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NY Yankees Win -1.5

The Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees will conclude a 3-game weekend series in the Bronx on Sunday. The series finale will be the rubber match, as both teams have won a game so far. New York will hand the ball to ace Gerrit Cole, and it is a game they can’t afford to lose. The Yankees are in a fight for a spot in the postseason, as they are battling with Boston and Toronto for a wild-card spot. Cole has been their best pitcher this season, and finding the win column with him on the mound is a must. Over his last 6 starts, the veteran right-hander is 5-1 with a minuscule 1.35 ERA. He is pitching his best down the stretch, and the Yankees will need him to keep it up.

Eli Morgan will take the mound for the Indians. The young right-hander is coming off his worst start of the year. Morgan allowed 7 runs on 8 hits through just 4.1 innings against the Brewers. He has experienced some natural growing pains, and going toe-to-toe with Cole will be tough. The Yankees have won 5 of Cole’s last 6 starts, and each of the last 4 victories have been by multiple runs. Take the Yankees -1.5.

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Under 9.0

The under is 16-10-1 in Cole’s 27 starts on the year. He is locked in right now, and he will face a Cleveland lineup that has struggled on the road. Cleveland’s road OPS of .704 ranks 21st in all of baseball. The Indians managed 11 runs on 12 hits in last night’s game, but things will not be easy against Cole.

New York’s offense has also been inconsistent this season, and they may be without Joey Gallo because of an injury. The under is hitting at a 60% clip at Yankee Stadium when the line is 9 or higher. Roll with the under.

Under 9 available at time of publishing. Playable at that number.

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COL Rockies Win

The Colorado Rockies have taken the first 2 games of this series against the Washington Nationals. They will look for the sweep on Sunday afternoon. This game will conclude a 9-game road trip for Colorado — they are 7-1 so far. The Rockies are playing great baseball, and they should feel good about their chances in this one. Jon Gray seems to be back on track after a rough month of August. Gray earned the win in his last outing against Atlanta, and he has 15 strikeouts over his last 10.0 innings of work.

The Nationals will send Paolo Espino to the mound. Washington is just 5-11 when he starts, and he posted a poor 7.45 ERA last month. Espino’s ERA through 3 September starts is a mediocre 4.41 ERA. Colorado’s offense has not had much trouble plating runs through the first 2 games of this series, so they should be able to victimize Espino. The Nationals are just 5-12 in September and they have lost 7 of their last 11 games. Back the Rockies to complete the sweep.

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Under 9.0

The under is the recommendation in this matchup. The under is hitting at a strong 57% clip for the Rockies on the road this season. Additionally, it is hitting at a 55% clip at Nationals Park when the line is 9 or higher. Gray has been sharper over his last few outings, and he seems to have a favorable matchup against Washington.

The Nationals were held scoreless last night, and they went just 1-for-10 with RISP. Consider a small play in the under.

Under 9 available at time of publishing. Playable at that number.

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TB Rays Win

After the Rays traded Blake Snell and lost Tyler Glasnow to injury, they needed someone to step up and become an arm upon which to rely every 5th day if the team wanted any chance of winning another division title. Shane McClanahan has done exactly that. The rookie left-hander came up with electric stuff but the tendency to walk people due to the above-average movement. But, through 22 big-league starts, he’s been able to keep his command in check, walking 34 hitters in 110.1 innings, including just 9 in his 7 starts since the beginning of August.

McClanahan’s best accomplishment of late has been his ability to go deep into games, at least by today’s standards. The Rays like to play with analytics more than any other team in the game, and in their case that often means yanking starting pitchers before they should, putting an early-inning matchup ahead of the bigger picture of the full game. But McClanahan, after going just 4 innings in each of his first 3 starts in the big leagues, has now gone at least 5 in 9 straight outings and 13 of his last 14. His comfort at this level could be huge for Tampa Bay down the stretch. Don’t expect him to lose to the Tigers, and take Tampa Bay on the money line.
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Under 8.5

It’s been 5 seasons since Wily Peralta was last a regular part of an MLB starting rotation, but the 32-year-old has earned his way back and pitched beautifully for the Tigers. Peralta comes in with a 3.32 ERA in 15 starts — he’s won only 3 games because of the team he pitches for, but he’s been excellent.

Peralta is coming off a start of 6 scoreless innings against the Brewers, the team he won 17 games for in 2014, and he certainly should keep this one competitive against the Rays. With McClanahan opposing him, take the under.

