John Fredericks: Phillies at Reds MLB Expert Picks – April 15, 2023
JOHN FREDERICKS: PHILLIES AT REDS MLB EXPERT PICKS – Happy Saturday! Yesterday we went 2-1 to win a cool $95. We’re back at it again today! No days off!
Godzilla MLB Record 2023: 10-7
+$177 for the Season
*Based on all wagers at $100 per game at money or run line odds as specified in Draft Kings. Note: If money line is -150 we are laying $150 to win $100, etc. If we take +130 and we win, we win $130 for our $100.
All odds courtesy of DraftKings, April 15.
Saturday, April 15, 2023
Mets (-1.5 runs) at Oakland Athletics, 4:07 EST
No bet against Oakland is a bad bet this season. The Mets need to get the ship righted against bad teams. The A’s pitching is an oxymoron.
Pick: Mets -1.5 Runs (-120)
Phillies at Reds (-105), 4:10 EST
I just can’t bet the Phillies right now and I like this pitching matchup for Cincinnati today.
Philadelphia has averaged just 3.5 runs per game on the road this season with opponents averaging 6.4 runs per game against them. Not a good road start.
Philadelphia’s bullpen is a horror show. It’s like bring in the clowns.
Their collective ERA is 6.18 and a whopping 7.16 on the road. The Red-Legs have averaged 5.2 runs per game against lefty starter’s this season hitting .264 as a team against them and Cincinnati has also averaged 4.9 runs per game at home this season.
Pick: Reds (-105)
Baltimore at ChiSox (-105), 2:10 EST
Chicago is coming off another tough loss. At some point, they will have a break out game on offense. This is it today, at home on the South Side.
Mike Kopech was lights out in his last outing and he’s back for Chicago today against a suspect Birds offense.
Pick: White Sox (-105)
Brewers at Padres (-140), 4:05 EST, FS1
San Diego is currently on a four game losing streak. Not encouraging. Their stopper goes today, Seth Lugo. I bet stoppers.
Lugo’s line: 13 innings pitched, 1.39 ERA and 12 strikeouts. Ouch.
Pick: Padres (-140)
Cubs at Dodgers (-135), 9:10 EST
When do the vaunted Dodgers start winning?
Chicago’s starter Jameson Taillon is 0-2 on the season with a 7.0 ERA. Breakout time for Dodger Blue!
This is a perfect opportunity for Los Angeles to get their offense going and jump to 8-7 on the season.
Pick: Dodgers -135
Texas At Astros (-190), 7:10 EST
Give me some Hunter Brown home cooking! This guy’s stuff is electric and he was three up and grabbed the pine last week. He just may be Houston’s MLB rookie of the year.
Texas won last night…zzzz…I’m going with Hunter tonight. At the end of the day, the Rangers have very little starting pitching. The best team this side of the Yankees money can’t buy!
Pick: Astros (-190)