1. Let’s ride that donk to H-Town, as the returning champion Houston Astros (-165) look to be bad hosts to the visiting Chicago White Sox (+140). Even though our fellow MLBbro Tim Anderson is looking to have a great comeback season for Chitown, the Astros are still loaded on both sides of the field despite losing a couple of big bats in Jose Altuve and Michael Brantley to start the season. Look for the young right-hander Christian Javier to continue to throw some of the nastiest stuff we’ve seen since last season, as I see him poised to take a win from Lance Lynn of the White Sox. Take the Astros on the -165 moneyline.
2. We’re throwing it to rainy SoCal for game two, as the Colorado Rockies (+135) try to find some sunshine when they fly into the San Diego Padres (-160). The Padres broke the bank this offseason and are under immense pressure to top their 2022 season after a gentlemen’s sweep in the NLCS by the Phillies. The Rockies, on the other hand, and just looking to escape a decade of mediocrity as they continue to see every other team in the elite NL West improve and spend at a far higher rate than there cost cutting general manager, Bill Schmidt. The Rockies did break the bank for outfielder Kris Bryant, and the San Diego Padres inked yet another monstrous deal with Manny Machado. I can hear the bats snapping all night in this matchup, so take the -110 Over 8.5 total runs.
3. We’ll keep it in California and the NL West, but head up north to Los Angeles to watch the Dodgers (-165) take on their inter-division rival Arizona Diamondbacks (+140). Even though I’ve been impressed by the D-Backs starter Merrill Kelly, who finished the 2022 year with 13 wins and eight losses, it’s hard to bet against the bats of the Dodgers and superstars the likes of MLBbro Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman, and Jason Heyward. The caveat here is the Dodgers starting pitcher Dustin May, who struggled last year to just a two win and three loss record with a 4.5 ERA and middling 29 strikeouts. With pitching up in the air and some big bats to contend with, today’s Bro’s best bet is the -105 Over 8.5 total runs. Let’s run these numbers up, good luck, and please gamble responsibly!