The Major League Baseball regular season starts Monday afternoon. The boys of summer are here, and that means the warmer weather is just around the corner as well. Opening Day is an exciting day for sports fans. Fans of every team have hope this time of the year.
BangtheBook wants to give you more information to make your baseball bets winning ones this year. We will be posting this MLB trends article two times each week. Expect this article on Monday’s and Thursday’s of each week. This article will highlight trends to consider for each upcoming series.
-The St. Louis Cardinals are 29-11 in their last 40 games as a favorite. They’ll likely be favored quite a bit this year, and they are favored for game one of their series against the Reds. The Reds are actually 5-2 in their last 7 games as an underdog.
-Jon Lester is an Ace and he has pitched very well in the past year, but the Red Sox are 1-7 in his last 8 starts against the Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles are 6-1 in Chris Tillman’s last 7 starts against the Red Sox.
-David Price starts Monday for the Rays against Toronto. The Rays are an amazing 15-2 in Price’s last 17 starts against Toronto. The Blue Jays are just 14-43 in their last 57 starts at Toronto overall.
-The Miami Marlins aren’t a good team, but Jose Fernandez is an elite pitcher. Miami is a perfect 11-0 in Fernandez’s last 11 home starts. He’ll start on opening day for the Marlins against the Colorado Rockies. The under is 7-0 in the Marlins last 7 home games. The under is 8-1-2 in the last 11 meetings between these two teams.
-Felix Hernandez and Jered Weaver square off on opening night in Los Angeles. The Angels are 7-3 in the last 10 matchups when Hernandez and Weaver square off. Overall, the Angels are 11-1 in Weaver’s last 12 home starts against Seattle. The under is 5-0-3 in Weaver’s last 8 home starts against Seattle.
-The over is a perfect 6-0 in the Braves last 6 games. The Braves will be in Milwaukee for the first series of the year. Atlanta is just 1-8 in their last 9 games at Milwaukee.
-Corey Kluber will start Tuesday night for the Indians against the Oakland Athletics. The Indians are an impressive 13-3 in Kluber’s last 16 starts. On the other hand, the Indians are just 8-20 in their last 28 games at Oakland. One of those trends will have to give on Tuesday night.
-The New York Yankees have beaten up on the hapeless Houston Astros of late. They’ll start their series on Tuesday in Houston. The Yankees are 6-0 in their last 6 road games against Houston. They are 12-1 in their last 13 meetings with Houston overall.
-The Giants are 11-5 in their last 16 games against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks are 0-5 in Wade Miley’s last 5 starts against San Francisco, and he’ll start against the Giants on Tuesday night.
-The Nationals are in New York to face the Mets to start out the season. The Nationals are 30-11 in their last 41 games against the Mets. The Nationals are 19-7 in their last 26 games against an NL East foe.
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