Under 8.5 available at time of publishing. Playable to under 8.

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LA Dodgers Win

This is the day we’re truly going to find out what Wade Miley is made of. The crafty left-hander is enjoying one of the best seasons of his long career, going 12-6 with a 3.09 ERA in 27 starts as the Reds look to clinch the National League’s second wild-card spot. But Miley is coming off a rough start in Pittsburgh, and his career numbers tell a different story — after 2 good seasons nearly a decade ago, he’s been mostly average, if that, since.

The guy he’s going up against is anything but average. Future Hall of Famer Clayton Kershaw, even at 33, is still one of the most valuable pitchers in the game when healthy — he has pitched to a 3.33 ERA this season. Kershaw’s main criticism throughout his career had been his inability to bring his best stuff in big games down the stretch and in the postseason, but after finally getting his long-awaited ring last October, he won’t feel that pressure again. The Dodgers have the right guy on the mound as they try to gain ground on the Giants, so take Los Angeles in Sunday’s series finale.

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Over 8.5

There’s no doubt Kershaw will pitch well as long as he’s in the game, but how far he can go is another story — he lasted just 4.1 innings on Monday, his first start back after missing more than 2 months with elbow inflammation. Kershaw is unlikely to be pushed much further than that, and while the Dodgers have plenty of arms in their bullpen, the more pitchers they need to use, the higher the probability that someone implodes.

Miley is facing one of the best offenses in the league, and he’s doing it after giving up 5 runs in 4.1 innings against one of the worst. Lean towards the over in this one.

Over 8.5 available at time of publishing. Playable at that number. 

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MIA Marlins Win -1.5

Hopefully, some day not too far down the road, we’ll get to experience the pleasure of watching Sandy Alcantara pitch in a 162-game pennant race. Alcantara has been the Marlins’ greatest constant over the past few seasons, and this year has been no different. Through 30 starts he’s pitched to a 3.10 ERA, a number that drops to 2.68 if you take out a bad outing in hitter-friendly Colorado. And he’s been nearly perfect lately — in 6 of his 7 starts since the one in Colorado, he’s gone at least 7 innings and given up no more than 2 runs, a streak almost unheard of in today’s game.

While Alcantara pitches for a bad team — the main reason he’s won just 9 games this year — he’s facing an even worse one as the Marlins finish their series against the Pirates on Sunday afternoon. Pittsburgh was unsure who they’d start but it appears they’re going with Max Kranick, who was perfect through 5 innings in his first start but has been anything but in his 5 outings since, leaving him with a 7.66 ERA on the season. Take Miami -1.5 on the run line.

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Under 7.0

The best thing about Alcantara’s weekly success is that it allows Miami’s bullpen to rest. This is a guy who you can rely on for 6 or 7 innings even on his worst days, and when he’s at his best, as he has been in his last 2 starts, he can go all the way. Alcantara has given up just 1 run over 17 innings in his last 2 starts, and the Pirates won’t make that streak much less impressive.

The Marlins were never a good offensive team, and with Starling Marte traded and Jesus Aguilar hurt they are even less so now. Take the under.

Under 7 available at time of publishing. Playable at that number. 

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ARI Diamondbacks Win

This afternoon, the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Houston Astros will conclude a 3-game set at Minute Maid Park. Entering play, Arizona has lost 15 of their last 19 games, losing 11 of those contests by 2 runs or more. Houston has won 8 of their last 12 matchups with 6 of their last 8 victories coming by at least 2 runs. In the series finale, Arizona will send Zac Gallen to the hill, who will be opposed by Zack Greinke. Through 20 turns in the rotation in 2021, Gallen owns a 4.44 ERA, 3.81 xERA, and a 4.19 FIP. However, since returning from an early-season trip to the injured list, he has struggled to a 4.62 ERA and a 4.46 FIP. In his last 5 visits to the mound, it appears that he has started to figure things out again with a 3.00 ERA and a 2.96 FIP, but 4 of those starts came against offenses that rank in the bottom 10 of the league in OPS in recent weeks.

