Welcome to Lootmeister's free MLB picks page where you'll find daily baseball betting predictions with analysis each day of the Major League League baseball season. The professional baseball season is a grind to say the least, stemming from the beginning of April and into October. With so many games on tap, we hold the advantage as we're able to pick and choose our spots, utilizing short underdogs to turn a profit. The beauty of wagering on underdogs is that you can hit less than 50% of your MLB picks and still turn a profit, due to the moneyline paying out more than your risked amount. Please bookmark this page and check back daily for our current predictions. We highly recommend betting each pick, regardless of your personal opinion of the game. We will grind out a profit at season's end! You can bet on it! Lastly, check out our left menu which has tons of articles offering tips, strategy and betting advice!
Monday, August 21st: Pittsburgh Pirates +127.
Sunday, August 20th: Passing.
Saturday, August 19th: SF Giants -139.
Friday, August 18th: Texas Rangers -208.
Thursday, August 17th: Passing.
Wednesday, August 16th: No value; Passing.
Tuesday, August 15th: New York Yankees -147.
Monday, August 14th: Miami Marlins -143.
Sunday, August 13th: Detroit Tigers +115.
Saturday, August 12th: Los Angeles Dodgers -241.
Friday, August 11th: Washington Nationals -170.
Thursday, August 10th: Indians/Rays UNDER 8.
Wednesday, August 9th: Seattle Mariners -105.
Tuesday: Toronto Blue Jays -125 - 8/8
Monday: SD Padres/Cincinnati Reds OVER 9.5.
Sunday: Cincinnati Reds -120
Saturday, August 5th: Minnesota Twins +117.
Friday, August 4th: New York Yankees +114.
Thursday, August 3rd: Chicago Cubs -142. (2:20PM EST Game)
Wednesday, August 2nd: Baltimore Orioles -125.
Tuesday, August 1st: Mets/Rockies UNDER 12.5.
Monday, July 31st: Miami Marlins +121.
Sunday, July 30th: Philadelphia Phillies -135.
Saturday, July 29th: Miami Marlins -135.
Friday, July 28th: Minnesota Twins -111.
Thursday, July 27th: Today's short MLB card doesn't offer any value so we're forced to take a pass.
Wednesday, July 26th: Arizona D-Backs -193. Note: Game goes off at 3:40PM EST.
Tuesday, July 25th: New York Mets/San Diego Padres OVER 8.5 runs. - 7/25
Monday, July 24th: Baltimore Orioles -102.
Sunday, July 23rd: Philadelphia Phillies -110.
Saturday, July 22nd: Philadelphia Phillies +105.
Friday, July 21st: New York Yankees -122.
Thursday, July 20th: San Francisco Giants -183.
Wednesday, July 19th: Passing.
Tuesday, July 18th: Los Angeles Angels -133.
Monday, July 17th: Minnesota Twins +100.
Sunday, July 16th: Colorado Rockies +115.
Saturday, July 15th: Seattle Mariners/Chicago White Sox UNDER 9.5.
Friday, July 14th: Dodgers/Marlins UNDER 8.5.
Monday, July 10th through Thursday, July 13th: All Star break.
Sunday, July 9th: Chicago White Sox +107.
Saturday, July 8th: Philadelphia Phillies -154.
Friday, July 7th: St. Louis Cardinals -118.
Thursday, July 6th: Baltimore Orioles +123.
Wednesday, July 5th: Hou/Atl OVER 9.5.
Tuesday, July 4th: Kansas City Royals +122.
Monday, July 3rd: Texas Rangers +104.
Sunday, July 2nd: Miami Marlins -129.
Saturday, July 1st: St. Louis Cardinals -116.
Friday, June 30th: Texas Rangers -132.
Thursday, June 29th: San Diego Padres -117.
Wednesday, June 28th: SD Padres -128.
Tuesday, June 27th: Chicago White Sox +118.
Monday, June 26th: Washington Nationals -152.
Sunday, June 25th: Astros/M's OVER 10.
Saturday, June 24th: Seattle Mariners +128.
Friday, June 23rd: Arizona Diamondbacks -197.
Thursday, June 22nd: Miami Marlins +120.
Wednesday, June 21st: Chicago Cubs -190.
Tuesday, June 20th: Chicago Cubs -195.
Monday, June 19th: L.A. Dodgers -300.
Sunday, June 18th: Arizona Diamondbacks -175.
Saturday, June 17th: Colorado Rockies -160.
