Tuley: Sunday Best Bets in MLB 5/21

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Saturday Best Bet Results

It was another action-packed Saturday in the Tuley’s Takes office as we split our time between the race and sports books.
Personally, I pretty much blanked on the ponies as I only cashed a small exacta bet while losing all my bets on the Preakness card (my friend Ed Sehon aka Mr. Ed did tab National Treasure to win the Preakness in our Team Tuley columns). On the sports side, I went 1-1 as I lost on the Cubs First 5 Innings +135 as the Phillies scored 6 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning to lead 10-0 after 5, but then won on the Red Sox First 5 +110 as they got the early jump with 3 runs in the top of the 2nd to lead 3-1 after 5 on the way to a 4-2 victory to give us a small overall profit in MLB and cut my losses on the day.

 

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We can’t whine too much as we’re still 28-17-7 (62.2%) so far in the month of May with our all-underdog plays for a net profit of $1,296 based on $100 flat bets, according to the VSiN Pro Picks page.
Let’s look for more Best Bets on Sunday; however – as we mentioned on “The Greg Peterson Experience”/”Saturday Bet Prep” show on VSiN on Friday night – I’m not going to have too many NBA and NHL plays in the next few days because of all the success my dogs have been having and now the favorites are in the “zig-zag role” and I’m not looking to fade those. Unfortunately, that cost me money on Saturday as I didn’t bet the Nuggets in the NBA or Panthers in the NHL as they both pulled outright upsets. On Sunday, I’m again passing on the Heat (Celtics are in the zig-zag role) and Stars (despite them being a small dog in the zig-zag role vs. the Golden nights), but I do have 3 MLB plays.

MLB Sunday Best Bets

Red Sox First 5 Innings +125 at Padres: This isn’t the best pitching matchup with Corey Kluber (2-5, 6.41 ERA) vs. Michael Wacha (4-1, 4.06 ERA), but I liked how the Red Sox came through for me on Saturday, plus they’re playing well right now with a 4-game winning streak while the Padres are struggling as a whole with a 4-game losing streak and 1-9 in their last 10.

Guardians First 5 Innings +120 at Mets (Game 2): The Sunday Night Baseball matchup is actually the second game of a day-night doubleheader. I’ll take Shane Bieber (3-2, 3.20 ERA) vs. the Mets’ expected starter, Justin Verlander. This is also a bit of speculation, but I believe the Guardians will be trying to salvage a split after facing Max Scherzer in the earlier start but I’ll still back them even if going for a sweep.

Mariners First 5 Innings -110 at Braves: The Mariners are in a mini-swagger spot after beating the Braves 7-3 on Saturday, and now they get to face Jared Shuster (0-2, 7.24 ERA) to start this game while sending out George Kirby (5-2, 2.45 ERA).