Gallen could have a tough time getting deep into the game today against a tough Houston lineup. Greinke has a 3.94 ERA, 4.35 xERA, and a 4.66 FIP across 164.2 innings of work this year. Yet, he has been struggling mightily since the All-Star break, posting a 4.74 ERA and a 5.94 FIP since July 19. In that span, he is striking out only 13.7% of opposing hitters and has had difficulty limiting hard contact. At sportsbooks, Arizona is a huge underdog in this matchup, which is surprising given that they have the better starting pitcher in today’s contest. There are always concerns backing the Diamondbacks for a full game, due to their terrible bullpen. However, bettors should consider a small wager on Arizona at significant plus-money.

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Over 8.5

Gallen and Greinke are very hittable pitchers. Gallen has good numbers over the last month of action, but bettors should be mindful regarding the low talent level of the opposing offenses that he has faced during this stretch. Greinke has been a trustworthy arm on the mound for the majority of his career, but bettors should feel very confident in the belief that Arizona will at least a few runs off him in this game.

In Greinke’s last 2 starts alone, he surrendered 13 earned runs in only 9 innings of work against the hapless Texas Rangers. Factor in Arizona’s 25th-ranked bullpen and the over makes quite a lot of sense. 

Under 8.5 available at time of publishing. Playable at that number.

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MIL Brewers Win

Adrian Sampson (1-2, 2.53 ERA) is scheduled to make his fourth start of the season for Chicago as the Cubs compete in the series finale against Eric Lauer (6-5, 3.10 ERA) and the first-place Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday. The Cubs have lost 8 of the last 10  games, including 4 in a row. In 3 starts with the Cubs this season, Sampson has allowed just 5 runs in 14 innings pitched. The Cubs lineup ranks 24th in the league in on-base percentage, 28th in batting average, and 29th in hits. A record of 27-47 on the road is the 5th-worst in the National League.

Milwaukee has won 7 of the last 10 games overall and 10 consecutive matchups against the Cubs. The Brewers are 6-1 in the last 7 home games and 6-0 in the last 6 meetings with the Cubs at American Family Field. A home record of 42-31 is the 5th-best in the NL. Lauer has allowed just 2 earned runs in his last 3 starts, which includes quality starts against the Phillies and Giants. The pitching staff ranks among the top 3 teams in the league in runs allowed, hits allowed, home runs allowed, team ERA, WHIP, K/9, and opponent batting average. Take the Brewers to win this game outright and sweep the Cubs in their final matchup this season.

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Over 8.5

Four of the last 5 meetings between these divisional rivals surpassed the posted total, including the last 3 in a row. The over is 6-1 in the last 7 games for the Cubs overall and 4-1 in the last 5 road games. None of the starts for Sampson have gone over the total, but each game of this series has.

For Milwaukee, each of the last 2 starts for Lauer have gone over the given total. He is 3-0, with a 2.40 ERA during day games this season. The liabilities in the Cubs bullpen have been the reason for their high-scoring recent games. Take the over in this series finale.

Over 8.5 available at time of publishing. Playable at that number.

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SEA Mariners Win

Jackson Kowar (0-3, 11.50 ERA, 6.39 xFIP) makes his 6th career start for Kansas City in Sunday’s series finale opposite Logan Gilbert (5-5, 4.97 ERA, 4.02 xFIP) for Seattle. Gilbert and the Mariners are the recommended side to take this contest by multiple runs. Gilbert has the ability to work deep into the game, limiting a Kansas City offense that ranks 11% below the league average in wRC+. Gilbert enters off a quality start in his last appearance against Boston on September 13, limiting the Red Sox offense to 2 runs on 5 hits over 6 innings. Expect another 6+ inning stint from Gilbert. 

Kowar has yet to secure a big-league win and is coming off a rough start in his last outing against Oakland on September 14. Kowar surrendered 5 runs on 3 hits in just 1 inning, walking 4 hitters in the process. Kowar has yet to exhibit command in the big leagues, sporting a lackluster 16:15 K:BB rate in 18 innings. Kowar continues to be a bet-against pitcher until he shows the ability to put together serviceable outings. Kowar’s subpar .375 BABIP and 1.5 HR/9 rate do not bode well against a stingy Seattle offense. Back Seattle on the run line to take the series finale over Kansas City.

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Over 9.5

With a current total of 9.5 runs, the over is the recommendation in this contest. Seattle’s offense is capable of scratching across 6+ runs against Kowar and the Royals subpar bullpen. Kowar figures to allow a high dosage of base runners due to his inability to show consistent command. Kansas City can generate 4+ runs themselves as their offense has not been the issue of late, ranking 11th in OPS (.754 OPS) over the past month.

