A couple of this weekend’s series will start on Thursday night, but 13 of the 15 series will start on Friday the 13th. A couple of the National League preseason favorites will meet when Washington takes on St. Louis. The Angels and Braves meet in an intriguing interleague series in Atlanta. The Yankees will be in Oakland to take on the Athletics. Plenty of good matchups for the upcoming weekend.
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’.
-Toronto is 11-1 in their last 12 road games. The Blue Jays offense cooled off in a big way on their recent homestand though. The under is 5-0-1 in their last 6 games. The Orioles are 7-1 in their last 8 against an AL East foe, and the Orioles will be looking to gain ground on the Blue Jays in the AL East standings.
-Kansas City and Chicago are right with each other in the AL Central standings, and they’ll meet on the south side of Chicago this weekend. The Royals have had tons of success in recent meetings between these two. Kansas City is 7-1 in their last 8 games at Chicago. The under is also 21-8 in the last 29 meetings.
-The Yankees have been up and down this year, but they can’t be looking forward to going to Oakland. New York is 0-7 in their last 7 games in Oakland. Oakland is 4-0 in their last 4 games following a day off. The A’s are off Thursday before this series starts on Friday.
-Seattle is 7-0 in Felix Hernandez’s last 7 starts. King Felix starts for them Friday night against the Texas Rangers. Interestingly, the Mariners are 0-4 in Hernandez’s last 4 starts against Texas. Which trend will give way on Friday?
-Colorado is 27-57 in their last 84 road games. After a hot start to the season, the Rockies are in freefall of late. They’ll be in San Francisco for a three-game series this weekend. The Rockies are just 16-36 in their last 52 games at San Francisco.
-Washington is starting to heat up now that they are getting healthy. They are 4-0 in their last 4 road games. They are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record. St. Louis has had their number though. The Cardinals are 9-2 in the last 11 meetings between these two teams.
-The Indians are 8-20 in their last 28 games at Fenway Park. Cleveland will start a series Friday against the Red Sox. Justin Masterson will pitch for the Tribe in that one against his former team. The Red Sox are 2-7 in their last 9, and they have been the streakiest team in baseball thus far in 2014.
-Minnesota takes on Detroit this weekend in Detroit. The Tigers are just 2-8 in their last 10 overall, and 2-6 in their last 8. Minnesota is 3-9 in their last 12 following a day off and they are off on Thursday. The under is 18-7-3 in the last 28 meetings between these teams.