MLB Daily Betting Guide: Opening Series Odds for April 11, 2022

MLB Daily Betting Guide: Opening Series Odds for April 11, 2022

Tyler Vaysman
8 months ago
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Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Jean Segura (2) points as he rounds the bases after he hit a solo home run against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Those two teams meet for first time in 2022 tonight.

Some opening series still haven't finished up, those that haven't will finish up today. Here's your daily MLB betting guide from betJACK!

Cleveland Guardians at Kansas City Royals (2:11 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: Cleveland -1

Total Runs: 8.5

The Guardians and Royals will finish the last of a four-game set on Monday. After the Royals took the first two games, Cleveland exploded for 17 runs on Sunday.

Rookie Steven Kwan has been sensational for Cleveland, including a five-hit game on Sunday.

Especially with a healthy Aaron Civale on the bump, Cleveland has the better starter going in this one, but there are a few Royals players who have hit the righty hard, including Whit Merrifield and Salvador Perez, who are a combined 5 for 13 with two home runs.

Take Kansas City +1 and take the total to go over 8.5 runs.

Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals (2:16 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: St. Louis -1.5

Total Runs: 8

After outscoring Pittsburgh 15-2 in the first two games, the Pirates responded with a 9-4 victory on Sunday. The finale will take place Monday, with the Cardinals looking for a series win at home.

Dakota Hudson will take the hill for the redbirds while the Pirates will counter with Zack Thompson. Unfortunately, the Pirates' offense is just too inconsistent to bank on them having another output like Sunday.

For that reason, take the Cardinals -1.5 and expect the under to hit.

Milwaukee Brewers at Baltimore Orioles (3:06 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: Milwaukee -1.5

Total Runs: 9

After a couple of shaky starts from Corbin Burnes and Brandon Woodruff, the Brewers were able to get in the win column on Sunday. 

Unsurprisingly, the Orioles were swept in their series opener by the Tampa Bay Rays. Expect the Brewers' momentum to keep rolling in this one behind starter Adrian Houser.

Take Milwaukee to cover the 1.5 runline and the total runs to stay under nine.

Colorado Rockies at Texas Rangers (4:06 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: Texas -1

Total Runs: 9.5

Anytime a team wins a series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, it is newsworthy, but that is exactly what the Colorado Rockies were able to do in the opening series. With Kris Bryant in the fold, the Rockies' offense has the potential to put up runs.

After the spending spree the Rangers put together this offseason, they will be much improved, but they are still going to show inconsistencies, especially in their pitching. Neither Alex Gomber (Rockies) nor Taylor Hearn (Rangers) inspire a lot of confidence.

For that reason, take the Rockies and the 1.5 runs, and don't be surprised if the total goes over 9.5.

Boston Red Sox at Detroit Tigers (5:11 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: Boston -1

Total Runs: 9.5

After dropping the first two, the Boston Red Sox were finally able to get into the win column after taking down the Yankees on Sunday Night Baseball. Now taking on an improved Detroit Tigers team, they will turn to veteran Michael Wacha to get them rolling in the Motor City.

After getting pummeled by the White Sox 10-1 on Sunday, the Tigers will look to bounce back behind pitcher Matt Manning.

Both of these pitchers had ERAs over five last year, so expect runs to be plentiful in this one. Definitely take the over 9.5 and bank on Boston getting on a roll after their win Sunday, so take them to cover the runline as well.

Oakland Athletics at Tampa Bay Rays (6:41 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: Tampa Bay -1.5

Total Runs: 8

After a weekend of baseball, there is only one team in MLB that is still undefeated…the Tampa Bay Rays. Like every year, they continue to use savvy trades and drafting to consistently put one of the best teams on the field.

The Rays will turn to youngster Luis Patino to take the mound Monday against the Oakland A's Paul Blackburn. After completely tearing down their major league team this offseason, the A's opening series saw them drop two of three to the Phillies.

Take the Rays to win, to cover the 1.5 runs, and for the game to stay under eight runs.

New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies (6:46 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: Phillies -1

Total Runs: 9

Monday night features an NL East showdown as the Mets take on the Phillies. The Mets finished the weekend 3-1 while the Phillies went 2-1 in the opening series.

As the fifth pitcher, Taijuan Walker will try to match his rotation-mates on the Mets, as they sported a collective 1.59 in their first starts.

The Phillies will counter with 26-year-old Ranger Suarez, who went 8-5 with a 1.36 ERA in 39 games (12 starts) last season. In order to compete this season, the Phillies will need pitchers like Suarez to step up.

Still, expect this one to be close, and for that reason, take the Mets +1. Don't be surprised if the total stays under nine.

Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees (7:06 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: Toronto -1

Total Runs: 9

The Blue Jays and Yankees both walked away from their opening series with a 2-1 record. Through three games, the Jays have already hit seven home runs (third in MLB) and scored 20 runs (tied for second)

Don't be surprised if they keep this torrid pace up as they visit the Yankees. Take the Blue Jays to cover the -1 runline and for the over to hit on total runs.

Seattle Mariners at Minnesota Twins (7:41 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: Minnesota -1

Total Runs: 9

Minnesota has only scored 14 runs through three games, but they have hit a league-leading nine home runs. The team is loaded with power, but pitching remains the issue.

The Twins will turn to Dylan Bundy to take the ball in Monday's finale against the Seattle Mariners' Chris Flexen. Seattle has taken two of the first three games and will look for a series win Monday.

Even though the Twins hit six home runs on Sunday, don't expect that to carry over. Take the Mariners +1 and take the total to go under.

Miami Marlins at Los Angeles Angels (9:39 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: Los Angeles -1

Total Runs: 9.5

Both of these teams struggled in their opening series. The Marlins dropped two of three to the Giants, while the Angels lost three of four to the Astros. With the Angels boasting four of the last eight MVP winners in the top two of their lineup, they should be able to put runs on the board in bunches.

Instead, Shohei Ohtani has gotten off to a two for 17 start from the dish. Mike Lorenzen is making his first start in over a year for the Angels. On the other hand, the Marlins will turn to Elisier Hernandez, who is sneakily a decent rotation piece when he is healthy.

Take the Marlins +1, and don't be surprised if the under 9.5 hits in this one.

San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants (9:46 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: San Francisco -1

Total Runs: 8

Monday night concludes as the Padres (3-1) turn to Nick Martinez to take on the NL West rival San Francisco Giants (2-1) and Alex Wood.

Even with Fernando Tatis Jr is out after having wrist surgery, the Padres can still put up runs behind Manny Machado, Jake Cronenworth, and a surprise Jurickson Profar, who already has two home runs and six runs batted in through three games.

San Francisco has gotten it done more with pitching and defense, as they have scored just ten runs thus far, and every game with the Marlins in the opening series was decided by just a single run.

For that reason, there is a lot of value in taking San Diego +1. Also, don't be surprised if the total hits over 8.5 runs.

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