There are 28 MLB teams in action today, and there are many PrizePicks bets to make across all these matchups. Below, we’ll highlight the best MLB PrizePicks bets to make this Friday, April 7.
MLB PrizePicks Bet #1: Ken Waldichuk Under 4.5 Strikeouts
Oakland Athletics vs. Tampa Bay Rays Match Details
Fixture: Oakland Athletics @ Tampa Bay Rays
Date & Time: Friday, April 7, 8:40 p.m. EDT
Venue: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
Ken Waldichuk doesn’t have a ton of major league innings under his belt, but he’s expected to be a fixture in the A’s rotation this year. Waldichuk will be making just the ninth start of his career, facing a Rays offense that is really clicking right now. Right now, the Rays are a perfect 6-0, lead the majors in runs per nine innings, and they’re striking out just 7.3 times per game, the sixth-lowest mark in the league. Although this is a small sample size, Waldichuk also isn’t a big strikeout pitcher and could struggle against a contact-heavy Tampa Bay lineup. Expect the Oakland southpaw to fall short of five punchouts tonight on the road.
MLB PrizePicks Bet #2: Nick Martinez Under 4.5 Strikeouts
San Diego Padres vs. Atlanta Braves Match Details
Fixture: San Diego Padres @ Atlanta Braves
Date & Time: Friday, April 7, 7:20 p.m. EDT
Venue: Truist Park, Atlanta, Georgia
Nick Martinez had mixed results in his first start of the year versus Colorado, ultimately taking the loss. Martinez did manage to strike out five Rockies, but he allowed four runs, and now he’ll take on a much tougher Braves lineup. Martinez has had a few games in his career where he’s recorded high strikeout totals, but this Atlanta order should give him fits tonight and knock him out of the game somewhat early. As a result, expect him to fail to get to five Ks tonight in Atlanta.
MLB PrizePicks Bet #3: Giancarlo Stanton Over 1.5 Hits+Runs+RBIs
New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles Match Details
Fixture: New York Yankees @ Baltimore Orioles
Date & Time: Friday, April 7, 3:05 p.m. EDT
Venue: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland
Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton is coming off an injury-plagued 2022 season, but he’s healthy now and features right in the middle of a solid lineup. Stanton has always hit well at Camden Yards, too, as he holds a .346 batting average here since joining New York. Additionally, the former MVP has gone 3-for-5 against today’s starter, Dean Kremer, and even if he’s pitched around, he should be able to have a productive game in a stadium where he’s very comfortable.