MLB Wednesday best bets: Get-right game for Angels
Let's keep the momentum rolling into Wednesday with these three bets.
The veteran southpaw owns a 5.32 ERA, but is sporting a 4.20 expected ERA; the 1.12 difference ranks top 25 in baseball, so he should come around sooner than later - how about tonight against the worst road team in baseball?
Colorado's a dismal 11-37 away from home and has won back-to-back road contests once. Bettors wagering $100 against the Rockies every road game this year would be up close to $1,000.
Chi Chi Gonzalez gets the nod for the visitors, which will be a welcome sight for the Angels' bats. The club's posting the fourth-highest batting average versus right-handers and has won four straight against scheduled right-handed starters.
Lay the chalk.
Buehler's been superb across the board this season. He's 10-1 - his .909 winning percentage is tops in the majors - with a WHIP on pace to be the best of his career (0.909). He's also flaunting a solid 5.8% BB rate, which should neutralize a Giants offense ranking No. 5 in walks per game.
DeSclafani, meanwhile, sports a 6.4% BB rate and an xwOBA south of .300. He struck out seven L.A. hitters when these two teams met last week.
The under is 4-1-1 in DeSclafani's last six starts, while the Dodgers are 4-0-1 to the under the last five with a total between 7-8.5.
The Red Sox offense has been firing on all cylinders in 2021. Boston enters Wednesday in the top five in total bases, runs, batting average, slugging, and OPS.
The Red Sox have posted at least five runs in five of the last six and should light it up at Fenway Park; they're averaging 5.36 runs per game at home this season, compared to 4.82 on the road.
Alex Kolodziej is a betting writer for theScore. Find him on Twitter @AJKolodziej.