Welcome MLBBro.com fam, as the #BrosBettingBaseball (@bbruh916 / @abookay3) look to bounce back on this very last Friday of the summer. Before you take a sip of your first pumpkin spice latte, guzzle that Oktoberfest style brew, or devour your first chili of the Autumn season, come on through and get your fill on these winners.
1. We might be creeping closer and closer to Halloween, but my man with the stats PropaganDrew is NEVER SCARED! He’s still pounding the bookie over the head like a wack-a-mole at your local carnival, and he’s loving our first pick in Beantown. Those pesky Kansas City Royals (+165) are looking to massacre the home team Boston Red Sox (-195) at 7:10pm Eastern, but Drewski is waving that finger to Royal’s fans like Mutombo in his prime. He crunched the pitching numbers and Red Sox starter Michael Wacha (2.69 ERA, 11 wins – 1 loss) is a top 3 pitcher when trying to beat the oddsmakers in Vegas. It’s not just the pitching that favors the Sox, as their offense is 4th in batting average, 3rd in hits, and are 6th in on base percentage. The Royal’s offense, conversely, has been more boo-worthy than a ghost, ghoul, or goblin. They rank 24th or lower in on base percentage, slugging percentage, and home runs. Go ahead and lay that fall harvest on the #BrosBestBet, Boston Red Sox moneyline.
2. The Seattle Mariners (-165) are looking to exorcise those playoff demons in 2022, but the Los Angeles Angels (+140) are trying to bare-face rob them of that chance as they do battle in LA starting at 9:38pm Eastern. Sure, the Angels are boasting two MVPs and home run kings in Ohtani and Trout, but all that is mashugana (in my Rob Parker voice) when you’re nowhere near playoff contention and your pitching is mediocre, at best. Enter the Mariner’s Robbie Ray (3.56 ERA, 12 wins – 9 losses). A huge part of this season’s turnaround, Ray has been stifling in his last 5 games, going 4 – 1, and averaging 6.6 strikeouts per game. That pitching pairs nicely with MLB Bro and big contract signee Julio “J-Rod” Rodriguez, who is batting .529 with 3 homers and 4 RBIs in his last 5 games. Even away from the Northwest look for the boys from Seattle to rain on the Angels in a major way and pick the Mariners moneyline to get that pumpkin-sized bag.
3. What’s a Fall-themed handicapping column without mentioning the orange and black donning San Francisco Giants (+143) playing host to their archnemesis Los Angeles Dodgers (-170)? Don’t run from these betting dogs, as the Giants are poised for an upset with ace Logan Webb (2.88 ERA, 13 wins – 8 losses) facing off against the Dodgers 2nd year starter Dustin May (4.29 ERA, 1 win – 2 losses). Don’t get caught up with the Dodgers being the best team in baseball and almost 30 games ahead of the Giants in the NL West. The Giants are 4-1 (at the time of writing) in their last 5 games and Webb has won his last 2 games, including a win in LA against these same Dodgers.
The Dodgers are still the best team in baseball, but we’re looking at a scheduling loss as they are looking ahead to the playoffs and marching out a pitcher at the bottom of their rotation. Take the Giants moneyline to get those amazing odds, and we’ll see you next week as we give you your first Friday winners of the Fall!