The 2023 MLB regular season continues on Sunday, September 24th, with all 30 teams in action. Here’s a look at three strong bets for today’s matchups featuring the San Diego Padres, Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros.
MLB Best Bet #1: San Diego Padres -1.5 (+104)
The 76-79 San Diego Padres will face the 68-87 St. Louis Cardinals. The Padres will give the ball to Michael Wacha, who is 12-4 with a 3.44 ERA and 111 strikeouts in 22 starts. Wacha has been among the best pitchers in the National League as he ranks tied for tenth in the NL in wins and sixth in ERA. Furthermore, San Diego has been on fire, winning eight of their past nine games. Meanwhile, the Cardinals will give the ball to Drew Rom, who has posted a 6.92 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 win the NL Central entering this season. Look for the Padres to stay hot as they win by at least two runs.
MLB Best Bet #2: Chicago Cubs -1.5 (-110)
The 81-74 Chicago Cubs will face the 56-98 Colorado Rockies. The Cubs will give the ball to Jordan Wicks, who is 3-1 with a 2.67 ERA and 20 strikeouts in five starts this season. Meanwhile, the Rockies will turn to Ty Blach, who has posted a 5.32 ERA in 18 appearances, 11 of which were starts, this season. Look for Chicago’s offense, which ranks sixth in the league in runs scored, to take advantage of Colorado’s pitching staff, which ranks 30th in ERA, as the Cubs win by at least two runs.
MLB Best Bet #3: Houston Astros -1.5 (-120)
The 85-70 Houston Astros will face the 53-102 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 take advantage of a poor opponent as they win by at least two runs.