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It’s Wednesday and you know what that means! We’ve got a full slate of games split between the day and night with a super-early start thanks to the Pittsburgh Pirates and Detroit Tigers doubleheader.




While I am going to avoid those games because of lineup questions, the pitching is going to be extremely entertaining as those in attendance for both games will get to watch that Jared Jones vs. Tarik Skubal matchup and then get treated to a Paul Skenes game immediately afterwards. That’s some fierce starting pitching to enjoy!

MLB Picks, Predictions, & Best Bets Today, 5/29 

We’re coming off another profitable MLB predictions day yesterday and a slightly larger haul than the previous days as we nailed that New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Angels game, hitting all four of our bets. The Cincinnati Reds, however, did us no favors, but between the Blue Jays bats and some strong strikeout props, success was ours. 

Looking at today’s slate, you know how I am about daytime baseball and I’m not totally enamored with some of the game bets. There are a couple, but today is a day I may favor prop betting. So, let’s get to it!

  • Yesterday’s Record: 7-4
  • Season Record: 168-143-4
  • Bankroll: +8.06 units

*Betting odds for each of my MLB picks will be displayed next to the selections.




Cubs vs. Brewers Prediction: Wednesday, May 29

Pretty tough to not lock into the Cubs with our MLB best bets today with Shota Imanaga on the mound. He’s been absolutely spectacular this season and while we can probably expect him to get hit hard at some point, now does not seem like that time. 

The Brewers were once a hard-hitting team against southpaws, but that has dramatically changed as they now sport a .296 wOBA against them and that comes with a 24.2-percent strikeout rate. And over this past week, that wOBA has dipped to .264, the strikeout rate is eerily similar, but now the walk-rate has dropped as well. This one should be all Cubs and all Imanaga.




Royals vs. Twins Prediction: Wednesday, May 29

This should be a fairly tight matchup with Seth Lugo taking the mound for the Royals and Bailey Ober working it for the Twins. Lugo has been an absolute beast, allowing no more than two runs in an outing over his last six starts and has a 47:8 K:BB over 41.1 innings in that span. Minnesota has been just below league-average in offense against righthanded pitching and he should be able to keep that momentum rolling.

Ober had himself a much rougher experience when he allowed eight earned runs to the Royals in his first start this season, never making it out of the second inning. While I am not saying we should expect this kind of shellacking – Ober has been somewhat respectable in three of his last four starts – the Royals bats have been solid against righties this season and they’re sitting on a .352 wOBA over the past two weeks. Just enough to get our MLB predictions over the early hump today. 

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Blue Jays vs. White Sox Prediction: Wednesday, May 29

Normally, when seeing Alek Manoah against Chris Flexen, I’d be all jazzed up about taking the over with my MLB picks. However, while Manoah took some lumps against Detroit his last time out, he tossed back-to-back, seven-inning scoreless games and miraculously looked like the Manoah of old. 

Which guy shows up today is the question, but my confidence level in this White Sox lineup isn’t very strong. To say it could go either way is an understatement. But Flexen against the Blue Jays bats is where I want to live for this game. Sort of. My focus is going to be on the Jays scoring runs, but the Vegas lines look a little weird.

If the Jays have a league-leading .375 wOBA over the past week and Flexen keeps getting roughed up in recent starts, why are we looking at plus-odds for the Jays to clear 2.5 runs through the first five? Very suspicious. So instead, I’ll take the even-money bet for seven innings and bank on the White Sox bullpen getting blown up late. After all, they’ve been crazy overworked this last week and have a 5.53 ERA over that span. 

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Best MLB Props For Today, 5/29: Strikeout Bets