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MLB Spring Training - Wednesday 3/4/20 - Best Bets, Odds, Prediction, & Picks

There are 15 Spring Training games for March 4th, with 5 games being split squad games.  Let's take a look and see what are 3 games you should keep your eye on.

Kansas City Royals (4-2) @ San Diego Padres (9-1)

The Royals have dropped 3 of their last 4, with a game against the Diamondbacks currently in progress.  The Royals will be coming off a night game and will have to turn around and play an afternoon contest.  The Padres have a solid lineup this year with young talent and veterans.  San Diego is showing parts of what they could be come, once Opening Day arrives.  The Padres have had no trouble to this point in Spring Training, having scored at least 5 runs in 4 of their last 5 games.  With the Royals coming off a night game, one can expect that Kansas City will have a mixture of a lineup.  The Padres should have their way, due to extra rest.  

Pick: San Diego Padres ML -145

 

Chicago White Sox (5-4) @ Milwaukee Brewers (6-2)

Milwaukee has jumped out to a solid start in Spring Training, but have had some luck on their side.  The Brewers have gone 3-1 in their last 4 games, with those 3 wins being by 1 run each.  In their recent game, Milwaukee was torched by San Diego, to a tune of 9-0.  The White Sox have gone 2-3 in their last 5, but have had no trouble scoring runs.  Chicago has made their fair share of trades over the last couple years and some of that young talent is starting to get sprinkled in.  I'll side with the White Sox, as their young talent gets better and better when given the opportunity.  

Pick: Chicago White Sox ML +112

 

St. Louis Cardinals (5-6) @ New York Mets (4-7)

Some could say the Cardinals have gotten out to a slow start, but in reality the Cardinals are kind of a question mark at this point.  St. Louis is hoping the young talent will take off as more opportunities are given, while a few veterans have stumbled out of the gate.  However, the Cardinals have won 3 of their last 4, so it looks as if St. Louis is finding a stride.  Dexter Fowler is slumping right now, having just 1 hit in 18 at bats.  Paul DeJong has been a bright spot for St. Louis to this point, hitting .571.   The Mets won the last meeting against the Cardinals, 3-2.  I'm looking for a redemption game here, as the Cardinals are playing better since the last meeting. I'll side with the Cardinals as an underdog. 

Pick: St. Louis Cardinals ML +111 

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Recent college graduate with a communications and sports information emphasis degree. Chris has always been a sports fan and has enjoyed betting on sporting events over the years.  Chris’ passion is baseball, as he is a high school baseball coach, while also running a select baseball program throughout the year. His favorite sports to cover are MLB and NCAA Basketball, but also enjoys covering: NCAA Football, NBA, NFL, and his favorite hockey team the St. Louis Blues.