Welcome back MLBbro.com fam! We got off to a rough start last week, dropping all three picks (0-3 on the season). We’re bouncing back strong to get your Friday paper long.


1. A pick we are recycling from yesterday due to rain out is the Detroit Tigers (-125) looking to defend home against their division rival Minnesota Twins (+105). Both starting pitchers are throwing major gas, as the Twins’ Pablo Lopez (1 win – 1 loss, 2.84 ERA) is sitting on a 0.84 WHIP and the Tigers’ Tarik Skubal (1 win – 0 losses, 2.92 ERA) has already notched 15 strikeouts on the season. With neither team cracking the top 25 in runs scored, we’re looking at soccer scores. 


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Best Bet. Take the Twins/Tigers Under 7 total runs (-110)


2. Meanwhile in the battle for Pennsylvania, the Pittsburgh Pirates (+135) will travel to the Philadelphia Phillies (-159) in what should be a barn burner. With both starting pitchers hovering near a 5.0 ERA and the Pirates ranking top 5 in runs, hits, and on base percentage, we should see the total runs in the double digits.



Wood will be swinging: Pirates/Phillies Over 9 total runs (-115)


3. For the last pick, we are looking forward to another division matchup as the Atlanta Braves (-189) head to South Beach to take on the Miami Marlins (+158). Neither Max Fried (0-0, 18.00 ERA) for the Braves nor Trevor Rogers (0 wins – 1 loss, 5.4 ERA) of the Marlins can keep batters from finding a base. With the top ranked offense of the Braves on the field, this could get ugly fast.


Don’t overthink it. Atlanta Braves -1.5 (-110)

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