The 2023 MLB regular season continues on Saturday, September 9, with all 30 teams in action. Here’s a look at three strong bets for today’s matchups featuring the New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers.
MLB Best Bet #1: New York Yankees -1.5 (+146)
The 70-71 New York Yankees will face the 78-62 Milwaukee Brewers. The Yankees will have a bullpen game of sorts as they give the ball to Michael King. He is 4-5 with a 2.88 ERA and 91 strikeouts in 44 appearances, four of which were starts, this season. King has pitched to a 1.98 ERA as a starter. Meanwhile, New York’s bullpen has the best ERA in baseball by a significant margin. Look for them to beat the Brewers by at least two runs.
MLB Best Bet #2: Atlanta Braves -1.5 (-105)
The 92-48 Atlanta Braves will face the 65-76 Pittsburgh Pirates. The Braves have been the best team this MLB season, as they lead the league in runs scored by a large margin and rank fifth in the league in ERA. They will face a Pirates team that ranks just 24th in the league in runs scored and 20th in ERA. Look for Atlanta to move one step closer to being the first team to lock up a postseason spot as they beat Pittsburgh by at least two runs for the second consecutive night.
MLB Best Bet #3: Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5 (-125)
The 86-54 Los Angeles Dodgers will face the 63-78 Washington Nationals. The Dodgers will give the ball to Bobby Miller, who is 9-3 with a 3.80 ERA and 84 strikeouts in 17 starts this season. He has posted a 2.83 ERA over his past six starts. Meanwhile, the Nationals will give the ball to Jake Irvin, who has an ERA of 4.35 in 21 starts this season. Look for Los Angeles, who rank second in the league in runs scored, to take advantage as they win by at least two runs.