MLB Daily Betting Guide: Opening Day Odds for April 13, 2022

MLB Daily Betting Guide: Opening Day Odds for April 13, 2022

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Cleveland Guardians at Cincinnati Reds (12:36 pm ET)

Team Favored and Spread: Cincinnati -1.5

Total Runs: 9.5

Wednesday will cap off a brief two-game intrastate rivalry as the Cincinnati Reds host the Cleveland Guardians at the Great American Ball Park. 

Despite struggling with consistency on offense last year, the Guardians’ bats have exploded over the last few games. In fact, after beating the Reds 10-5 in the opener on Tuesday, they have now scored 37 runs in their last three games.

There may be no more exciting player in baseball right now than the Guardians outfielder Steven Kwan. The rookie is hitting .667/.750/.933 with four runs batted in, seven runs, seven walks, and no strikeouts in 15 at bats.

Jose Ramirez and Oscar Mercado have also been hot, combining for four home runs and 19 runs batted in over the first five games.

The Reds have not had quite the same success, but Tyler Naquin had a nice game Tuesday going two for three with a home run and two runs batted in.

Still, they will need their pitching and defense to step up if they hope to take down the hot-hitting Guardians.

Until Cleveland’s offense shows signs of slowing down, it seems like a no-brainer to take them +1.5.

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New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies (1:06 pm ET)

Team Favored and Spread: New York -1.5

Total Runs: 8.5

The top two teams in the NL East will meet for the second of a three-game series on Wednesday as the New York Mets (4-2) take on the Philadelphia Phillies (3-2).

After losing the first game 2-0, the Phillies will look to bounce back in the City of Brotherly Love and take the second game.

There are a lot of great pitching matchups Wednesday and this is no exception. Max Scherzer (1-0, 4.50 ERA) will face off with the Phillies’ Aaron Nola (1-0, 6.00 ERA).

In 29 at bats, Jeff McNeil has hit well against Nola, hitting .276 with a home run and three runs batted in.

For the Phillies, J.T. Realmuto is only hitting .108 against Scherzer in 37 at bats, but he does have two homers off of the righty.

Take the total to stay under 8.5 runs in this one, but there is a lot of value in taking Philadelphia +1.5 playing in their home ballpark. 

Houston Astros at Arizona Diamondbacks (3:41 pm ET)

Team Favored and Spread: Houston -1.5

Total Runs: 9

The Astros weren’t able to get their second run of the game until the ninth inning Tuesday night, but that is all they needed to take down the Diamondbacks in their 2-1 victory.

This Astros offense is too good to not put up more runs against a weak Diamondbacks team. Even without Yordan Alvarez, who is suffering from the flu, the Astros still have one of the deepest lineups in the majors.

Throw on top of that the fact they will send Framber Valdez to the mound and they are in a good spot to cover the -1.5 runline. With Arizona’s offense unlikely to put up big numbers, take the under on the runline.

San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants (3:46 pm ET)

Team Favored and Spread: San Francisco -1.5

Total Runs: 7

The Giants were able to ambush Padres’ starter Yu Darvish in the opener on Tuesday, getting the ace for nine runs in just 1.2 innings. They will look to do the same to lefty Sean Manaea. 

After being acquired from the A’s, Manaea was sensational in his debut, going seven innings, not allowing a single hit, and walking just one. 

He isn’t the only young star taking the mound as the Giants will counter with 25-year-old Logan Webb. He went six innings, allowing just a single run in his first outing.

For as dominant as these two pitchers can be, seven seems a little low for a total, especially given both of these offenses have the weapons to put up runs.

Take the over on the total while taking San Diego +1.5.

Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees (4:11 pm ET)

Team Favored and Spread: New York -1.5

Total Runs: 8.5

After dropping the first game of the four-game series, the Yankees bounced back with a 4-0 win on Tuesday. They will look to make it two in a row in the third game of the series.

This may be one of the best pitching matchups of the night as the Blue Jays will send Jose Berrios to the mound to square off with the Yankees’ Gerrit Cole.

With that being said, neither of these starters pitched particularly well in their openers. While neither took a loss, Berrios gave up four earned runs while Cole gave up three.

Expect both of these pitchers to bounce back in this one. For that reason, take the under 8.5 runs while also taking Toronto +1.5.

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