The top two teams in the National League East collide on Monday when the New York Mets visit the Atlanta Braves in the first game of a key four-game series at Truist Park. The Mets (75-40) lead the division by 5.5 games over the second-place Braves (70-46). After this series, the teams will play in one more series on the last weekend of the regular season. Atlanta is a -155 favorite in the latest Braves vs. Mets odds from Caesars Sportsbook while New York is a +130 underdog.
First pitch is set for 7:20 p.m. ET from Atlanta. The game is one of 14 on the MLB schedule for Monday. Elsewhere in the majors, Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani takes the mound against the Mariners, and the Guardians and Tigers play a doubleheader in Cleveland. Before making any MLB picks or parlays, be sure to check out the MLB predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every MLB game 10,000 times, and it is a 300-260 on top-rated MLB money-line picks since the start of the 2021 season. This is the same model that pegged the 2021 Atlanta Braves at 10-1 as one of three best bets to win the World Series. Anybody who has followed the model has seen profitable returns.
Now, the model has locked in four confident MLB best bets for Monday. They all involve games at 6:40 p.m. ET or later, so there’s still time to get these MLB picks in. If you successfully parlay the picks, you’d be looking at a payout of well over 14-1. You can see the model’s MLB picks only at SportsLine.
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After simulating every game on Monday 10,000 times, the model is high on the Mariners (-110) to beat the Angels. Seattle (62-54) is in the thick of the wild card chase, just half a game behind the Blue Jays for the best record among American League wild card teams. Meanwhile, the Angels (51-64) are in the midst of another disappointing season as they sit in fourth place in the AL West.
Mariners starter Luis Castillo has been on a roll recently. Acquired from the Reds at the trade deadline, the righty has started seven straight games won by his team (the first five by Cincinnati and the last two by Seattle). In his last start he pitched eight scoreless innings against the Yankees in a game that the Mariners won 1-0 in extra innings. See who else to back right here.
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The model also locked in three other best bets for Monday, including a play on a big AL underdog. You can see the model’s MLB Monday best bets and parlay only at SportsLine.
What MLB picks should you target for a payout of well over 14-1? And what underdog does the model like on Monday? Visit SportsLine now to see the MLB best bets from an advanced model that is on a 300-260 run on top-rated MLB money-line picks since the start of 2021.