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How to watch, what to watch for on Monday, April 12th of the 2021 MLB regular season

We take a look at the games on slate for Monday, April 12 in the 2021 MLB season.

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at Miami Marlins Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

With the dawn of a new week comes the start of a bunch of new series across Major League Baseball. There’s 14 games taking place today with one afternoon game and the rest of the slate will start between 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. est. Let’s check in on the best games to watch on Monday.

Best Games To Watch

Monday night’s tilt between the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets should be an interesting one in this early season NL East matchup. This division is pretty wide open with four teams with realistic chances to come away on top. This marks the fourth meeting between the two squads. The biggest additional to the rivalry is Francisco Lindor, whom the Mets acquired from Cleveland. He’s gotten off to a slow start, hitting just .176 to this point, but it’ll be interesting to see how he plays in another big test from an NL East challenger.

Fantasy Spotlight

Be on the lookout when the Miami Marlins take on the Atlanta Braves tonight. The fish are throwing their ace, Sandy Alcantara, on the bump to start this series. The Braves have a potent offense that has given Alcantara trouble in the past, but through his two starts this year he’s been dealing. He has 17 strikeouts over 12 innings and has an ERA of just 1.5. He’s been in this groove ever since spring training, where his ERA was an even lower 1.33 through 20.1 innings tossed.

Rookies to Watch

Even though he’s sort of well known thanks to an absurd 2020 post season, Randy Arozarena is still playing under his rookie tag. So far this season he’s been swinging a hot bat and comes into Monday’s game with the struggling Texas Rangers hitting over .300. He’s also has two bombs and five RBIs on the young year and can be a catalyst for the Rays offense.

UPDATE: Today’s game between the Red Sox and Twins has been postponed. The Twins say it is not weather related.

MLB Betting Splits, April 12

Teams Run Line % Handle % Bets Total Runs % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
Teams Run Line % Handle % Bets Total Runs % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
SD Padres -1.5 89% 86% Over 8.0 38% 52% -220 90% 84%
PIT Pirates +1.5 11% 14% Under 8.0 62% 48% +180 10% 16%
SEA Mariners +1.5 45% 53% Over 8.5 42% 72% -103 55% 48%
BAL Orioles -1.5 55% 47% Under 8.5 58% 28% -117 45% 52%
NY Yankees -1.5 90% 82% Over 9.0 48% 33% -195 82% 80%
TOR Blue Jays +1.5 10% 18% Under 9.0 52% 67% +165 18% 20%
PHI Phillies +1.5 7% 71% Over 8.5 83% 76% +114 61% 65%
NY Mets -1.5 93% 29% Under 8.5 17% 24% -136 39% 35%
TEX Rangers +1.5 4% 8% Over 7.0 21% 57% +170 17% 13%
TB Rays -1.5 96% 92% Under 7.0 79% 43% -200 83% 87%
MIA Marlins +1.5 8% 19% Over 8.5 52% 44% +114 43% 25%
ATL Braves -1.5 92% 81% Under 8.5 48% 56% -139 57% 75%
CHI Cubs +1.5 19% 32% Over 8.5 58% 59% +116 42% 45%
MIL Brewers -1.5 81% 68% Under 8.5 42% 41% -136 58% 55%
WAS Nationals +1.5 39% 42% Over 9.0 50% 51% +118 21% 38%
STL Cardinals -1.5 61% 58% Under 9.0 50% 49% -143 79% 62%
CLE Indians +1.5 21% 35% Over 8.5 36% 43% +115 47% 34%
CHI White Sox -1.5 79% 65% Under 8.5 64% 57% -132 53% 66%
DET Tigers +1.5 6% 8% Over 9.0 50% 34% +200 21% 12%
HOU Astros -1.5 94% 92% Under 9.0 50% 66% -245 79% 88%
LA Angels -1.5 68% 61% Over 9.0 76% 54% -112 82% 78%
KC Royals +1.5 32% 39% Under 9.0 24% 46% -106 18% 22%
OAK Athletics -1.5 37% 56% Over 9.5 38% 24% -125 76% 54%
ARI Diamondbacks +1.5 63% 44% Under 9.5 62% 76% +108 24% 46%
CIN Reds -1.5 64% 53% Over 8.5 59% 62% -108 66% 72%
SF Giants +1.5 36% 47% Under 8.5 41% 38% -108 34% 28%

MLB regular season schedule for Monday, April 12

All times ET. If no streaming option is listed, game is available on MLB.tv pending blackout restrictions.

Red Sox vs. Twins, 2:10 p.m., ESPN+
Padres vs. Pirates, 6:35 p.m.
Mariners vs. Orioles, 7:05 p.m.
Yankees vs. Blue Jays, 7:07 p.m.
Phillies vs. Mets, 7:10 p.m.
Rangers vs. Rays, 7:10 p.m.
Marlins vs. Braves, 7:20 p.m.
Cubs vs. Brewers, 7:40 p.m.
Nationals vs. Cardinals, 7:45 p.m.
Angels vs. Royals, 8:10 p.m.
Indians vs. White Sox, 8:10 p.m.
Tigers vs. Astros, 8:10 p.m.
Athletics vs. Diamondbacks, 9:40 p.m.
Reds vs. Giants, 9:45 p.m.

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