Kauffman Stadium has been one of the more hitter-friendly environments, ranking within the top half of the league in Park Factor runs. Expect some runs on Sunday, and back the over.

Over 9.5 available at time of publishing. Playable at that number.

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STL Cardinals Win

The Cardinals are hot. St. Louis has won 7 games in a row, and 9 of their last 10. Their recent surge has put them right in the middle of the hunt for the National League wild card, and they are making a statement so far in this series. The Cardinals have won the first 2 games against San Diego in dramatic fashion, and they are playing with a ton of momentum. JA Happ has thrown the ball well since joining the Cardinals. He has allowed 2 or fewer earned runs in 6 of his 8 starts with St. Louis, and he will face a San Diego offense that has struggled to get things going in this series.

On the other side, things have not gone well for Jake Arrieta in a Padres uniform. Arrieta has allowed 11 earned runs in 3 starts with the team (12.0 innings). Opponents are hitting a strong .315 against him on the year, and St Louis’ offense should be able to have a strong day at the plate. The Padres have won just 44% of their road games this season, and the Cardinals are firing on all cylinders. Take the Cardinals.

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Over 9.0

The Cardinals and Padres have made a habit out of playing high-scoring games against one another. The over is 4-1 in the 5 meetings between these teams this season. Last night’s game was the first to stay under the total, but things should open up a bit more in Sunday’s matchup. 

Arrieta has really struggled this season, and the Cardinals have scored 6 runs or more in 5 of their last 7 games. San Diego’s offense has been shaky, but they are still talented enough to get a few runs across. Take the over.

Over 9 available at time of publishing. Playable at that number.

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CHI White Sox Win

Lucas Giolito (9-9, 3.77 ERA) takes the mound for Chicago as the White Sox compete against the last-place Texas Rangers in the series finale on Sunday. After an 8-0 shutout victory in the series opener, the offense on the south side seemed powerless with just 3 hits in the 2-1 loss on Saturday night. Chicago has won 5 of the last 6 games against Texas. The White Sox are 29-19 as the road favorites, which is the second-best record in the American League. The lineup ranks 6th in runs scored, and 5th in hits, batting average, and OPS. All-Star first baseman Jose Abreu currently ranks 2nd in the AL with 111 RBIs and aims to tally a couple in this series finale to match ageless catcher Salvador Perez from the Royals.

Texas has lost 4 of the last 6 games and 5 of the last 7 home games. Jordan Lyles (9-11, 5.20 ERA) will take the mound for Texas and the Rangers are 3-7 in his 10 starts since returning from the All-Star break. Three of his last 4 outings have been considered a quality start, but he has been rocked for 5 or more earned runs 8 times this season. Texas is 33-41 at home this season, which is the 2nd-worst in the AL. Trust the 1st-place White Sox to win the rubber match outright against the last-place Rangers.

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Under 8.5

Seven of the last 10 games between these teams have stayed beneath the posted total. For Chicago, the under is 5-1 in the last 6 road games and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Texas.

The under has cashed in 53% of White Sox games, which is the 5th-highest percentage in the AL. Only 31 of the 74 games played at Globe Life have gone over the total, which is tied for the 5th-lowest number in the MLB. Take the under for this early rubber match in Arlington.

Under 8.5 at the time of publishing. Playable at that number.

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ATL Braves Win

Today, the Atlanta Braves and the San Francisco Giants will conclude a 3-game set at Oracle Park. On Friday, San Francisco emerged victorious in a thrilling 11-inning affair. Yesterday, the Giants won a 2-0 pitchers’ duel. This afternoon, Atlanta will send Max Fried to the hill as they look to avoid a sweep. San Francisco will counter with Anthony DeSclafani as they aim to protect their slim lead in the National League West division race. Fried’s season-long numbers, a 3.47 ERA, 3.81 xERA, and a 3.51 FIP, are somewhat marred by an extremely poor start to the campaign, during which he was pushing through an injury. Since returning from a brief stint on the injured list, Fried owns a 2.80 ERA and a 3.27 FIP in his last 22 turns through the rotation. He’s been even better since the beginning of August with a 1.94 ERA and a 2.79 FIP. Expect another strong showing from him.

