The final weekend of the Major League Baseball regular season is here. The NL Central is the closest divisional race as the Pittsburgh Pirates recent hot streak as put pressure on the St. Louis Cardinals. Compared to an average year there are far less interesting races in the final weekend of the season, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make money. Be sure to check the lineups before you place your wagers this time of the year!
-The Oakland A’s are 8-18 in their last 26 games. Oakland looks like they will still get into the playoffs, but it will be via one of the Wildcard spots. Can they get home field advantage for that one game playoff? They’ll face Texas this weekend. The Rangers have surprisingly been playing great the past couple weeks. Texas is 11-1 in their last 12 games. Oakland is 8-1 in their last 9 games at Texas.
-Los Angeles has a shot at 100 wins, and they are close to locking up the best record in baseball. The Angels are 60-28 in their last 88 games overall. Seattle had a shot to get to the playoffs, but they are 0-5 in their last 5 overall, and their hopes are very small now. The over is 9-2 in the Angels last 11 road games.
-St. Louis is 17-8 in their last 25. The Cardinals are only 1-5 in their last 6 road games though. They are in Arizona to take on the Diamondbacks this weekend. Arizona is 13-38 in their last 51 games vs. a team with a winning record. The Cardinals are 5-2 in their last 7 games in Arizona.
-The Padres are 6-1 in their last 7 games. The Giants are 10-2 in their last 12 home games. These two meet in a four-game set this weekend. San Francisco is trying to get home field advantage for their Wildcard game against the Pirates. The Padres are 8-20 in their last 28 games at San Francisco.
-Kansas City is fighting for positioning with Oakland, and the Royals still have an outside shot at the AL Central. The Royals are 18-8 in their last 26 road games. The White Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 home games. The Royals are 19-7 in their last 26 in Chicago. The under is 12-5 in the last 17 meetings between these two in Chicago.
-It should be a great pitching matchup between the Rays and Indians Friday night. Chris Archer takes the mound against Corey Kluber. The Rays are 8-0 in Archer’s last 8 road starts. The Indians are 20-6 in Kluber’s last 26 home starts. Those who love great pitching should watch this one.
-The Yankees and Red Sox will meet this weekend in Boston. Neither team is in the playoff hunt, so this series will be for pride only. The Red Sox are 7-19 in their last 26 home games. Boston is 8-25 in their last 33 home games vs. a team with a winning record.