1. Spring in the Midwest is one of the most beautiful places in April, but the Cleveland Guardians (-125) are welcoming the visiting Seattle Mariners (+105) with something nasty when they matchup for an early afternoon game in The Land. Seattle and Cleveland are off to very different starts, as the Mariners have just two wins to start the year and the Guardians lead the AL Central with five wins and two losses. With third year flame thrower Aaron Civale still sporting zero earned runs and MLBbro Josh Naylor already knocking out two homers on the year, I’m riding the hot hands to the win. Take the Cleveland Guardians ML (-125).
2. Did I mention Cleveland is where it’s at in the spring? The game so nice, I’m betting it twice! We’re keeping it with the Cleveland Guardians and Seattle Mariners for my #BrosBestBet, and taking the Under 8 total runs (-105). Not only is Aaron Civale brilliant on the mound, but Seattle’s righty Logan Gilbert is no slouch with a 1.5 ERA and seven strikeouts in his one and only start. This should be a defensive struggle, and I’m putting my money on it.
3. To end our night, how about some sizzle in Florida? No we’re not talking South Beach, we’re talking about the RED-HOT Tampa Bay Rays (-280) as they host the Oakland Athletics (+235). While both teams have taken a very meager approach in how they fund their clubs, the Rays have wisely invested in talented young pitchers (McClanahan/Eflin) and grown their talented batters (Franco/Siri/Arozarena) into big time contenders. Meanwhile, the A’s continue to struggle to fill a roster with any notable names, and their pitching staff have one of the highest ERA in the league at 5.79. Take this sad A’s fan’s advice and bet the Ray’s -1.5 Runline (-150).