Mining the Diamond: Top Value MLB Picks for Friday May 12th

Swinging Johnson

Friday, May 12, 2017 3:45 PM UTC

Friday, May. 12, 2017 3:45 PM UTC

Mining the Diamond has swept its MLB picks in the last three consecutive nights with a perfect 6-0 record. Let’s review tonight’s action and make it eight straight with two more premium plays!

Reds (19-15, +7.4 units) vs. Giants (12-24, -14.0 units)
  • San Francisco is 4-15 (-14.2 units) against left-handed starters this season.

  • San Francisco is 9-16 (-7.8 units) in night games this season.

  • San Francisco is 5-12 (-7.4 units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.

  • Cincinnati is 5-1 (+7.0 units) as a road underdog of +125 to +175 this season.

  • Cincinnati is 8-2 (+5.8 units) in May games this season.

  • Cincinnati is 11-7 (+5.2 units) after a win this season.

The Reds punished the Giants in their three-game set in Cincinnati last week, sweeping San Francisco in the series and outscoring them 31-5. Last night the Reds flew to AT&T Park and edged them by the score of 3-2. Thus, the Reds are 4-0 (+4.1 units) on the season and are sending Scott Feldman to the hill who was positively masterful in his last start against these same San Francisco Giants when he stifled their 29th ranked offense with nine full innings of shutout ball and held them to just four runs.

Yes, Johnny Cueto will be on the hill for the Giants against his old team but he has already faced them twice and his ERA stands at 6.00 with a 1.33 WHIP in those two games. The thrill - and the novelty - of that angle is gone, so back the road dog here.

Free MLB Pick: Reds +137Best Line Offered: at BetPhoenix

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 Twins (17-14, +3.1 units) vs. Indians (18-15, -5.4 units)
  • Cleveland is 12-6 (+3.9 units) against right-handed starters this season.

  • Cleveland is 39-20 (+13.9 units) when playing on Fridays over the last three seasons.

  • Cleveland is 3-0 (+3.0 units) vs. Minnesota this season.

  • Minnesota is103-141 (-20.8 units) against right-handed starters over the last three seasons.

  • Minnesota is 69-109 (-18.3 units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last three seasons.

  • Minnesota is 22-34 (-7.8 units) when playing on Friday over the last three seasons.

The Tribe had a day off yesterday and should come into this three-game series refreshed and ready to continue their domination of the Twins. Cleveland’s pitcher Josh Tomlin spun a gem in his last outing, holding the Royals to one run on three hits in the Indians’ 3-1 win in Kansas City. The Twins will counter with veteran Ervin Santana who owns an ERA of 4.22 and a WHIP of 1.250 versus Cleveland and whose teams’ record is 7-15 (-9.4 units) in those 22 career starts.

The wild card here is left fielder Michael Brantley who has been sidelined recently with an ankle injury but he should be ready to go for tonight’s game. Here we have the better team, at home, with a coveted day off against a team they swept on the road and against a starting pitcher who has had little success against them. Back the Indians as one of your MLB picks tonight before the MLB odds climb even higher.

Free MLB Pick: Indians -134Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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