It’s another great day for baseball betting! Here, we’re taking a look and betting on the top five games on Saturday’s schedule.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. St. Louis Cardinals – 2:15 PM ET
The Philadelphia Phillies have won four of their last five games. Their most recent win was a 2-0 victory over the Cardinals, bringing their record to 45-39. Ranking third in the NL East, the Phillies need another win tonight to get closer to moving up. Kyle Gibson will get the start tonight, Gibson is 4-3 as a starter with a 4.91 ERA.
The St. Louis Cardinals have hit a rough patch, losing four of their last five. They still rank second in the NL Central with a 45-41 record though. The problem is, that this record won’t hold up for very long. Dakota Hudson will be on the mound tonight, Hudson is 6-5 this season with a 4.29 ERA. We’ll take the Phillies to win another one on the road tonight at -105.
Minnesota Twins vs. Texas Rangers – 4:05 PM ET
There are a few things the Minnesota Twins have done well lately. Contrarily, they’ve been bad when it comes to winning close games. Yesterday they faced the Rangers and lost 6-5, the day before they lost 9-8 to the White Sox. This team has a lot of inconsistencies although they’re 47-39. On the mound tonight is the 4-2 Devin Smeltzer, Smeltzer has a 3.04 ERA.
The Texas Rangers might’ve lost four of their last five games, but they beat the Twins. Their best pitcher, Martin Perez, will take the mound tonight. Perez has a record of 7-2 as a starter with a 2.34 ERA. In terms of pitching, the Rangers definitely have the edge here. Because of that, we’ll take Texas -115.
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Cincinnati Reds – 4:10 PM ET
With a record of 45-38, the Tampa Bay Rays rank second in the AL East. Yesterday, however, this second-place team lost to the Cincinnati Reds. Drew Rasmussen will be sent out to the mound today with a record of 5-3 this season. His 3.30 ERA is pretty strong, but what matters more is who the Reds are starting.
Before we get into the Reds starting pitcher, we’ll take a look at what they do well. As a team, the Reds have a batting average of .237, the exact same as the Rays. They’ve also won three of their last five games, one of which was over the Mets. Tonight, however, the Reds will send Hunter Greene to the mound. Greene is 3-10 this season which hands this game to the Rays.
Washington Nationals vs. Atlanta Braves – 1:10 PM ET
The Washington Nationals have a record of 30-56 and have lost four of their last five. Yesterday’s game against the Rays ended in a 12-2 blowout. The 4-10 Patrick Corbin will get the start on the mound tonight. Corbin has an ERA of 5.68 which isn’t good considering the team he’s facing.
The Atlanta Braves are one of the top teams in the AL East with a 50-35 record. It’s also important to note that they have a 28-18 record on the road. Kyle Wright, who is 9-4 this season, will get the start tonight. Wright has an ERA of 2.91 this season and the Braves have a batting average of .250. We’ll take Atlanta to win this one at -250.
San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres – 7:15 PM ET
The last game we’ll look at is an NL West showdown between the Giants and Padres. San Francisco, with a record of 41-41, currently ranks third in the NL West. Catching up to the Padres will be tough, but a win here would help. They’ve already lost two games in a row to the Padres. The good news for San Francisco is they’ll have Carlos Rodon (7-5) on the mound.
The Padres will send out Yu Darvish (7-4) to face the batters of the Giants. Darvish has an ERA of 3.53 this season and has thrown 85 strikeouts this season. The Padres have a sizable advantage at the plate, where they have a .241 average. Between these two, the Padres are the better pick at -110.
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