If you’re a MLB baseball betting enthusiast that s looking to increase your annual betting bankroll by cashing in early and often over the course of the coming weekend, then sit up right and hold on tight. You’re about to get a quartet of expert MLB picks on my four most value-packed MLB matchups that will take place this coming weekend. With that said, lets get started.
Baseball Betting Picks You Should Bet On This Weekend
Saturday, April 9
Houston Astros at Milwaukee Brewers
Saturday, April 9, 7:10 PM EDT , Miller Park
TV: ROOT Sports Southwest, FSWI
Analysis: Veteran right-hander Doug Fister will make his debut for Houston after signing a one-year, $7 million deal with the Astros in January. Fister bounced between the bullpen and starting rotation with Washington last season while battling forearm soreness. Milwaukee right-hander Wily Peralta wasn’t very good in his first Opening Day start against San Francisco in getting smacked around for five runs (four earned) on six hits in just four innings. The Houston Astros have legitimate World Series hopes and will easily get in done in this one as they win by two runs minimum.
The Pick: Houston 6 Milwaukee 3
Minnesota Twins (0-3) at Kansas City Royals (1-1)
Saturday, April 9, 7:15 PM EDT , Kauffman Stadium
TV: FS-N+, FSKC
Analysis: Minnesota left-hander Tommy Milone had to battle for a spot in the starting rotation during Spring Training, but managed to nab one with a solid showing in Grapefruit League play. Last season, Milone compiled a respectable a 3.92 ERA in 24 outings. Veteran right-hander Ian Kennedy, signed a five-year, $70 million deal with K.C. in the offseason and will make his debut after getting held out of his scheduled start on Tuesday because of hamstring tightness. The bottom line for this matchup is that Kansas City is head and shoulders better than rebuilding Minnesota and will get the win for Ian Kennedy in this contest after getting off to a modest 1-1 start through two games.
The Pick: Kansas City 5 Minnesota 3
Sunday, April 10
Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals
Sunday, April 10, 1:35 PM EDT , Nationals Park
TV: FS-F, MASN
Analysis: Miami right-hander Jared Cosart had a rough 2015 as he dealt with vertigo and an inner ear disorder that prompted his demotion to Triple-A. Cosart will look to build on his 13 starts over 69.2 innings last season while bringing his 98-mhp heat against the Nationals. Big-money right-hander Max Scherzer takes the bump after getting an extra day of rest following a no-decision in his Opening Day start against Atlanta. Scherzer tossed seven innings and struck out seven, but gave up a pair of solo home runs. Make no mistake about it…the Washington Nationals are going to get the win behind Max Scherzer in this contest as they try to fulfill all of their World Series potential under Dusty Baker this season.
The Pick: Washington 4 Miami 2
St. Louis Cardinals at Atlanta Braves
Sunday, April 10, 1:35 PM EDT , Turner Field
TV: FS-M, FSSO
Analysis: The Cardinals will hand the ball to veteran right-hander Adam Wainwright and the staff ace will look to improve on his six-inning Opening Day start against Pittsburgh in which he gave up three runs. Wildly inconsistent Atlanta right-hander Williams Perez can be lights out’ good of mediocre at best and that’s not a good thing facing the steady-as-a-rock Cardinals. The Cardinals get the road win, mostly because Adam Wainwright handcuffs Atlanta early and often.