Friday, June 16th: Milwaukee Brewers -160.
Thursday, June 15th: Colorado Rockies -168.
Wednesday, June 14th: SD Padres -132 (Day game)
Tuesday, June 13th: Los Angeles Angels +112.
Monday, June 12th: Texas Rangers +100.
Sunday, June 11th: Milwaukee Brewers +132.
Saturday, June 10th: SF Giants -140.
Friday, June 9th: NY Mets/Atlanta Braves OVER 10 runs.
Thursday, June 8th: Chicago Cubs -188.
Wednesday, June 7th: Chicago White Sox +162.
Tuesday, June 6th: Seattle Mariners -201.
Monday, June 5th: San Francisco Giants -128.
Sunday, June 4th: Seattle Mariners -128.
Saturday, June 3rd: San Diego Padres -104.
Friday, June 2nd: Philadelphia Phillies -117.
Thursday, June 1st: Today's short card offers no value/edges so we are forced to pass.
Wednesday, May 31st: Milwaukee Brewers/New York Mets UNDER 7.5 runs.
Tuesday, May 30th: Astros/Twins OVER 9.
Monday, May 29th: Houston Astros -115.
Sunday, May 28th: Taking a much needed day off!
Saturday, May 27th: Cincinnati Reds +114.
Friday, May 26th: SF Giants -121.
Thursday, May 25th: Padres/Mets OVER 8.5.
Wednesday, May 24th: Los Angeles Angels -102.
Tuesday, May 23rd: White Sox/D-Backs OVER 11 runs.
Monday, May 22nd: NY Yankees -172.
Sunday, May 21st: St. Louis Cardinals -175.
Saturday, May 20th: LA Dodgers -175.
Friday, May 19th: Pittsburgh Pirates -123.
Thursday, May 18th: Oakland A's -105.
Wednesday, May 17th: Detroit Tigers -147 and Oakland A's -101.
Tuesday, May 16th: SF Giants +1.5 (-115)
Monday, May 15th: Passing.
Sunday, May 14th: Taking a much needed day off!
Saturday, May 13th: KC Royals -118.
Friday, May 12th: Chicago White Sox -127.
Thursday, May 11th: Cincinnati Reds +105.
Wednesday, May 10th: Milwaukee Brewers -123.
Tuesday, May 9th: Padres +105 and Twins -105.
Monday, May 8th: Colorado Rockies +115. (Rained Out)
Sunday, May 7th: Cleveland Indians -107.
Friday, May 5th: Yankees/Cubbies UNDER 7.5 runs.
Thursday, May 4th: Seattle Mariners -145. (Posted at 9:06PM EST)
Wednesday, May 3rd: Brewers/Cardinals UNDER 7.5. (Rained Out)
Tuesday, May 2nd: Cincinnati Reds -131.
Monday, May 1st: St. Louis Cardinals -154.
Sunday, April 30th: Houston Astros -200.
Saturday, April 29th: Atlanta Braves +108.
Friday, April 28th: Tampa Bay Rays +120.
Thursday, April 27th: No value; Passing.
Wednesday, April 26th: Seattle Mariners -126.
Tuesday, April 25th: Atlanta Braves +109.
Monday, April 24th: Colorado Rockies -161.
Sunday, April 23rd: Boston Red Sox +100.
Saturday, April 22nd: Washington Nationals +103.
Friday, April 21st: Washington Nationals +106.
Thursday, April 20th: Passing.
Wednesday, April 19th: O's/Reds UNDER 9 runs.
Tuesday, April 18th: Arizona D-Backs -120.
Monday, April 17th: Seattle Mariners -145.
Opening Day Pick: San Francisco Giants -144.
How to Judge a Player's Batting Average - It's a number we see a lot--batting average. It's the first stat you see when a player steps up to the plate. In a lot of ways, it's a hitter's calling card. In this article, Loot explores the meaning and ramifications of bating average, while offering some historical guidelines on the stat and some general guidelines. Take a look!
Who is Ian Happ? - One can say it's pretty odd for a May call-up to suddenly be batting cleanup for the defending World Series Champs. But that's just what has happened, with Cubs second baseman Ian Happ. Called up in the first third of May, Happ finds himself batting 4th for the champions. How did this happen? And exactly who is Ian Happ? Loot answers those questions in this article. Take a look!
