Baseball bettors have no shortage of games to choose from tonight. We have identified four of the most intriguing matchups every baseball gambler should consider wagering on. Let’s take a look at tonight’s best bets.
Philadelphia Phillies at Cleveland Indians O/U 9
Rangers pitcher Drew Smyly allowed three runs in his last start yet shutout the Mets across seven frames in the prior start. Indians pitcher Shane Bieber allowed four runs in his last start after a long stretch of allowing either two runs or less. Bieber has a 3.26 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP along with 245 strikeouts in 201.1 innings. FanDuel has this matchup’s over/under set at 9. This should be a tightly contested game between two teams fighting for playoff spots. Take the under.
Pick: Under 9
New York Mets at Cincinnati Reds O/U 8
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Jacob deGrom has been nearly un-hittable since allowing four earned runs to the Nationals in an 11-10 loss on September 3rd. deGrom should be able to hold the Reds to three runs or less. Luis Castillo is on pace to set career bests for ERA and WHIP. The Mets have not seen Castillo’s arsenal of pitches in months. The same can be said for Reds batters not seeing deGrom’s stuff in quite a while. This game will likely end up under FanDuel’s over/under of 8 runs.
Pick: Under 8
Pittsburgh Pirates at Milwaukee Brewers O/U 9
Between June 30 and August 6, Steven Brault faced the Brewers three straight times. Brault allowed two earned runs in the last matchup and a single earned run in the prior two matchups. Brault surrendered 10 earned runs across 2.2 innings the last time he took the mound. Though Brault fared well against the Brew Crew, he totaled a mere 14 innings in those three games. Brewers pitcher Chase Anderson allowed two earned runs the last time he pitched against the Pirates. Milwaukee should prevail and continue their late-season resurgence against a bad Pirates team rocked by Felipe Vazquez’s arrest.
Pick: Brewers moneyline
Washington Nationals at Miami Marlins O/U 9
Anibal Sanchez silenced the Braves bats in his last start. Sanchez has a 3.86 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP at the age of 35. Marlins pitcher Robert Dugger is only 24-years-old. The righty has 18 Ks in 27.1 innings and an ERA slightly below four. Dugger fared well in his previous three starts. However, those starts came against the lowly Pirates, Giants and Brewers. The Brewers are halfway decent yet Dugger simply has not faced a solid lineup – that is until tonight. The Nats should put up at least four runs on Dugger and the Marlins.
Pick: Nationals moneyline