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MLB Best Bets for October 8, 2022

It’s another great day for baseball betting! Here, we’re taking a look and betting on the best games on Saturday’s playoff schedule.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Cleveland Guardians – 12:07 PM ETrays vs guardians baseball betting

Our first of four games today will see the Tampa Bay Rays face the Cleveland Guardians. This wildcard series began yesterday and the Rays fell 2-1. This is a best-of-three series, so a loss tonight would eliminate the Rays. On the mound is Tyler Glasnow, Glasnow had pitched only 6.2 innings during the regular season, boasting an ERA of 1.35.

The Cleveland Guardians pulled off an impressive win over the Rays last night. It was a hard-fought game but they came out on top. Getting the start on the mound for the Guardians today is Triston McKenzie. McKenzie went 11-11 with an ERA of 2.96 during the regular season. The Guardians also have a significant edge at the plate, so we’ll take them at -115.

Seattle Mariners vs. Toronto Blue Jays – 4:07 PM ETmariners vs blue jays baseball betting

Much later in the day, we’ll see the Seattle Mariners face the Toronto Blue Jays. This series began with a 4-0 win for the Mariners over the Blue Jays. Up 1-0 in the series, the Mariners will send out Robbie Ray to face the Blue Jays’ batters. Ray has an ERA of 3.71 and finished the regular season with a record of 12-12. The Mariners also have a batting average of .230.

Although they lost yesterday, there are several things the Blue Jays do quite better than the Mariners. Compared to the Mariners .230 batting average, the Blue Jays boast an average of .264. With one of the best batting averages in MLB, this team should be able to secure a win at home. Go with the Toronto Blue Jays over the Mariners at -160.

San Diego Padres vs. New York Mets – 7:37 PM ETpadres vs mets baseball betting

The San Diego Padres pulled off a 7-1 win over the New York Mets last night. Taking a 1-0 lead in the series, the Padres can end it tonight with another. Blake Snell posted an 8-10 record through the regular season with an ERA of 3.38 and will start tonight. The Padres have a team batting average of .241, which is significantly lower than the Mets’.

The New York Mets are already down a game in this series after last night’s loss. Because of this, they’re pulling out their best pitcher, Jacob deGrom. During the regular season, deGrom posted a record of 5-4 with an ERA of 3.08. They have a far better batting average than San Diego at .259. With their backs against the wall, we’ll take New York -190.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. St. Louis Cardinals – 8:37 PM ETphillies vs cardinals baseball betting

The Philadelphia Phillies were able to pull off an impressive win over the St. Louis Cardinals yesterday. After winning 6-3, the Phillies have the Cardinals facing elimination. The question is, can they win one more to move on to the next round? With Aaron Nola on the mound, they might be able to. However, they’ll likely be relying more on batting than pitching.

The Cardinals are sending out Miles Mikolas, who posted a 12-13 record during the season. Between these two teams, the Phillies have a slightly better average at the plate. This is going to be a close game but we’ll take the Phillies on the road at -125.

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