April 2 MLB Bet Picks: Miami Marlins & Chicago White Sox

Frank AmmiranteSenior Sports Writer
Last Updated: Apr 2, 2021

Here’s your April 2 MLB Bet Tip for 4/2/21 MLB Bets. All odds were obtained from bet365.

Yesterday was a disappointing start to the season with the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals total going over nine runs in the first inning. I also added two late-night bets: Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Angels under eight runs and San Francisco Giants -130. The Giants blew a 6-1 lead in the bottom of the eighth!

Luckily, Bet 365 offers early payouts for when your team is leading by five runs, so I was credited with the win, but I’ll track it as a loss for my record. You can find any late additions to my betting card on my Twitter page @FAmmiranteTFJ. Let’s try to bounce back on Day 2.

Season: 1-2 (-1.4 units)
Sides: 0-1 (-1.3 units)
Totals: 1-1 (-0.1 units)

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April 2 MLB Bet Tips

Tampa Bay Rays at Miami Marlins, 7:10 p.m. ET

Probable Pitchers: LHP Ryan Yarbrough (TB) vs. RHP Pablo Lopez (MIA)

Marlins (-120)

Wager: 1.2 unit(s) (win would pay 1 unit)

The Rays won the first game of this series 1-0, but I like the Marlins to bounce back with Lopez on the hill. Last season, Lopez posted a 2.56 ERA and 0.95 WHIP in 31.2 innings at home. He should be able to turn in a strong outing against a Rays offense that posted a 26.3% strikeout rate against righties last year (28th).

Yarbrough is a solid starter, but it’s hard to see him going more than 5-6 innings in this start. The Rays had to use Pete Fairbanks and Diego Castillo in Game 1, so perhaps they won’t be available for this game as the team tries to manage their workloads in the early stages of the season. The Marlins were also good against lefties last season, posting a 111 wRC+ (9th) and .191 ISO (8th).

Chicago White Sox at Los Angeles Angels, 9:38 p.m. ET

Probable Pitchers: LHP Dallas Keuchel (CHW) vs. LHP Andrew Heaney (LAA)

White Sox (-110)

Wager: 1.1 unit(s) (win would pay 1 unit)

The White Sox blew a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the 8th in Game 1, but they should be able to get to Heaney in this matchup. Last season, the White Sox posted a 142 wRC+ (1st) and .238 ISO (1st) against lefties. Heaney has also struggled this spring, allowing nine runs in his last two starts, spanning 7.1 innings.

On the other side, Keuchel has looked sharp, giving up a combined two runs in nine innings in his last two starts. The Angels were decent against lefties last year, putting up a 102 wRC+ (13th) and .183 ISO (10th), but the White Sox have the pitching advantage here. This looks like a bounce-back spot for the White Sox after their disappointing opener.

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Frank Ammirante

Frank Ammirante is a Senior Sports Writer at The Game Day. Previously, he wrote for 4for4 Football and RotoBaller. Frank is a member of the Fantasy Sports Writer's Association while maintaining an active presence within the community. He has competed in industry contests like the Scott Fish Bowl, The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational, and more. Frank will be making his debut in Tout Wars this year. He's got a diverse sporting background, but specializes in football and baseball.

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