MLB Hit or Miss April 22nd, 2019

Gotta get back on track after a lackluster Flash Friday.


Arizona Diamondbacks @ Pittsburgh Pirates

Starting Pitching: Zack Godley vs Joe Musgrove

O/U: 7.5

The Diamondbacks are one of the better hitting teams in the MLB through the first month of the season, averaging a league-leading 9.4 hits per game. Although they only rank 12th in runs per game with 5.0, stringing together hits means the opportunities are consitently there to score more runs. On the other side, the Pirates are one of the worst offensive teams so far in April, and in order to be successful in this league, you can’t rely on only pitching. Just ask Jacob DeGrom and the Mets just last season. I like Arizona to win tonight on the road in Pittsburgh with a good showing out of Zack Godley.

MY PICKS

O/U: Over 7.5

Winner: Diamondbacks -118

Washington Nationals @ Colorado Rockies

Starting Pitching: Jeremy Hellickson vs Tyler Anderson

O/U: 11.0

Nationals pitcher Jeremy Hellickson has looked very good thus far in the young season, posting an ERA of just 2.63. The Rockies so far have not been impressive to say the least, only mustering up a team batting average of .227 (24th). The Nationals are currently a top 10 team in AVG and OPS thus far, giving them a major advantage on the offensive end. To make things worse for Colorado, their starter tonight Tyler Anderson has not looked great this season with an ERA of 11.00. I like the Nationals to throw up a lot of early runs against the 29-year-old starter and win the game.

MY PICKS

O/U: Under 11.0

Winner: Nationals +102

Texas Rangers @ Oakland Athletics

Starting Pitching: Mike Minor vs Chris Bassitt

O/U: 8.5

Tonight will be the first look at Athletics starter Chris Bassitt in the 2019 season, and I don’t think it’s going to be a good one. The Rangers have been one of the most potent offenses this season, putting together an average of 5.8 runs per game, good enough for 2nd in the MLB. Tonight's pitcher for Texas Mike Minor is having a stellar start to the season thus far with an ERA of 2.60, striking out 22 batters along the way in his 27.2 innings of work. Overall, the Rangers are off to an impressive 12-8 start and are continuing to show they mean business. I think that trend will continue tonight in Oakland. Take the Rangers.

MY PICKS

O/U: Over 8.5

Winner: Rangers +127

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