Expecting a low-scoring MLB game in Kansas City: Best Bets for Sept. 23

The Seattle Mariners' Sam Haggerty, from left, celebrates with Jarred Kelenic and Mitch Haniger after the Mariners defeated the Oakland Athletics on Thursday in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
The Seattle Mariners' Sam Haggerty, from left, celebrates with Jarred Kelenic and Mitch Haniger after the Mariners defeated the Oakland Athletics on Thursday in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Each day, one of our experts will offer up a best bet (or two or three) that mobile sportsbooks in Louisiana are offering. It might be a traditional spread bet, a player prop or one of the various odds boosts that books offer.

Here is our best bet for Friday, Sept. 23:

TOP PLAY

The play: MLB, Royals-Mariners under 7.5 runs

The odds/bet: -110 ($33 to win $30)

The book: Caesars Sportsbook

Time/TV: 8:10 p.m. (MLB.tv)

Our take: Six of the past nine games for both of these teams have stayed under this total, several of them well under, and the starting pitching lines up for a close, low-scoring game, too.

The Royals send to the mound Brady Singer, who’s been their best starter and actually has them favored in this matchup over a team chasing a playoff spot. He’s 4-0 with a 2.11 ERA in his past seven starts, and the numbers don’t drop off much if you go back further than that, either. He also gets a Mariners lineup that’s missing top sluggers Eugenio Suarez and Julio Rodriguez.

For the Mariners, Marco Gonzales is the No. 5 starter, but he’s been quietly effective, especially lately. He’s had quality starts in four of his past five, and it would be five in a row if not for a seventh-inning home run Sunday when he was left in the game a bit too long to rest a tired bullpen.

There should be no such concerns on this day — the M’s bullpen is mostly rested and among the best in baseball. With two below-average offenses going up against hot pitching, expect this one to stay under the total.

HOW WE’VE FARED

Thursday’s best bets

NFL: Steelers +4 over Browns (LOST $33)

NFL: Steelers-Browns under 38 (LOST $10.50)

Thursday’s profit/loss: -$43.50 (0-2)

Total for the week: -$65.50 (3-5)

Total for September: -$247.90 (15-26)

Total for 2022: -$296.70 (238-275)

NOTE: If a line or odds are minus, it considers the juice one must lay to place the bet. Ex: Team A is -160 on the money line, one would have to bet $160 to win $100 (or $16 to win $10). OR Team B is a 5-point favorite at -110, one would have to bet $110 to win $100 (or $11 to win $10.)

Conversely, on positive lines, if Team C is +140 on the money line, a $100 would bring in $140 (or $10 to win $14).

Gambling problem? Call 877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369).

Categories: Upstate Action

Leave a Reply