Top MLB Picks Against the Spread for the Weekend

Top MLB Picks Against the Spread for the Weekend

Written by on April 29, 2016

There’s a big MLB weekend coming up, and if you’re looking to make some money on betting against that moneyline, we have some suggestions for you. Obviously, the teams have to play the games, but that’s the fun of the whole thing, right? Let’s take a look at some promising situation. Find out the latest MLB run lines here.

Top MLB Picks Against the Spread for the Weekend


Atlanta Braves (+260) at Chicago Cubs (-320) — Friday, April 29

Obviously, a huge line here. But the Cubs are throwing Jon Lester (2-1, 1.98 ERA). He has four quality starts in a row to start the season, and while he hasn’t gotten a win at Wrigley yet, the Braves are sending out a pitcher making his second major league start ever (and he didn’t throw so well in his first one, posting a 5.06 ERA). The Cubs are off to their best start since 1907. Did I tell you the Braves are 5-17?

Cleveland Indians (-200) at Philadelphia Phillies (+170) — Friday, April 29

The Tribe sends Corey Kluber to the mound. So far, he does have an unsightly 1-3 record and a 4.67 ERA. However, his last start, on Saturday, was a dandy, as he held a pretty good Detroit lineup to one run in eight innings, striking out 10. That’s 10 of 29 total for the season. So I’d say he’s found his stuff. The Phillies are a surprising 12-10 after taking 2 of 3 from the Nationals this week. However, it looks like the Phillies are bringing up Adam Morgan from AAA Lehigh Valley to make a spot start in the absence of Charlie Morton, who has a torn hamstring. So I like the Indians here.

New York Yankees (-115) at Boston Red Sox (-105) — Friday, April 29

I’ve written about this game in a couple of other articles for this weekend. The Yankees are starting their ace, while the Red Sox are using a spot starter in Henry Jones who posted a 13.50 ERA against New York last season. This line seems a little skewed to me, and it seems like there’s easy money to make on the Yankees.

Los Angeles Angels (-125) at Texas (+105) — Friday, April 29

The Rangers are starting Colby Lewis, who has a way of calming the team down and bringing them good fortune with his steady fastball, that he can manage with pinpoint control. He would be 2-0 but the Rangers blew a late lead last Saturday against the White Sox in a game that Lewis pitched well. The Angels bring Hector Santiago and his 2-0 record to the mound, but the Rangers are on a little more of a roll, having taken two of three from the Yankees this week. I’m picking a Texas win here.

Kansas City Royals (+160) at Seattle (-180) — Friday, April 29

The Royals are sending Kris Medlen (1-1, 6.00 ERA) to the mound. His last time out, he permitted nine hits and seven earned runs in 3 innings against Baltimore. The Mariners are sending King Felix (1-2, 1.80 ERA, 24 K) onto the hill. He has only allowed 14 hits and five earned runs in 25 innings. The Mariners are notorious for failing to give him run support, but a pitcher like Medlen gives the Mariners hope that Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz can light up the scoreboard. I’m taking the M’s in this one.