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MLB Betting Lines, Odds, Totals and Prop Bets for Tuesday, April 2

Max Staley
St Louis Cardinals  v Milwaukee Brewers
St Louis Cardinals v Milwaukee Brewers / Stacy Revere

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The MLB season has gotten off to an unpredictable start, with the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox starting 1-4. On the other hand, some teams expected to finish toward the bottom of the standings have gotten off to great starts, like the 3-1 Baltimore Orioles and the 6-1 Seattle Mariners.

Today's MLB slate includes 12 games, and the New York Yankees are the biggest favorite of the day, despite struggling against the Orioles last week. The Yankees are -225 moneyline favorites to beat the Detroit Tigers (+188), according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

The Yankees will start Masahiro Tanaka, which is certainly part of the reason they're so heavily favored. In his first start this season, Tanaka went 5 2/3 innings, tallied five strikeouts and only surrendered one earned run. Tanaka also dominated the Tigers in his lone start against them last season, giving up just one run in 7 innings pitched.

The matchup between the Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati Reds boasts the largest over/under total of the day at nine runs. And with the start Brewers' slugger Christian Yelich has gotten off to this season, hitting .412 with four home runs through five games, it's no wonder that this is the case.

Today's 12-game slate also features the return of Bryce Harper to Washington, a game that has the Nationals favored to win (-186) with perennial NL Cy Young candidate Max Scherzer on the mound.

However you choose to bet these games, remember it's only one out of 162.

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