MLB Best Bets: Baseball Picks, Predictions to Consider on DraftKings Sportsbook for October 15 – DraftKings Nation
Thursday features a two-game MLB slate. The action gets underway with the Tampa Bay Rays vs. the Houston Astros at 5:07 p.m. ET and concludes with the Atlanta Braves vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers at 8:08 p.m. ET.
Both teams that were trailing in the series managed to win on Wednesday, which sets up some big games today. The Astros will look to stave off elimination for the second straight day, while the Dodgers will look to even their series at 2-2.
Let’s dive into two of my favorite baseball bets on DraftKings Sportsbook for Thursday’s slate.
Atlanta Braves vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers’ offense exploded for 15 runs last night, including 11 in the first inning. They were able to knock Kyle Wright out of the game after just 2/3 of an inning, which goes to show just how potent this offense can be in the right matchups. They finished the year first in wRC+ vs. right-handed pitchers in particular.
They’ll be facing another mediocre right-hander today in Bryse Wilson. He has been unable to find success at the MLB level, posting a 5.91 ERA and 5.56 FIP over 42 2/3 innings the past three seasons. That includes a 5.28 FIP over 15 2/3 inning in 2020.
Meanwhile, the Dodgers will send Clayton Kershaw