Max Scherzer makes his first major league appearance since May 18 when he starts for the New York Mets on Tuesday against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. Scherzer (5-1, 2.54 ERA) has missed the last seven weeks with an oblique muscle strain in his left side. New York is a -210 favorite in the latest Mets vs. Reds odds from Caesars Sportsbook while Cincinnati is a +175 underdog.
First pitch is set for 6:40 p.m. ET from Cincinnati. The game is one of 15 on the MLB schedule for Tuesday. Elsewhere in the majors, red-hot Yankees starter Jameson Taillon faces his former team, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Royals starter Zack Greinke also faces his former teammates when Kansas City takes on the Astros. Before making any MLB picks or parlays, be sure to check out the MLB predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
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Now, the model has locked in four confident MLB best bets for Tuesday. The parlay doesn’t start until 6:40 p.m. ET, giving you plenty of time to make your MLB picks. If you successfully parlay the picks, you’d be looking at a payout of almost 15-1. You can see the model’s MLB picks for Tuesday only at SportsLine.
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After simulating every game on Tuesday 10,000 times, the model is high on the Rays (+110) to beat the Red Sox. Tampa Bay (43-37) sits in fourth place in the AL East, just two games behind Boston (45-35). The Rays enter the game with the bullpen edge. Their relievers rank eighth in the majors in ERA (3.38), ahead of the 14th-place Red Sox (3.65), and come into Tuesday’s game more rested than their Boston counterparts.
In addition, Tampa Bay starter Jeffrey Springs has been solid this season. The 29-year-old lefty is 3-2 with a 2.25 ERA and 1.00 WHIP. He is coming off a career-high nine-strikeout performance (while walking none) in a no-decision against the Pirates.
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The model also locked in three other best bets for Tuesday, including a play on a big National League underdog. You can see the model’s MLB Tuesday best bets and parlay only at SportsLine.
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