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Best MLB Bets Today: Midwestern Matchups Highlight Today’s Slate of Games

Written by: Michael Savio
Published April 2, 2024
11 min read
Best MLB Prop Bets Today 04 02 2024

We have a ton of great betting opportunities in the MLB today, and the two best come from the Midwest. The first features a game between two divisional rivals: The Twins and the Brewers. After that, we’ll head south to Wrigley for a matchup between the Rockies and Cubs.

Below, we’ll break down both games, giving you our picks on each. Odds will be provided by BetMGM Sportsbook, which is giving new players a $1,500 First Bet Offer. Simply sign up using promo code WSNMGM, and you’ll get your first bet refunded with Bonus Bets if it loses.

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Best MLB Bets Today: Twins vs. Brewers

Over 8.5 (-115 at BetMGM Sportsbook)

This is our favorite bet of the day for a couple of reasons. First is the Brewers' new and improved offense. The addition of Jackson Churio at the top of the lineup has allowed Christian Yelich to slot into the third spot, and the results have been fantastic. Churio has been seeing the ball well and stealing bases, while Yelich looks like the MVP he once was. We aren’t sure if it’ll continue for the length of the season, but they will stay hay tonight.

The other reason we like this bet is Brewers’ starter Jakob Junis. The reliever turned spot-starter has a 4.64 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP in his career. Those numbers are bad for a reliever or a starter but just barely good enough to stay in the big leagues. Minnesota’s offense will have no problem figuring Junis out, and the result will be a high-scoring slugfest.

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Brewers ML (-115 at BetMGM Sportsbook)

On top of the over, we also see Milwaukee winning their home opener. They have looked like the better team in the first few days of the season, and their stadium is home to one of the craziest opening-day atmospheres in the league. 

The Twins may jump on Junis, but the Brewers will do their own damage. The difference will then come down to the two bullpens, and Milwaukee’s is arguably the best in the league, even without Devin Williams available. 

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Best MLB Bets Today: Rockies vs. Cubs

Cubs -1.5 (+110 at BetMGM Sportsbook)

We have a mismatch on the mound in this game. On one side is Kyle Freeland, who will get the start for Colorado. The veteran had one of the worst seasons of his career in 2023, finishing with a 5.03 ERA. While some of that can be attributed to playing in Colorado, he hasn’t had much more success on the road. His first start of the year came in Arizona, and he gave up ten runs over 2 1/3 innings.

While the Cubs have a new look, we saw how good they can be in their 9-5 win against the Rangers. They have the potential to score a lot of runs, and they’ll have a great chance to do that tonight against a Freeland.

Chicago will send Javier Assad to the mound tonight. The 26-year-old played his first full season in the Big Leagues last year, finishing with a 3.05 ERA. He worked mostly out of the bullpen but also made ten starts. He has the stuff to be a reliable piece of the Cubs rotation for the next few seasons. 

Given that the Rockies lineup isn’t great when outside of Coors Field, we see Assad and the Cubs bullpen will have no problem keeping them quiet. Look for this game to get ugly quickly, leading to a multi-run win for the Cubbies.

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Michael is an avid sports fan and a veteran bettor from Milwaukee. He learned the trade from his grandfather in Las Vegas as a kid and has turned that into a successful career. He cheers for all Wisconsin pro teams along with his Alma Mater Arizona State. He specializes in baseball betting, but has experience in football, basketball, and hockey as well. When he isn’t pouring over stats, he’s spending time with his two young children.

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