MLB Best Bets – 5/26/23

Dodgers @ Rays

Noah Syndergaard enters play with a record of 1-3, and the Dodgers are 4-5 in games he starts. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Noah Syndergaard reclamation project has been going exceptionally well for LA. While he enters play with a 5.88 ERA, he’s only allowed more than three runs in two starts. He has been an excellent pick-up for the Dodgers, but he will be put to the test today, taking on the best team in baseball.

Tampa is three games up in the AL East and has an incredible six-game lead over the rest of the league. Once again, the AL East is proving to be the toughest division in baseball. It will be fun to see if Tampa can keep this pace for the whole season.

While the Dodgers are undoubtedly feeling themselves after taking two out of three from the top dog in the National League, this series will be much tougher.

Los Angeles faces Jalen Beeks. He’s been bouncing between the rotation and bullpen, but he has been solid no matter when he comes into the game.

Beeks should be an opener for today, so while the LA bats might not be able to get to him, they should have some good looks taking on the Rays bullpen, which has been nothing more than mediocre this season. If LA is going to take a game in this series, it’s this one.

Dodgers Moneyline (+100) [FD]
Over 9 Runs (-115)

Nationals @ Kansas City

Patrick Corbin has allowed 28 runs through ten starts. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

Playing in this one are two teams that are chasing Oakland for the worst record in the majors. Kansas City has the second-worst record in the American League, and the Nationals have the worst in the NL. These two squads will spend most of the season licking their wounds, and only in matchups like this will they find any solace.

Starting for Washington is Patrick Corbin, who has been quite horrid this season, and while bettors may think he’ll catch a break taking on the Royals, that likely won’t be the case. Kansas City has been respecitable at the plate of late, it’s the pitching that has let them down so low. With Jordan Lyles on the other side, we should see plenty of runs in this one.

Jordan Lyles Under 3.5 Ks (-106)
Jordan Lyles Over 2.5 Runs Allowed (-135)
Over 9 Runs (-115)


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