It’s Opening Day for All 30 MLB Teams

It’s almost hard to believe that it’s Opening Day 2024. It seems like we were just celebrating the Texas Rangers and their first-ever World Series title. The Rangers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks in five games to win the 2023 World Series. Now, it’s Opening Day 2024 and the defending champion Rangers are not even among the top favorites to win it all again.

The favorite role belongs to the Los Angeles Dodgers, of course. The Boys in Blue are given +250 odds to win the 2024 World Series. Heading into Opening Day, the Dodgers are set to win yet another NL West title. Los Angeles acquired two-time AL MVP Shohei Ohtani in the offseason for a record $700 million over 10 years. Ohtani won’t pitch this year, but he will serve as the team’s designated hitter. 

It’s Opening Day for All 30 MLB Teams
The acquisition of Shohei Ohtani is a big reason why the Dodgers are favored to win the 2024 World Series.

Ohtani is already hitting .300 after the Dodgers and Padres had their own Opening Day in Seoul, South Korea. The teams played a two-game series last week to start the 2024 season. Today, all 30 MLB teams are in action on the league’s official Opening Day.

MLB Opening Day Preview

Opening Day 2024 kicks off with the Los Angeles Angels facing the 2023 AL East champion Baltimore Orioles. Newly acquired Corbin Burnes takes the mound for the O’s. He’ll take on the Angels’ Patrick Sandoval. The Orioles finished 101-61 last season. The 101 wins was the most in the American League.

Baltimore is one of five MLB teams on this Opening Day that is given odds better than +1000 to win the 2024 World Series. Along with the Dodgers and the Orioles, the Braves, Astros, and Yankees are all in the three digits. 

It’s Opening Day for All 30 MLB Teams
Tonight’s primetime Opening Day matchup pits the Cubs against the Rangers.

Tonight’s prime time ESPN game features the defending champion Rangers taking on the Chicago Cubs. Nathan Eovaldi, who went 12-5 and had a 3.63 ERA last season, gets another Opening Day start for the Rangers. He’ll face the Cubs’ Justin Steele, who went 16-5 and recorded a 3.06 ERA. Steele finished fifth in the NL Cy Young race.

Big Ben Is Back in Time for Opening Day

Ben Miller (3-0) was our top handicapper yesterday, picking up three wins in three picks. With no baseball on the schedule, Ben opted for three basketball picks, two NBA and one college. What’s interesting is that Ben is Sports Hub’s top returning MLB handicapper. 

Last season, Ben led all of our Sports Hub baseball handicappers with nearly $3000 in profits for the season. All of our MLB cappers have checked their unit size and are ready to roll this season. Yesterday, Ben got himself primed up for a big Opening Day. Ben does have picks in the system already. You’ll have to check for yourself to see if any of those are MLB picks.

It’s Opening Day for All 30 MLB Teams
Ben Miller is the top returning Sports Hub MLB handicapper.

Let’s take a look at how our top cappers did yesterday.

  • Benny Baseball: As mentioned, Ben Miller took the top spot yesterday with a perfect 3-0 day. He earned $300 in profits. Ben’s lifetime MLB handicapping record here at Sports Hub is 307-265. He has earned a total of $2943 in MLB profits. Keep an eye on Ben on Opening Day and throughout the rest of the MLB season.
  • Gino & Kyle unbeaten: Gino Russo and Kyle Parker both went 2-0 and took home $200 yesterday. Kyle has been on one recently. Over the last seven days, he’s 10-3 and has cleared $655 in profits. That puts him third on the 7-day leaderboard.
  • Inside job: Sas Insider is a capper that has tons of experience and numerous connections in the sports betting world. The Insider uses those connections to have great success with its picks. Yesterday, the final tally was six wins and four losses on ten picks. Sas Insider cleared $160 and over the last 30 days is up $1855. That’s No. 2 on the 30-day leaderboard just behind Seth Cohen ($2918).
  • Gotta love Sal: Sal Lombardi just keeps putting up wins. Yesterday, it wasn’t flashy – 5-3 on eight picks, $140 won – but it was a win. That’s what Sal does best. He’s a model of consistency. Over the last 90 days, Sal has hit 54.1 percent of 776 picks. He’s up $2793 over that span.

