Max Scherzer will try to pull the New York Mets out of their funk when they face the NL East-rival Atlanta Braves as part of a 15-game Wednesday MLB schedule. The Mets were swept by the Blue Jays over the weekend, then lost to the Braves 6-4 in Tuesday night's series opener in Atlanta. Scherzer, a three-time Cy Young Award winner, is 5-2 with a 3.48 ERA. He is scheduled to face off against Atlanta veteran Charlie Morton (5-6, 3.62). There are 14 other games on the MLB Wednesday schedule, which also features the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays hosting the Minnesota Twins, who lead the AL Central. Tampa Bay won the opener 7-0 on Tuesday.
First pitch in Mets vs. Braves at Truist Park is set for 7:20 p.m. ET. Atlanta is the -125 favorite (risk $125 to win $100) in Caesars Sportsbook's latest MLB odds, with New York priced at +105. The over/under for total runs scored is set at 9.5. With several other intriguing matchups on the Wednesday MLB schedule, there are many possibilities for wagers. Before making any MLB picks or parlays, be sure to check out the MLB predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.
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After simulating every game on Wednesday 10,000 times, the model is picking the Rays to win at -130 at home against the Twins (6:40 p.m. ET). The Rays offense was dominant again Tuesday, with Luke Raley leading the way this time. The outfielder hit his first career triple and his 11th home run of the season in the rout. Raley is one of an astonishing 11 Tampa Bay players with at least seven home runs. That offense could have a huge night Wednesday against expected Minnesota starter Pablo Lopez (3-3, 4.54 ERA).
Lopez has allowed 10 runs on 13 hits in 11.1 innings over his past two starts. The Rays will go with an "opener," tapping veteran Shawn Armstrong for the start. The journeyman didn't allow a hit and struck out three in two innings Sunday against Boston in his return from the IL. The Twins lead the AL Central but have the same record as the Red Sox, who are last in the AL East. That tough division means the Rays can't let up, and they are 27-6 at home this season. See who else to back here.
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The model also locked in two other best bets for Wednesday, including a confident play on the Mets vs. Braves showdown. You can only see the model's MLB parlay picks and best bets at SportsLine.
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