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How to watch, what to watch for on April 7th of the 2021 MLB regular season

We take a look at the games on slate for April 7th in the 2021 MLB season.

Chicago White Sox second baseman Nick Madrigal hits into an RBI double play against the Seattle Mariners during the fourth inning at T-Mobile Park.  Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

There were 14 MLB games in each of this week’s first two days, and we’ll get even more action on Wednesday. There will be a 15-game slate on hump day, and it will begin with a matchup between the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals at 1:10 p.m. ET. The Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies is set to begin at 8:40 p.m. ET. Let’s take a look at some of the best games, fantasy storylines, and rookies to watch.

Best Games To Watch

The Houston Astros pulled off a 4-2 win against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday, and both teams are among the best in MLB so far this season. Houston is among the leaders in total hits and Los Angeles has been one of the best pitching teams around. Whether the Angels can follow up Dylan Bundy’s 10-strikeout performance from Tuesday with another strong showing remains to be seen. They’ll need a quality rotation to limit Houston’s offense.

The Nationals got off to a strong start in their season-opener and took down the winless Braves, who are now 0-4 on the year. Atlanta is digging itself a big whole to kick off 2021 and could come on strong after losing by just one run on Tuesday.

Fantasy Spotlight

The Cincinnati Reds have long been considered a middling team but have been one fo the more productive batters in MLB so far this season. They hardly strike out and only the Astros have a better slugging percentage. The put up a boatload of runs against the Pittsburgh Pirates’ suspect rotation on Tuesday and can do the same on Wednesday.

Rookies to Watch


Nick Madrigal was very efficient at the plate last season and hit .340 in 103 at-bats. He’s off to a slow start in 2021, but hits for contact very well when he’s at his best. He’s a threat to rack up steals when he gets on base. If he can get rolling on Wednesday, he can gain momentum that will help him moving forward.

Note: Betting splits are updated as of 11:14 a.m. ET by DraftKings Sportsbook.

MLB Betting Splits, April 7

Teams Run Line % Handle % Bets Total Runs % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
Teams Run Line % Handle % Bets Total Runs % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
ATL Braves -1.5 83% 76% Over 6.5 92% 88% -182 74% 76%
WAS Nationals +1.5 17% 24% Under 6.5 8% 12% +155 26% 24%
PIT Pirates +1.5 10% 9% Over 8.0 75% 70% +195 28% 14%
CIN Reds -1.5 90% 91% Under 8.0 25% 30% -235 72% 86%
KC Royals +1.5 3% 22% Over 8.0 12% 40% +170 24% 23%
CLE Indians -1.5 97% 78% Under 8.0 88% 60% -200 76% 77%
MIN Twins -1.5 73% 73% Over 8.0 38% 66% -175 68% 72%
DET Tigers +1.5 27% 27% Under 8.0 62% 34% +145 32% 28%
TB Rays +1.5 9% 47% Over 9.0 22% 46% +104 41% 66%
BOS Red Sox -1.5 91% 53% Under 9.0 78% 54% -120 59% 34%
TOR Blue Jays -1.5 93% 79% Over 8.5 83% 76% -195 88% 87%
TEX Rangers +1.5 7% 21% Under 8.5 17% 24% +165 12% 13%
MIL Brewers 0 0% 0% -104 29% 23%
CHI Cubs 0 0% 0% -112 71% 77%
LA Dodgers -1.5 87% 91% Over 8.5 30% 62% -165 90% 92%
OAK Athletics +1.5 13% 9% Under 8.5 70% 38% +140 10% 8%
NY Mets +1.5 7% 19% Over 8.0 55% 75% +132 34% 24%
PHI Phillies -1.5 93% 81% Under 8.0 45% 25% -155 66% 76%
CHI White Sox -1.5 98% 90% Over 8.5 90% 79% -159 88% 88%
SEA Mariners +1.5 2% 10% Under 8.5 10% 21% +138 12% 12%
SF Giants +1.5 10% 17% Over 7.5 5% 61% +135 7% 12%
SD Padres -1.5 90% 83% Under 7.5 95% 39% -157 93% 88%
STL Cardinals -1.5 67% 84% Over 7.5 27% 75% -113 89% 81%
MIA Marlins +1.5 33% 16% Under 7.5 73% 25% -104 11% 19%
BAL Orioles +1.5 3% 9% Over 9.0 28% 48% +175 31% 21%
COL Rockies -1.5 26% 43% Under 11.5 30% 42% -109 33% 32%
ARI Diamondbacks +1.5 74% 57% Over 11.5 70% 58% -107 67% 68%
COL Rockies -1.5 26% 43% Under 11.5 30% 42% -109 33% 32%

MLB regular season schedule for Wednesday, April 7th

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

Braves vs. Nationals (Game 1), 12:05 p.m. ET
Pirates vs. Reds, 12:35 p.m. ET
Royals vs. Indians: 1:10 p.m. ET
Twins vs. Tigers: 1:10 p.m. ET
Rays vs. Red Sox: 1:10 p.m. ET
Blue Jays vs. Rangers: 2:05 p.m. ET
Brewers vs. Cubs: 2:20 p.m. ET
Braves vs. Nationals (Game 2): 2:05 p.m. ET
Dodgers vs. Athletics: 3:37 p.m. ET
Mets vs. Phillies: 4:05 p.m. ET, ESPN+
White Sox vs. Mariners: 4:10 p.m. ET
Cardinals vs. Marlins: 4:10 p.m. ET
Giants vs. Padres: 4:10 p.m. ET
Orioles vs. Yankees: 6:35 p.m. ET
Diamondbacks vs. Rockies: 8:40 p.m. ET

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