Today’s MLB Picks: Betting odds, Vegas totals, expert gambling advice for Thursday, April 11

first_imgGet your brooms out because we’re coming off a perfect 3-0 sweep last night, which included another two more outright underdog winners from the Nationals and Pirates, as well as a run line cover from the A’s. A 5-1 run with four underdog picks after a rough start to the week (0-3) isn’t a bad way to bounce back, and Thursday we’ll look to stay hot with a favorite and an underdog on a small MLB slate. While I won’t be covering the day games, there are still some interesting spots to target tonight, including Indians-Tigers, Dodgers-Cardinals, and Mariners-Royals.Watch ChangeUp, a new MLB live whip-around show on DAZN  Check out BetQL Mobile App’s Trending Picks and Public Betting tools before making all your bets, and follow me on Twitter (@DFSBenj) for even more NFL, NBA, MLB and PGA daily fantasy and sports betting content. Before we get into the picks, we have to remind you the best place to start researching for a winning ticket is the BetQL Mobile App. Our Trending Picks and Public Betting tools offer a big edge when you’re making bets, regardless of bankroll. For more gambling and MLB DFS advice, follow me on Twitter (@DFSBenj).MORE: Thursday’s DFS picks | DFS Lineup BuilderMLB Picks: Odds, betting trends for Thursday, April 11*All screenshots are from the BetQL Trending Value Bets Page** All lines are subject to change. The best way to stay up to date on the current lines is to become a BetQL subscriber .Toronto Blue Jays @ Boston Red SoxStarting Pitchers: Aaron Sanchez (RHP) vs. Nathan Eovaldi (RHP)Money Line: TOR (+170), BOS (-200)Run Line: TOR +1.5 (-115), BOS -1.5 (-105)Total: O/U 9.5The Red Sox are off to a shocking 3-9 start and need to stop the bleeding fast. They lost Tuesday afternoon to the Blue Jays 6-4 with their ace Chris Sale on the mound and will now turn to Nathan Eovaldi to try and right the ship. While I don’t feel super confident about Toronto’s chances to win two in a row in Boston, the odds here just don’t line up. Laying -200 on a Boston team that is struggling in virtually every facet of the game right now is way too much juice for my blood, and the BetQL models agree, listing the Jays at around +155. If you don’t want to take the value on Toronto in this game, then consider taking the UNDER of 9.5 runs. Toronto’s offense has struggled this season so far; scoring more than two runs in only two of their past seven games, and the Red Sox aren’t much better with five or fewer runs in each of their past three games. Add in cool temperatures in Boston and we have a hitting environment that isn’t conducive to a slugfest.BetQL Pick: Toronto Blue Jays ML (+170)Colorado Rockies @ San Francisco GiantsStarting Pitchers: Jon Gray (RHP) vs. Jeff Samardzija (RHP)Money Line: COL (-120), SF (+100)Run Line: COL -1.5 (+145), SF +1.5 (-170)Total: O/U 7.5Both the Rockies and the Giants have gotten off to slow starts this season, and they will meet up for a three-game series in San Francisco that kicks off tonight. The Rockies will throw Jon Gray, who has been inconsistent on the road over the past year, while the Giants will turn to Jeff Samardzija, who has struggled badly with his command through his first two starts. With the pitching matchup being equally mediocre, we’re going to side with the more talented offense in this matchup, which is clearly the Rockies. The BetQL models have this game handicapped as COL -129, which isn’t a boatload of value but it does stand out on tonight’s small five-game slate. BetQL Pick: Colorado Rockies ML (-120)last_img read more

Andy Murray to play singles at Zhuhai Championships, China Open

first_imgHe confirmed this week he will make his singles comeback at the Western & Southern Open, though he has not yet decided whether he will contest the singles at the US Open.The three-time grand slam champion and former world number one will, however, feature for at least some of the Asian swing after confirming his participation in Zhuhai and Beijing.Posting on Facebook, he wrote: “As I look to play more singles events later in the year, I’m happy to announce I’ll be playing at the inaugural Zhuhai Championships in the week of Sept 23.”I have always enjoyed playing in China and Zhuhai is meant to be a great city. It’s close to Macau and Hong Kong, with an impressive stadium and I can’t wait to experience it.”Some more good news for my Chinese fans… I’m also going to play Beijing the week after Zhuhai.”I’ve got some great memories from playing in Beijing, it’s a really interesting city, and I’m looking forward to heading back there again!” While the event in Zhuhai is making its debut on the ATP Tour, Murray has previous happy memories of the China Open, having won it in 2016.Murray will face Richard Gasquet in the first round of the Western & Southern Open on Monday.As I look to play more singles events later in the year, I’m happy to announce I’ll be playing at the inaugural Zhuhai…Posted by Andy Murray on Sunday, 11 August 2019Some more good news for my Chinese fans… I’m also going to play Beijing the week after Zhuhai. I’ve got some great…Posted by Andy Murray on Sunday, 11 August 2019 Andy Murray will play singles at the Zhuhai Championships and China Open next month as he plots a successful return to the ATP Tour.Murray, who appeared set for retirement amid continued hip issues following his five-set loss in the first round of the Australian Open in January, returned to play doubles in June after undergoing resurfacing surgery.last_img read more