There's plenty of daytime action in Major League Baseball on Wednesday, so why not make some early picks to get you through the day? Sounds like a good plan to me.
BetSided's Iain MacMillan, Joe Summers, Donnavan Smoot and Matt De Saro have previewed just about every game for today's slate, but here are a few of the top picks to consider on Tuesday, with all odds via WynnBET.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Minnesota Twins Prediction and Pick
It's going to be interesting to see what we get from Clayton Keyshaw this season. His production took a significant dip last season, posting his worst ERA since his rookie season at 3.55. I don't feel comfortable laying the juice on the Dodgers with Kershaw's potential career regression, but I also don't want to bet against their bats against a shaky Chris Paddack.
For that reason, I'm going to back the over nine at +100.
The Dodgers bats came to life in yesterday's game against the Twins, putting up a total of seven runs. I expect their offense to carry that momentum in today. Let's not overthink this one. Bet on runs being scored, sit back, and have some fun.
Lean: Over 9 (+100) -- Iain MacMillan
You can track Iain's bets on Betstamp here.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Baltimore Orioles Prediction and Pick
Corbin Burnes was the most dominant pitcher in the MLB last season. The Cy Young winner had a league-leading 1.63 FIP (Fielding Independent Pitching) and held his opponent to three or fewer runs in 23 of his 28 starts.
So no, I'm not concerned about the struggles in his first start. Baltimore was one of the worst offenses in the league last season and Burnes should have no problem getting back on track.
But Means is pretty darned good too. He had a 3.62 ERA over 146.2 innings in 2021 thanks in large part to his exquisite control. Means allowed only 26 walks compared to 134 strikeouts, so the Brewers need to make solid contact to put up runs today.
It's unfortunate then, that Milwaukee's offense is so lifeless. They ranked 24th in on-base percentage against left-handed pitchers last year and are averaging just 2.8 runs per game so far this season.
Wow, if only there was some way for us to back both pitchers while fading both offenses. Oh wait, we can totally do that! I'm all over the UNDER 8 runs and think we're getting value based on Burnes' first start. I'd be a bit surprised if the line didn't close at 7.5, so I'd hurry to WynnBET to get your wager in now.
Pick: Under 8.0 (-115) -- Joe Summers
Follow all of Joe Summers' betting picks here.
Kansas City Royals vs. St. Louis Cardinals Prediction and Pick
The Cardinals covered the run line in their first two games of the season and haven't since. A loss to the Pirates and a close win last night have dropped them to .500 on the run line. However, their offense has been competent in every game, preventing the under to hit once this season.
We have Zack Greinke and Adam Wainwright on the mound today and both looked impressive in their opening starts. Wainwright pitched a clean six innings and had 6 strikeouts to go along with it. Greinke didn't have the Ks, but the runs were down and that's what matters.
If both pitchers give their teams solid outings, it will be a long day for every batter involved.
Lean: UNDER 8 (-105) -- Donnavan Smoot
You can find Donnavan Smoot’s full betting record here.