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Bookies Handicapper Dan Kilbridge
Dan Kilbridge
46-33 (+723) L79
MLB
Moneyline
Indians over White Sox
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We’ll take even-money odds on Shane Bieber all day. The Indians righty returns to the rotation for his first start in several months tonight. He’ll probably be on a relatively tight pitch count, but the Indians have a very solid bullpen and should keep the White Sox hitters in check. Chicago hitters haven’t been all that productive over the past week and we like the Tribe in this matchup against Dylan Cease, who has a 7.11 ERA over his last three starts. Indians moneyline is the play.
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Bookies Handicapper Dan Kilbridge
Dan Kilbridge
46-33 (+723) L79
MLB
Moneyline
Blue Jays over Twins
Best Odds
We expect the Blue Jays to bounce back from consecutive losses and get the job done tonight. Jose Berrios is looking exceptional with five straight quality starts, including a win over the Twins last week. This is a massive game for Toronto as it looks to secure a wild card spot and the bats should get it going again against the struggling Bailey Ober. We’re on Blue Jays moneyline.
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Bookies Handicapper Dan Kilbridge
Dan Kilbridge
46-33 (+723) L79
MLB
Moneyline
Brewers over Mets
Best Odds
Milwaukee suffered another miserable loss Thursday, blowing a 5-0 lead as the Cardinals rallied to secure the four-game sweep. Now the Brewers need to put it behind them and focus on clinching the NL Central with the magic number still at three. They should get a win tonight behind Eric Lauer and are facing Mets team that’s terrible away from New York, with a 29-46 record on the road. Brewers moneyline is the play.
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Bookies Handicapper Dan Kilbridge
Dan Kilbridge
46-33 (+723) L79
MLB
Athletics over Astros
The Athletics just got swept by the Mariners and have another tough series this weekend against the Astros. Astros starter Zack Greinke has been getting rocked lately, with 18 earned runs allowed over his last 13 innings. Oakland has Frankie Montas going and he needs to set the tone for Oakland’s most important series of the year. We expect him to rise to the occasion with the Athletics now four games back in the wild card race. Athletics moneyline is the play.
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Adam Thompson
Adam Thompson More About Adam
EPL
Current EPL Record

18-11 L29 (+794)

NBA
Current NBA Record

NBA '20-'21 -> Games: 168-130 (56.4%); Props: 140-121 (53.6%) +934

Current Record

NFL '21 -> Best Bets: 5-5; Prime Time Props: 19-9; MNF Props: 9-1 +810

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August '21 -> 33-23 +556

Golf
Current Golf Record

2021 Masters/PGA/Open: 11-1 +1138

Marcus Mosher
Marcus Mosher More About Marcus
Current Record

9-7-1, L17

Eytan Shander
Eytan Shander More About Eytan
Current Record

3-3, 0, L6

Dan Kilbridge
Dan Kilbridge More About Dan
Current Record

43-35 Best Bets (55%); 76-59 (56.3%) ATS in 2020

Current Record

46-33 (+723) L79

Golf
Current Golf Record

Season: +1321

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What Makes Bookies Trustworthy for MLB Expert Picks?

There are many ways to bet MLB every day through the regular season and MLB postseason, from moneyline, run line and Over/Under totals to futures, props and live betting. Whatever the bet, Bookies.com has you covered with lines for all kinds of wagers ranging from the next World Series winner to MLB picks today for the prime-time games, all from the best expert handicappers out there – and all for free.

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There are many sportsbooks out there, but the odds for MLB games can differ between them, sometimes dramatically.

That’s why Bookies.com shows the game lines from several sportsbooks, all live and all in the same place. Every MLB game is covered with moneyline, Over/Under and run line odds to give each bettor a chance to compare.

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There is no rule against having accounts at multiple sportsbooks – in fact, the smartest players do. That way, you able to compare all of them and take the best MLB odds for the teams you want.

Should I Do My Own Research for MLB Picks Today?

Our experts have years of experience crushing sportsbooks with their free MLB predictions. But it’s always best for a bettor to do their own research so they can feel confident in making their picks. It’s important to stay on top of the news, follow key stakeholders on Twitter and social media and keep tabs on live odds, injury news and more.

Bookies.com is your go-to source for many of the tools needed to create successful tickets. That includes showing team trends on the moneyline, on the Over/Under for total runs and on the run line (links?), as well as the MLB consensus, which shows which side other bettors are placing their money.

Bookies.com handicappers add to the experience with expert insight and a focus that’s made them winners in the field.

What to Consider When Deciding on MLB Picks

There are no sure things in MLB betting. It doesn’t matter what the matchup is, every team can win on any given night, and any team can lose.

But that also presents a unique opportunity. You can win fewer than 50% of your picks and still make a nice profit. In fact, betting on only favorites through an MLB season is likely to lead to a negative bankroll. You’ll win less often backing underdogs, but you could have a better chance of finishing in the black if you do.

A few more MLB betting tips to consider:

Favorites Don’t Win Enough, But Underdogs Do: Teams posted at -150 or higher on the money line have won 63% of games in the last decade. But because the odds are so high, all those victories combined still result in a negative finish.

If you wager on Justin Verlander and the host Houston Astros at -300 to beat the visiting Kansas City Royals, you’re likely to win the bet. But if you don’t, you need to win three more times to break even. It’s not a winning strategy in the long run.

Underdog with odds between +120 and +170, meanwhile, have emerged victorious in 46% of games since 2010. That’s more than enough to earn a nice profit. Backing the right underdogs builds bankroll in the long term. Use our odds calculator to calculate what an underdog might pay when making your baseball picks to help better manage your bankroll.

Outside Influences: Weather affects baseball more than any other outdoor sport. The ball travels less in cold, and wind direction can make the difference in turning a pitcher’s duel into a launchpad.

While umpires try to be as down-the-middle as possible, some have tighter strike zones that force pitchers to aim down the middle. That can lead to more runs. Umps with looser zones improve the pitchers’ chances of success. Ump stats can show one side of the Over/Under is a strong play.

Stadiums are all different, another unique baseball attribute. Some favor hitters or pitchers, some favor lefties or righties. A team full of left-handed power hitters might prefer the shorter wall at Fenway Park, while both sides typically suffer a power outage at AT&T Park in San Francisco.

Study the matchups in MLB games: Starting pitchers are critical to success, and to a successful bet. Each starting pitcher has their own trends, and each batting lineup has tendencies that relate to the starter. Chris Sale is an elite left-handed pitcher – opponents are hitting just .218 against him in his career. The Angels despite Mike Trout are only hitting .143 vs. Sale in 10 career games. But the crosstown Dodgers are hitting .348 off him in three games.

Fade Your Peers: The Bookies.com consensus page reveals the percentage of bets each side of a game is bringing in. Research proves going with the popular vote doesn’t work when making baseball picks.

Over the last 12 seasons, teams receiving fewer than 40% of the bets on the moneyline are winning only 44% of the time. Considering the odds, that’s proven to be enough money to be in the black. Every better prefers a robust wallet over a robust win percentage.

Follow the Pros: Professional bettors, or sharps, spend their day breaking down the lines and the matchups. They know what they’re doing in MLB, which can be heavily researched through statistics. Reverse Line Movement – when the percentage of bets and the percentage of money on a team go in opposite directions – can alert which way the big-money pros are going.

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