Players to Watch in the 2017 Season - Every season, a new crop of players we may not have heard of spring up to become stars. Or they at least lay the groundwork for a becoming a star player. And while it seems like they come out of nowhere, the signs are usually there. This season should be no different. In this article, Loot identifies five players who have shown positive signs and could take the next step in 2017. Take a look!
What is the Triple Crown of Pitching? - Most all of us, even the most-casual baseball fan, knows what the triple crown of hitting is. The triple crown of pitching, however, is a little bit less known. But it's really the hallmark of a dominant pitcher, with only the best pitchers able to earn the honor. In this article, Loot breaks down what needs to happen for a pitcher to win the triple crown, along with analysis and the past winners of the award.
Parallels Between Baseball Bettors and Players - It's a funny thing, but when you look at some of the things that make a baseball player or a team successful, there are a lot of similarities of what makes a successful baseball bettor. In this article, Loot highlights some of the common threads between acheving high results on the diamond and at the betting windows. He also illustrates some of the negative behaviors that cause players, teams, and bettors alike to not get the results they're capable of achieving. Take a peek!
Changes in the Sport and How it Affects Big Favorites - Sometimes when we look at the betting board, we may be tempted to take the really good team when they have their ace on the mound. It's just that in those situations, we might be laying long odds. And when doing that when Major League Baseball, you put yourself in a position where you need to win at a clip that might be unrealistic. In this article, Loot breaks down why looking for big chalk when betting baseball might be the wrong move. Take a peek!
The Greatest Italian American Major League Baseball Players - For those of us that are Italian, we can attest that baseball is big in the community. And over the years, this segment of the American population has certainly created a lot of stars, some of them transcendant in nature. In this article, we breaks down the greatest Italian American baseball players of all-time. Take a look!
2017 American League Season Wins Totals Bets - Looking for a bet that gives you an everlasting stake on a team? Look no further than a team season total wins bet. The bookie puts out a number for each team--a projected number of wins a team will have in a season. You merely pick whether the team will go under or over that amount. And in doing so, you have a vested interest in all those team's games throughout the entire long 162-game MLB regular season. In this article, Loot breaks down each team and offers his selections.
2017 National League Season Wins Totals Bets - A season wins totals bets on team wins is really a bet with a ton of action. The bookie posts a projected win total for all NL teams and you simply project whether or not the team will surpass that number in an over/under format. It leaves you with a vested interest in each and every game that team plays in a regular season. In this article, we cover all NL teams, give their totals and odds, along with our selections on all teams in the senior circuit. Take a look!
2017 MLB Pitching Prop Bets: Season Wins - In this bet, different starting pitchers are listed with a projected number of wins. Your job is simply to pick whether that pitcher will end up with more or less wins than the total posted by the bookie. In this article, we list a large group of pitchers with their totals and odds and offer our picks on if they'll go over or under that number. Find out more about this action-packed bet and the different considerations we need to make in this article!
2017 National League MVP Odds and Analysis - This can be a really fun bet to make. We like to make several picks on who will win the MVP, then sit back with a bet that provides yearlong action. And if it hits, it can really pay off. As the baseball season approaches, we should try to fashion a few good futures moves. And the one that usually yields the most opinions is the MVP futures bet. In this article, we break down the landscape in the NL, offering some analysis and our favorite picks. Take a look!
2017 American League MVP Award Odds and Analysis - This season features a thick collection of viable candidates to win the AL Most Valuable Award. We have established stars who have already made their mark in this category, with some interesting veterans and youngsters in the mix, as well. In this article, Loot breaks down the awards, gives us the odds, and offers his best picks. Take a look, as we start to get our MLB futures bets together for the upcoming season!
Odds to Win the 2017 American League Cy Young Award - Looking for a bet that packs a lot of action into one wager? When betting on who will win the Cy Young, you will have a stake in that pitcher's every outing. And it can really pay off if you're on-target. In this article, we look at the odds of all the candidates and try to make sense of it all. We give some of our picks, including our best favorite picks, along with some tasty underdogs that could really pay off if they deliver! Check it out!
Odds to Win the 2017 National League Cy Young Award - The crop of potential pitchers who can win the Cy Young in the National League this season is a deep one. There are any number of viable contenders and the odds can be big on some worthy candidates on this list. In this article, Loot goes over the odds to win the 2017 NL Cy Young, while breaking down the candidates and giving some of his better picks. Take a look as we get our futures bets in line for the upcoming MLB season!
