MLB Best Bets: September 4
Adam Ronis brings you his top bets for today's MLB Slate
San Diego Padres at Oakland Athletics, 9:40 p.m. ET
The Padres are one of the hottest teams in baseball and the trade deadline showed they are going for it. They have won 12 of their last 16 games. Zach Davies has pitched extremely well for the Padres. He is 5-2 with a 2.61 ERA and 0.89 WHIP. The A's return to play after missing games due to COVID-19. They last played on August 29. Jesus Luzardo goes for the A's and he has struggled over his last three starts with a 4.96 ERA and 1.59 WHIP. The Padres have a .344 wOBA against left-handed pitching. Before the A's had play stopped, they were struggling offensively.
PICK: Padres (+125)
Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets, 7:10 p.m. ET
Rick Porcello has been a disappointment for the Mets. He is 1-4 with a 6.00 ERA and 1.58 WHIP. He faced the Phillies on Aug. 16 and allowed ten hits and four runs in six innings. Jake Arrieta started the season well but has struggled recently. In his last start against the Braves, he allowed six hits, seven runs, and walked three in 1.1 innings. He is 2-4 with a 6.49 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and an 18:10 K:BB ratio in 26.1 innings and he has allowed 10 home runs. Arrieta hasn't pitched more than five innings in five of his last six starts and the Phillies bullpen has been awful.
PICK: Over 10 runs (-115)
Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals, 8:05 p.m.
The White Sox are in contention to win the A.L. Central, while the Royals sit in last place at 14-24. The White Sox are 6-1 against the Royals and defeated them last night, 11-6. They have scored 51 runs in seven games against the Royals and face Brady Singer, who is 1-3 with a 5.19 ERA. Singer faced the White Sox in his last start and allowed five hits, three runs, two walks and four strikeouts. The White Sox will send rookie Dane Dunning to the mound and he's looked excellent. He faced the Royals in his last start and allowed no hits, one walk and struck out seven in five scoreless innings. He has a 14:2 K:BB ratio over nine innings. The White Sox have the better bullpen and the Royals score the third fewest runs per game.
PICK: White Sox (-167)