It’s another great day for baseball betting! Here, we’re taking a look at the top five games on Wednesday’s schedule.
The Atlanta Braves head into Game 3 of their series against the Los Angeles Dodgers today. After securing a 3-1 win, the Braves are now tied 1-1 in this series. Getting the start on the mound is Charlie Morton, who is 1-1 as a starter. The biggest question for the Braves is how will Morton deal with the bats of the Dodgers. Especially against Dodgers shortstop Trae Turner.
Turner has 10 RBIs already this season and a batting average of .311. The Dodgers as a team have a batting average of .251 with 59 runs this season. On the mound for Los Angeles is Tony Gonsolin. Gonsolin has thrown five strikeouts in seven innings pitched and this is his first start. Look for the Dodgers to pull this one out at home, take them -135 on the Moneyline.
The Reds are already down two games in this series against the Padres. They’ve lost eight games in a row, so things aren’t looking good in Cincinnati. As a team, the Reds have one of the lowest batting averages in Major League Baseball at .178. Vladimir Gutierrez, the 0-2 RHP, will get the start on the mound for the Reds.
The San Diego Padres are in the driver’s seat of this series. They have the better bats and the better pitching. The only thing for the Padres to do now is secure another win and win the series 3-0. On the mound today is MacKenzie Gore, who has yet to make a start as a pitcher. However, the Padres will likely rely on their bats to win them this game anyways.
Shohei Ohtani has had a rough start to this season, going 0-2 as a starter. He’ll get his third start of the year today against the batters of the Houston Astros. The series is tied at the moment 1-1 after the Angels won 7-2 in Game 2. Coming off a big win, the Angels will look to get a quick start against the Astros. With a team batting average of .258, they should be able to.
The Astros will send out Jake Odorizzi, who is 0-1 as a starter this season. In 8.1 innings pitched, Odorizzi has only thrown three strikeouts. When you compare that to Ohtani’s 14 strikeouts in 8.1 innings, you can see a massive difference. Look for the Angels batters to get going quickly against Odorizzi, winning the third game of the series.
The Cardinals secured a big 5-1 win over the Marlins in Game 1 of this series. Today, they’ll send the 1-0 Miles Mikolas out to the mound for Game 2. Mikolas has a 2.61 ERA this season and has thrown 8 strikeouts in 10.1 innings pitched. Batting is going to be really important for the Cardinals today as they face one of the Marlins’ best pitchers.
Taking the mound for Miami is Sandy Alcantara, who is 1-0 this season. Alcantara has a 3.18 ERA with nine strikeouts in 11.1 innings pitched. The Marlins come into this game -135 on the Moneyline, which is slightly surprising after a 5-1 loss. Even with Alcantara on the mound, we’ll take the Cardinals +115 in this game.
The double-header that took place yesterday saw the Mets win both games of the day. To bounce back, the Giants need to get their bats going early against the Mets pitchers. Unfortunately for San Francisco, the 2-0 Chris Bassitt is getting the start for the Mets today. Bassitt has thrown 14 strikeouts in 12 innings pitched and has an ERA of just 0.75.
There is good news for the Giants though as they send Carlos Rodon out first. Rodon is 1-0 this season with an ERA of 1.50 and 21 strikeouts in 12 innings pitched. The Mets batters could have a tough start against Rodon, so expect a low-run game. The main difference between these teams is batting, where the Mets have the edge.
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