Article: MLB Playoffs Betting Strategy
2017 MLB Regular Season Home Run Leader - With so many young and veteran power-hitters in the game, it's not easy to pick who will lead the Bigs in home runs, but it sure can pay off! This season is no different, with any number of different candidates who could reasonably lead the Majors in round-trippers. In this article, we see the odds for who will hit the most homers, along with some of Loot's best picks. Among the selections are some steady veterans and favorites, but also some potential diamonds in the rough that could really deliver a big payday. Check out this article and read more about one of the most action-packed wagers in all of sports betting!
2017 World Series Futures - It's hard to make a bet that packs as much mileage into it as a World Series futures bet. Sure, we'll sometimes pick a team where it's obvious they aren't going to the World Series pretty early in the season. But a lot of times, a team you pick will contend throughout the 162-game season and into the postseason, with you having a stake in the action the entire way. In this article, Loot gives us the odds for all MLB teams to win the Fall Classic, along with his best picks. Take a look!
2017 Free Agent Signings in Major League Baseball - When the baseball season ends, a lot of us start focusing on other sports or we just take a mental break after the long baseball season. While we do that, there are a slew of player moves in an active free agent market. By the time the beginning of the next season rolls around, it's easy to lose track of what's going on. No need to panic, as Loot broke down the entire free agent market in one nify summary broken down by teams where you can get a lay of the land as to who's coming and who's going around the league. Check it out!
Major League Baseball Managerial Changes for 2017 - As we head into the new baseball season, it helps to note the different changes in leadership across the league. This season, the turnover was pretty light, with only three new MLB managers approaching the first season with their new clubs. In this article, Loot breaks down the different changes in leadership, including profiles on each new manager. Check it out!
World Series Game 7 Prediction: Cleveland Indians +108. - 11/2
World Series Game 5: Passing.
World Series Game 3 Pick: Chicago Cubs -190.
Fall Classic Game 2 Play: Cubbies/Indians OVER 7 runs. - 10/26
World Series Game 1 Bet Recommendation: Cleveland Indians -105.
Thursday, October 20th: Passing.
Wednesday: Toronto Blue Jays -181.
Tuesday, October 18th Play: L.A. Dodgers +103.
Monday, October 17th: No value; Passing!
Sunday, October 16th Pick: Chicago Cubs +110.
Saturday, October 15th: No value; Passing.
Friday, October 14th ALCS Game 1 Pick: Toronto Blue Jays +129.
Thursday NLDS Play: Washington Nationals -148.
Tuesday NL Playoffs Pick: SF Giants +112.
Monday, October 10th Bet Recommendation: Washington Nationals +124.
Saturday, October 8th Play: Los Angeles Dodgers -119.
Friday, October 7th Play: Washington Nationals +133.
Thursday, October 6th Pick: Blue Jays +101.
Wednesday, October 5th: Two studs going head to head presents no value so we're forced to pass.
Tuesday, October 4th: This game is fairly even with regards to value, so we're taking a pass.
September 21st through October 3rd: We're hanging'em up until the playoffs start. Things are way too unpredictable right now as teams rest players and evaluate minor league prospects. Check back Oct. 4th as we'll be ready to make MLB playoff picks!
Tuesday, September 20th: Seattle Mariners +113.
Monday, September 19th Play: Colorado Rockies +101.
Sunday, September 18th: Football hogged up all of our handicapping time this morning so we have to take a pass on MLB today.
Saturday, September 17th: Today's card offers no value so we're taking a pass.
Friday, September 16th Picks: Tigers/Indians UNDER 7.5 runs and Arizona D-Backs +130.
Thursday, September 15th: Cardinals/Giants UNDER 7.
Wednesday, September 14th Major League Baseball Pick: Philadelphia Phillies +116.
Tuesday, September 13th Play: SD Padres +140.
Monday, September 12th: Milwaukee Brewers +107
Saturday, September 10th: Atlanta Braves +115
Friday, September 9th: Baltimore Orioles -102.
Thursday, September 8th: Congrats to all who had the gonads to ride the Brew Crew vs. the Cubs! Today we like the Washington Nationals at -205. Asher is a gas can!
Wednesday, September 7th POD: Milwaukee Brewers +133.
Tuesday, September 6th: Phillies/Marlins UNDER 8.5 runs.
Monday, September 5th Play: Kansas City Royals -135.
Sunday, September 4th: Los Angeles Angels +120.
Saturday, September 3rd Play: Atlanta Braves +110.
Friday, September 2nd: Chicago White Sox/Minnesota Twins UNDER 9 runs.
