MLB Best Bets 09/21/2021 – Wild Card Races Heating Up

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers have -135 odds to cover the runline against the Colorado Rockies +115.
  • The Tampa Bay Rays are slight -115 betting favorites against the Toronto Blue Jays -105.
  • The St. Louis Cardinals are +170 on the moneyline against the Milwaukee Brewers -210.

DENVER – The MLB Wild Card races are heating up as the regular season has just about two weeks remaining. With many teams playing for a playoff birth, the current odds could be potentially rewarding.

Los Angeles Dodgers Vs. Colorado Rockies

The Los Angeles Dodgers are just one game behind the San Francisco Giants in the NL West. As the Dodgers look to close the gap, online sportsbooks label them as a heavy favorite.

Dodgers Vs. Rockies Runline Odds

  • Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5 -135
  • Colorado Rockies +1.5 +115

The game will be played in Coors Field and is expected to be a high-scoring affair (total set at 11.0 runs), which means the pitching may make the difference. Julio Urias, Los Angeles’ starter, has a 2.99 ERA and 1.03 WHIP this season and is easily the better of the two starting pitchers. Plus, the Dodgers bullpen has a 2.66 ERA over the last month while the Rockies relief unit is posting a 4.40 ERA.

The first pitch is scheduled for 8:40 p.m. EST and can be seen on MLB.TV.

Tampa Bay Rays Vs. Toronto Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays are holding onto a half-game lead in the AL Wild Card race over the New York Yankees. As the Yankees are playing an unimpressive Texas Rangers team, the Blue Jays are under pressure to win. However, MLB betting sites are not giving them a favorable chance of doing so.

Rays Vs. Blue Jays Moneyline Odds

  • Tampa Bay Rays -115
  • Toronto Blue Jays -105

Both teams are amongst the league’s best at the plate over the last 30 days as they both rank in the Top Five in the MLB for wRC+. However, the Blue Jays rank first in OBP, SLG, and wOBA, giving them what may be the edge in the game.

The game will air on ESPN at 7:10 p.m EST.

St. Louis Cardinals Vs. Milwaukee Brewers

The Milwaukee Brewers have already clinched a playoff spot but the St. Louis Cardinals are looking to hold onto their three-game lead in the NL Wild Card race. Although, sports betting sites believe that the Cincinnati Reds may have the opportunity to close some of that gap.

Cardinals Vs. Brewers Moneyline Odds

  • St. Louis Cardinals +170
  • Milwaukee Brewers -210

The Brewers will send Brandon Woodruff to the mound with his 2.55 ERA and 0.96 WHIP while the Cardinals will use Jake Woodford (4.30 ERA and 1.39 WHIP) to start the game. Woodruff did allow six runs in five innings the last time he faced St. Louis which could make the Cardinals a worthwhile bet on the moneyline.

The game is set to begin at 7:40 p.m. EST with coverage available on MLB.TV.