Matthew Manouli | Wed 25/04/2018 - 13:47 EDT

MLB Picks and Parlays Today

MLB Picks and Parlays Today

MLB Gameday Preview

Welcome to our MLB Gameday Picks for Wednesday, April 25th! We're coming back at you midweek with three more picks to boost your bankroll and we're loving the Wednesday schedule of day baseball. We'll start off with a breakdown of the San Diego at Colorado game in the afternoon before moving onto the Braves at Reds. Ending the day will be the Cubs at Indians.

Our picks last Sunday were profitable as we went 2-1. The runline did its job and we won our two picks by the hook. The Phillies and Dodgers managed to eke it out in the end for the win against our teams, but we still covered. We're looking to build on that momentum with more winners here, so let's get into it!

MLB Gameday Key Betting Trends 

  • San Diego is 7-16 in their last 23 road games, but they're 6-2 in Ross' last 8 road starts.
  • Colorado hasn't been taking advantage of their stadium and have just gone 4-9 in their last 13 home games. They're also just 1-5 in Gray's last 6 starts and 1-4 in his last 5 home starts.
  • Atlanta is 9-2 in their last 11 games after a loss and are 5-1 in Wisler's last 7 starts after scoring at least 5 runs in their last game.
  • Cincinnati is just 3-13 in their last 16 home games and 5-22 in their last 27 against a right handed starter. With Finnegan starting, they are 6-16 in his last 22 starts after allowing at least 5 runs in their last game.
  • Chicago is a stunning 22-8 in their last 30 interleague games on the road but are just 2-5 in their last 7 interleague games against a team over .500. They are also 3-12 in their last 15 after victory.
  • Cleveland, by contrast, is 4-1 in their last 5 after a loss. They're also 39-19 in their last 58 home games against a left handed starter and 8-3 in Bauer's last 11 home starts.

MLB Gameday Picks and Parlays

This is an interesting game on the surface. Both teams have won a game in the series and it might not seem likely for Colorado to lose here, but they haven't exactly been taking care of Coors Field lately. That brings us to our dilemma. Ross has been great this season, but does miserably against the Rockies, while Gray has been playing miserably, but does well against the Padres. That being said, despite Ross' record, he still holds a low ERA against them and even if we negate the pitchers as variable or uncappable here, the Rockies are still just bad at home and can't be taken at this high price. Go with the Padres on the RL here to either win or keep it close.  

San Diego Padres +1.5 (-140)

The Cincinnati Reds seem to be on a roll and could possibly have more offense coming into this game. We saw the Braves offense go off too though in late innings. Wisler should regress a bit here, but that doesn't mean he'll give up a ton of runs. He should hold off the Reds for at least a few innings. Finnegan is still looking for his first win so we can't back him in this spot, especially at the non-enticing price. At the end of the day they're still a 5-18 team playing behind a dismal pitcher. Take the Braves here!

Atlanta Braves (-110)

The Indians are favored here for a reason. Lester is good, supremely dominant even against the Indians at Progressive, but we don't see him continuing that trend here. Cleveland is 39-19 in their last 58 home games against lefty starters. And on paper Bauer might look like a liability, but he's been solid at home and has had three fantastic outings out of his four so far this season and still hasn't given up more than three runs in a start. The Indians had their let down comeback game yesterday after a long road trip and with all the mundane activities out of the way now, Cleveland should be ready to roll again! Take them in this spot!

Cleveland Indians (-135)

San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies

The Colorado Rockies (13-12) might not be playing well at home, but they managed to have solid hitting and pitching in their 8-0 win over the Padres on Tuesday. Trevor Story was the highlight of the offense, hitting a grand slam in the second, and Kyle Freeland pitched seven innings of three hit ball. The San Diego Padres (9-16) starter Eric Lauer was shook in his major league debut, giving up six earned runs on six hits in just three innings.

Tyson Ross (2-1, 2.81 ERA) got a tough luck no decision on Friday against the D-Backs in his last outing. He struck out 10 in 7.2 innings of a no-hitter before giving up a run in the eighth on a double. In his last two starts, the 31-year-old has only allowed two runs, one of which was earned and striking out 15 over 13.2 innings. Ross hasn't fared well against the Rox though, holding a 1-5 record with 3.54 ERA against them in 12 lifetime appearances.

Jon Gray (1-4, 7.09 ERA) might be looking forward to this matchup though. In 12 starts against the Friars, he's gone 5-3 with a 2.88 ERA, including his only complete game. The 26-year-old is clearly not having a good or even mediocre season. In his last three starts, Gray has gone 0-3, allowing 19 hits in just 15.2 innings, with his last performance allowing six earned runs in five innings against the Cubs.  

Atlanta Braves at Cincinnati Reds

The Cincinnati Reds (5-18) are sitting last in their division with seven fewer wins than the Pirates in fourth place. One bright spot is this two game winning streak they've picked up, thanks to Scooter Gennett and Joey Votto finally got back in their offensive groove, with the former giving the Reds a much needed walk-off win in extras on Tuesday. Freddie Freeman was ended Tyler Mahle's no-hitter bid with a homer in the seventh then proceeded to lead the charge in the ninth as the Atlanta Braves (12-10) tied up the game before losing in the 12th.

Matt Wisler (1-0, 1.29 ERA) was called up against the Mets last Thursday when Anibal Sanchez sustained a hamstring injury. Wisler had previously had two starts with Triple-A Gwinnett where he had a 2.25 ERA and had been a more regular starter in previous seasons before starting just once in 2017. He pitched a gem in his season debut though, holding the Mets to one run on two hits with no walks and eight strikeouts in seven innings pitched.

Opposing him is Brandon Finnegan (0-2, 11.05 ERA). After a bicep injury during spring training, Finnegan made his debut late this season and suffered two losses in his only two starts. The 25-year-old allowed nine runs on 11 hits and eight walks in 7.1 total innings. Finnegan does have good numbers against the Braves though, as he's 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA against them lifetime.  

Chicago Cubs at Cleveland Indians

The Chicago Cubs (11-9) are looking for a sweep in their two game interleague series against the Cleveland Indians (12-9) on Wednesday. Kyle Schwarber extended his dominance at Progressive Field by hitting two homers in the 10-3 Cleveland crushing to go 15 for 30 with three home runs in his last seven games there. The Indians will need their stars like Lindor and Encarnacion to produce more on Wednesday, especially with Kris Bryant back in the lineup for the Cubs.

Jon Lester (2-0, 3.10 ERA) is unbeaten at Cleveland and holds a 4-0 record with a 3.72 ERA there in eight starts. HThe 34-year-old's last outing went smoothly, as he kept the Cardinals to just one unearned run and two hits over six innings.

Trevor Bauer (1-2, 2.67 ERA) looks to get revenge on the Cubs after going 0-2 against them on the biggest stage in the World Series. Don't let his 1-2 losing record fool you though. In his four starts so far, the righty still hasn't given up more than three runs and has three quality starts already.  

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