MLB Best Bets – 5/16/23

Braves @ Rangers

Ronald Acuna Jr. was one of five Braves to hit a homerun last night. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

After a slugfest last night in Arlington, the Braves are back at it again tonight. Atlanta tied a major league record with five 2-run homers yesterday, and they will try to stay hot tonight.

Taking the mound for the Braves, is the recently recalled Jared Shuster. He started the season at the major league level, but after two subpar outings, he was sent down to Gwinnett. Due to some injuries to the rotation, he has a chance to redeem himself. However, considering how the bats are working, he shouldn’t feel too much pressure, as the offense will do their part.

Trying to stop Atlanta’s expulsive production is a newcomer to the Rangers rotation. Dane Dunning started the season in the bullpen, and after a month of near-perfect work, he was given a starting role. He has been solid in every way Texas has used him, but he’ll be put to the test tonight.

Atlanta (-110)
Over 9.5 Runs (-120)

Guardians @ White Sox

Shane Bieber enters play with a 2.61 ERA. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Shane Bieber and the White Sox have an easy one today as they take on Lance Lynn and the White Sox. Given how the White Sox have been playing, it’s almost a waste of a start for Bieber, but he will be able to pad his stats tonight.

The White Sox have the third-worst record in the league, but due to the expectations coming into the season, the White Sox are being dragged through the mud, dumpster, and any other vile substance the people can find. It’s a tough time to be a Chicago baseball fan — shoutout to the Blackhawks, though!

The line on Cleveland tonight is an absolute gift; bettors should jump all over it.

Cleveland (-125)
Lance Lynn Over 2.5 Earned Runs (+115)
Bieber Under 2.5 Runs (-145)






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