The Major League Baseball season is in full swing and for my expert betting picks this week, I am going to begin on Wednesday, April 20th when the Detroit Tigers battle the Kansas City Royals. Detroit’s prize free agent pick-up during the off-season, pitcher Jordan Zimmerman, steps onto the mound to face KC’s Ian Kennedy.
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The second game I like has Boston traveling to Houston to battle the Astros. Joe Kelly faces-off against the Stros’ Scott Feldman. On Monday, the Rangers battle the Yankees in what should be an entertaining matchup. See below for my best MLB expert picks for this week!
A Closer Look At My Expert MLB Betting Picks April 18-24
Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals
When: Wednesday, April 20 at 7:00 pm ET
Listed Pitchers: DET-Jordan Zimmerman vs KC-Ian Kennedy
Kansas City hasn’t been all that stellar against Zimmerman in the past. In a small sample, 37 at-bats, the defending champs have 9 hits. 1 of the hits went for a triple. Another one of the hits, from Eric Hosmer, went for a home run. Zimmerman allows a .243 batting average to the Royals.
Ian Kennedy has faced Detroit batters 52 times. The Tigers have pounced on Kennedy, producing 18 hits and 7 RBIs from those 52 at-bats. Kennedy allows a .346 batting average to Detroit. Miguel Cabrera has 3 hits from 4 at-bats versus Kennedy. It looks like Detroit could pull off what might be a slight upset in this Wednesday matchup.
Boston Red Sox at Houston Astros
When: Sunday, April 24 at 8:00 pm ET
Listed Pitchers: BOS-Joe Kelly vs HOU-Scott Feldman
Joe Kelly has a 10.13 ERA and a 2.75 WHIP. But so far, he’s 1 and 0 on the season. He battles Houston on Sunday. The Astros bat .279 versus Kelly. They have 17 hits, 4 of which were home runs, from 61 at-bats versus the Red Sox right-handers.
Kelly’s opponent on Sunday, Scott Feldman, has a 3.48 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP. So far, Feldman is 0 and 1 this season. The Red Sox have dominated Feldman with 27 hits from 76 at-bats. They bat .355 against Feldman.
This should be a tough battle. As crazy as it sounds, Kelly usually pitches better on the road than he does at home. Boston should have the edge. I’ll go with the Red Sox as my free expert betting pick in this tilt.
New York Yankees at Texas Rangers
When: Monday, April 25 at 8:00 pm ET
Listed Pitchers: NYY-Nathan Eovaldi vs TEX-Cole Hamels
Nathan Eovaldi has a decent stat line against Texas batters. He’s allowed a batting average of only .263. He’s given up 10 hits form 38 at-bats with only 1 of those hits being a home run. He’s given up only 3 RBIs versus the Rangers.
Eovaldi squares off against Texas’ ace, Cole Hamels. Hamels is already 2 and 0 on the season. His ERA is 2.95. His WHIP is 1.25 while he’s struck out 16 batters in 18.1 inning pitched. The Yankees can get to Hamels. But, Cole’s showed great control so far this season. This is an extra added value expert betting pick for Monday April 25th.