The 2023 MLB regular season continues on Saturday, September 23rd, with 26 of the 30 teams in action. Here’s a look at three strong bets for today’s matchups featuring the San Diego Padres, Minnesota Twins and Houston Astros.
MLB Best Bet #1: San Diego Padres -1.5 (+140)
The 76-78 San Diego Padres will face the 67-87 St. Louis Cardinals. The Padres will give the ball to Nick Martinez, who has pitched well as a starter this season. Martinez has posted a 2.94 ERA in seven starts. Furthermore, San Diego has been on fire, winning their past eight games. Meanwhile, the Cardinals will give the ball to Jake Woodford, who has posted a 5.72 ERA in six starts this season. St. Louis has been among the biggest disappointments this season as they have the second worst record in the National League after being expected to be contenders entering this season. Look for the Padres to stay hot as they win by at least two runs.
MLB Best Bet #2: Minnesota Twins -1.5 (+115)
The 82-72 Minnesota Twins will face the 69-85 Los Angeles Angels. The Twins will give the ball to Sonny Gray, who is 8-7 with a 2.84 ERA and 171 strikeouts in 30 starts this season. Gray has been among the best pitchers in the American League as he ranks second in the AL in ERA and 14th in strikeouts. Meanwhile, the Angels will turn to Kenny Rosenberg, who has posted a 5.48 ERA this season. Look for Minnesota to win by at least two runs.
MLB Best Bet #3: Houston Astros -1.5 (-125)
The 85-69 Houston Astros will face the 52-102 Kansas City Royals. The Royals have been among the worst teams in baseball as they rank just 25th in runs scored and 28th in ERA. Meanwhile, the Astros rank fifth in runs scored and ninth in ERA. Look for Houston to bounce back from a series opening loss as they win by at least two runs.