Milwaukee, Atlanta to brew up some runs at Miller Park: The Inside Word’s mail for April 30

Updated: April 29, 2017

On this day (April 29) in 1986, Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens struck out 20 Mariners to set a new MLB single-game record. Our MLB coverage continues today with the Red Sox hosting the reigning World Series champion Chicago Cubs for a highly-anticipated series in Boston while our best of the day is in Milwaukee at Miller Park where we expect the offense to dominate in the battle of the Brewers and the Braves.


MLB betting for April 30

Brandon Phillips is expected to be back atop the Atlanta Braves’ batting order tonight when they take on the Brewers at Miller Park. Phillips has missed Atlanta’s last two games after straining his groin while trying to steal second base in the first inning of the Braves’ game against the Mets on Wednesday. Acquired in a winter trade with the Reds, Phillips has been off to an outstanding start with the Braves, batting .352 with five doubles, two home runs and nine RBI in 19 games; overall record: 13-0-12, +3.27 units

Confirmed betting (card finalised)

Atlanta Braves @ Milwaukee Brewers +9 (one unit @ $2.00)
New York Mets +1.5 @ Washington Nationals (one unit @ $1.70)
Tampa Bay Rays @ Toronto Blue Jays WIN (one unit @ $1.87)
Baltimore Orioles @ New York Yankees -1.5 (one unit @ $2.20)
Colorado Rockies @ Arizona Diamondbacks WIN (one unit @ $1.75)
Minnesota Twins @ Kansas City Royals UNDER/OFF
San Diego Padres @ San Francisco Giants -7.5 (one unit @ $1.95)

Today’s other games

Chicago White Sox @ Detroit Tigers
Cincinnati Reds @ St. Louis Cardinals
Chicago Cubs @ Boston Red Sox
Seattle Mariners @ Cleveland Indians
Oakland Athletics @ Houston Astros
Pittsburgh Pirates @ Miami Marlins
Los Angeles Angels @ Texas Rangers
Philadelphia Phillies @ Los Angeles Dodgers

Yesterday’s results: 3-0-4, -0.83 units

Chicago Cubs WIN @ Boston Red Sox (one unit @ $2.01) LOSE (4-5)
New York Mets @ Washington Nationals -1.5 (one unit @ $2.46) LOSE (7-5)
Oakland Athletics @ Houston Astros -1.5 (one unit @ $2.35) WIN (4-9)
Seattle Mariners +1.5 @ Cleveland Indians (one unit @ $1.85) WIN (3-1)
Cincinnati Reds @ St. Louis Cardinals +8 (one unit @ $1.97) WIN (5-7)
Atlanta Braves @ Milwaukee Brewers WIN (one unit @ $1.80) LOSE (10-8)
Tampa Bay Rays @ Toronto Blue Jays -8.5 (one unit @ $1.91) LOSE (7-4)


NHL playoffs betting for April 30

The ‘under’ is 8-0-3 in the Capitals’ past 11 games against Metropolitan Division opponents and we’re expecting that trend to continue when the Pittsburgh Penguins take on Washington in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference, second round, playoff series at the Verizon Center tonight; playoff record: 9-4-12, -0.78 units; overall record: 245-25-196, +56.4 units

Eastern Conference second round, game 2: New York Rangers @ Ottawa Senators (Ottawa lead 1-0)
Where: Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, ON, Canada
When: Sunday, April 30, 5am (AET)
Prices: New York $1.87, Ottawa $1.95
Confirmed bet: +5/total (one unit @ $2.05)

Eastern Conference second round, game 2: Pittsburgh Penguins @ Washington Capitals (Pittsburgh lead 1-0)
Where: Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.
When: Sunday, April 30, 10am (AET)
Prices: Pittsburgh $2.25, Washington $1.69
Confirmed bet: -5.5/total (one unit @ $1.91)

Yesterday’s results: 1-1-0, +1.26 units

Nashville Predators @ St. Louis Blues +5/total (one unit @ $2.00) PUSH (2-3)
Edmonton Oilers WIN @ Anaheim Ducks (one unit @ $2.26) WIN (2-1)


NBA playoffs betting for April 30

No games scheduled for today


A-League (finals week 2) for April 30

Brisbane have travelled almost 15,000 km due to Asian Champions League commitments since they prevailed over the Wanderers on penalties in last week’s elimination final. Melbourne have won 10 of their past 13 games at home while the Roar have won only one of their past 13 against the Victory at AAMI Park; overall record: 36-3-23, +26.51 units

A-League Semi-Final: Melbourne Victory v Perth Glory
Where: AAMI Park, Melbourne, Vic
When: Sunday, April 30, 5pm (AEDT)
Prices: Melbourne $1.85, Brisbane $3.00, DRAW $3.80
Confirmed bet: Melbourne WIN (two units @ $1.85)

Week 2 finals results: 1-0-0, +1.35 units

Sydney FC WIN v Perth Glory (three units @ $1.45) WIN (3-0)


AFL round 6 betting (for April 30)

Adelaide are one of three undefeated teams through five rounds after a stunning start to the year where they have also covered every game. They have been the top attacking team this season posting 150-plus the last two weeks while averaging 133 points per game. They have not conceded more than 91 points with their defence rated fifth. Richmond are also undefeated through five weeks on the back of the top-rated defence in the AFL that is conceding just 75 points per game. The Tigers have been the surprise packets of the year and as such have covered every game; overall record: 20-3-14, +10.11 units

AFL round 6: Essendon (3-2) v Melbourne (2-3)
Where: Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Vic
When: Sunday, April 30, 1.10pm (AET)
Lines: Essendon -1.5, total 194.5
Confirmed bet: Melbourne WIN (three units @ $1.98), -194.5 (one unit @ $1.90)

AFL round 6: Geelong (5-0) v Collingwood (1-4)
Where: MCG, Melbourne, Vic
When: Sunday, April 30, 3.20pm (AET)
Lines: Geelong -26.5, total 188.5
Confirmed bet: Geelong -25.5 (two units @ $1.92)

AFL round 6: Adelaide (5-0) v Richmond (5-0)
Where: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, SA
When: Sunday, April 30, 4.40pm (AET)
Lines: Adelaide -39.5, total 198.5
Confirmed bet: Richmond +39.5 (one unit @ $1.92)



• Selections are listed in three categories – 1) Suggested (likely bet but yet to be finalised); 2) Confirmed (locked in at the price listed); and 3) Leans (tips, but not recommended bets); all times quoted are Australian Eastern Time (AET); prices with thanks to Pinnacle (except where markets are not available), correct at time of publication. Results/comments on today’s games/races will follow in the next post.

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