DeSclafani has almost identical season-long numbers to Fried, posting a 3.24 ERA, 3.75 xERA, and a 3.70 FIP across 152.2 innings of work in 2021. Yet, DeSclafani has become a fadeable pitcher in the second half of the campaign with a 4.57 ERA and a 4.22 FIP since the All-Star break. Bettors should be hesitant to trust DeSclafani today against an Atlanta lineup that ranks 12th in OPS and eighth in ISO over the last 2 weeks. The Giants are a better all-around baseball team than the Braves, due to having a better offense and the league’s best relief corps. However, after consecutive days of heavy bullpen usage, it is possible that Atlanta has value in this game as an underdog. Fried gives the Braves a decisive advantage in the starting pitching matchup. Bettors should consider a small play on the Braves, either for the first 5 innings or for the full game.

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Over 8.0

At first pitch today, the temperature is forecasted to be in the 60s with a strong wind blowing out towards center field. Both of these offenses rank in the top 12 of the league in OPS and the top 8 in baseball in ISO over the last 14 days of action.

Fried has been throwing the ball exceptionally well, but DeSclafani has turned into a league-average pitcher in the second half of the campaign. After being shut out yesterday, Atlanta’s bats should be poised to have a much better day at the plate in the series finale. Bettors should feel comfortable with a small play on the over in this spot at Oracle Park. 

Over 8 available at time of publishing. Playable at that number.

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OAK Athletics

Oakland looks for the weekend series sweep over Los Angeles as Frankie Montas (12-9, 3.72 ERA, 3.65 xFIP) gets the ball for the Athletics opposite MVP frontrunner Shohei Ohtani (9-2, 3.36 ERA, 3.61 xFIP) for the Angels. As the current road favorites, Montas and the Athletics are the recommended side to sweep the weekend set over Los Angeles. Montas and Ohtani have the ability to neutralize themselves on the mound, but Oakland’s superior offense gives them the edge. The Athletics figure to have a respectable offensive output as their lineup is stingy 1-9 and enters ranking 13th in OPS (.764 OPS) over the last week. 

Oakland has generated a high dosage of baserunners in scoring position over their first 2 games against Los Angeles but haven’t been able to capitalize to their liking. Montas does have the ability to out-pitch Ohtani as Montas has been amidst a hot stretch, posting a 2.57 ERA and 45:16 K:BB rate over his last 7 starts. Montas has dominated the Angels in the past, sporting a .187 AVG and 33.7% K rate in 86 plate appearances. Expect another quality outing from Montas against an Angels offense ranking 27 in OPS (.659 OPS) over the last month. Back Montas and the Athletics to take Sunday’s series finale. 

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Under 8.0

With a current total of 8.0 runs, the under is the recommendation in this contest. Both starting pitchers have the ability to work deep into the game, putting their bullpens in a stable spot to keep this contest lower-scoring. Montas and Ohtani have had success against their opposition in the past as runs figure to come at a premium on Sunday.

These teams are amidst an under streak as the total has gone under in 6 of the last 8 meetings. Back the under, but keep it small.

Under 8 available at time of publishing. Playable at that number.

 

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PHI Phillies Win

Tonight, the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets will conclude a pivotal 3-game set at Citi Field. Philadelphia has won the first 2 games in this series to pull within 1 game of the National League East division lead. New York enters play tonight on a 5-game losing streak and continues to diminish the likelihood that they will be playing baseball this October. The Phillies will send Kyle Gibson to the mound this evening as they go for a sweep. The Mets will try to keep their playoff hopes alive with Rich Hill on the mound.

Since being traded to Philadelphia, Gibson owns a 4.85 ERA, 4.04 FIP, and a 4.47 xFIP. In this span, he is striking out only 17.1% of opposing batters, but his ability to limit free passes and induce an abundance of weak contact has enabled him to keep baserunners to a minimum. Gibson should be able to deliver a decent performance against a mediocre New York lineup. Rich Hill has become increasingly unreliable on the mound as the season has progressed. Since July 11, he owns a 4.21 ERA, 4.34 FIP, and a 5.10 xFIP. During that stretch, he has struggled to induce many swings and misses from opposing hitters, resulting in an 18.6 strikeout percentage. Hill could find life difficult this evening against a Philadelphia lineup that ranks 7th in both OPS and ISO over the last 14 days. Kyle Gibson is the better starting pitcher in this contest. The Phillies also have the better offensive attack and the more reliable bullpen. Oddsmakers and the betting public seem to be factoring in a heavy amount of psychological motivation in this market price, with the Phillies somehow being the underdog. Philadelphia has everything they need to complete a sweep tonight in Flushing. 

