MLB Best Bets – 10/14/22

Due to a rain out in New York yesterday we are blessed with three baseball games today.

Spencer Strider is making his first start since September 18th. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves (-105) @ Philadelphia Phillies (-115)  – Game 3

Spencer Strider makes the start for Atlanta, and Aaron Nola for Philadelphia.

Strider is making his first start in almost a month; he spent the last four weeks on the IL with a hamstring issue. Nevertheless, he’s having an unbelievable rookie year, and the Braves hope his dominance will continue today.

Strider broke Randy Johnson’s record for fewest innings to record 200 strikeouts, and both the Braves and bettors will be looking for Ks today. After recording 23 Ks over his last two starts against Philly, his prop today is an easy play.

Spencer Strider to Record the Win (-110)

Matt Olson has been one of the many hot hitters for the Braves in the postseason, going 3 for 6 with 4 RBIs.

It’s odd, but most books have Olson’s bases prop at .5. While it doesn’t offer the greatest payout, it’s a fricken lock. Alternatively, bettors can jump on books that offer different base totals.

Matt Olson 2+ Bases (+145)
Blake Snell has a playoff ERA of 3.05. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Dodgers (-120) @ San Diego Padres (+100) – Game 3

Yu Darvish pitched a gem in Game 2 to tie the series as they head to Petco Park.

Blake Snell will get the call today for San Diego, while Tony Gonsolin makes the start for Los Angeles.

After a historic start to the season, Gonsolin came back down to earth in the second half, but he has still looked great of late. Gonsolin has allowed just three runs over his last five starts. In addition to that, he’s allowed one run in thirteen innings pitched against the Padres.

In past years, Gonsolin has struggled in the playoffs, but he is a different beast this season. This will be a tightly contested matchup with few runs.

Snell has been inconsistent against the Dodgers this year. While his last start was a five-inning shutout, he’s allowed a total of six runs over fourteen innings pitched. For that reason, bettors should ryde with Gonsolin.

First Five Innings: Dodgers (-120)


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