For an Opening Day like no other in recent memory each and every team will take the field on Thursday. Seems like a spectacular way to begin the marathon campaign. Included on the baseball odds today board will be the World Series champion Houston Astros. Also listed will be the NL pennant winning Los Angeles Dodgers. Popular favorites such as the New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox will also hit the field. Beyond every team being in action there are some appealing rivalry showdowns. March may not be warm but it will certainly be hot with incredible opening day action!
2018 MLB Opening Day
Date and Time: Thursday, March 29, 2018
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First Games to Warm up the Odds
ESPN will be the place to be for a total of four consecutive games running from 12:30 p.m. to past midnight Eastern. Starting it up for ESPN is the Miami Marlins hosting the Chicago Cubs at 12:30 p.m. Next up will be the Houston Astros at Texas Rangers staring at 3:30 p.m. Rivalry action heats up at 7 p.m. with the Los Angeles Dodgers hosting the San Francisco Giants. ESPN’s nightcap at 10 p.m. is the Cleveland Indians at Seattle Mariners. Yet beyond that quadruple-header there are other intriguing openers as well.
Toronto Blue Jays
New York Yankee fans will be riveted with their opener at the Toronto Blue Jays at 3:30 p.m. While huge favorites with baseball odds today the Yankees are by no means perfect. Most concerning is how the pinstripes will play without departed manager Joe Girardi. While Girardi was derided for being past his shelf life he was a consistent winner. New manager Aaron Boone will be on the hot seat from the start. Toronto flamed out as a massive bankroll buster last year. Blue Jays fans are likely facing the retreat of a rebuild in 2018.
MLB Fans Get Ready for Intense Action
One of the top online sportsbook sleepers could be the Los Angeles Angels. Opening at Oakland against the A’s at 3 pm. LA is vastly improved. Beyond that the American League West could be one of the most winnable divisions in MLB. Seattle is a perennial overlay in the AL West. Once again, the Mariners are being touted as a contender. Buyer beware is the rallying cry of many busted bankrolls who backed the Mariners in the past. Cleveland is considered the team to beat in the AL Central. The Tribe’s opener in Seattle makes for the perfect TV nightcap.
While not on TV the two 2018 National League wild card teams meet at 9 p.m. Arizona’s Diamondbacks will host the Colorado Rockies. Both teams emerged as surprise playoff clubs and made huge profits as a result. Worrisome to gamblers is the possibility of the tandem being overlays due for 2018 market corrections.
Houston rode the emotional wave of Hurricane Harvey in their upset World Series win. Repeating is difficult for any team but especially now in the parity era. The last repeat champion was the 2000 New York Yankees.
Matchup to Watch
What a phenomenal buffet of action for baseball odds today! Yet the Giants and Dodgers has to stand out as a prime time classic. LA will have the big pitching edge over San Francisco.
MLB Betting Odds Picks
Look for Dodger Blue to make green on Opening Day
MLB Betting Online Pick: Los Angles Dodgers
MLB Betting Online Score Prediction: Dodgers 5, Giants 2