We are already one month into Major League Baseball season. Teams have shown their identity, which helps bettors win. Successful baseball bets are easier to place as the season develops. Here are three MLB bets that you should be playing on Wednesday.
Orioles vs. Mariners Preview
Orioles vs. Mariners Picks
Best Bet – Baltimore ML +111
The Orioles are not as bad as people expected in 2021. The team is in last place in the American League East, which is to be expected. However, they are floating around .500.
A significant reason for their success has been Cedric Mullins, who is slashing .333/.389/.553. His offense, mixed with Trey Mancini’s clutch hitting ability, has paid dividends for Baltimore.
The Mariners are on par with the Orioles for talent. Seattle may have a slight edge on paper, but not with John Means on the hill for Baltimore. Means is a former All-Star who has shut down potent offenses in 2021.
I think Means gets the job done once again versus the Mariners on Wednesday. He is undefeated on the season with a 1.70 ERA. The southpaw has recorded a strikeout per inning in 2021. This means it is the perfect matchup against an inconsistent Seattle offense.
Tigers vs. Red Sox Preview
Tigers vs. Red Sox Picks
Best Bet – Boston ML -171
For my second pick on the Wednesday slate, I am going to stay in the American League East. There is not a hotter team in baseball than the Red Sox at this point. Boston began the season getting swept by the Orioles before figuring out how to compete.
Rafael Devers is day-to-day, but he should play on Wednesday. Even if he does not dress, I still like Boston in this contest. The Red Sox have a team OBP of .324.
The most significant contributors with the sticks have been J.D. Martinez and Xander Bogaerts. Both players are batting over .345. Martinez has blasted nine bombs as well, so he is clicking at the plate.
Detroit has lost five straight games entering the Boston series. They are the worst team in baseball at 8-21, so Boston should have a field day. Martin Perez will pitch for the Red Sox.
Perez has been good, but not great. However, Boston is a better team than the Tigers in every facet of the game.
Indians vs. Royals Preview
Indians vs. Royals Picks
Best Bet – Cleveland ML -157
The Indians are an inconsistent team, and a similar narrative applies to the Royals. Kansas City is a solid club, but they have been on the wrong end of games as of late.
The reason that you should wager Cleveland is because of their pitcher. Shane Bieber will be on the bump against the Royals.
Bieber is in line to win the American League Cy Young after one month of action. He has been the second-best pitcher in the AL behind Gerrit Cole. Bieber is leading the league in strikeouts with 68.
He has a 2.76 ERA after six starts and 42 innings of work. Bieber is a game-changer, and he takes the pressure off of Cleveland’s offense. I like the Indians to win on Wednesday.
Good luck betting MLB on Wednesday!