MLB Best Bets – NL West: Padres & Giants

Dodgers @ Padres

Tony Gonsolin enters play with a 4.11 ERA. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Monday slate kicks off with a rubber match between the Dodgers and Padres. The Padres are desperately trying to make a move to put themselves back into playoff contention, but their rivals to the north will try to give them one more mark for the L column.

Helping them in that mission will be the ever-inconsistent Tony Gonsolin. He continues to show flashes of 2022, but he can’t pull things together on a regular basis. Last time out, he allowed one run in five innings of work against Oakland, but he allowed 4+ runs in the two starts prior. The Padres have put up 35 runs over five games, so it will likely be a rough day for Gonsolin.

Tony Gonsolin: Over 5.5 Hits Allowed (+105)

Starting for the Padres will be Seth Lugo. Lugo has been incredible and should have plenty to contribute to this playoff push. Lugo has allowed two runs or less in six of his last ten starts. He’s performed well against teams that will be playing in October, so there is no reason to think he won’t handle himself today.

Seth Lugo: Under 2.5 Earned Runs Allowed (+105)
San Diego (-120)

Giants @ Angels

Logan Webb is in search of his 10th win of the season. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Ninety miles north on The Five, the Giants open a series with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The Angles are in a similar position as the Padres, while San Francisco is pushing for their first division title since 2012. They are three games behind the Dodgers, so if they can take care of business tonight, they can cut the deficit to two.

San Francisco is in a great spot to kick this series off with Logan Webb on the bump; he has been resuloute in this rotation. Webb has posted a 3.45 ERA through 23 starts. Facing the Angels, he’s in a strong position to lower that number in this one.

Logan Webb: Over 18.5 Outs Recorded (+105)

Webb should be the difference maker in this one. Sandoval certainly won’t embarrass himself, but he won’t be able to keep pace.

San Francisco: (-120)

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