MLB - Top Series to bet during the week

MLB – Top Series to bet during the week

Written by on September 26, 2022

The MLB season is coming to an end, and there’s not much drama left in the standings. The race for the NL East is the only division still up in the air. There is also some uncertainty about which team will clinch the third NL Wild Card. Here’s a look at the series that will help determine which teams are headed to the postseason, for your MLB bets.

Top Series to bet during the week MLB 2022

Battle for NL East 

The Braves and Mets will have one more series against each other. Atlanta trails the Mets by 1.5 games. New York holds a 9-7 edge in the series so far this season. The Mets and Braves will open their season Friday with a good pitching matchup.

New York will send Chris Bassitt (15-6, 3.27 ERA) to the mound to face off against Max Fried (13-7, 2.5). Fried pitched against the Braves twice in August, putting together a 1-1 record. He threw 13 innings between both starts and allowed four earned runs. Both teams don’t lack for starting pitching.

The matchup on Saturday should be strong. Jacob deGrom (5-3, 2.93) will lead the Mets against Braves right-hander Kyle Wright (20-5, 3-18). 

Win and get help

The Milwaukee Brewers will end the season with a nine-game home stand. That’s convenient for the Brewers, who are 1.5 games behind the Philadelphia Phillies for the final NL Wild Card spot. However, it may be the first two games of that stretch that are the most important.

The Brewers will open with a pair of games against the rival Cardinals, who won the NL Central division crown. Milwaukee and St. Louis have had a number of intense battles against each other. The Cardinals lead the series 9-8.

Monday’s matchup will be especially important because the Brewers will be throwing Adrian Houser, who is 6-9 this season with a 4.62 ERA, and has been pitching better as of late. The Brewers have won the last five games Houser started. St. Louis will be throwing top pitcher Miles Mikolas.

Keeping cool

The Phillies have to feel good about their lead in the National League Wild Card. Philadelphia closes the series with 10 straight games on the road, but seven of the 10 games are against teams nowhere close to postseason contention. Especially important for the Phillies will be their series early in the week against the Cubs.

If Philadelphia can win at least two of three, it sets the Phillies up for a four-game set against the Nationals. What the Phillies will be desperate to avoid is the season coming down to a three-game set against Houston to end the season. While it is possible the Astros won’t be playing for anything, they could still be battling for the No. 1 seed in the AFC.

  
 

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