We nailed all three of our bets last night and look to carry that momentum into Friday’s full schedule that features 13 games across Major League Baseball. If you’re looking to cash in on the April 12th action, then check out our betting rundown for the best bets of the day, as we pick on teams with three of the worst records in the league.
San Francisco Giants To WIN (-144) vs. Colorado Rockies
Following a playoff appearance that included a Wild Card Game victory over the Chicago Cubs last season, the Colorado Rockies have gotten off to an absolutely horrendous start to the 2019 campaign. They are currently tied for the second-worst record in the league (3-10) and sit at the bottom of the NL West standings. Right above them out West is San Francisco, who is just 5-9 but managed to steal the first game of the series by a score of 1-0 last night, extending the Rockies’ losing streak to six games. Tonight, they will have the ball to Chad Bettis, who has not had a strong start to the season thus far. He is currently 0-2 with an 11.88 ERA and a 2.40 WHIP. In fact, he’s allowed 11 earned runs over 8.1 innings in two starts, walking six and giving up two home runs. On the other side, Drew Pomeranz will get the start for San Francisco, having had some success against the Rockies in the past. The former Red Sox pitcher is 2-0 with an ERA of 1.50 and a WHIP of 0.917 against Colorado in his career. A player to watch on offense tonight is Giants third baseman Evan Longoria, who is 3-for-6 with two doubles and a triple against Bettis in his career.
Cleveland Indians To WIN (-150) @ Kansas City Royals
The only team in the majors with a worse record than the afore-mentioned Rockies is Kansas City. The Royals are currently 2-10 and own the worst record in all of baseball. What’s sad is that KC has hosted nine of the 12 games they’ve played but have only been able to win two of those home contests. In fact, they are coming off a four-game sweep at home against the red-hot Mariners. On the other hand, Cleveland has been able to utilize strong starts to maintain an 8-4 record, as they sit in first place within the division. The Indians have yet to allow more than three runs in a win this season, which means that when their starters are good, they are winning. Tonight, Terry Francona will call upon Carlos Carrasco, who has been considered a Cy Young contender in recent years. The 32-year-old righty has dominated the Royals in his career, boasting an 11-5 record with a 3.39 ERA and 1.183 WHIP in 19 starts against them. His team has gone 13-6 in those games, as well. Those 11 wins match the most he has against any MLB team. In addition, Carrasco is 24-7 against the money line when listed as a favorite of -125 to -175 in his career. Furthermore, KC is 0-9 against the money line in April and 0-9 against the money line versus teams with a winning record this season.
New York Yankees To COVER (-1.5) vs. Chicago White Sox
And the last bad team featured in our rundown is the Chicago White Sox, who own the fourth-worst record in the MLB at 3-8. Today, they take on the New York Yankees, who have been struggling themselves this season. In fact, the Yankees are coming off a three-game sweep against the Astros that dropped them to 5-7 overall. On the other side, the White Sox are currently on a 5-game losing streak. New York hopes to get back to the way they were playing against Baltimore last weekend, when they outscored the Orioles 29-11 and came out on the winning end of a series sweep. Thankfully, the offense will have an opportunity to get back on track, as they take on a pitcher that they have dominated in the past. Chicago will start 24-year-old right-hander Lucas Giolito in the Big Apple. Giolito has an abysmal 12.60 ERA and 1.800 WHIP against the Yankees in his short career. On the flip side, Yankees starter J.A. Happ has done well against the Sox in the past, boasting a 4-2 record with a 3.86 ERA and 1.259 WHIP in six starts against the South-siders. One player New York will look to get support from is DJ LeMahieu, who has had to fill in the void left behind by injured guys like Troy Tulowitzki and Miguel Andujar. LeMahieu currently leads the team with a .410 batting average, and the Yankees will certainly need more of that if they want to start creeping closer to Tampa Bay in the AL East.