Opening Day Plus Sweet 16

What a day to be a sports fan! Better yet, what a day to be a sports bettor! It’s like Christmas here at the Sports Hub headquarters in balmy Costa Rica. Our handicappers are up and working hard to provide the very best picks for the Sweet 16 games tonight as well as all of the Opening Day baseball games.

Don’t forget, there are NBA and NHL games and the PGA Tour heads to Houston for the Texas Children’s Houston Open.

Let’s salivate over tonight’s schedule.

  1. It’s Opening Day: MLB bettors have been waiting for this one. All 30 MLB teams will play at some point today. The Angels and Orioles kick it all off at 3:05 p.m. ET. Colorado is at Arizona and Boston is in Seattle in late games that both start at 10:10 p.m.
  1. PGA Tour: The Texas Children’s Houston Open begins today at Memorial Park Golf Course in Houston. World No. 1 golfer Scottie Scheffler is the favorite to win the tournament. He’s given +260 odds.
  2. Sweet 16: Four Sweet 16 NCAA tournament games will be played tonight. Clemson faces Arizona in the opener at 7:09 p.m. ET. San Diego State plays UConn, Alabama takes on North Carolina, and the night ends with Illinois and Iowa State.
  3. NBA: There are just two NBA games tonight. The Bucks are in New Orleans to take on the Pelicans. That game is on NBATV beginning at 8:00 p.m. Boston plays Atlanta starting at 7:30 p.m. The Celtics are favored by 16.5.
  4. Big night in NHL: There are 14 NHL games tonight. That means 28 of the league’s 32 teams are in action. Nashville, which has won six straight and is 8-0-2 in its last 10 games, plays at Arizona tonight. The Predators are in fourth place in the Central Division and, barring disaster, should make the NHL postseason.
  5. Top soccer leagues off: While leagues like the EPL and MLS are off today, soccer fans and bettors can check the schedule for matches in the women’s UEFA Champions League and in the South American professional leagues.
  6. Miami Open: It’s the quarterfinals today for the men and the semifinals for the women at the Miami Open. The highest remaining women’s seed is No. 4 Elena Rybakina. She will face Victoria Azarenka. No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz faces Grigor Dmitrov in his quarterfinal match today.

Trending – Baseball, What Else?

It’s Opening Day today and baseball is on everyone’s mind. Well, almost everyone. The men’s NCAA tournament, the second-biggest sports betting event in the US, begins play in the Sweet 16 tonight. That takes some of the Opening Day hype away from MLB. 

Regardless, both sports are trending today.

  • Yankees vs. Astros: Two of the favorites to win the 2024 World Series will start their seasons on Opening Day. The New York Yankees will put Nestor Cortes on the mound to face Houston’s Framber Valdez. For the first time since 2016, Gerrit Cole will not start on Opening Day. The Yankees ace and reigning AL Cy Young winner will be out three to four weeks with elbow inflammation.
  • Scoreboard operator ready: Tonight’s Alabama-North Carolina game has a game total of 173.5. It’s the highest total ever for an NCAA tournament game. Alabama, the No. 1 scoring team in the country (91.1 ppg), has had totals over 170 in each of its first two tournament games. 
  • Ball out: Ball out can have a few different meanings, but in this case it’s LaMelo Ball of the Charlotte Hornets. Ball will miss the rest of the NBA season with an ankle injury. The Hornets are just 18-54 and one of four teams in the East that have already been eliminated from postseason play. Ball has only played 58 games over the past two seasons because of the ankle injury.
  • MLB postponements: Rain has postponed two MLB Opening Day games already. The Braves-Phillies and Brewers-Mets games scheduled for today will both be played tomorrow.

Make it a great Opening Day. Make it a great Sweet 16. Remember, you can make it even better by partnering with the best handicappers in the business right here at Sports Hub. Members get access to exclusive SportsHub cappers. Our guys win and win consistently. If you want to win more, join the revolution…now! 

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Kyle is an in-house Sports Hub handicapper that specializes in soccer, but with his 25+ years of experience as a bookie, he knows how to identify sharp action across all sports for his clients to tail. Whether it’s the NFL and CFL or NBA and WNBA, Kyle finds consistent value. Kyle provides Sports Hub readers with easy to follow soccer insights from several of the biggest soccer competitions, including the Premier League, MLS, NWSL, CONCACAF and World Cup. Gain an edge and dominate your bookie with Kyle’s soccer predictions, previews, recaps, statistical analysis and breaking news (starting lineups, formations, injuries, etc.).