Here is our best MLB Betting Pick of the Day, including the Best Baseball Pick Today 6/14/21. All odds for June 14 MLB bet picks were obtained from BetMGM, which offers new players a Risk-Free Bet of up to $600. with our hands-on review.
We have close to a full slate of MLB games tonight with 13 games on tap, which means there are plenty of opportunities to start your betting week on a high note. There’s one bet in particular, though, that I’m especially fond of.
As always, you can find my bets — including any late additions to the card — on my Twitter page @Jason_Radowitz. Now, here are some tips for my Best Baseball Pick Today 6/14/21.
- Overall: 14-12 (-0.31 units)
- Team Totals: 6-6 (+0.15 units)
- First 5 IP Bets: 4-3-3 (+0.34 units)
- Moneylines: 3-3 (-0.5 units)
- Totals: 1-1 (-0.3 units)
MLB Betting Pick of the Day: Best Baseball Pick Today 6/14/21
Miami Marlins @ St. Louis Cardinals (8:15 p.m. ET)
- Marlins @ Cardinals 6/14/21 Game Preview
- Probable Pitchers: LHP Braxton Garrett (MIA) vs. RHP Adam Wainwright (STL)
Cardinals to win the first five innings (-185)
Wager: 1.25 units
The Miami Marlins will send Braxton Garrett to the mound for the third time this season. In his first two appearances, Garrett got rocked for five earned runs on eight hits and four walks in seven innings, striking out five.
Garrett posted similar numbers in his inaugural season last year as well, giving up five earned runs on eight hits (including three home runs) and five walks with eight strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings over two starts.
While it’s a small sample size, the 23-year-old has not yet proven that he’s capable of consistently getting MLB hitters out, as evidenced by his career 1.70 WHIP. Between all the walks and hits he’s given up, he’s simply allowing too many batters to reach base.
I’m also not expecting him to have much luck tonight in a road start against the Cardinals, who currently rank third in wRC+ (118) against lefties. St. Louis should be able to get to him early and build up an early lead.
Garrett will be going up against the more experienced Adam Wainwright, who’s been far more successful this year with a 4.03 ERA, a 1.14 WHIP, and a 3.5 K/BB ratio. The 39-year-old has pitched well lately with three quality starts in his last four outings, and he’s yet to walk a batter in June.
The Marlins also present a fairly easy matchup for Wainwright. They’ve been one of the worst offensive teams in baseball this year and have struggled on the road, going 13-22 with MLB’s seventh-worst road wRC+ (84). They also hit a ton of balls on the ground (46.0 percent) and rank sixth in ground-ball rate this year, which bodes well for Wainwright given his 48.6 percent ground-ball rate this season.
As long as Wainwright is able to stay out of trouble early, he’ll be in good shape to shut down Miami’s offense through the first five innings.