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April 17, 2022 MLB Daily Betting Guide: April 17 MLB Betting Picks
Welcome to our daily MLB Betting Guide with odds, picks, and predictions for April 17th's slate of baseball. Click each linked game to place a free practice sports bet using betJACK Training Camp!
Team Favored and Spread: Philadelphia -1.5
Total Runs: 8
After dropping the first two games to Miami, Philadelphia were able to take down the Marlins 10-3 on Saturday. The Phillies will look to get back to .500 as they send ace starting pitcher Zack Wheeler (0-1, 1.93 ERA). He will be opposed by the Marlins’ Elieser Hernandez (0-1, 7.71 ERA).
Keep an eye on Bryce Harper and Rhys Hoskins in this one. In a combined 19 at bats, they have four home runs and six runs batted in against the righty.
With Wheeler on the mound, take Philadelphia to cover the -1.5 runline and for the total to stay under eight.
Team Favored and Spread: San Francisco -1.5
Total Runs: 7.5
The Guardians’ offense carried them earlier in the week, but they have come back to reality a bit over the last couple of days. On Sunday, they will try to avoid the sweep by the Giants after losing the first two 4-1 and 4-2.
Cleveland will send righty Aaron Civale (0-0, 5.40 ERA) to the mound to take on the Giants’ Alex Wood (0-0, 4.15 ERA).
While Jose Ramirez (.484/.528/.968, 3 HR, 15 RBI0 has been the Guardians’ hottest hitter, 25-year-old first baseman Owen Miller has also been turning heads. In 25 at bats, he is hitting .560/.586/1.080 with two home runs and seven runs batted in.
Take the Guardians to cover the 1.5 runline while the total will likely go over 7.5.
Team Favored and Spread: Colorado -1.5
Total Runs: 11
After dropping the last two games of the series, the Cubs will look to get back in the win column as they travel to Coors Field to take on the Rockies Sunday.
This will be a battle of lefties as Drew Smyly (1-0, 0.00 ERA) takes the mound for the Cubs against the Rockies’ Austin Gomber (0-0, 5.79 ERA).
For Colorado, C.J. Cron carried the offense on Saturday, going two for four with two home runs and three runs batted in.
Seiya Suzuki has been the best hitter for the Cubs, going 9 for 22 with three home runs and ten runs batted in.
Take the under 11 on runs and take the Cubs +1.5 on the runline.
Team Favored and Spread: Los Angeles -1.5
Total Runs: 8.5
On Saturday, Reds’ rookie phenom Hunter Greene set a MLB record by throwing 39 pitches 110 miles per hour or faster. Unfortunately, it still wasn’t enough to pick up the win as the Reds lost 5-2.
On Sunday, the Reds will try to salvage one game out of the four-game series. Tyler Mahle (1-0, 1.00 ERA) will take the mound for Cincinnati as Andrew Heaney (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will counter him for the Dodgers.
Albeit in just two at bats, Joey Votto is really the only Reds’ player with success against Heaney, as he has taken the lefty deep once. Freddie Freeman has had some success against Mahle, going two for eight with a homer.
This is the last chance for the Reds to pick up a win in this series. Facing one of the best rosters in the majors, it will be a tall task, but they have at least a good chance to cover the 1.5 runline with Mahle on the bump. Take the Reds to cover and the total to go over 8.5 runs.
Team Favored and Spread: Houston -1.5
Total Runs: 8
The Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners will battle out in the rubber match of their three-game series on Sunday. The starting pitchers for this one will feature Jose Urquidy (1-0, 1.80 ERA) going for the Astros against the Mariners’ Matt Brash (0-1, 3.38 ERA).
Both sides have some missing players in this one, as Mitch Haniger, who leads the team in home runs (three) and runs batted in (seven), tested positive for COVID-19. For the Astros, Yordan Alvarez is also on the injured list for COVID protocols, while closer Ryan Pressly was put on for knee inflammation.
Neither team to this point has shown much consistency on the offensive side. For that reason, don’t be surprised if the total hits under eight runs. With such a low potential total, take the Mariners +1.5.
Team Favored and Spread: San Diego -1.5
Total Runs: 7.5
Sunday Night Baseball will feature a battle of NL East versus NL West as the Atlanta Braves take on the San Diego Padres. After the Padres took the opener, the Braves have won the last two by the exact same scores, 5-2.
Yu Darvish will get the ball for the Padres, trying to bounce back from a disastrous start in his last outing. In the loss to the Giants, he gave up nine earned runs on eight hits in just 1.2 innings of work.
For the defending champion Atlanta Braves, they will send 22-year-old Bryce Elder (1-0, 4.76 ERA). This will be the first time that any Padres’ hitter will see the young righty.
Expect Darvish to bounce back in this one and for the Padres to even up the series. Take San Diego to cover the -1.5 runline while the total will go over 7.5.
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