Back the underdog Twins against the Padres in San Diego, plus other great bets for Friday

Happy Friday sports fans, the weekend is here and it’s a beautiful thing.

Pretty soon, we’ll have both the NFL and college football dominating the weekend in addition to the playoff race in baseball. There’s nothing better than curling up on the couch all weekend and watching endless amounts of football and baseball. We’re less than a month away from the start of the 2022 college football season, which will soon become a reality.

For now, we have baseball to make some money. Let’s get to the selection!

All time Eastern, and all odds by Caesars Sportsbook


🔥 The Hot Ticket

Twins at Padres, 9:40 p.m TV: MLB.TV

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Minnesota Twins +105

  • Key trend: The Twins are 8-3 in their last 11 games against a starter with a WHIP over 1.30.
  • Choice: Twins (+100)

The Twins and Padres are two very evenly matched teams that consistently come down in the second half. However, baseball is a game all about pitching matchups and Minnesota clearly has the advantage in that department tonight.

Twins starting pitcher Joe Ryan has put together a sensational rookie season, as he registered just a 2.05 ERA in his four starts during the month of July. Also, the Twins have won 10 of their last 15 and Ryan hasn’t lost against the Mariners since June 14. Meanwhile, Padres starter Blake Snell hasn’t quite been the star pitcher the franchise projected him to be before the 2021 season.

Although he has allowed one run or fewer in three of his last four starts, the left-hander has struggled in the friendly confines of Petco Park. Snell has a 1-3 record with a 4.67 ERA in five home starts this season. In addition, the Padres’ bullpen has a 3.91 ERA and has also blown 16 saves. The Twins’ offense is one of the more disciplined hitting teams in baseball as they rank seventh in batting average (.252), ninth in home runs (132), 10th in hits (837), and 10th in RBIs (433). I am at 10th rank. With all that in mind, I’m confident riding the plus money with the underdog Twins.


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Cardinals at Nationals, 7:10 p.m TV: MLB.TV

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St. Louis Cardinals -165

Pick: Cardinals (-170): After a short two-game set in Toronto, the Cardinals are back at full strength with star sluggers Nolan Arenado and Paul Goldschmidt. Combine that with the fact that the Cardinals are facing journeyman starter Anibal Sanchez and this should be an easy victory.

Sanchez, 38, was recalled earlier this month after signing a minor league contract in the offseason. He has surrendered seven earned runs (6.30 ERA) in 10 innings against the Braves and Diamondbacks and is coming off an outing in which he allowed six hits in five innings in a 5-2 loss against the Diamondbacks. but gave up three earned runs. With the Cardinals being one of the top offenses in baseball, I expect Sanchez to continue to struggle.

As if the Cardinals’ offense wasn’t enough to favor the favorite, they’re also sending veteran right-hander Myles Mikulas to the mound, who has been outstanding in 2022. This year, Mikolas has a 2.87 ERA and has really been an innings eater for the Saints. Louis In his last 10 starts, Mikolas has allowed two runs or fewer in seven of those outings. This one has a lot in the Cardinals’ favor, so you can feel good about betting a few units on the favorite.

Key trend: The Nationals are 16-47 in their last 63 games against a team with a winning record.

Rangers at Angels, 9:38 p.m. | TV: MLB.TV
The Pick: Martin Perez over 5.0 strikeouts (-115) —
It feels like a slam dunk. The Angels are 15 games under .500 and lead the majors in strikeouts (960) on the season.

Perez is fresh off his first career All-Star Game. The left-hander has an 8-2 record to go along with a 2.59 ERA (ninth-lowest in MLB). Perez has recorded at least six strikeouts in four of his last seven starts. In six of his last seven starts, Perez has tossed at least six innings, so he should easily be long enough to hit the six strikeout mark.

Key trend: Perez has recorded at least six strikeouts in four of his last seven starts.