It’s an unusually busy Monday this week for Major League Baseball. 14 series’ start on Monday night, while there will be one series that kicks off on Tuesday. Plenty of action out there, so there will be more options when looking for that betting value when wagering on baseball early this week. The AL East and NL East races have become very interesting in the past couple weeks. Atlanta and Washington have separated themselves from the pack in a two-team NL East race. In the AL East, there are a bunch of teams with a chance. Stay tuned.

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 this week’s series’.

-The defending champs just can’t get anything going. Boston is 1-5 in their last 6 games, and they are almost out of the picture even in the very winnable AL East. The Red Sox host the White Sox this week. The White Sox are 0-5 in their last 5 games at Fenway. Chicago is 33-69 in their last 102 road games.

-Tampa Bay is finally showing some fight, and they want to become a part of the AL East. They have a long road ahead, but there’s always a shot. The Rays are 8-1 in their last 9 games. They host Kansas City, who is 11-4 in their last 15 road games. The Royals are 8-2 in the last 10 meetings between these two.

-Toronto’s offense has completely fallen apart of late, which is why they aren’t leading the AL East anymore. The Blue Jays are now also without Edwin Encarnacion for a couple weeks. Toronto is 0-6 in their last 6 road games. They are 0-7 in their last 7 as an underdog. They’ll be dogged early and often against the Angels this week. The Angels are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings between these two. The over is 12-3 in the last 15 meetings.

-The Padres are 3-9 in their last 12 road games. The Rockies are 5-16 in their last 21 home games. Someone has to win when they get together this week! The under is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings. The Padres are 4-11 in their last 15 games at Coors Field.

-It’s a rivalry series in the Bay Area this weekend. Oakland is 9-2 in their last 11 home games vs. the San Francisco Giants. Oakland is 22-6 in their last 28 home games overall. The A’s have some impressive momentum right now with their winning streak and their big trade to shore up the pitching staff. The Giants are just 7-18 in their last 25 games.

-The Atlanta Braves are 4-0 in their last 4 road games. They are 7-0 in their last 7 vs. the NL East. They’ll be in New York to take on the Mets this week. New York is 3-8 in their last 11 games. The Braves are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings between these two.

-The Milwaukee Brewers have won six straight contests vs. the Philadelphia Phillies. The Brewers are skidding a bit of late, but they have to be glad to be going home this week. The Phillies are 3-13 in their last 16 games. They are 1-12 in their last 13 vs. a right-handed starter.

-The Minnesota Twins are 1-10 in their last 11 road games. Without Joe Mauer this Twins offense is really hurting. The Mariners are 11-4 in their last 15 overall. They are 7-2 in their last 9 home games. The Twin are 2-7 in their last 9 games at Seattle.