It’s another great day for baseball betting! Here, we’re taking a look and betting on the top five games on Wednesday’s schedule.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves – 12:20 PM ET
To begin our best bets of the day we’re going to start with the game between the Phillies and Braves. The Phillies, with a 55-48 record, lost to the Braves 13-1 yesterday. In order to bounce back today, they’ll need to be better at the plate and on the mound. Getting the start at pitcher is Zack Wheeler, the Phillies best pitcher. Wheeler has a record of 9-5 with a 2.77 ERA.
Wheeler being on the mound is helpful but not the only thing that matters. Charlie Morton of the Atlanta Braves has a record of 5-5 with an ERA of 4.34. The Phillies batters need to get started early in this game and Morton is a good matchup for them. With a batting average of .247, we’ll take the Phillies +118 to win tonight.
Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins – 1:10 PM ET
The Detroit Tigers find themselves tied 1-1 in this series against the Minnesota Twins. Yesterday’s game went in favor of the Tigers, bringing their record this season to 42-63. Tonight, they’ll have the 2-4 Tyler Alexander on the mound. Alexander has an ERA of 4.10 which doesn’t give us much confidence in the Tigers tonight.
The Minnesota Twins have a record of 54-49 and rank first in the AL Central. In order to keep this position, they need to start winning games. Over their last five games, the Twins have only won two of them. Joe Ryan will get the start on the mound today with a record of 7-4. His well over .500 record should be enough to get the Twins a win tonight at -220.
Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros – 2:10 PM ET
The Boston Red Sox have won their last three games, two of which were over the Houston Astros. The series will come to an end tonight and the Red Sox are going for the sweep. Taking the mound to start the game is Brayan Bello, who has an awful 0-3 record this season. The only thing worse than his record is his 8.82 ERA.
Having Bello face off against the batters of the Astros is a bad idea. The Red Sox batters are good but this game could get out of hand quickly. As a team, the Houston Astros are batting .240 with an on-base percentage of .317. The Astros will send the 9-4 Jose Urquidy to the mound. Urquidy has an ERA of 3.86 and will do much better than Bello, we’ll take Boston.
Cincinnati Reds vs. Miami Marlins – 6:40 PM ET
Moving forward into the day we’ll see the Cincinnati Reds face the Miami Marlins. At this point, the Reds lead the series 2-0 as we head into the final game. Unfortunately, Mike Minor will get the start for the Reds today. Minor has a record of 1-7 this season with an ERA of 6.31. Compared to who the Marlins are starting, the Reds are at a steep disadvantage.
Getting the start for the Marlins today is Sandy Alcantara, who is 9-4 this season. Alcantara has an ERA of 1.99, one of the best in the league. Although the Reds have a slightly better batting group, the Marlins are the best pick to win this one. Considering this is the last game of the series, expect the Marlins to go all out and win at -210.
Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals – 7:45 PM ET
The final game we’re going to take a look at is the Chicago Cubs against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cubs have lost their last three games, including last night’s game against St. Louis. After losing 6-0, the Cubs will look to get back on track by starting the 4-7 Justin Steele. Steele has an ERA of 3.86 but the Cardinals are starting a strong pitcher too.
Getting the nod for St. Louis is Miles Mikolas, who has an 8-8 record this season. After pitching 132.1 innings, Mikolas has an ERA of 2.86, which is rather impressive. The Cardinals also have a strong batting group that is hitting .252 this season. With the advantage on the mound and at the plate we have to take the Cardinals again -178.
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