The 2023 MLB regular season continues on Sunday, October 1, with all 30 teams in action. Here’s a look at three strong bets for today’s matchups featuring the Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles and San Diego Padres.
MLB Best Bet #1: Atlanta Braves -1.5 (-105)
The 104-57 Atlanta Braves will face the 70-91 Washington Nationals. The Braves have locked up home-field advantage throughout the postseason after being the best team in baseball for much of the season. Atlanta leads the league in runs scored while ranking 15th in ERA. Meanwhile, the Nationals rank just 21st in runs scored and 27th in ERA. They will give the ball to Jackson Rutledge, who is 1-1 with a 6.00 ERA and eight strikeouts in three starts this season. Look for the Braves to take advantage as they win by at least two runs.
MLB Best Bet #2: Baltimore Orioles -1.5 (+130)
The 101-60 Baltimore Orioles will face the 77-84 Boston Red Sox. The Orioles will give the ball to Kyle Bradish, who is 12-7 with a 2.86 ERA and 163 strikeouts in 29 starts this season. He ranks tied for eighth in the AL in wins, third in ERA and 18th in strikeouts. Furthermore, Baltimore ranks seventh in both runs scored and ERA. Meanwhile, the Red Sox have struggled down the stretch of the season, winning just five of their past 23 games. Look for the Orioles to win by at least two runs.
MLB Best Bet #3: San Diego Padres -1.5 (+100)
The 81-80 San Diego Padres will face the 61-100 Chicago White Sox. The Padres will give the ball to Pedro Avila, who is 2-2 with a 3.57 ERA and 47 strikeouts in 13 appearances, five of which were starts, this season. Meanwhile, White Sox starter Jose Urena is 0-7 with a 7.45 ERA and 26 strikeouts in nine starts this season. Look for San Diego to take advantage as they win by at least two runs.