Ever doubt how good the oddsmakers are at their job? As of June 23, the total has gone over in 534 games and has finished in 534 games. You don’t get any more even than that. That’s just a quick reminder that you’ll have to do your homework in order to beat the books. It’s not easy! Lots of interleague action on the schedule this week. The Athletics will take the best record in baseball into New York to take on the Mets. Clayton Kershaw starts Tuesday for the first time since his magnificent no-hitter last week against Colorado.
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 weekend’s series’.
-The Cincinnati Reds have made their way back to the .500 mark. The Reds will try to cross above .500 at Wrigley Field this week. If the Reds are going to be on the road, you have to figure Wrigley Field would be where they’d want to go. Cincinnati is 21-6 in their last 27 games at Wrigley Field. They are 50-20 in their last 70 meetings overall with the Cubs.
-Milwaukee has the best record in the National League. They’ll host a Washington Nationals team that is starting to play some high quality baseball of late. The Nationals are 4-1 in their last 5 games in Milwaukee. The over is 13-5-1 in the last 19 games between these teams in Milwaukee.
-Colorado is in the middle of a nasty slump right now. The Rockies are 3-11 in their last 14 home games. Injuries to Carlos Gonzalez, Nolan Arenado, and Michael Cuddyer have crushed this team. The Cardinals are 10-4 in their last 14 games overall. St. Louis is 17-7 in their last 24 games against the Rockies.
-The Boston Red Sox just can’t seem to consistently win. Boston has been up and down all season long. They look to get on track in Seattle this week. The Mariners just swept Kansas City on the road. Boston is 6-0 in their last 6 games against Seattle. The over is 6-0-1 in the last 7 meetings between these teams.
-The Minnesota Twins just swept a four-game series against the Chicago White Sox. They have lost five games in a row on the road though. They’ll be in Los Angeles to take on the Angels this week. The Angels are 21-8 in their last 29 home games. The Angels are 35-17 in their last 52 following an off day. They are off Monday before starting this series Tuesday.
-The Miami Marlins are just 7-23 in their last 30 games at Philadelphia. The Marlins have been great at home this year, but they are still having road issues. Miami is now 38-84 in their last 122 road games.
-Toronto has come back down to earth in the last couple weeks. The offense that was so hot has let this team down pretty often recently. They need to get it back together quickly or they will lose the AL East lead. The Yankees are in town this week, and the Yankees are 36-15 in their last 51 games against the Blue Jays.
-The White Sox are 0-4 in their last 4 games, and they are 29-66 in their last 95 road games. They will be in Baltimore for a series against the Orioles this week. Baltimore is 4-1 in their lats 5 home games vs. the White Sox. The under is 23-9-1 in the last 33 meetings between these teams.