Here are the bets for Saturday, April 1.
Yankees -130 over Orioles
When was the last time the Yankees were only -130 against the Orioles? It has to be nearly 10 years ago at this point. These aren’t the Orioles I used to be able to count on for 14-plus Yankees wins a season, but they still don’t have any reliable pitching, and that includes Dean Kremer, who is starting on Friday, and who the Yankees have Central Park softball numbers against. I know I have taken the Yankees money line in every game this season, and I plan on continuing to do so with prices like this.
There are a bunch of enticing plus-money money lines today that I think are worth taking, whether it’s at a half-unit or more.
Rangers +105 over Cubs
The Rangers have a solid rotation now, something they haven’t had since their back-to-back World Series appearances over a decade ago. Nathan Eovaldi is one of those new additions, and while I despite “Nasty Nate,” I don’t despise him enough to not take him as an underdog on the road against a rather odd Cubs lineup, even if Marcus Stroman is starting for the other side.
Mariners +105 over Guardians
This is pretty much the same scenario as the Rangers-Cubs game in that Logan Gilbert as an underdog against Aaron Civale and the Guardians is essentially a coin flip, so why not take the side that’s offering more of a profit? These two teams just faced each other last week and Civale had only a handful of swings and misses in seven shutout innings. I don’t think his inability to miss bats will go well seeing the same lineup just a few days later.