It’s another great day for baseball betting! Here, we’re taking a look and betting on the top five games on Monday’s schedule.
Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals – 7:05 PM ET
Our first game of the day is between the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals. The Braves, with a record of 34-27, have won their last 11 games. On the mound tonight is the 5-3 Ian Anderson, Anderson has an ERA of 4.53. The Braves have also been incredible at the plate this season, batting .244 as a team.
The Washington Nationals have lost three of their last five games this season. Their most recent game was a 4-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. At home this season, the Nationals have a record of 11-19. Getting the start on the mound is the 6-4 Josiah Gray. Gray should be able to help the Nationals a bit tonight. However, we think the Braves will win this one at -155.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals – 7:45 PM ET
The Pittsburgh Pirates have lost six straight games at the moment. With their recent losing streak, a few problems have been highlighted. For starters, pitching is a big problem for Pittsburgh, especially with Mitch Keller on the mound. Keller will get the start tonight and has a record of 2-5 this season with an ERA of 5.26.
The St. Louis Cardinals will send out Zach Thompson tonight. Thompson has yet to be credited with a win or a loss since he’s only pitched four innings. Through those four innings, Thompson has earned an ERA of 2.25. The Cardinals have a sizable edge over the Pirates in terms of batting with an average of .250. We’ll take the Cardinals to win this game at home -185.
San Diego Padres vs. Chicago Cubs – 8:05 PM ET
The Padres were rolling pretty well until they were stalled out by the Colorado Rockies. After losing two games in a row, the Padres will look to get back to winning against the Cubs. The 5-3 Yu Darvish will take the mound tonight, Darvish has an ERA of 3.61 this season. The bats for the Padres have been a problem lately as their average has fallen to .234.
The Chicago Cubs find themselves in a good spot tonight. They desperately need a win after losing six straight games, but the Padres are a good match for them. On the mound for the Cubs is Justin Steele, who has an awful 1-5 record this year. His 4.79 ERA definitely won’t help the Cubs much tonight. We’ll go with the Padres -135 here.
Cincinnati Reds vs. Arizona Diamondbacks – 9:40 PM ET
The Cincinnati Reds were able to get back on track with a win over the Cardinals yesterday. Today, they face a team from the NL West in hopes of earning another win. On the mound tonight is the 0-2 Mike Minor. Minor, through the 8.1 innings he’s pitched, has an ERA of 8.64. With that kind of performance, it’s hard to see the Reds winning this one.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have a 29-33 record this season and have won three of their last five. Now, facing the Reds, the Diamondbacks get the chance to earn another key win. Taking the mound today for Arizona is the 5-3 Merrill Kelly. Kelly has an ERA of 3.32 this season over the course of 65 innings. We’ll go with the Diamondbacks -160.
Kansas City Royals vs. San Francisco Giants – 9:45 PM ET
The final game we’ll look at today is the Kansas City Royals at the San Francisco Giants. The Royals, fresh off their series against the Orioles, are searching for a win. Over their last five games, the Royals have won three. The good news is that the 3-1 Brady Singer will take the mound for them tonight. Singer has an ERA of 4.33 through 35.1 innings pitched.
On the opposite side, the Giants will send out the 3-5 Alex Wood tonight. Wood has a similar, but slightly better ERA than Singer at 4.23. Both the Giants and the Royals have team batting averages of over .240, so keep that in mind. However, the Giants are playing at home, where they are 17-13 this season. We’ll take the Giants -170 in tonight’s game.
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