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Top MLB Team Totals Odds & Picks for Tuesday, April 26 (2022)

All 30 teams are in action tonight in Major League Baseball with action getting underway at 6:35 ET as the Pirates host the Brewers. Games conclude with the Battle of the Bay, as the A’s take on the Giants in San Francisco. Here are my top three team totals bets for tonight: 

Odds courtesy FanDuel

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Milwaukee Brewers O/U 4.0 Total Runs
The Brewers and Pirates open up a three-game series tonight in Pittsburgh with the first pitch scheduled for 6:35 ET. Brandon Woodruff heads to the mound for the Crew while the Bucs counter with Mitch Keller. 

Right-handed Keller has had an unfavorable start in the 2022 campaign, where he’s 0-3 over three starts with a 6.23 ERA. His WHIP sits at 1.69 entering tonight’s action and he has struck out 15 batters. Keller just faced the Brewers on Wednesday and allowed one earned run on four hits over 5.1 innings of work. The Brewers won the game 4-2. 

Last week’s outing was more of an anomaly for Keller. The Brewers have been able to get to Keller historically, posting a slash line of .272/.314/.411 over 44 at-bats. Omar Narvaez is 4-6 against the righty while Hunter Renfroe and Rowdy Tellez are both 1-2. Additionally, Willy Adames is 2-6 with a double and Jace Peterson is 3-4. The Brewers should be able to piece together some hits tonight against Keller and exceed their team total of 4.0 runs. 

Bet: Milwaukee Brewers Over 4.0 Total Runs (-114 via FanDuel)

Cincinnati Reds O/U 3.0 Total Runs
The Padres and Reds get underway tonight at 6:40 ET from Great American Ballpark as they start a three-game series. Joe Musgrove will head to the mound for San Diego while Reiver Sanmartin gets the nod for Cincinnati. 

Joe Musgrove has been excellent to start the season, posting three quality starts over three outings this season. Most recently, the right-hander faced the Reds last Tuesday and limited them to two earned runs over 6.1 innings. He allowed just four hits and a walk while striking out seven batters. 

Cincinnati has the league’s worst offense in terms of OPS at .539 this season while they’re second-to-last in batting average at .186. They’ve struggled against Musgrove in the past, as they have a slash line of .180/.205/.328 over 66 at-bats. Kyle Farmer is 1-8, Tyler Naquin is 0-9, and Tommy Pham is 1-6 against Musgrove. All things considered, I like the under on 3.0 runs for the Reds tonight. 

Bet: Cincinnati Reds Under 3.0 Total Runs (+106 via FanDuel)

Philadelphia Phillies O/U 4.5 Total Runs
The Phillies took game one of the series last night against the Rockies with a final score of 8-2. Game two of the four-game series is set for a 6:45 ET first pitch from Citizens Bank Park with German Marquez and Zach Eflin handling the starting pitching responsibilities. 

German Marquez is 0-0 to start the season over three starts. The right-hander had a great season debut against the Dodgers, going 7.0 innings and allowing just a single run. However, Marquez has allowed eight runs over the following 10.1 innings of work. Four of those runs came in a 9-6 loss against the Phillies last Wednesday. The Rockies touched him up for eight hits, hit three home runs, and drew two walks in the process.

That wasn’t lightning in a bottle from the Rockies’ offense, they’ve had sustained success against Marquez over his career. The team slashes .379/.402/.563 against the right-hander over 122 at-bats. Johan Camargo is 5-6 against Marquez, while Nick Castellanos is 4-8 with two doubles and a home run, Bryce Harper is 5-16 with a double, and Kyle Schwarber is 6-13 with two home runs and a double. The Rockies have the league’s worst bullpen heading into tonight’s action with a 4.50 ERA, so even if Marquez finds a way to limit the Phillies, they’ll have plenty of opportunities against Colorado’s bullpen. Take the over on 4.5 runs for the Phillies tonight. 

Bet: Philadelphia Phillies Over 4.5 Total Runs (+100 via FanDuel)

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Author: Micheal May