MLB Tuesday 9th April

MLB Tuesday 9th April

NEW YORK METS are -220 favourites and rightly so with the elite JACOB DE GROM pitching. He has started the year with 13 shutout innings and 24 strike-outs and is the best pitcher by far on the slate tonight. The Minnesota Twins lineup strike-out a lot and so the NYM can justify strong favouritism here with backup from hitters like BRANDON NIMMO and MICHAEL CONFORTO.

SAN DIEGO PADRES -110 face little opposition from a poor San Francisco lineup here. JOEY LUCCHESI is the pitcher for the Padres and a good alternative for those wishing to save a bit of cash on De Grom in Fantasy contests.  The Padres have hitters like TATIS JR, MANNY MACHADO, WIL MYERS and HUNTER RENFROE who are all capable of taking advantage of Derek Holland. 

AARON NOLA pitches for PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES -133 tonight against Washington Nationals. BRYCE HARPER and RHYS HOSKINS are hitting well at the moment and have back up from th elikes of ANDREW MCCUTCHEN and JT REALMUTO. Rendon and Turner are the batters for the Nationals who could give him something to think about but he does well against right-handed hitters with a 26% K% rate.

HOUSTON ASTROS -175 are favourites with the consistent GERRIT COLE taking the mound against a New York Yankees team who may not field their strongest lineup. The Astros have strength in their lineup with BREGMAN, BRANTLEY and SPRINGER of interest while ALTUVE can also swing a mean bat.

ATLANTA BRAVES are 123 underdogs against Colorado at Coors Field but I fancy them to win this with ground-ball pitcher MAX FRIED on the plate who can get a number of strike-outs, especially against a team that strike-out a lot. There is a high runs total in this game but I fancy the bulk of them to come from Atlanta so we get a value option for a 5th leg here.

 

The accumulator pays 12.49 with Coral, worth throwing in 5 x 4-folds as well in case one team lets us down.

 In the next few weeks I will be posting ratings/model projections and a regular Fantasy column/video and start tracking the points based results for all games.

 

 

MLB Saturday 6th April

MLB Saturday 6th April

3/4 results right yesterday with only the St Louis Cardinals letting us down and promising rookie Fernando Tatis Jr. producing the decisive play for the Padres. Again, an indication of some of the early-season form taking time to settle down. It may be better then to produce a trixie bet so that doubles and trebles result in a profit if one team let us down. Betfair will also refund stakes if one team lets us down so could be the best option for these bets.

The CLEVELAND INDIANS are strong -180 favourites at home to the Toronto Blue Jays with Carlos Carrasco a solid pitching option. A lot depends on the hot bats of FRANCISCO LINDOR and JOSE RAMIREZ but other players like CARLOS SANTANA and HANLEY RAMIREZ have shown early promise and they notched a win over the Blue Jays yesterday. Back with home field advantage they can prove a decent first leg.

CODY BELLINGER has started the season swinging a hot bat and hit a 3-run homer as the LOS ANGELES DODGERS beat Colorado 10-6 yesterday. WALKER BUEHLER is one of the best pitchers on the slate and with the other batters MAX MUNCY and RUSSELL MARTIN also playing well, they can get another win as -123 favourites in this hitter-friendly ballpark.

The WASHINGTON NATIONALS -110 welcome PATRICK CORBIN to the mound who ranks in my Top-5 pitchers on the slate and with ANTHONY RENDON and TREA TURNER swinging well, they can win against an average New York Mets team.

For the final leg I look to the NEW YORK YANKEES -165 favourites against the Baltimore Orioles. Veteran J.A. HAPP takes the mound and will get plenty of support from a strong offence. DIDI GREGORIOS is interesting if he gets the start ahead of GLEYBER TORRES but with the likes of AARON HICK, AARON JUDGE, LUKE VOIT and GIANCARLO STANTON in the lineup, Orioles pitcher Dylan Bundy could struggle against so much power. 

 

The Accumulator pays 6.33/1 with Skybet but I'd recommend a Trixie bet with them, just in case one team lets us down on the night.

MLB Friday 5th April

MLB Friday 5th April

The Major League Baseball season started last week, and while it takes a while for ‘form' to settle down I thought I would highlight a few key games and players to watch over the weekend games. Eventually, advice will be provided via the private FormBet Tipster Service, via WhatsApp. Shocks can and do occur in the early season so keep stakes small if you are playing and the information will build as I have more time through the year to post more detailed stats and analysis.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS @ 5/7 – The Dodgers are away but they are at Coors Field, which is a hitter friendly park. With the likes of JUSTIN TURNER (one of the best hitters on the slate and is equally effective against left or right-handed pitchers) , CHRIS TAYLOR, JOC PEDERSON and CODY BELLINGER in the line-up, they could have a field day, backed up by my high-rated pitcher KENTA MAEDA who could be a value pitcher play in Fantasy contests.

HOUSTON ASTROS @ 10/17 – COLLIN MCHUGH (pictured above) is one of the best pitchers on the slate with a 0.91 Siera, 47.4% K% (strikeout rate) and 18.5% Swinging Strike-rate. ALEX BREGMAN is a batter to keep an eye on with 73 RBI (runs batted in) and 23 home-runs against right-handed pitchers. MICHAEL BRANTLEY is another with a good record against righties with 134 hits and 63 RBI against right-handed hitters and just an 8.4% K% rate. 

TAMPA BAY RAYS @ 4/5 – Focusing on pitching, TYLER GLASNOW is one of the best pitchers on the slate and up against a poor San Francisco offense, so he could rack up some points on the Fantasy sites. For the TB offense, TOMMY PHAM is of interest, one of the best hitters and especially so against right-handed pitchers with 108 hits resulting in 15 Home Runs and 50 RBI's.

ST LOUIS CARDINALS @ 4/7 are one of the strongest favourites on the main slate and young pitcher JACK FLAHERTY is a solid option for starting pitcher on the Fantasy sites. With HARRISON BADER, PAUL GOLDSCHIMDT and MATT CARPENTER all solid against left-handed pitchers, they are one of the sure fire bets tonight.

All 4 teams can be backed in a 4-fold with Bet365 paying 6.95/1 for the accumulator. You can also back all 4 on the handicap with a -1.5 run at 24.12 with Betfair.

 

DODGERS, ASTROS, RAYS & CARDINALS 2pt win @ 6.95/1 4-fold with Bet365 and 1pt @ 24.12 on the handicap with Betfair.