The 2023 MLB regular season continues on Tuesday, September 19th, with all 30 teams in action. Here’s a look at three strong bets for today’s matchups featuring the San Diego Padres, Atlanta Braves and Seattle Mariners.
MLB Best Bet #1: San Diego Padres -1.5 (-115)
The 73-78 San Diego Padres will face the 56-94 Colorado Rockies. The Padres will give the ball to Blake Snell, who is 14-9 with a 2.43 ERA and 217 strikeouts in 30 starts this season. Snell is currently the betting favorite to win the National League Cy Young Award as he leads all of baseball in ERA while ranking tied for fifth in the NL in wins and second in strikeouts. Meanwhile, the Rockies have been the worst team in the National League due to a pitching staff that has the worst ERA in the league. Colorado will give the ball to Ryan Feltner, who has posted a 5.86 ERA in eight starts. Look for San Diego to take advantage as they win by at least two runs.
MLB Best Bet #2: Atlanta Braves -1.5 (-104)
The 96-54 Atlanta Braves will face the 82-68 Philadelphia Phillies. The Braves will give the ball to Spencer Strider, who is 17-5 with a 3.73 ERA and 259 strikeouts in 29 starts this season. Strider has been among the best pitchers in the National League as he leads all of baseball in wins and strikeouts while ranking 13th in the NL in ERA. Meanwhile, Atlanta, who have been the best team in baseball, lead the league in runs scored. Look for the Braves to win by at least two runs.
MLB Best Bet #3: Seattle Mariners -1.5 (-114)
The 82-68 Seattle Mariners will face the 46-104 Oakland Athletics. The Mariners will give the ball to Luis Castillo, who is 13-7 with a 3.08 ERA and 199 strikeouts in 30 starts this season. Castillo has been among the best pitchers in the American League as he ranks tied for fourth in wins, third in ERA and fourth in strikeouts. Meanwhile, the Athletics have been the worst team in baseball, as they rank last in the league in runs scored runs scored, by a significant margin, and second-to-last in ERA. Look for Seattle to win by at least two runs.