The 2023 MLB regular season continues on Friday, September 29th, 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 (-130)
The 103-56 Atlanta Braves will face the 69-90 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 14th in ERA. Meanwhile, the Nationals rank just 22nd in runs scored and 27th in ERA. They will give the ball to Trevor Williams, who is 6-10 with a 5.55 ERA and 107 strikeouts in 29 starts this season. Williams, who has the highest ERA in the National League, has been particularly bad over his past eight starts. Over that stretch, he has posted an 8.67 ERA. Look for the Braves to take advantage as they win by at least two runs.
MLB Best Bet #2: Baltimore Orioles -1.5 (+164)
The 100-59 Baltimore Orioles will face the 76-83 Boston Red Sox. The Orioles will give the ball to John Means, who has looked good in his return from Tommy John surgery, posting a 2.60 ERA in three starts. Furthermore, Baltimore ranks seventh in both runs scored and ERA. Meanwhile, the Red Sox have struggled down the stretch of the season, winning just four of their past 21 games. Look for the Orioles to win by at least two runs.
MLB Best Bet #3: San Diego Padres -1.5 (+120)
The 79-80 San Diego Padres will face the 61-98 Chicago White Sox. The Padres will give the ball to Nick Martinez, who has pitched much better as a starter this season, posting a 2.63 ERA. Meanwhile, White Sox starter Dylan Cease has struggled over his past ten outings, posting a 5.81 ERA. Furthermore, Chicago ranks just 29th in runs scored and 26th in ERA. Look for San Diego, who rank 14th in runs scored and fourth in ERA, to win by at least two runs.