Giants vs. Cardinals money line play, Brewers vs. Twins run total: Best Bets for June 13

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Andrew Knizner, right, tags out San Francisco Giants' David Villar at home during the fifth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Thursday, April 27, 2023. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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

Here are our best bets for Tuesday, June 13:


The play: MLB, Giants (money line) over Cardinals

The odds: -104

The book: FanDuel Sportsbook

Time/TV: 7:45 p.m. (MLB Extra Innings)

Our take: The Giants have been playing well lately having won five of their last seven games, so it comes as a surprise that they’re underdogs tonight against the struggling Cardinals.

The Cardinals have lost three games in a row and don’t appear to be turning things around anytime soon with closer Ryan Helsley now on the injured list, and they were shut out by the Giants earlier this season when facing Alex Cobb.

Cobb is set to get the start for the Giants tonight, and they should be able to prevail even if he isn’t quite as dominant since Cardinals starting pitcher Jack Flaherty has been walking a tightrope.


The play: MLB, Brewers at Twins UNDER 7.5 runs

The odds: -115

The book: FanDuel Sportsbook

Time/TV: 7:40 p.m. (MLB Extra Innings)

Our take: Brewers ace starting pitcher Corbin Burnes got off to a slow start in 2023, but he’s picked up the pace as of late and has been pitching like the ace we expected him to be before the season.

Both the Brewers and Twins lineups have been struggling to score runs recently, so Burnes should have no trouble keeping up his current momentum, and Twins starter Pablo Lopez has been solid enough to keep this contest low-scoring.

While 7.5 is a low run total, we’ll follow the trends and take the under since both the Twins and Brewers bullpens are also solid.


Monday’s best bets

NBA Finals, Miami Heat (+9) over Denver Nuggets (WON)

MLB, Angels at Rangers OVER 9.5 runs (WON)

Monday’s record: 2-0

Total for the week: 2-0

Total for June: 10-14

Total for 2023: 131-147

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, $100 would bring in $140 (or $10 to win $14).


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