The Tuesday baseball slate is packed with some fantastic matchups, and there’s plenty of action for our MLB best bets and props for today, April 2nd.

Before we tap into some of our favorite bets for today, we have to address how some of the books are handling voided bets. In yesterday’s MLB picks article, we got lucky when one of our prop bets on the Atlanta Braves game was voided because the game was called late due to rain. 




Both FanDuel Sportsbook and Bet365 Sportsbook voided props such as the Matt Olson total bases prop for some reason while BetMGM Sportsbook did not. I get that the books are trying to lure customers in, but this just sets a terrible precedent. 

A bet is a bet and a legal game, according to MLB (more than 5 innings), is a legal game. There was no reason to void these bets. It’s like when books try to be the “nice guy” and void a bet when a player gets hurt in the first inning. Sorry, but once you start with that, people are going to expect it and the one time they don’t void a bet people are now expecting to be voided, it’s going to create an unnecessary dust-up. 

This is what sports wagering is all about. There is risk involved. You risk a rain-shortened game. You risk an injury. You do not place a bet and hope it gets voided just because you lost due to unforeseen circumstances. The books need to clean this up and, unfortunately, we’ll probably continue to see this until sports betting is legal in all 50 states. 

I’ll take the lucky bounce this time, but I don’t like it for the future. Since I don’t set policy for these companies, I will say my peace and move on to today’s games and MLB best bets.

  • Yesterday’s Record: 2-2
  • Season Record: 13-15
  • Bankroll: -2.96 units




MLB Best Bets & Prop Bets For Today: Tuesday, April 2

Blue Jays vs. Astros Prediction Today, 4/2

This series opened up with a bang as Ronel Blanco, in just his eighth career start, no-hit the Jays in stellar fashion. He only walked two and kept the hitters completely off-balance. Now the Jays have a tough task in front of them as Astros ace Framber Valdez takes the mound. 

However, before we write off the Jays, let’s understand that, not only have they hit left-handed pitching well this season (.370 wOBA, .212 ISO), but dating back to the start of last season, they’ve posted a .330 wOBA against southpaws, striking out fewer than 20-percent of the time. They can get on base. It’s just a matter of plating those runners.

On the other side, Jose Berrios takes the mound for the Jays and the Astros, whose bats woke up big-time yesterday, have hit him well in their history – Alex Bregman, Kule Tucker and Jose Abreu in particular. Despite a 1-4 record, Houston has hit right-handed pitching well, posting a .338 wOBA, and should be able to continue their onslaught moving forward. 

We are not going to leave this one up to bullpens though, as both teams have solid assets.




Giants vs. Dodgers Prediction Today, 4/2

While I’m a big fan of Giants righthander Logan Webb, this Dodgers lineup has been on fire since Opening Day and there is little chance of them slowing down anytime soon. In fact, the Dodgers have yet to score fewer than five runs in any game this season. 

Overall, Webb has found some success, but lefty bats like Freddie Freeman and Max Muncy have done some serious damage against him. Even James Outman has found success in a limited sample size. But now you’re adding a lefty bat in Shohei Ohtani and surrounding them with the likes of Mookie Betts and Teoscar Hernandez

While it sounds like the Dodgers might throw lefty Alex Vesia and this game could heat up, we’ll happily just stick to the Dodgers side of things.




Best MLB Props Today, 4/2: Strikeout Bets




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