The Detroit Tigers four-game sweep in Cleveland really put a damper on the Indians chances in the American League Central. Detroit has dominated in the season series between these two and that will likely be too much for the Indians to overcome.
Looking forward to this weekend, the Tigers will be in New York to face a reeling Yankees team. After high hopes early in the season, the Yankees have lost touch in the AL East. The two hottest teams in baseball over the past couple months will get together when the Tampa Bay Rays meet the Los Angeles Dodgers in a key interleague series at Dodger Stadium this weekend.
BangtheBook wants to give baseball bettors some extra information to try to stay ahead of the books this year. This MLB betting article will be done twice a week during the baseball season to give you trends to consider before wagering your money on baseball. Let’s look at trends to consider for series’ this weekend.
-The Braves have won 13 straight games, and they’ll be at home hosting the lowly Miami Marlins this weekend. Miami is 17-47 in their last 64 road games. The Marlins are 15-38 in their last 53 meetings with the Braves.
-Something has to give when the Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals get together for a three-game series this weekend. The Phillies are 3-14 in their last 17 games overall. Washington is 4-10 in their last 14 home games and 0-4 in their last 4 games overall. Both of these teams have been a big disappointment so far this season.
-The Los Angeles Angels are 0-6 in their last 6 road games. They are 1-10 in their last 11 games against a team with a winning record. The Angels seemed to have packed it in for the year. They’ll be in Cleveland to take on the Indians this weekend. The Indians are 35-16 in their last 51 home games.
-The Chicago Cubs are just 5-16 in their last 21 games in St. Louis. The Cardinals are 65-32 in their last 97 home games. The Cubs are 1-6 in their last 7 games overall. This is a heated rivalry, but it has been pretty one-sided of late.
-The Baltimore Orioles are 7-0 in their last 7 games during game one of a series. The Orioles have been great at getting a jump on the series, and they’ll be in San Francisco to take on the struggling Giants starting Friday night. San Francisco is just 2-9 in their last 11 home games.
-Texas is 6-0 in their last 6 games as a favorite. They’ll be favored every game this weekend in Houston against the Astros, who have the worst record in all of baseball. Texas has owned the Astros over the last few years. The Rangers have a 40-18 record in their last 58 games against the Astros.
-The Pirates just keep winning baseball games. Against all odds, the Pirates have the best record in baseball. Pittsburgh is 5-0 in their last 5 games. The Pirates will in Colorado to face the Rockies this weekend. After a strong start, the Rockies have slumped through the last few months. Colorado is 0-5 in their last 5 games.
-Totals bettors might want to keep an eye on the Padres vs. Reds series this weekend. The over is 27-10-5 in the last 42 games between these two in Cincinnati.
-The Royals are 13-3 in their last 16 games overall. They are hosting the Boston Red Sox this weekend. Boston may be favored a couple times this weekend, but the Royals are 4-0 in their last 4 games as an underdog.
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