MLB Trends for Series Starting 8/16

The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox will meet in a three-game series this weekend at Fenway Park. That is the headliner of the weekend series’ in Major League Baseball this weekend. The Diamondbacks go to Pittsburgh to take on the Pirates in a series with plenty of playoff implications. Cleveland visits Oakland in another series that will have a lot of playoff ramifications.

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 Washington Nationals have been playing better of late, but they are 3-14 in their last 17 matchups with the Atlanta Braves. The Braves are 52-19 in their last 71 home games, and they will be the home team in this weekend’s series.

-The Seattle Mariners have a long history of struggling in Arlington, Texas. Seattle is 30-68 in their last 98 games in Texas against the Rangers. The Rangers are 14-2 in their last 16 games overall.

-The Tampa Bay Rays recently went through a six-game losing streak, but they are back at home against a team with a losing record (Toronto). Tampa Bay is 15-4 in their last 19 home games overall. They are 53-21 in their last 74 home games against a team with a losing record.

-The Chicago White Sox have been awful against everybody of late. They are 20-47 in their last 67 road games. They are 22-49 in their last 51 overall. The White Sox are 8-23 in their last 31 games against a team with a losing record. They’ll be in Minnesota against the Twins this weekend. Minnesota is 6-1 in their last 7 meetings with the White Sox.

-Totals bettors should keep an eye on the Reds and Brewers series this weekend in Milwaukee. The under is 19-6-3 in the last 28 meetings between these teams. The under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings between these teams in Milwaukee.

-The Dodgers are 41-10 in their last 51 games overall. We are watching history right now with the Los Angeles Dodgers. They are 8-0 in their last 8 games against a left-handed starter. The Dodgers are 4-0 in their last 4 games against Philadelphia. They’ll be in Philadelphia on Friday, and Cliff Lee will be on the mound for the Philies. Zack Greinke will start the series opener for the Dodgers.

-The Astros are 0-5 in Brad Peacock’s last 5 starts. The Angels are 0-6 in Jerome Williams’ last 6 starts. Something has to give when they start against each other on Friday night. The Astros are 4-0 in their last 4 games in Los Angeles against the Angels.

-The under is 34-16-1 in the last 51 meetings between the Indians and the Athletics. The under is 7-2 in their last 9 meetings in Oakland.

-Baltimore is 5-0 in their last 5 Friday games. They are 6-1 in their last 7 home games following a road trip of seven days or more. They’ll be back home Friday night to host the Rockies following a long road trip.

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