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.
Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies – 12:35 PM ET
The Atlanta Braves face the Philadelphia Phillies this afternoon in the final game of the series. At the moment, the Braves and the Phillies are tied at 1-1 after yesterday’s game went to the Braves. Getting the nod to start the game for Atlanta is Charlie Morton, who is 5-4 with a 4.20 ERA. They only have a slight edge over the Braves with a .249 batting average as a team.
The Philadelphia Phillies are sending out a 5-4 pitcher of their own, Kyle Gibson. Gibson’s ERA of 4.69 isn’t very impressive, but it’s not the worst we’ve seen either. The Phillies have done rather well against the Braves, even with yesterday’s loss. The main difference here is batting, which is where the Braves have the edge. We’ll take Atlanta at -165 tonight.
Minnesota Twins vs. Milwaukee Brewers – 1:10 PM ET
The Minnesota Twins lost 7-6 to the Brewers yesterday. Although they have a record of 52-45, they’re only barely leading the AL Central. They’ll need to start winning games if they want to keep their position at the top. The 2-4 Chris Archer is getting the start for the Twins tonight. Archer’s record might not be impressive but he has a pretty good ERA of 3.41.
Pitching for the Twins has been rather inconsistent, however, their batting hasn’t. Tasked with stopping one of the best batting teams in the league is the 7-4 Corbin Burnes. Burnes has an ERA of 2.20 this season over the span of 118.2 innings. Although the Twins have a batting average of .253, we’ll take the team with the better pitcher.
Chicago White Sox vs. Colorado Rockies – 3:10 PM ET
Tonight, the Chicago White Sox head into their second game of the series against the Colorado Rockies. Chicago has won three games in a row including last night’s 2-1 win over Colorado. Taking the mound tonight is the 6-6 Lucas Giolito, who has an ERA of 5.12 this season. With Giolito on the mound the White Sox will have to rely more on their batting.
The Colorado Rockies are sending out Antonio Senzatela, who is 3-5 this season. Senzatela has a worse record than Giolito but a better ERA at 4.98. The Rockies also have a better overall batting average at .261 compared to Chicago’s .257. Although it’s not a huge difference it could be a determining factor today. Because of that, we’ll take the Rockies at home +118.
Miami Marlins vs. Cincinnati Reds – 6:40 PM ET
Ranking fourth in the NL East with a record of 46-51 is the Miami Marlins. The series between them and the Cincinnati Reds is split at 1-1 after yesterday’s win. Braxton Garrett, who is 2-3 as a starter with an ERA of 3.42 is getting the start tonight. At the plate, these teams are nearly even so it’ll come down to who has the better bullpen.
The Cincinnati Reds have a record of 37-59 this season but are 21-30 at home. Getting the nod to start today is Luis Castillo, who is 3-4 as a starter. Sure, his record isn’t incredible but an ERA of 2.77 could be enough to win today. Only a few days ago the Reds beat the Marlins 11-2, they could repeat the same performance tonight. However, we think this one goes to Miami +130.
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Toronto Blue Jays – 7:07 PM ET
Over their last five games, the St. Louis Cardinals are 2-3. Their most recent game was a 10-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays last night. Although the team is batting .251, the Cardinals were unable to keep up with Toronto. More importantly, their pitching gave up too many runs to keep them in the game. Getting the start today is the 6-8 Adam Wainwright.
Wainwright and his ERA of 3.40 might not mean much against what the Blue Jays are bringing. The Blue Jays will send out Kevin Gausman, who is 7-7 as a starter with an ERA of 3.00. As a team, the Blue Jays have some of the best batting in the league. With an average of .268, we don’t see the Blue Jays losing this one.
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