There’s not a whole lot left to be determined heading into the final weekend of the 2022 MLB regular season, which is why all eyes will be on the Mets at Braves series. There’s going to be a playoff-like atmosphere in Atlanta for the three-game series as the Braves are a game back from New York for the N.L. East crown.
There is also some wild card seeding to be determined in the A.L. between the Blue Jays, Mariners, and Rays, who are all separated by just two games, while the Brewers and Phillies battle things out in the N.L. for the third and final slot into the postseason. It’s time to look at the best games for the weekend so you can get ready to bet against their MLB Odds.
Must-Bet Major League Baseball Games for the Upcoming Weekend (Sep. 30th – Oct. 2nd)
New York Mets at Atlanta Braves
Atlanta briefly pulled within a tie of the Mets for first place in the division, but a 3-2 loss in Washington on Wednesday dropped back down to a game behind.
Both teams have their rotation lined up nicely for this one, with Friday’s pitching matchup being Jacob deGrom (5-3, 2.93 ERA) against Max Fried (13-7, 2.50) while Max Scherzer (11-4, 2.13 ERA) squares off against Kyle Wright (20-5, 3.18 ERA) on Saturday.
Chris Bassit (15-8, 3.22 ERA) vs Charlie Morton (9-6, 4.29 ERA) rounds out the weekend on ESPN’s Sunday night baseball. The Mets lead the head-to-head season matchup 9-7 and return home to play the Nationals for their final series of the regular season. Atlanta has three games in Miami to put a bow on their 2022 regular season.
Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals
Things are getting interesting in the race for the final wild-card spot in the N.L. The Phillies are trying to be the third team in the East to make the postseason, but they’ve also struggled to a 10-13 September and a current five-game losing streak which has allowed the Brewers to pull within 0.5 GB.
The Phillies must have a big weekend against the Nationals, who they have beat up on this year with a 13-2 head-to-head record. Noah Syndergaard, Kyle Gibson, and Zack Wheeler are up in the rotation for Philadelphia, so the dominance over the Nationals should continue. Kyle Schwarber has hit eight of his N.L. leading 42 H.R.s vs. Washington this season.
Miami Marlins at Milwaukee Brewers
Reigning N.L. Cy Young winner Corbin Burnes (11-8, 3.18 ERA) gets things started for Milwaukee this weekend in a big series at home against the Marlins, but he’s up against Sandy Alcantara (14-8, 2.32), who is the favorite to win the award this season.
Saturday and Sunday’s starters are still TBD for Milwaukee as they try to make up the 0.5 GB deficit on Philadelphia for the final wild-card spot.
Chicago White Sox at San Diego Padres
The White Sox players quit on their team when they were in the midst of a playoff run, losing eight straight games, so how motivated are they going to be during a late-season trip to San Diego? The Padres are all but in the playoffs (96.2%), but they still need a couple more wins to make it official.