Friday MLB Picks: Smart Bets for Giants vs. Marlins, Padres vs. Red Sox & More (May 19)

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  • Friday’s MLB slate is packed with 15 games.
  • Action Network’s MLB PRO systems see five games with betting value, including Giants vs. Marlins, Padres vs. Red Sox, Orioles vs. Blue Jays and Cubs vs. Phillies.
  • Check out expert moneyline and over/under picks and predictions below.

MLB picks for Friday, May 19, are headlined by juicy system best bets, expert predictions and projections with big-time edges.

Action Network's MLB PRO is absolutely popping with betting action and value. We have five MLB picks tonight leading the smartest bets.

We have moneyline and over/under picks on these Friday, May 19, MLB games:

  • Miami Marlins vs. San Francisco Giants
  • Chicago Cubs vs. Philadelphia Phillies 
  • Baltimore Orioles vs. Toronto Blue Jays
  • Minnesota Twins vs. Los Angeles Angels
  • Boston Red Sox vs. San Diego Padres

Sharp Action, Big Money, Projections, Systems and Top Experts in MLB PRO all help produce betting picks.

All five are active tonight in some shape or form to pump out the best picks.

Here's how our expert database is betting the sharpest plays Friday.

MLB picks, odds and data as of Friday, via FanDuel

MLB Picks Friday, May 19

Cubs vs. Phillies Picks

7:05 p.m. ET | NBCS-PH

First up is a moneyline pick pros and the public disagree on. One team's getting peppered with smart action; the other, a bunch of low-volume tickets.

Tonight's big play for sharps is the Cubs.

Our betting data shows 93% of the dough on Chicago, which is catching just 60% of the tickets.

Big Money and Sharp Action tools are live on the underdogs behind Marcus Stroman.

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Orioles vs Blue Jays Picks

7:07 p.m. ET | Apple TV+

Another sneaky pick catching Big Money and Sharp Action tools is Baltimore-Toronto over 9.5.

Both signals lit up on Friday morning, as we've logged 94% of the money on a potentially high-scoring game between Kyle Gibson and Yusei Kikuchi.

Twins vs Angels Picks

9:38 p.m. ET | BSW

Who's ready for a system pick?

Action Network's High-Strikeout Pitchers system spit out the Twins vs Angels under 8 tonight.

Here, we bet:

  • The under
  • Between two high-strikeout pitchers
  • When the closing total is greater than 8

This model has won 56% of past picks, which you can check out here.

Red Sox vs. Padres Picks

9:40 p.m. ET | BSSD

High-Strikeout Pitchers is back, this time on the Red Sox-Padres under 8.

The model's second pick is also being backed by sharp action, big money and experts, making it one of the smartest bets Friday night.

Marlins vs. Giants Picks

10:15 p.m. ET | NBCS-BA

Experts jumped in early