It’s another great day for baseball betting! Here, we’re taking a look and betting on the top five games on Sunday’s schedule.
Boston Red Sox vs. Cleveland Guardians – 1:40 PM ET
We’re going to kick off today’s MLB bets with an early game between the Red Sox and Guardians. The Red Sox have a record of 41-31 this season after winning six games in a row. They’ve pulled this off because of their batting and pitching combination. As a team, the Red Sox have an average of .259, one of the best in MLB.
Tonight, they’ll send out SP Rich Hill to take on the bats of the Guardians. This season Hill has a record of 3-4 as a starter with an ERA of 4.35. On the opposite side is Aaron Civale, who is 2-3 with an ERA of 7.25. Considering the Red Sox also have the edge in terms of pitching, they’re the better bet. We’ll take Boston to win this one on the road at -110.
Colorado Rockies vs. Minnesota Twins – 2:10 PM ET
The Colorado Rockies are 31-41 and rank fifth in the NL West this season. Today, they face the Minnesota Twins again, a team they lost to 6-0 yesterday. Left-fielder Kris Bryant is still on the 10-Day IL and will be out again for today’s game. With Bryant sidelined, they lose one of their best batters. On the mound is the 1-2 Ryan Feltner, who has an ERA of 5.46.
Taking the mound for the Twins today is 5-3, Joe Ryan. Ryan has an ERA of 3.00 which is far better than Feltner’s. The real question is whether or not the Twins will be able to close this one out. Their injury list continues to grow with three pitchers currently on the IL. Still, with the batters they have, we’ll take the Twins to win this one -220.
Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals – 2:15 PM ET
The Chicago Cubs have lost three of their last five games this season. Their most recent game was a 5-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. With a record of 27-45, the Cubs desperately need a win. Their biggest problem seems to be pitching, considering their recent games. On the mound today is the 0-1 Alec Mills, who has an 8.59 ERA this season.
The St. Louis Cardinals have a much better record at 41-33. However, they’re also starting a lackluster pitcher tonight in Jack Flaherty. Although he’s only pitched six innings, he has an ERA of 7.50. It would seem as if each team should be able to score a few runs today, so take the over. In terms of our winner, we’ll go with the 27-45 Chicago Cubs at +150.
Cincinnati Reds vs. San Francisco Giants – 4:05 PM ET
The Cincinnati Reds looked as if they were going to turn their season around last week. However, after losing four of their last five games, we don’t believe that to be the case anymore. They’ll send out the 2-6 Tyler Mahle to the mound tonight, Mahle has an ERA of 4.57 this season. In the game yesterday, the Reds lost to the Giants 9-2.
After seeing how the Giants performed yesterday, it’s no shock that they’re favored here. They have the better batters and a slightly better bullpen. At the plate, the Giants have an ERA of .241. On the mound tonight is the 0-1 Anthony DeSclafani, who has a terrible ERA of 7.71. If the Reds were going to win one, it’d be this one, so we’ll take Cincinnati +130.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves – 7:00 PM ET
Perhaps the most entertaining game of the day is this one. The Dodgers have a record of 44-26 this season with a road record of 24-14. They rank first in the NL West and are coming off of a 5-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves. In order to increase their chances of winning tonight, they’ll start the 9-0 Tony Gonsolin. Gonsolin is one of very few pitchers with an ERA of under 2.00 (1.58).
Along with great pitching, the Dodgers have some of the best batters as well. They have a team batting average of .253 with an on-base percentage of .331. The Braves will send out Spencer Strider in hopes that he can slow down the Dodgers batters. Strider has an ERA of 3.40 with a record of 3-2 as a starter. Look for the Dodgers to win this one on the road at -115.
All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!
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