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Quick Look At The MLB Matchups For 04-09-2023

We have a total of 14 games today with the day's first pitch scheduled for 1:05 PM EST when the Reds take on the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Early projections are for the Nationals and Rockies to lead the day in runs scored while Athletics and Rays should be a pitching dual with one of the lowest projected run totals of the day.

Reds (+175) vs Phillies (-215) 8.5 O/U

1:05 PM
Weather Report
Sunny
52°

Temp

43%

Humidity

NE

Direction

2 MPH

Wind

Cincinnati Reds
Connor Overton (11.25 ERA)
3-4

Season

77-86

Home

67-93

Away

7-3

Last 10

Philadelphia Phillies
Taijuan Walker (8.31 ERA)
3-5

Season

93-65

Home

76-89

Away

7-3

Last 10

    Taijuan Walker (CIN) is one of the worst starters in baseball allowing 8.3 runs per game.
    Connor Overton (PHI) is one of the worst starters in baseball allowing 11.2 runs per game.
    Connor Overton (PHI) is one of the easiest pitchers to hit a home run off of at 2.25HR per 9 innings pitched
    Taijuan Walker (CIN) is one of the easiest pitchers to hit a home run off of at 2.08HR per 9 innings pitched

Athletics (+250) vs Rays (-310) 7.5 O/U

1:10 PM
Weather Report
Thunderstorm In Vicinity, Light Rain
73°

Temp

91%

Humidity

ENE

Direction

19 MPH

Wind

Oakland Athletics
James Kaprielian (9.00 ERA)
2-6

Season

74-94

Home

71-86

Away

6-4

Last 10

Tampa Bay Rays
Drew Rasmussen (0.00 ERA)
8-0

Season

108-59

Home

83-77

Away

6-4

Last 10

    Drew Rasmussen (TB) has the #12 highest strikeout rate in baseball averaging 7.0 per start.
    James Kaprielian (TB) is one of the worst starters in baseball allowing 9.0 runs per game.
    James Kaprielian (TB) is one of the easiest pitchers to hit a home run off of at 1.8HR per 9 innings pitched

Red Sox (-120) vs Tigers (+100) 8.5 O/U

1:10 PM
Weather Report
Sunny
52°

Temp

28%

Humidity

SE

Direction

7 MPH

Wind

Boston Red Sox
Kutter Crawford (15.75 ERA)
4-4

Season

91-73

Home

80-83

Away

6-4

Last 10

Detroit Tigers
Matthew Boyd (4.15 ERA)
2-6

Season

75-87

Home

66-95

Away

6-4

Last 10

    Comerica Park is one of the toughest ballparks in baseball for HR's allowing just 0.78 per game
    Kutter Crawford (BOS) has the #26 highest strikeout rate in baseball averaging 6.0 per start.
    Kutter Crawford (DET) is one of the worst starters in baseball allowing 15.8 runs per game.
    Kutter Crawford (DET) is one of the easiest pitchers to hit a home run off of at 6.75HR per 9 innings pitched
    The Tigers bats are one of the worst in baseball ranking #29 overall
    The Tigers are one of the worst run scoring teams in baseball at 3.8 per game

White Sox (+109) vs Pirates (-131) 8.5 O/U

1:35 PM
Weather Report
Sunny
52°

Temp

32%

Humidity

N

Direction

7 MPH

Wind

Chicago White Sox
Michael Kopech (13.50 ERA)
4-5

Season

91-74

Home

86-77

Away

3-7

Last 10

Pittsburgh Pirates
Johan Oviedo (7.71 ERA)
5-3

Season

71-90

Home

54-110

Away

3-7

Last 10

    Oneil Cruz (PIT) is our 3rd highest projected batter today with 14.2pts projected
    PNC Park is one of the toughest ballparks in baseball for HR's allowing just 0.83 per game
    Johan Oviedo (CWS) is one of the worst starters in baseball allowing 7.7 runs per game.
    Michael Kopech (PIT) is one of the worst starters in baseball allowing 13.5 runs per game.
    Michael Kopech (PIT) is one of the easiest pitchers to hit a home run off of at 9.64HR per 9 innings pitched
    Johan Oviedo (CWS) is one of the easiest pitchers to hit a home run off of at 5.79HR per 9 innings pitched
    The Pirates bats are one of the worst in baseball ranking #30 overall
    The Pirates are one of the worst run scoring teams in baseball at 3.7 per game

