Cash In These MLB Overnight Betting Picks For Monday

Ian Cameron

Sunday, May 8, 2016 7:00 PM UTC

Sunday, May. 8, 2016 7:00 PM UTC

Sports handicapper Ian Cameron provides a look at the most valuable MLB Overnight Betting Lines for the games taking place on Monday, May 9 and provides several MLB Picks.

New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
We have ‘bet on’ vs. ‘bet against’ lefties on the hill as the NY Mets will face the LA Dodgers in a rematch of last year’s NLDS between the two teams. Steven Matz will get the nod for the Mets and the lefty has been brilliant in his last three starts notching a 0.90 ERA allowing just 2 runs in his last 20 innings with a 20-3 strikeout-to-walk ratio. He dominated this LA Dodgers lineup in his one start in 2015 here at Dodger Stadium tossing 6 innings of shutout baseball and he should be able to keep his recent surge going in this one.

The LA Dodgers will send a lefty of their own to the mound as Scott Kazmir getting the start here. I’ve talked about him quite a bit previously as a ‘bet against’ pitcher as the aging and declining Kazmir continues to get hit hard. Kazmir has surrendered 20 runs on 35 hits in 31.2 innings of work and has struggled to keep the baseball in the park allowing 7 home runs on the season. I usually don’t make too much of a big deal of scheduling situations in baseball because pitching matchups and current form are still the most important handicapping elements for me with this sport.

However, it can’t be denied that this is a tough scheduling spot for the LA Dodgers who return home from a two series east coast swing through Tampa Bay and Toronto over the past week while the NY Mets are already out on the west coast with minimal travel from playing in San Diego over the weekend and now heading to LA for this series so the Mets may be a little bit fresher as a team here. The NY Mets are slight road chalk here but they are road favorites for a reason. I like the Mets to pick up the win and will lay the small price as an MLB pick with them to get the job done.

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Free MLB Pick: Mets -113 
Best Line Offered: at Heritage


Toronto Blue Jays vs. San Francisco Giants
I may not have many opportunities left to fade Jake Peavy or recommend doing so to our betting following here at Sportsbook Review so I am looking to take advantage here of yet another chance to bet against an aging, veteran pitcher that has absolutely lost his confidence and any sort of decent pitching form. Jake Peavy continues to get lit up repeatedly and it doesn’t appear like there is any end in sight. Peavy has been shelled for 29 runs on 47 hits in 29 innings this season (allowing a run per inning!) with a disastrous 1.90 WHIP and he has been plagued by the long ball giving up 6 home runs.

He has been not only hit a ton but hit hard and the power laden Blue Jays lineup despite some struggles early in the season is a horrific matchup for this struggling Giants starter. Aaron Sanchez will counter for the Jays in this game and aside from one single rough outing against Oakland, he has been just as strong as he was in spring training which earned him a spot on the Jays rotation. Sanchez has allowed 3 runs or less in five of his six starts and has been even better on the road where he has a 0.86 ERA yielding just 2 runs in 21 innings pitched on the highway this season. The San Francisco lineup is much improved this season but their lack of familiarity with Sanchez could be a bit of a problem area for them.

It is worth noting the Jays bullpen has been very problematic of late but it may not matter here if Peavy once again gives up a bunch of early runs which he often has this season. I’m going to recommend a trio of wagers here. I like Toronto as a small road favorite here and will also recommend the Jays team total Over and the game to go Over the total of 8 on MLB Odds. Note the Over is a perfect 6-0 in Jake Peavy’s starts this season and the Jays have the potential to come close to or exceed this total by themselves.

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Free MLB Pick: Toronto -119 & Over 8 -118 (Heritage Sports). 
Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker & BetOnline
Extra: Also recommending Toronto Team Total Over once Team Total #’s are posted at a wide variety of Vegas and offshore sportsbooks.

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