MLB Betting Analysis for Opening Day of the Upcoming 2023 Season

MLB Betting Analysis for Opening Day of the Upcoming 2023 Season

Major League Baseball throws first pitch tomorrow, on Thursday, March 30. Opening day is always a time to celebrate. Check out MLB odds, analysis, and free picks for all fifteen opening day games.

2023 Major League Baseball Opening Day: Thursday, March 30


Rundown of MLB Opening Day Games: Bet the First Games of the Season


San Francisco Giants at New York Yankees

Odds: Giants +137 vs. Yankees -169
Where: Yankee Stadium, New York City, New York

This happens in the Bronx. So Gerrit Cole and the Yankees should be the favorite. But Logan Webb is a good starter. The odds make the Giants the play.

MLB Opening Pick: San Francisco Giants | Bet Giants to Win
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Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals

Odds: Braves -243 vs. Nationals +191
Where: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.

Patrick Corbin shouldn’t stop Atlanta’s batting lineup. ATL starter Max Fried shouldn’t have an issue locking down on a Nationals’ lineup without any real power. See where we’re going with this?

MLB Opening Pick: Atlanta Braves | Bet Braves to Win
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Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox

Odds: Orioles +101 vs. Red Sox -123
Where: Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts

At first glance, it sure looks like Boston has a significant edge with Corey Kluber on the mound. But Baltimore’s Kyle Gibson could surprise. Also, Kluber hasn’t had his best stuff in a long time.

MLB Opening Pick: Baltimore Orioles | Bet Orioles to Win
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Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs

Odds: Brewers -138 vs. Cubs +114
Where: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois

The Cubs’ Marcus Stroman is a good pitcher. He’s not as good as the Brewers’ Corbin Burnes. Burnes strikes out 10 or more and the Brew Crew roll.

MLB Opening Pick: Milwaukee Brewers | Bet Brewers to Win
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Detroit Tigers vs. Tampa Bay Rays

Odds: Tigers +181 vs. Rays -227
Where: Globe Life Field, Arlington, Texas

Tampa has a significant edge. The Rays start the much better pitcher, Shane McClanahan, while Detroit sends Eduardo Rodriguez to the mound. Plus, this is in Tampa.

MLB Opening Pick: Tampa Bay Rays | Bet Rays to Win
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Philadelphia Phillies vs. Texas Rangers

Odds: Phillies +111 vs. Rangers -135
Where: Globe Life Field, Arlington, Texas

Jacob deGrom is great. Texas was smart to sign deGrom away from the Mets. Jacob’s assignment on Thursday, though, is a tough one.

The Rangers face the defending National League champs. Phillies’ starter Aaron Nola can contain Texas’ lineup.

MLB Opening Pick: Philadelphia Phillies | Bet Phillies to Win
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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds

Odds: Pirates +115 vs. Reds -140
Where: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio

Pirates’ starters Mitch Keller had a sub-4.00 ERA last season. Reds’ starter Hunter Greene posted a 4.44 ERA. We’re going with the Bucs.

MLB Opening Pick: Pittsburgh Pirates | Bet Pirates to Win
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Toronto Blue Jays vs. St. Louis Cardinals

Odds: Blue Jays -111 vs. Cardinals -111
Where: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri

If this game was happening in Toronto instead of St. louis, Alek Manoah and the Jays would be -175, maybe even -200, favorites. Where the game takes place doesn’t matter to Alek.

MLB Opening Pick: Toronto Blue Jays | Bet Blue Jays to Win
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Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres

Odds: Rockies +162 vs. Padres -200
Where: PETCO Park, San Diego, California

The Padres have a betting batting lineup. Rockies starter German Marquez should struggle while Padres starter Blake Snell should throw well. SD all the way.

MLB Opening Pick: San Diego Padres | Bet Padres to Win
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New York Mets vs. Miami Marlins

Odds: Mets -121 vs. Marlins +100
Where: loanDepot park, Miami, Florida

The Mets boast the stronger batting lineup and Max Scherzer is great. But Miami sends the reigning NL Cy Young winner to the mound. Sandy Alcantara starts the season with a victory.

MLB Opening Pick: Miami Marlins | Bet Marlins to Win
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Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals

Odds: Twins -138 vs. Royals +114
Where: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

How much baseball does Zack Greinke have left? KC’s Thursday starter steps to the mound a slight underdog versus the Twins.

Minnesota is a solid club. Pablo Lopez should throw well against a Royals’ lineup that lacks a true power hitter. Twins get the win.

MLB Opening Pick: Minnesota Twins | Bet Twins to Win
MyBookie Betting Lines for the Game


Chicago White Sox vs. Houston Astros

Odds: White Sox +122 vs. Astros -149
Where: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas

White Sox pitcher Dylan Cease takes on the Houston Astros and flamethrower Framber Valdez in MLB Opening Day’s top matchup.

Cease is a terrific starter. However, the Stros’ Valdez will be ready and this is in Houston. Lay it.

MLB Opening Pick: Houston Astros | Bet Astros to Win
MyBookie Betting Lines for the Game


Los Angeles Angels vs. Oakland Athletics

Odds: Angels -217 vs. Athletics +174
Where: RingCentral Coliseum, Oakland, California

A’s starter Kyler Muller was 1-1 with an over 8.00 ERA last season. Muller faces a strong Halos’ batting lineup. The fact Shohei takes the mound for the Angels means Oakland is in trouble.

MLB Opening Pick: Los Angeles Angels | Bet LA Angels to Win
MyBookie Betting Lines for the Game


Cleveland Guardians vs. Seattle Mariners

Odds: Guardians -105 vs. Mariners -116
Where: T-Mobile Park, Seattle, Washington

Two very good pitchers, Shane Beiber for the Guardians and Luis Castillo for the Mariners, throw down. Seattle has the edge because this is in the Emerald City. Also, the Mariners’ lineup appears stronger than Cleveland’s.

MLB Opening Pick: Seattle Mariners -116 | Bet Mariners to Win
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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

Odds: Diamondbacks +145 vs. Dodgers -178
Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California

On Thursday, the Julio Urias era at Chavez-Ravine starts in earnest. Urias allows the D’Backs to hit .161 against him.

Zona counters with Zac Gallen. AZ’s Thursday starter posted a 2.44 ERA and went 12-4 in the win-loss column. Gallen leads the Valley to the upset victory.

MLB Opening Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks +145 | Bet Diamondbacks to Win
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