Tonight is the perfect night to bet on baseball. Most gamblers are focused on the NFL so there are plenty of juicy baseball matchups on the docket from a gambling perspective. Below, we shed light on the best baseball bets for this Sunday, September 22.
Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres O/U 8.5
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Robbie Ray allowed one earned run across six frames in his last start. Padres pitcher Garrett Richards has pitched 3.2 innings this season, allowing three earned runs on five hits while striking out five. Richards should struggle tonight against the Diamondbacks simply because he has had limited action this season. The Padres bats have been fairly quiet recently so FanDuel is justified in listing Ray and Arizona as favorites in this matchup.
Pick: Diamondbacks moneyline and over 8.5
Texas Rangers at Oakland A’s O/U 8
Rangers pitcher Lance Lynn allowed one earned run across six frames the last time he faced Oakland. A’s pitcher Tanner Roark has allowed nine earned runs in his last 10.1 innings pitched. FanDuel has listed Roark as a strong favorite as the Rangers are reeling and the A’s continue to ascend. The A’s should be able to pull this one out at home as Roark is due for a solid outing.
Pick: A’s moneyline
Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers O/U 9
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Rockies pitcher Antonio Senzatela mixed in a superb outing earlier this month yet he has been pitiful for the majority of the year. Things won’t get any easier tonight when the Rawks face the Dodgers. Los Angeles pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu only made it through 4.1 innings the last time he faced Colorado. However, Ryu bounced back from that outing by shutting out the Mets on September 14. Ryu has had plenty of rest between starts so he should be able to go at least seven innings tonight.
Pick: Dodgers run line -1.5 -178
Philadelphia Phillies at Cleveland Indians O/U 11
Phillies pitcher Vince Velasquez fared well in his last outing, allowing two earned runs against the Braves while striking out eight. There is no denying Velasquez is one of the more talented athletes in the game yet his merit is not reflected in his underwhelming season statistics: a 4.89 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP. On the flip side, the Indians and pitcher Adam Plutko are on a roll. Plutko has not allowed more than two earned runs in a start in nearly a month. This one should go under with ease.
Pick: Under 11