MLB Daily Betting Guide: Odds for April 14, 2022

MLB Daily Betting Guide: Odds for April 14, 2022

Ayden Fahlstrom
2 years ago
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Welcome to betJACK's April 14, 2022 MLB Betting Guide. Click each game to place a completely free practice bet on any of these MLB games.

St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers (5:15 pm ET)

Team Favored and Spread: Milwaukee -1.5

Total Runs: 8

Thursday evening features a battle of NL Central foes as the St. Louis Cardinals take on the Milwaukee Brewers. This has the potential to be quite a pitcher’s duel as Adam Wainwright (1-0, 0.00 ERA) opposes Brandon Woodruff (0-1, 17.18 ERA).

Despite a stellar year last season, there has been some concern with Woodruff as he was roughed up both during spring training and his first outing. 

Still, these two are expected to battle it out for the division this season, and it would not be surprising to see each game of this four-game series be decided by just a run or two.

With that in mind, take St. Louis +1.5 in this one, and don’t be surprised if the total stays under eight.

Philadelphia Phillies at Miami Marlins (6:41 pm ET)

Team Favored and Spread: Philadelphia -1.5

Total Runs: 7.5

Both of these teams come into this one in the midst of a rough stretch. The Phillies have lost three of their last four, while the Marlins have managed just one win this season through five games.

While Miami may struggle to compete this season, they do have one of the best young pitching staffs in baseball. The best of the bunch will take the mound in this one as Sandy Alcantara (0-0, 3.60 ERA) looks to pick up his first win. 

Keep an eye on Bryce Harper in this one. For as good as Alcantara is, Harper has had success against the righty. He is hitting .391 in 23 at-bats with a home run and four runs batted in.

The Phillies’ Kyle Gibson was sensational in his last start picking up the win after going seven scoreless and striking out 10. Still, it may be hard for him to replicate those results.

Expect the over 7.5 runs to hit on this one, and don’t be surprised if the Marlins keep it close. Take Miami +1.5.

Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees (7:06 pm ET)

Team Favored and Spread: New York -1.5

Total Runs: 8.5

What else can you say but wow about Vladimir Guerrero Jr.? Even with Gerrit Cole starting on Wednesday for the Yankees, the slugging first baseman hit three solo home runs en route to a 6-4 victory over New York.

As a team, the Blue Jays lead the majors in home runs with 11 in just six games. 

This game features a battle of righties who struggled in their first outings. Even though Kevin Gausman and Luis Severino gave up a combined five earned runs in just eight innings of work in their first starts, both have the ability to dominate a game.

Still, until the Blue Jays’ offense slows down, it is hard to bet against them right now, especially when they are the underdogs on the runline. Take Toronto +1.5 and the over 8.5 runs to hit.

Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers (8:06 pm ET)

Team Favored and Spread: Los Angeles -1.5

Total Runs: 9

It's Shohei time on Thursday. Reigning AL MVP, Shohei Ohtani will toe the rubber for the Angels in an AL West showdown with the Texas Rangers.

In his first start of the season, Ohtani took the loss against the Astros, but he went 4.2 innings, allowing just one earned run, and struck out nine.

He is still scuffling a bit on offense, though, as he is hitting .160 in 25 at-bats with no home runs, no runs batted in, and eight strikeouts.

The Rangers will counter with righty Dane Dunning. In his first start, he took a no-decision after going five innings, allowing three earned runs and striking out four.

With Ohtani on the mound, take the Angels to cover the -1.5 runline, and don’t be surprised if this stays under nine runs on the total.

Atlanta Braves at San Diego Padres (8:11 pm ET)

Team Favored and Spread: Atlanta -1.5

Total Runs: 7.5

After dropping two of three to the Washington Nationals, the Atlanta Braves will try to bounce back as they hit the road for Petco Park in San Diego Thursday.

This may be one of the best pitching matchups of the night as the Braves send Charlie Morton (1-0, 3.38 ERA) to the mound to take on the Padres’ Joe Musgrove (0-0, 3.00 ERA).

While Musgrove has been sensational since joining the Padres last season, keep an eye out for Dansby Swanson in this one. He is three for seven with a home run against the righty.

After winning four of their first five, the Padres are also looking to get back into the win column after losing two straight to the San Francisco Giants.

Expect the total to stay under 7.5 runs. With such a low total, take the runs, which in this case means taking San Diego +1.5.

Cincinnati Reds at Los Angeles Dodgers (10:11 pm ET)

Team Favored and Spread: Los Angeles -1.5

Total Runs: 9

The Cincinnati Reds have now lost four out of their last five, including a two-game sweep at the hands of the Cleveland Guardians on Tuesday and Wednesday.

On Thursday, life doesn’t get any easier for the Ohio natives as they have to take on Walker Buehler and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Los Angeles, who are the favorites to win the World Series this year (+500), will send one of the NL Cy Young favorites (+950), Walker Buehler, to the mound after he picked up the win in his first start.

The Reds will counter with 29-year-old Luis Cessa, who has pitched two games (2.2 innings) of scoreless relief this season. With Cessa serving more of an opener role, expect this to be a bullpen game largely.

Especially with Buehler on the mound, things could get ugly in this one. Take Los Angeles to cover the -1.5 runline and expect the total to stay under the nine runs.

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