William Contreras and the Brewers are part of our MLB best bets card for Monday!
William Contreras and the Brewers are part of our MLB best bets card for Monday!

MLB Betting Guide: 4 Best Bets for Monday, April 22

After a nice 3-1 Friday, we're back and better than ever with our baseball selections. Check out our betting guide for Monday below, which includes 4 best bets!

Happy Monday, sports betting compadres! I hope each of you had fantastic weekends. Friday was a good day for us, as we ended up at 3-1. That runs the yearly MLB ledger to 31-21, which comes out to a winning percentage of 59.6%.

That ain't too shabby, folks, especially since all picks are posted right here for the grand old price of $0.00! Check out what's on tap for Monday, April 22. Good luck!

Brewers +112 (FanDuel)

Look, I get that Jared Jones has been phenomenal so far this season. That being said, I don't think he and the P'Rats should be favored over one of the hottest teams in baseball. Milwaukee just swept St. Louis and they've won 7 of their last 10 ball games.

Pittsburgh, on the other hand, has only won 2 of their last 10 outings and they're struggling mightily at the plate. The Brewers are averaging 5.8 runs per game, while the Pirates are only mustering 4.3. That's obviously a huge offensive edge for the BeerMakers.

Milwaukee's bullpen is also light years better than Pittsburgh's. Brewers relievers combine to allow just 3.2 runs per 9 innings, while the Pirates pen allows 5.14. Give me the hotter team and the dog price!

D'Backs -102

I'm pretty bullish on this Arizona squad, even though they've gotten off to a slow 11-12 start to 2024. The D'Backs have one of the most balanced lineups in the NL and they're scoring 5.7 runs per game. Guys like Ketel Marte, Christian Walker, and Corbin Carroll are always tough outs.

The Cards were just swept by the Brewers over the weekend, and their bats have been surprisingly quiet all year long. St. Louis is only averaging 3.5 runs per game and Paul Goldschmidt looks lost at the plate (.179 BA with only 1 homer).

Lance Lynn has a much better ERA than Brandon Pfaadt, but he always seems to be a hair away from a blowup inning. Lynn's had a good career, but I think this Arizona lineup gets to him tonight.

Orioles +104

Here's another line I just don't understand. Yes, Reid Detmers has looked like one of the best lefties in baseball to start the season. However, should he really be favored over Baltimore, who I have as a Top 5 team?

I know Detmers held this Baltimore lineup down on March 31st, but they have 7 guys with expected slugging percentages over .433. Even if the O's don't get to Detmers, I trust their bullpen more than the Angels's.

Mike Trout and Taylor Ward have carried this LAA team so far this season. The problem is that those two are the only dangerous hitters on this Angels squad. Give me the much better Baltimore team at a dog price!

Mets +108 (FanDuel)

Here's a scary one to wrap up the Monday card! Betting on Jose Quintana can be as frightening as a Friday the 13th movie marathon, but it's the only way to play this one. As much as it kills me to admit it, this Metamucils squad is playing some solid baseball.

New York has won 8 of 10 and they've put up an impressive 6-3 record on the road so far. They've looked a lot more patient at the plate and their bullpen has looked much better than most experts expected. Harrison Bader leads the club with a .308 batting average and Polar Bear Pete Alonso already has 6 homers.

The Giants haven't gotten off to the best start, as they're just 10-13. San Fran has some decent power at the plate, but they're still averaging just 4.2 runs per game. The G-Men bullpen has also been lackluster, as the combined reliever ERA is 5.56! Give me the Mets!

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