Yankees (-140) vs Orioles (+117) 8.0 O/U

1:35 PM
Weather Report
Sunny
55°

Temp

30%

Humidity

ENE

Direction

2 MPH

Wind

New York Yankees
Nestor Cortes (1.80 ERA)
5-3

Season

104-61

Home

87-72

Away

3-7

Last 10

Baltimore Orioles
Tyler Wells (0.00 ERA)
4-4

Season

69-89

Home

66-101

Away

3-7

Last 10

    The Yankees are ranked #1 for Home Runs (1.1) per game
    Nestor Cortes (NYY) is our 3rd highest projected pitcher today with 28.5pts projected

Marlins (+120) vs Mets (-143) 8.0 O/U

1:40 PM
Weather Report
Sunny
48°

Temp

39%

Humidity

NE

Direction

9 MPH

Wind

Miami Marlins
Braxton Garrett (6.00 ERA)
3-6

Season

76-89

Home

55-105

Away

7-3

Last 10

New York Mets
Carlos Carrasco (11.25 ERA)
5-4

Season

100-58

Home

79-87

Away

7-3

Last 10

    Carlos Carrasco (MIA) is one of the worst starters in baseball allowing 11.2 runs per game.
    Braxton Garrett (NYM) is one of the worst starters in baseball allowing 6.0 runs per game.
    Braxton Garrett (NYM) is one of the easiest pitchers to hit a home run off of at 3.0HR per 9 innings pitched
    Carlos Carrasco (MIA) is one of the easiest pitchers to hit a home run off of at 2.25HR per 9 innings pitched
    The Marlins are one of the worst run scoring teams in baseball at 3.7 per game

Mariners (-130) vs Guardians (+108) 8.0 O/U

1:40 PM
Weather Report
Sunny
48°

Temp

56%

Humidity

N

Direction

6 MPH

Wind

Seattle Mariners
None (nan ERA)
4-5

Season

87-74

Home

90-73

Away

8-2

Last 10

Cleveland Guardians
Zach Plesac (54.00 ERA)
5-4

Season

84-75

Home

89-77

Away

8-2

Last 10

    Zach Plesac (SEA) is one of the worst starters in baseball allowing 54.0 runs per game.
    Zach Plesac (SEA) is one of the easiest pitchers to hit a home run off of at 9.0HR per 9 innings pitched

Cardinals (+134) vs Brewers (-160) 9.0 O/U

2:10 PM
Weather Report
Partly cloudy
57°

Temp

34%

Humidity

SSW

Direction

15 MPH

Wind

St. Louis Cardinals
Jake Woodford (12.46 ERA)
3-5

Season

98-68

Home

82-76

Away

3-7

Last 10

Milwaukee Brewers
Freddy Peralta (0.00 ERA)
6-2

Season

94-71

Home

89-73

Away

3-7

Last 10

    Freddy Peralta (MIL) is our highest projected pitcher today with 32.4pts projected
    Freddy Peralta (MIL) has the #12 highest strikeout rate in baseball averaging 7.0 per start.
    Jake Woodford (MIL) is one of the worst starters in baseball allowing 12.5 runs per game.
    Jake Woodford (MIL) is one of the easiest pitchers to hit a home run off of at 6.23HR per 9 innings pitched

Astros (-110) vs Twins (-110) 8.0 O/U

2:10 PM
Weather Report
Partly cloudy
57°

Temp

29%

Humidity

SSW

Direction

15 MPH

Wind

Houston Astros
Hunter Brown (7.71 ERA)
3-6

Season

106-59

Home

92-71

Away

2-8

Last 10

Minnesota Twins
Tyler Mahle (1.80 ERA)
6-2

Season

83-75

Home

67-98

Away

2-8

Last 10

    Hunter Brown (HOU) is our 2nd highest projected pitcher today with 30.2pts projected
    Tyler Mahle (MIN) has the #12 highest strikeout rate in baseball averaging 7.0 per start.
    Hunter Brown (MIN) is one of the worst starters in baseball allowing 7.7 runs per game.
    The Astros are the hardest team to strikeout in baseball leading with just 8 per game
    The Astros are one of the highest run scoring teams in baseball at 4.9 per game