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Over 8.5

At first pitch today, the temperature is forecasted to be in the mid-70s with moderate humidity and a negligible wind blowing in towards the third base dugout. These are good conditions to hit a baseball, and the offenses in this game should be able to take advantage of the favorable playing conditions.

Philadelphia has one of the hottest offenses in baseball. New York ranks 8th in OPS and 14th in ISO over the last 2 weeks, and should be able to do at least some damage against Gibson in the early frames. When both starting pitchers are striking out less than 20% of batters, there are quite a few opportunities for balls-in-play to create some runscoring opportunities. The over has value tonight.

Over 8.5 available at time of publishing. Playable at that number.

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Our experts do all of this research and analysis for you and our accompanying game preview will detail all of the key factors in making our MLB Totals Picks for each game. 

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There are numerous ways to have success betting on MLB. For example, if you are confident in a team’s starting pitching but have reservations on their bullpen and relievers, sportsbooks offer the first 5 innings lines.

Also if you are really confident in a particular matchup you can bet on alternate run lines or taking a team to win by -2.5 or even -3.5 runs with increasing payouts. Another fun way to essentially bet on all MLB games of the day at once is with a grand salami wager, in which you’re wagering on the over/under for total runs scored in all games on a given day. There’s plenty of fun to be had on a daily basis with our MLB picks.

MLB Schedule 2021

The 2021 MLB Schedule sees a welcome to return to somewhat a normal baseball season. While fans and attendances will remain limited on a state-by-state basis, baseball is back! And so is the full schedule of games.

The 2021 Major League baseball season will begin on April 1st, 2021 with all 30 Major League teams playing on opening day for the fourth consecutive year. Just five games are scheduled to be played on Friday, April 2nd but the first weekend of the season is packed, with a full 15 games on Saturday 3rd and 13 games on Sunday 4th. The 2021 MLB Schedule is certainly starting with a bang.

The inter-league schedule for 2021 will see the AL West vs. NL West, AL East vs. NL East, and AL Central vs. NL Central. One key takeaway from the inter-league schedule is that the New York Mets will host the New York Yankees at Citi Field across September 10th-12, 2021 – the first time the two New York sides will play each other on September 11th as the league observes the 20th anniversary.

The 2021 MLB playoffs are scheduled to start on October 5th, with a World Series start date planned for Tuesday 26th October.

Pickswise will provide expert analysis on every game of the 2021 MLB Schedule, including who we have winning the world series in 2021. 

2021 MLB Playoff Picks

In addition to free daily MLB picks, we also provide insight into MLB playoffs betting. From wild card ‘play-in’ matchups to Game 7 of the World Series, there’s nothing quite like the excitement of October baseball. In the MLB playoffs, pitching rotations are shortened and home-field becomes an even bigger advantage but it’s important to make sure the lines reflect that. Our experts analyze every playoff game and give you their expert MLB picks to help you make the best selections in the MLB Playoffs to finish off the season strongly and in profit.

2021 World Series Picks

The World Series is the prize in which all 30 teams dream of winning at the start of the season, but some teams have a better chance of winning it than others. You can wager on the World Series winner as soon as the previous season concludes and the odds will fluctuate throughout the offseason in reaction to trades and both player and team news. You can also wager on your World Series picks at any stage throughout the season, with the world series odds also updated in reaction to how the season pans out. Our expert handicappers will provide analysis and expert world series picks before the season as well as highlighting value picks throughout the 2021 MLB season.

Free Baseball Picks Today

Baseball is a notoriously difficult sport to bet on day today. Teams will typically play each other in mini-series over a few days, and it’s common to see the sides split these games. Trying to find out which team is primed on any given day in a league built around parity is no easy task. To make the most informed decision about any matchup or wager requires a lot of time and research ahead of making our MLB baseball picks. Our expert handicappers will consider everything from pitching lineups, bullpen strength, the number of days on the road, player injuries, the stadium, the weather, and a whole host of advanced statistical models before making our baseball picks. With 2,340 regular-season games and up to 15 on any given day, that’s a lot of hours’ worth of research for any one person. That’s where we at Pickswise come to the fore. Our team of baseball, experts do the research for you. All of our baseball picks and free and come with full reasoning, analysis, and a confidence rating. Check out our MLB Best Bets page for our favorite plays today

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