MLB Betting Daily Preview (April 12): AL East Favorites Meet, Glasnow Seeks First Win, Giants and Reds Look to Continue Solid Starts, and More
With MLB betting kicking into high gear, that means that some new features and content will be showing up on Betting News. A daily MLB betting preview is one such piece of content to look forward to, along with our new weekly MLB betting preview.
The timing is perfect for introducing some new features and content, as this week is going to be quite the busy week for MLB betting. The action gets underway today with 13 games on the schedule. There was supposed to be a 14th, but this afternoon’s Boston Red Sox vs Minnesota Twins matchup was postponed.
Tonight’s MLB schedule sees the AL Cy Young favorite, Gerrit Cole, take the mound as the New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays open their series. At the start of the season, the Yankees and Blue Jays were the leading favorites to win the AL East, and they continue to be heading into this series. The Red Sox, meanwhile, have now moved ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays for the third-best AL East odds after their 6-3 start.
Elsewhere, the most notable matchups see the Rays hosting the Texas Rangers, the Milwaukee Brewers hosting the Chicago Cubs, and the San Francisco Giants hosting the Cincinnati Reds in a matchup of two unheralded teams who have started well. Also, a past AL Cy Young winner will duel with a potential future AL Cy Young winner, as Zack Greinke and the Houston Astros host Casey Mize and the Detroit Tigers.
Monday, April 12 MLB Betting Schedule
San Diego Padres vs Pittsburgh Pirates, 6:35 pm ET: Yu Darvish vs Trevor Cahill
Seattle Mariners vs Baltimore Orioles, 7:05 pm ET: Justus Sheffield vs Dean Kremer
New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays, 7:07 pm ET: Gerrit Cole vs Robbie Ray
Philadelphia Phillies vs New York Mets, 7:10 pm ET: Chase Anderson vs David Peterson
Texas Rangers vs Tampa Bay Rays, 7:10 pm ET: Dane Dunning vs Tyler Glasnow
Miami Marlins vs Atlanta Braves, 7:20 pm ET: Sandy Alcantara vs Huascar Ynoa
Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers, 7:40 pm ET: Adbert Alzolay vs Freddy Peralta
Washington Nationals vs St. Louis Cardinals, 7:45 pm ET: Erick Fedde vs John Gant
Los Angeles Angels vs Kansas City Royals, 8:10 pm ET: Alex Cobb vs Brady Singer
Cleveland Indians vs Chicago White Sox, 8:10 pm ET: Triston McKenzie vs Carlos Rodon
Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros, 8:10 pm ET: Casey Mize vs Zack Greinke
Oakland A’s vs Arizona Diamondbacks, 9:40 pm ET: Chris Bassitt vs Madison Bumgarner
Cincinnati Reds vs San Francisco Giants, 9:45 pm ET: Wade Miley vs Aaron Sanchez
Boston Red Sox vs Minnesota Twins: POSTPONED
Monday, April 12 Top MLB Betting Matchups
You can also find our aggregated industry MLB betting picks for these matchups and all of the day’s other MLB matchups on our MLB picks page.
New York Yankees (4-5) vs Toronto Blue Jays (4-5), SportsNet, 7:07 pm ET
Pitching Matchup: Gerrit Cole (1-0, 1.46 ERA) vs Robbie Ray (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Moneyline: Yankees -194, Blue Jays +162
Total: OVER 9 (-110), UNDER 9 (-110)
Run Line: Yankees -1.5 (-118), Blue Jays +1.5 (-102)
Texas Rangers (3-6) vs Tampa Bay Rays (4-5), Bally Sports Sun, 7:10 pm ET
Pitching Matchup: Dane Dunning (1-0, 1.80 ERA) vs Tyler Glasnow (0-0, 0.75 ERA)
Moneyline: Rangers +176, Rays -210
Total: OVER 7 (-122), UNDER 7 (+100)
Run Line: Rangers +1.5 (-130), Rays -1.5 (+108)
Chicago Cubs (4-5) vs Milwaukee Brewers (5-4), FS1, 7:40 pm ET
Pitching Matchup: Adbert Alzolay (0-1, 7.20 ERA) vs Freddy Peralta (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Moneyline: Cubs +116, Brewers -136
Total: OVER 8.5 (-104), UNDER 8.5 (-118)
Run Line: Cubs +1.5 (-178), Brewers -1.5 (+146)
Cincinnati Reds (6-3) vs San Francisco Giants (6-3), MLB Network, 9:45 pm ET
Pitching Matchup: Wade Miley (1-0, 0.00 ERA) vs Aaron Sanchez (0-0, 1.80 ERA)
Moneyline: Reds -102, Giants -116
Total: OVER 8.5 (-108), UNDER 8.5 (-112)
Run Line: Reds -1.5 (+168), Giants +1.5 (-205)
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