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How to watch, what to watch for on April 26th of the 2021 MLB regular season

We take a look at the games on slate for Monday, April 26th in the 2021 MLB season.

Corbin Burnes of the Milwaukee Brewers pitches during the second inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on April 20, 2021 in San Diego, California. Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images

Get ready for a new week of fantasy baseball. Eleven MLB games are set to take place on Monday and run from the early afternoon until late at night. The first pitch of the day is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. ET, and the final matchup of the slate will begin at 10:10 p.m. ET. Let’s go over the best games, fantasy options, and rookies to watch ahead of the action.

Best Game To Watch

The Miami Marlins and Milwaukee Brewers will face off for the first time this season on Monday, and both teams are putting stellar arms on the mound. Miami will start with 23-year-old Trevor Rogers. The left-hander boasts a 1.64 ERA. Milwaukee's Corbin Burnes is amid a career year and has even better numbers across the board. His ERA is a ridiculous .37 and he’s averaging 14.79 Ks per 9 innings. Burnes has only fallen short of 10 strikeouts in one of his four starts.

Fantasy Spotlight

The Philadelphia Phillies were crushed by the Colorado Rockies on Sunday, but have a much more ideal matchup on Monday against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Phillies have been extremely successful at the plate and only seven teams have tallied more hits this year. Adam Wainwright, 39, is out of his prime and has given up three home runs in four outings. He’s given up 12 earned runs in 19.2 innings. It’s very unlikely that he’ll go the distance against a Philadelphia team that’s top 10 in hits (159), batting average (.247), OBP (.324), and slugging percentage (.400).

Rookie to Watch

Deivi Garcia is set to make his first start of the year in the New York Yankees’ game against the Baltimore Orioles. Both American League East teams are 9-12 this season and have struggled at the plate, so New York’s 21-year-old right-hander could make some noise. He’s only made seven big league appearances, so he probably won’t be on the radar for most DFS or season-long fantasy enthusiasts. If you want to take a risk this week, the newest member of the Yankees’ six-man rotation could be a good place to start. His career WHIP (1.19) is better than league average and his development is about to be showcased for the world to see.

MLB Betting Splits, April 26

Teams Run Line % Handle % Bets Total Runs % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
Teams Run Line % Handle % Bets Total Runs % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
KC Royals -1.5 90% 77% Over 8.0 62% 45% -110 70% 68%
DET Tigers +1.5 10% 23% Under 8.0 38% 55% -105 30% 32%
MIN Twins -1.5 61% 46% Over 7.5 89% 78% -129 81% 51%
CLE Indians +1.5 39% 54% Under 7.5 11% 22% +110 19% 49%
NY Yankees -1.5 92% 80% Over 9.0 18% 47% -167 43% 69%
BAL Orioles +1.5 8% 20% Under 9.0 82% 53% +145 57% 31%
CHI Cubs +1.5 43% 36% Over 8.5 23% 51% +155 22% 35%
ATL Braves -1.5 57% 64% Under 8.5 77% 49% -180 78% 65%
OAK Athletics -1.5 5% 42% Over 8.5 91% 54% -125 64% 61%
TB Rays +1.5 95% 58% Under 8.5 9% 46% +108 36% 39%
MIA Marlins +1.5 5% 13% Over 6.5 11% 53% +155 28% 26%
MIL Brewers -1.5 95% 87% Under 6.5 89% 47% -182 72% 74%
PHI Phillies -1.5 6% 24% Over 8.0 48% 39% -115 55% 49%
STL Cardinals +1.5 94% 76% Under 8.0 52% 61% +100 45% 51%
COL Rockies +1.5 15% 41% Over 8.0 82% 53% +143 27% 25%
SF Giants -1.5 85% 59% Under 8.0 18% 47% -167 73% 75%
CIN Reds +1.5 2% 8% Over 7.5 9% 80% +155 19% 12%
LA Dodgers -1.5 98% 92% Under 7.5 91% 20% -186 81% 88%

MLB regular season schedule for Monday, April 26th

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

Royals vs. Tigers, 1:10 p.m. ET
Twins vs. Indians, 6:10 p.m. ET, ESPN+
Cubs vs. Braves, 7:00 p.m. ET, ESPN
Yankees vs. Orioles, 7:05 p.m. ET
Athletics vs. Rays, 7:10 p.m. ET
Marlins vs. Brewers, 7:40 p.m. ET
Phillies vs. Cardinals, 7:45 p.m. ET
Angels vs. Rangers, 8:05 p.m. ET
Mariners vs. Astros, 8:10 p.m. ET
Rockies vs. Giants, 9:45 p.m. ET
Reds vs. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. ET

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