Top MLB Picks Of The Week (April 4th – 6th)

Posted by Eric Williams on Monday,April 3, 2017 4:47, EST in

Here’s a good one for MLB betting enthusiasts looking to get their 2017 MLB betting campaign off to a positive start and you need some assistance identifying the matchups that are offering the most value over the course of the coming week, then consider your ticket punched. I’ve got a trio of expert MLB picks that are all offering a ton of value, so let’s get started.

Top MLB Picks Of The Week (April 4th – 6th)

 

 

Chicago Cubs at St. Louis

Tuesday, April 4 at 8:15 PM ET

Analysis: The Cubs will hand the ball to veteran right-hander Jake Arrieta (18-8, 3.10 ERA) while the Cardinals counter with right-hander Adam Wainwright (13-9, 4.62 ERA). For me, the Cubs are the easy pick to get the win seeing as how they smacked Wainwright senseless in their 13-2 win over St. Louis the last time they faced him and picked up a 5-0 win with Arrieta on the mound the last time he faced the Cards. I’m also expecting Chicago to go all-out in order to extract some revenge for their 4-3 season opening loss against St. Louis on Sunday.

The Cubs are 5-1 in Jake Arrieta’s last six starts against St. Louis and the Over is 5-2-1 in Adam Wainwright’s last 8 home starts against the Cubs.

Pick: Chicago 5 St. Louis 3

Cleveland at Texas

Wednesday, April 5 at 8:05 PM ET

Analysis: Believe it or not people, the Rangers actually won one more game in the regular season than the defending AL champion Indians in 2016. The Tribe will hand the ball to right-hander Danny Salazar (11-6, 3.87 ERA) while Texas counters with staff ace left-hander Cole Hamels (15-5, 3.32 ERA).

The Rangers handed the Indians a humbling 9-0 shutout loss the last time Cole Hamels took the mound, but Cleveland played the Rangers close in a 2-1 loss the last time Salazar took the bump against the Rangers.

For this matchup, I’m going to urge you to back the Texas Rangers to get the narrow win behind Hamels. Texas has gone 10-3 in their last 13 games against teams from the AL Central while Cleveland has gone 3-7 in their last 10 games against teams from the AL West and 1-4 in their last five games against a left-handed starter.

Pick: Texas 6 Cleveland 4

Atlanta at NY Mets

Thursday, April 6 at 7:10 PM ET

Analysis: While the New York Mets are undoubtedly the ‘better’ team in this matchup, but the Braves won’t go down easily with left-hander Jamie Garcia (10-13, 4.67 ERA) on the mound. The Mets will hand the ball to right-hander Matt Harvey (17-4, 4.86 ERA) and while he recorded an impressive 17 wins last season, he also had a high ER and lost to the Braves 5-1 the last time he got the start against Atlanta’s NL East rivals.

Nevertheless, I’m going to advise you to back the Mets to get the win for several reasons, starting with the fact that they’re playing at home and have a ton of motivation to get off to a fast start after failing to live up to their postseason expectations in a big way a year ago.

The Mets are the older, more mature ballclub in this matchup and know they cannot afford to lose to an inferior opponent when they have one of their top three starting pitchers on the mound.

Pick: NY Mets 5 Atlanta 3