Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees (41-16) host Willson Contreras and the Chicago Cubs (23-33) for the first game of a three-game set in New York Friday night. The Yankees have the best record in baseball and are showing no signs of slowing down, while the Cubs are in fourth place in the NL Central.
First pitch will be at 7:05 p.m. ET at Yankee Stadium. The game is one of 15 on a full MLB slate. Others include Pittsburgh at Atlanta, Colorado at San Diego, and Boston at Seattle. Before making any MLB picks or parlays, be sure to check out the MLB predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every MLB game 10,000 times and it is off to a strong start to the 2022 season. It’s on a 52-37 roll on top-rated MLB money-line picks through nine weeks, returning over $800 for $100 players. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.
Now, the model has locked in four confident MLB best bets for Friday. They all involve games at 7:05 p.m. ET or later, so there’s still time to get these MLB picks in. If you successfully parlay the picks, you’d be looking at a payout of over 8-1. You can see the model’s MLB picks for Friday only at SportsLine.
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The model, which simulated every game on Friday’s schedule 10,000 times, likes the Braves to win outright (-215) over the Pirates at 7:20 p.m. ET (see tickets at StubHub). The surging Braves are in a different weight class than the Pirates, and that should play out in Friday’s contest.
Spencer Strider will start for Atlanta, and after impressing out of the bullpen to start the season, the Braves moved the rookie to the rotation. He didn’t pitch five full innings in either of his first two starts, but the strikeout artist seemed to find his footing in his previous outing at Colorado. The Braves will likely ease up on Strider’s leash as he gets more stretched out, and…