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MLB Free Game of the Day Betting Picks for Braves-White Sox (4/3/24)

Annie Nader
Annie Nader@ANader33

UPDATE: Wednesday's Braves-White Sox game has been postponed due to weather.

The lengthy MLB season can cause some games to get lost in the shuffle, but MLB.TV provides fans with a Free Game of the Day throughout the regular season that can also be seen on FanDuel TV+ here, or also available on Apple TV, Roku, Android TV, Fire TV, and FanDuel Sportsbook.

Why not add to the viewing excitement by getting in on the MLB odds over at FanDuel Sportsbook?

For this article, we've got you covered with a betting guide for each Free Game of the Day. With that, let's take a look at some of the best bets for today's free game.

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MLB Betting Picks

Braves vs. White Sox Betting Odds: Spread, Total, and Moneyline

  • Time: 2:10 p.m. ET
  • Spread: Braves -1.5 (-176)
  • Total: 8.0
  • Moneyline:
    • Braves: -335
    • White Sox: +270

Best Bet

Braves -1.5 (-176)

The Atlanta Braves will take on the Chicago White Sox this afternoon in a game that should emphasize Chicago is not a spring baseball city.

It is currently snowing in Chi-Town, and the forecast for today's game looks abysmal. By game time, the temperature is expected to sit at 37 degrees, rain and snow precipitation at 71.0%, and wind gusts at 27 MPH coming in from the northwest.

Mother Nature isn't helping out those low attendance numbers at Guaranteed Rate Field, and the only team I feel good backing is Atlanta.

Spencer Strider will be on the bump for the Braves while the White Sox do not have a listed starter and will likely ride with a bullpen game. Enough said?

Strider is one of the best aces in baseball. In 2023, he led the MLB in SIERA (2.86), strikeouts (281 Ks) and wins (20). His first start of this season came against an intimidating Philadelphia Phillies lineup, but he managed a stat line of 5 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, and 8 Ks.

He is currently the favorite to win the NL Cy Young (+380), according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NL Cy Young odds.

Strider's main battle this afternoon will be the weather, as the White Sox have recorded just 28 hits in 155 at-bats this season, good for the worst team batting average (.181 BA) in baseball.

It's a shame that the weather should control this game, as clear conditions could have had Strider putting on a punchout clinic against one of the worst teams in the league.

It's hard to imagine the White Sox finding success in a bullpen game. In 2023, their relievers struggled with a 4.88 ERA (fifth-worst). They've managed a 4.20 ERA (13th-worst) through five games, albeit with three of those games coming against the Detroit Tigers.

Atlanta's bats have carried their 2023 success into the new year. It's very early, but Atlanta is rocking a .304 team batting average, good for the second-best in the MLB. With players such as Ronald Acuna Jr., Ozzie Albies, Austin Riley, Matt Olson, Marcell Ozuna, and Michael Harris II, this lineup is scary from top to bottom.

If weather permits this game to play, I'd expect the Braves to topple the White Sox.


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