DAY 43 MLB Selections

Updated: May 20

Nice start of the week, Since Monday, winning 2 of 3 daily!


Inter-State match-ups


Houston Astros (24-14) vs Texas Rangers (17-19)

RANGERS +180 LOSS 1-5


The Astros will send Framber Valdez (2-2) to the mound for his eighth start this season.

The left-hander gave up one earned run in 7 2/3 innings pitched on Friday in his last outing, a matchup with the Washington Nationals. The 28-year-old has pitched to a 2.93 ERA this season with 7.2 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 3.8 walks per nine across seven games. If he completes six or more innings with three or fewer earned runs allowed, he’ll earn his fifth consecutive quality start. Valdez will look to finish five or more innings for the fifth start in a row.


Glenn Otto gets the start for the Rangers, his fifth of the season. He is 1-1 with a 6.38 ERA and 16 strikeouts over 18 1/3 innings pitched.In his most recent outing on Saturday against the Boston Red Sox, the right-hander went four innings, allowing eight earned runs while surrendering eight hits. In four games this season, the 26-year-old has an ERA of 6.38, with 7.9 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are batting .235 against him. Otto heads into the matchup with two outings of five or more innings pitched this season. Not sure how the Rangers are doing it, but they just keep winning, staying with them until they lose or they get a (-) Money line. Taking the (+) again!




Cincinnati Reds (10-26) vs Cleveland "Indian" Guardians (16-18)

REDS +110 WIN 4-2


Cal Quantrill makes the start for the Guardians, his seventh of the season. He is 1-2 with a 3.93 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 34 1/3 innings pitched. In his last appearance on Wednesday, May 11 against the Chicago White Sox, the right-hander tossed 6 2/3 innings, giving up four earned runs while surrendering 10 hits. The 27-year-old has put up an ERA of 3.93, with 5.2 strikeouts per nine innings, in six games this season. Quantrill has three quality starts under his belt this year. This season, the 27-year-old ranks 39th in ERA (3.93), 48th in WHIP (1.282), and 56th in K/9 (5.2) among qualifying pitchers.


The Reds will hand the ball to Tyler Mahle (2-4) **NOTE the Reds have only (10-wins) Tyler is 20% of the Reds Wins this season. The right-hander’s last start was on Friday, when he tossed 6 2/3 innings while giving up two earned runs on five hits in a matchup with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 27-year-old has pitched to a 5.15 ERA this season with 9.8 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 4.4 walks per nine across eight games. Among qualified Major League pitchers this season, the 27-year-old’s 5.15 ERA ranks 56th, 1.445 WHIP ranks 54th, and 9.8 K/9 ranks 15th. Hey look, the Guardians only have "6" more wins than Cincy so anything goes...take the plus +110


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