Thursday, September 1st: There is no value on today's short MLB card so we're going to take a pass.
Wednesday, August 31st Play: San Diego Padres/Atlanta Braves OVER 9 runs.
Tuesday, August 30th: Miami Marlins/New York Mets UNDER 8 runs.
Monday, August 29th Play: St. Louis Cardinals -148.
Sunday, August 28th: Texas Ranges -104.
Saturday, August 27th: San Diego Padres +128.
Friday, August 26th Prediction: Toronto Blue Jays -235.
Thursday, August 25th Play: Milwaukee Brewers +112.
Wednesday, August 24th BEST BET: Atl/Ari UNDER 8.5 runs.
Tuesday, August 23rd: White Sox -165.
Monday, August 22nd: NYY/Sea OVER 8.5 runs.
Sunday, August 21st Tip: Baltimore Orioles +105.
Saturday, August 20th Pick: Kansas City Royals -150.
Friday, August 19th Baseball Pick: Detroit Tigers +113.
Thursday, August 18th Major League Baseball Pick: Miami Marlins/Cincinnati Reds UNDER 7.5.
Wednesday, August 17th Play of the Day: KC Royals/Detroit Tigers UNDER 8 runs. Shop around for the best prices as we've seen this at + odds at some sportsbooks.
Tuesday, August 16th Pick: Houston Astros -155.
Monday, August 15th Play: Kansas City Royals +122.
Sunday, August 14th Tip: Kansas City Royals +108.
Saturday, August 13th Play of the Day: Philadelphia Phillies +105.
Friday, August 12th MLB Pick: Cincinnati Reds/Milwaukee Brewers OVER 9 runs scored.
Thursday, August 11th Play: Atlanta Braves +112.
Wednesday, August 10th MLB Picks: Seattle Mariners -110 and Minnesota Twins +120.
Tuesday, August 9th Play: Atlanta Braves +116.
The Problem in Identifying Patterns in MLB - A key part of many MLB bettors' wagering profile is to look for patterns, whether good or bad. Fair enough, as the way a pitcher, hitter, or team is playing recently is certainly a key concern. The problem with patterns is that by the time something has happened enough for you to consider it a pattern, it could be due for it to cease being a pattern. In this article, Loot shows us how to use patterns to help us, while helping us steer clear of an over-simplified way of dealing with patterns. Click here to read!
Monday, August 8th Pick: TB Rays/Toronto Blue Jays UNDER 9 runs.
Sunday, August 7th Play: Minnesota Twins +112.
Saturday, August 6th: Washington Nationals -240.
Friday, August 5th Prediction: Miami Marlins/Colorado Rockies OVER 11.5.
Thursday, August 4th MLB Pick: Los Angeles Angels -140.
Wednesday, August 3rd MLB Play: Pittsburgh Pirates/Atlanta Braves OVER 8.5.
Tuesday, August 2nd Pick: Cincinnati Reds +134. Straily is pitching lights out. Great price!
Be Careful Betting Against Struggling Pitchers - A lot of baseball bettors take short cuts when handicapping MLB games. For example, they'll see that the opposing pitcher has been struggling in recent starts and bet against him in knee-jerk fashion. That type of incomplete baseball handicapping often backfires. In this article, Loot examines the scenario of betting on a baseball game simply because one of the pitchers is stinking it up and why it doesn't work as often as you would tend to think. Click here to read!!!
Sunday, July 31st: San Francisco Giants +115
Saturday, July 30th: Baltimore Orioles +168
Friday, July 29th: Washington Nationals -150
Thursday, July 28th: Chicago Cubs-133
Wednesday, July 27th: Cleveland Indians -113
Tuesday, July 26th: Chicago Cubs -163
Monday, July 25th: Baltimore Orioles -164
The Extra Challenges of the Modern MLB Bettor - When thinking of past generations betting on Major League Baseball, it's difficult to not get a bit envious. There were no blind spots and you could use a sense of feel. Nowadays, we're betting into the dark to some extent with the specialized use of bullpens. In this article, Loot examines the landscape of betting on baseball and how it's harder today to really put your finger on a game and break it down. Click here for more!
Sunday, July 24th: Detroit Tigers +126
Saturday, July 23rd: San Diego Padres +290
Friday, July 22nd: Tampa Bay Rays -105
Thursday, July 21st: Baltimore Orioles +105
Wednesday, July 20th: Philadelphia Phillies +124
Tuesday, July 19th: Texas Rangers +104