We have our best value picks for three MLB games on Wednesday, including Yankees vs Blue Jays, Phillies vs Braves and Brewers vs Cardinals.
Bookmakers offer value odds throughout the Major League Baseball season, and we have identified the best games to invest on to fill your pockets this week.
MLB Betting Tips
New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays @ Rogers Centre
The Yankees and Blue Jays are chasing a wild card spot with Tampa Bay leading the hotly-contested American League East standings.
The Blue Jays have won the last four games against the Yankees to help bridge the gap, and they got back to form with back-to-back wins over Minnesota.
Toronto is one of the better hitting teams in the division, and it should get a good effort from starting pitcher Hyun Jin Ryu, who is 13-9.
Ryu has been a solid performer since arriving from the Dodgers, and his experience could do the Blue Jays a world of good on Wednesday.
New York is riding a winning streak following a 3-0 sweep of the Boston Red Sox. Its form couldn’t have come at a better time, so the Yankees are looking to ride the momemtum.
However, bookmakers have Toronto as home favourites. It’s slightly surprising, so we’re happy to take the odds available with the Yankees, who could extend their winning run. They are also 22-5 as an underdog this season.
Bet: New York Yankees @ $2.08 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves @ Truist Park
The winning run of the Phillies came to an end on Sunday when losing to the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-0. However, they had been playing well over the last few weeks.
They are currently second in the National League East behind Atlanta, which makes this an extremely important game. The winner will go closer to securing a spot in the playoffs, and with only three games left in the series, it’s game on.
The Braves have won their last three against San Diego. They get the services of Charlie Morton on the mound this Wednesday, which is why bookmakers have the Braves as slight home favourites.
Morton is 13-6 with an ERA of 3.53, which isn’t as good as the Phillies’ Zack Wheeler, who is 14-9 but has an ERA of 2.79.
We’re expecting a tight pitchers duel on Wednesday, so it could come down to which team hits best. We think there is more natural ability in the Braves hitters, so we’re prepared to back them at $1.79.
Our only concern is their home record of 37-37, but considering the Phillies are 34-41 on the road, that gives us more confidence.
Bet: Atlanta Braves @ $1.79 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Milwaukee Brewers vs St. Louis Cardinals @ Busch Stadium
Many punters are wondering when the winning streak of the St. Louis Cardinals will come to an end. They are the hottest team in baseball and they have now won 16 on the bounce, which is hard to do in the MLB.
St. Louis sweep the Chicago Cubs 4-0 after beating the Milwaukee Brewers in four consecutive games. The Cardinals outscored the Brewers 25-10 in the four-game series, so we’re expecting similar results in the new series.
Milwaukee still leads the National League Central standings by seven games over St. Louis, but the gap was much larger at one point. The Brewers were helped by a three-game winning run over the New York Mets, which cemented their spot at the top.
We are surprised bookmakers have Milwaukee as road favourites, especially considering the Cardinals have Adam Wainright on the mound. He is 16-7, and we can’t overlook the value for the home side.
We’ll happily take a team on a 16-game winning streak at plus money at home.
Bet: St. Louis Cardinals @ $1.97 – Bet @ Sportsbet
After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.