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MLB Monday Odds, Picks, Predictions: Value Bets on Guardians vs. Astros, Blue Jays vs. Cardinals, Phillies vs. Braves (May 23)

MLB Monday Odds, Picks, Predictions: Value Bets on Guardians vs. Astros, Blue Jays vs. Cardinals, Phillies vs. Braves (May 23) article feature image
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Monday’s MLB picks are all over the place — in a good way.

The three biggest betting edges in our PRO Report include one favorite, one underdog and one total.

Ironically, we have one selection in the American League (Guardians vs. Astros), one in the NL (Phillies vs. Braves) and another in an interleague clash (Blue Jays vs. Cardinals).

These plays are also being backed by Action Network top experts, as well as a few selections from some of our most-profitable baseball trend systems.

Guardians vs. Astros Pick

8:10 p.m. ET

The first sharp play for Monday is the Guardians as big road underdogs to Houston.

Cleveland fits our “Contrarian Betting Against Good Team (PRO)” system, which has yielded an 11% return on investment lifetime. It’s an A-rated trend with five separate criteria.

Plus, despite three of every four moneyline tickets on the Astros, we’ve logged 78% of the total money on the Guardians — a sign the pros are backing the visitors.

PRO Pick: Guardians ML

Blue Jays vs. Cardinals Pick

7:45 p.m. ET

Another play backed by a trend is Toronto and St. Louis under the total.

With a breezy night at Busch Stadium expected, the over/under fits our “Weather: Wind Blowing In (PRO)” system. It’s won better than 55% lifetime, with close to 2,000 prior samples of data.

Bettors are piling up on the under, too, as we’ve tracked 58% of the bets and 69% of the money rooting for a pitcher’s duel Monday.

PRO Pick: Under 7.5

Phillies vs. Braves Pick

7:20 p.m. ET

That leaves us with the Phillies as the lone play on a favorite tonight.

Philadelphia’s attracting big money. The 92% of dollars wagered on the moneyline marks the third-most on Monday’s 12-game slate and most of any NL clash.

The number’s creeping up toward -140, but bettors can save a couple of cents and find a -132 around the market at the time of writing as the best price.

PRO Pick: Phillies ML

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