the Phillies have a potent offense. Atlanta’s offense hasn’t been great, but they have a great chance to break out against a weak Phillies bullpen.

We know the betting trends heavily favor the Arizona Diamondbacks to win and cover the spread. Even without the trends, I feel good about the Diamondbacks scoring the victory.

Following a terrible 2021 season, Arizona has been decent in 2022. They’ve hovered right around .500 in a tough NL West. They’ll have ace Zac Gallen on the mound Tuesday night. He’s 3-0 with a 1.14 ERA and 0.71 WHIP.

The Kansas City Royals have one of the worst offenses in the MLB. It’ll be tough for them to manufacture runs against Gallen.

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Nicholas Sterling
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