More Sports Sections: NFL Football College Football NBA Basketball College Basketball NHL Hockey Soccer MMA Boxing Nascar Golf Horse Racing

5Dimes Offers 5 Cent Overnight Baseball Lines

Handicapping Offers Dime Line Baseball Betting

Other Great Sites

MLB Top Picks for Monday, May 14th

By Rich Crew, Expert Handicapper

Today’s MLB picks of the day come from the National League with the Atlanta Braves at Chicago Cubs afternoon game and Wrigley Field and tonight’s Milwaukee Brewers at Arizona Diamondbacks match at Chase Field.

Atlanta Braves (1st - NL East) at Chicago Cubs (4th - NL Central)

(J. Teheran (3-1) ERA: 3.14 vs. J. Quintana (4-2) ERA: 4.42)

Both teams come into this game hot winning five of their last six. The Cubs are a good 13-7 at home this season, but the Braves are a National League “best” 16-8. The odds board at 5Dimes lists the Cubs as a -163 favorite on the money line with the total off the board.

Julio Tehran has been solid on the road in 2018 going 2-1 over four starts with some impressive metrics recording a 2.05 ERA and a 0.95 WHIP. They came prior to the 2017 season, but the Braves are perfect in his starts at Wrigley Field going 3-0 with Teheran allowing five runs over 20 innings. Atlanta starter Jose Quintana has been impressive in his last three allowing just one run over 17 innings pitched, but his control hasn’t been perfect with eight walks in the three starts. Note he was lit up for seven runs in just 2 1/3 in an earlier meeting between these two clubs at home.

Take the Atlanta Braves +153 - BEST LINE: 5Dimes

Milwaukee Brewers (1st - NL Central) at Arizona Diamondbacks (1st - NL West)

(Junior Guerra (2-3) ERA: 3.09 vs. P Corbin (4-0) ERA: 2.12)

Two first-place teams take to the field tonight when the Brewers open a three-game set against the Diamondbacks at Chase Field. On the MLB betting board at BetOnline, Arizona is a -147 home-favorite with the total listed at eight runs.

At first glance, most handicappers will likely be looking to lay down on the Diamondbacks with Patrick Corbin on the mound and what’s not to like? On the surface, the lefty has a 4-0 W/L record and 2.12 overall this season, and he’s been even better at home notching all four of his wins and registering a sizzling 1.32 ERA with a 0.59 WHIP. However, digging deeper you’d see that the Diamondbacks have lost his last four starts versus the Brewers and that his career back numbers against tonight’s projected line-up are dismal with the batters hitting .362 with a .621 slugging percentage in 58 at-bats.

Milwaukee starter Junior Guerra hasn’t impressed with nine runs allowed over his last two starts covering ten innings. He does catch a Diamondbacks team that is struggling to put runs on the board, and Guerra pitched well in his only career start at Chase Field last season recording a quality start, and it's a small sample size, but he has held the Arizona lineup to a .167 batting average over 18 at bats.

The value tonight is with the visitor who comes into this game with a strong 14-8 road record and catches Arizona mired in a five-game losing streak and may be licking their wounds after being swept by the Nationals.

Take the Milwaukee Brewers +137 - BEST LINE: BetOnline

Good luck guys with whatever you play and remember to support our advertisers to keep our plays free and bookmark our site for winners all year long!

Free Picks

MLB Pick of the Day - We analyze all the games on each day's card and post the bet that we feel has the best chance of winning.

Expert MLB Baseball Picks - Get free daily winning predictions from professional sports handicappers!

Betonline: Best Baseball Bonuses on the Net!


Dimeline Sportsbooks - If your not betting at a sportsbook that offers dimlines your wasting money!

Overnight Lines - Bet on tomorrows games tonight. Get better value with opening lines and odds before the sharps hit them and suck the value out.

5Dimes - Offers 10 cent lines and college baseball betting!

World Series Odds - Bet your favorite team to win the Fall Classic!

Rules - Innings requirements, listed pitchers, action, rainouts, suspended games. We cover it all!

How to Bet Baseball

Moneylines - The most common of baseball bets. Beautiful too, as they create a situation where you can win less than 50% of your bets and profit by betting underdogs!

Totals - The easiest wager to beat in all of sports betting. There's a reason why sportsbooks have lower limits on over/under bets!

Runlines - A wager that creates a point spread where a team is either -1.5 runs or +1.5 runs. Underdog run lines are a great bet for game in which you predict a slim margin. Favorite moneylines pay well and are great bets for potential blowouts.

Alternative Runlines - Turn a favorite into a +2.5 underdog! Turn an underdog into a -2.5 run favorite. You better know what you're doing before betting these lines or your bankroll will resemble the action of a craps table.

Parlays - This type of bet is the reason many bookies drive cadillacs. Big risk; big payouts!

Prop Bets - Similar to totals, these are easy to beat if you do your homework. Avoid the ones that look easy though as they're surely sucker bets.

Futures - A great bet for recreational bettors who only want to spend a few bucks and have something to root for all season. There's a big payout if you're right!

Season Wins - Bet on teams to go over or under the posted total. Fading public opinion can make you money with this type of wager. Especially with public teams.


What is Whip in Baseball? - Ever seen the world WHIP associated with baseball stats? It's one of the most important factors in handicapping. Increase your winning percentage today by reading this article!

How do you Calculate ERA? - We've got the answer to a stat question asked by many.

How to Calculate Batting Average - We all know what it is but but how do you calculate it? Click and learn.

What is... - Answers to MANY questions regarding America's pastime and from around the diamond.


Famous Baseball Quotes - From Yogi Berra to Casey Stengel, we list some of the greatest words ever spoken on the diamond.