SeanBo Is Beating Your Best Baseball Bookies Like Mookie Betts

SeanBo Is Beating Your Best Baseball Bookies Like Mookie Betts

We made it to a Friday MLBbros and gals! 


If you’re new to the column, I pick three MLB winners for you and even throw in a best bet for those who want to dip their toe in the action. If you love the picks, we welcome you back every weekday for my daily best bets on @MLBbrodotcom via Twitter. If you hate the picks, well then go let my boss @RobParkerFS1 know. He absolutely loves negative feedback (and Lebron James). 


ANYWHO…let’s get to the picks!


1. “The Orioles and Pirates are good.” It’s been a few years since we could say this sentence with a straight face, and yet here we are. 2023 started off great for the Pittsburgh Pirates (+135), but they’re barely hanging onto the top spot in the NL Central after dropping eight of their last nine games. The Baltimore Orioles (-155), meanwhile, continue to battle in the toughest division in baseball as they try to catch the red-hot Tampa Bay Rays. 


This matchup will feature neither of the teams’ best pitchers, as both Johan Oviedo (2 wins – 3 losses) for the Pirates and Kyle Bradish (1 win – 1 loss) for the Orioles have sky-high ERAs over 5.5. The fact that both teams are in the top half in the MLB in most offensive categories leaves me scratching my head why the bookies placed the over/under on runs at 8.


Take the Pirates and Orioles OVER 8 total runs.


2. Rest in peace, Vida Blue. The passing of one of 15 Black Aces in MLB history hit hard for our MLBbro  team and was especially difficult for Oakland A’s (+162) fans who are in the midst of an historically bad season. 


The Texas Rangers (-195), conversely, are hoping to erase their recent history of mediocre play as they sit atop the AL West. Their lefty starter Martin Perez (4 wins – 1 loss, 3.86 ERA) is aging like a fine wine. He’s traded in his velocity for better ball placement on his way to 28 Ks already in the season. Oh, did I mention run support? It doesn’t hurt that the Ranger’s offense also ranks in the top 10 in every offensive category.


Easy call on today’s Bro’s Best Bet, Rangers Moneyline (-195).


3. Our final matchup features one of my favorite new school rivalries, as the San Diego Padres (+118) head up I-5 to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (-140). Despite the star power, both offenses are middling as injuries and underwhelming production from their most notable stars has left much to be desired in SoCal. The pitching matchup, though, will be key. Blake Snell (1 win – 5 losses, 4.89 ERA) is a MUST FADE. 

Give me the Dodgers Moneyline (-125).