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MLB Best Bets for May 15, 2022

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.

San Diego Padres vs. Atlanta Braves – 11:35 PM ETpadres vs braves baseball betting

Kicking off our daily games is one between the Padres and Braves. San Diego has a record of 21-13 with an 11-6 record on the road. Each team is starting one of their best pitchers with the Padres sending out the 4-0 Joe Musgrove. Musgrove has thrown an impressive 41 strikeouts over the course of 39.0 innings.

The Braves will be no pushover for the Padres, however. They’re 16-18 at the moment with a 10-10 record at home. The 3-2 Kyle Wright will get the start on the mound, who has an ERA of 3.03. We also have to remember Ronald Acuna Jr. is on the day-to-day list and might not play today. Because of this, we’ll take the Padres +100 today.

Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates – 1:35 PM ETreds vs pirates baseball betting

The Reds have had a tough season thus far, but they’ve one 3-2 in their last five games. With the tides slightly turning in their favor, they face the Pirates again tonight. In the most recent game, the Pirates won 3-1. However, the previous two games before went to the Reds, with one win being an impressive 8-2 victory.

On the mound for Cincinnati is Hunter Greene, which will likely be their downfall. Greene is 1-5 this season with an ERA of 7.62. The Pirates who have a team batting average of .233 a sizable edge over the Reds. The Pirates also have the edge in terms of pitching with the 1-1 Jose Quintana taking the mound. Quintana has an ERA of 2.70, so we’ll take the Pirates -140.

Cleveland Guardians vs. Minnesota Twins – 2:10 PM ETguardians vs twins baseball betting

Our next game is between two AL Central teams, the Cleveland Guardians and Minnesota Twins. The Guardians are 16-16 and rank third in the AL Central and this three-game series is tied. The most recent win went to the Guardians with a 3-2 win in the tenth inning. The 2-2 Triston McKenzie will get the start on the mound for the Guardians tonight.

First in the AL Central, the Minnesota Timberwolves are 19-15 this season. At home, the Twins are 12-8 and the 3-2 Joe Ryan will start the game tonight. A big problem for the Minnesota Twins is how large their injury list is getting. First baseman Miguel Sano is on the 60-Day IL and SS Carlos Correa is on the 10-Day IL. We feel the best bet here is the Guardians +125.

Los Angeles Angels vs. Oakland Athletics – 4:07 PM ETangels vs athletics baseball betting

The Los Angeles Angels have a record of 23-13 ranking second in the AL West. Tonight, they face another AL West team, the Oakland Athletics. Through the first three games of this series, the Angels have won twice. Yesterday’s game saw the Angels win 9-1 after overwhelming the Athletics pitching lineup. The 1-1 LHP Patrick Sandoval will get the start on the mound tonight.

The Oakland Athletics will send the 2-3 Frankie Montas out to the mound tonight. He’ll be tasked with stopping an Angels batting team that has a batting average of .247. Perhaps even more impressive is the Angels on-base percentage of .323. This will be a tough one for the Athletics to win, so we’ll take the Angels -130.

San Francisco Giants vs. St. Louis Cardinals – 7:00 PM ETgiants vs cardinals baseball betting

Our last game of the night is between the Giants and the Cardinals. Each of these National League teams has very good records. The Giants are 20-13 and have won four of their last five games. Their most recent loss was to the St. Louis Cardinals in the second game of this series. The Giants are putting their best on the mound with the 4-1 Carlos Rodon getting the nod.

The Cardinals will send out Adam Wainwright, who is 3-3 this season. Rodon has an ERA of 1.80 over the course of 35 innings pitched. The Cardinals batters, however, have a batting average of .240. Still, taking on Rodon is going to be a tall task, so we’ll take the Giants to win tonight on the road.

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