Nationals (+117) vs Rockies (-140) 11.5 O/U

3:10 PM
Weather Report
Partly cloudy
54°

Temp

31%

Humidity

SSW

Direction

8 MPH

Wind

Washington Nationals
Chad Kuhl (7.20 ERA)
3-6

Season

60-105

Home

60-100

Away

4-6

Last 10

Colorado Rockies
Ryan Feltner (9.64 ERA)
3-6

Season

88-74

Home

52-110

Away

4-6

Last 10

    Alex Call (WAS) is our 2nd highest projected batter today with 14.7pts projected
    Kris Bryant (COL) is our 5th highest projected batter today with 14.0pts projected
    Ryan Feltner (COL) has the #12 highest strikeout rate in baseball averaging 7.0 per start.
    Ryan Feltner (WAS) is one of the worst starters in baseball allowing 9.6 runs per game.
    Chad Kuhl (COL) is one of the worst starters in baseball allowing 7.2 runs per game.
    Chad Kuhl (COL) is one of the easiest pitchers to hit a home run off of at 1.8HR per 9 innings pitched
    Ryan Feltner (WAS) is one of the easiest pitchers to hit a home run off of at 1.93HR per 9 innings pitched

Royals (+130) vs Giants (-155) 8.5 O/U

4:05 PM
Weather Report
Partly cloudy
50°

Temp

77%

Humidity

NE

Direction

4 MPH

Wind

Kansas City Royals
Kris Bubic (3.60 ERA)
3-6

Season

73-89

Home

62-101

Away

6-4

Last 10

San Francisco Giants
Anthony DeSclafani (0.00 ERA)
3-5

Season

94-66

Home

91-75

Away

6-4

Last 10

Blue Jays (+107) vs Angels (-128) 9.5 O/U

4:07 PM
Weather Report
Haze
59°

Temp

81%

Humidity

N

Direction

2 MPH

Wind

Toronto Blue Jays
Yusei Kikuchi (1.80 ERA)
5-4

Season

93-68

Home

92-73

Away

3-7

Last 10

Los Angeles Angels
Reid Detmers (3.86 ERA)
5-3

Season

79-81

Home

71-93

Away

3-7

Last 10

    Mike Trout (LAA) is our highest projected batter today with 15.6pts projected
    The Blue Jays are ranked #3 for Home Runs (1.2) per game
    Reid Detmers (LAA) has the #12 highest strikeout rate in baseball averaging 7.0 per start.
    Yusei Kikuchi (LAA) is one of the easiest pitchers to hit a home run off of at 1.8HR per 9 innings pitched
    The Blue Jays bats are one of the best in baseball ranking #2 overall
    The Blue Jays are one of the highest run scoring teams in baseball at 5.0 per game

Dodgers (-130) vs Diamondbacks (+108) 9.5 O/U

4:10 PM
Weather Report
Partly cloudy
64°

Temp

28%

Humidity

E

Direction

6 MPH

Wind

Los Angeles Dodgers
Michael Grove (6.75 ERA)
5-4

Season

115-49

Home

102-62

Away

2-8

Last 10

Arizona Diamondbacks
None (nan ERA)
5-4

Season

73-89

Home

56-108

Away

2-8

Last 10

    Mookie Betts (LAD) is our 4th highest projected batter today with 14.2pts projected
    Michael Grove (ARI) is one of the worst starters in baseball allowing 6.8 runs per game.
    The Dodgers bats are one of the best in baseball ranking #1 overall
    The Dodgers are one of the highest run scoring teams in baseball at 5.2 per game

Padres (-105) vs Braves (-115) 9.0 O/U

7:10 PM
Weather Report
Sunny
52°

Temp

57%

Humidity

E

Direction

12 MPH

Wind

San Diego Padres
Seth Lugo (1.29 ERA)
5-4

Season

89-76

Home

77-83

Away

6-4

Last 10

Atlanta Braves
None (nan ERA)
6-3

Season

95-65

Home

94-69

Away

6-4

Last 10

    The Braves are ranked #2 for Home Runs (1.5) per game
    Truist Park is one of the top 3 ballparks in baseball for HR's allowing 1.50 per game
    Seth Lugo (SD) has the #12 highest strikeout rate in baseball averaging 7.0 per start.
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