MLB Tips – 21st April

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Well, the Pirates were awful against the Phillies but the Wolf rebounded with a few winners’ in the late games. The weekend is here and Saturday baseball has a few interesting matchups, highlighted by the Dodgers and Nationals in the afternoon.

New York Mets at Atlanta Braves (9:35am)

Tip: Mets WIN ($1.70)

The Braves and Mets renew their rivalry on Saturday with game 2 of this series. The home side (Braves) thrashed the Mets 12-4 on Friday, however, they will start as the underdog in this one. Mainly because of the pitching matchup. Noah Syndergaard is 2-0 early on this season and holds an impressive 2.95 ERA. He has reached 90+ pitchers in his last 3 starts and the Mets are 4-0 in his 4 starts this season. So the Wolf is liking the Mets to rebound. Friday’s loss was their first on the road in 2018 as they hold a 6-1 record, which includes a sweep of the Nationals. Sean Newcomb is up for the Braves and they have a 1-2 record in his 3 starts. He can be inconsistent on the mound as he has totalled 8 walks in 2018. Also, his home opening start lasted just 4.1 innings as the Nationals won 8-1. So back the Mets to win this.

Washington Nationals at Los Angeles Dodgers (12:10pm)

Tip: Under 6 runs ($1.87)

The day of baseball concludes with what should be an exciting series between the Nationals and Dodgers. The pitching matchup in game 1 has a sense of playoffs about as well even if we’re only in April. Two Cy Young pitchers will duel with Max Scherzer up against Clayton Kershaw. As a result, the runs total is just 6 runs! (for good reason). Scherzer is in vintage form looking at his last two dominant starts. He kept the Rockies to just 1 hit and pitched a complete game against the Braves previously. Scherzer’s last start against the Dodgers lasted 7 innings and he allowed just 3 hits. So the Wolf can see him dominating once again. Meanwhile, Kershaw almost put up the same numbers as Scherzer in his last start. Against the D-Backs, he struck out 12 batters in 7 innings of work and allowed just 2 hits. He has loved pitching against the Nationals as he holds a 5-0 record since 2014. Which includes an ERA of just 0.71! So in the end, it’s difficult for the Wolf to be confident in either side winning. They’ve both started the season slowly with records under .500. So the under total still has a good trend in this matchup, even if it’s pretty low. The last game Scherzer pitched against the Dodgers ended 2-1. Also, Kershaw’s last appearance against them finished 2-1. Since 2011, the under is 14-9 at this venue between the two sides. So the Wolf will be on the unders here.

Match Time
MLB Tips
Royals at Tigers – 3:10am Under 8 runs ($1.91)
Indians at Orioles – 9:05am Under 8 runs ($1.83)
Pirates at Phillies – 9:05am Phillies WIN ($1.87)
Blue Jays at Yankees – 9:05am Yankees WIN (TBA)
Royals at Tigers – 9:10am Tigers WIN ($1.91)
Twins at Rays – 9:10am Over 7.5 runs ($1.83)
Mariners at Rangers – 10:05am Over 9 runs ($1.83)
Astros at White Sox – 10:10am Astros -1.5 (TBA)
Marlins at Brewers – 10:10am Brewers WIN ($1.60)
Reds at Cardinals – 10:15am Cardinals WIN ($1.50)
Cubs at Rockies – 10:40am Rockies WIN ($1.87)
Padres at D-backs – 11:40am D-backs WIN ($1.74)
Red Sox at Athletics – 12:05pm Red Sox WIN ($1.80)
Giants at Angels – 12:07pm Angels WIN ($1.70)

Wolf’s Best Bet Record

Overall: 147-113-6