The San Francisco Giants are now 42-21 on the season. This is a team that very few people had their eyes on coming into the season, but they are playing with a ton of confidence right now. This organization is really top notch and they are back to the basics this year. On the other side, Tampa Bay is 24-40 on the year. The Rays have built a great reputation for winning, but the wheels have fallen off this season. We are now just a little over one third of the way done with the MLB season.

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 Dodgers will be in Cincinnati this week. Both of these teams have underperformed so far this season. The under has been the way to make money when these two get together in the past. The under is 11-3-1 in the last 15 meetings between these teams. The Dodgers are 0-4 in their last 4 games following a win.

-The Braves are only 1-9 in their last 10 road games vs. a team with a losing record. They’ll be in Coors Field to take on the reeling Rockies this week. Colorado has lost nine of its last ten games. The Braves are 20-6 in the last 26 meetings between these two teams.

-Detroit is in a surprising slump. I’m still very high on this team, but they aren’t playing well right now. The Tigers are 3-7 in their last 10 road games. They are 47-27 in their last 74 games against the White Sox though, and they have won four straight on the south side of Chicago.

-Oakland is 7-2 in their last 9 games. The A’s are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. the Los Angeles Angels. The over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings between these teams. Los Angeles has won four straight home games, and they will host this series.

-The Cleveland Indians are 8-1 in their last 9 games, and they are back above .500. Cleveland will be in Kansas City this week. The Royals are sitting one game under the .500 mark. This series starts on Tuesday night. The over 42-20-4 in the last 66 meetings between these teams.

-Milwaukee continues to surprise atop the NL Central. The Brewers are in New York to face the Mets this week. The Mets have lost six games in a row. Milwaukee is 6-1 in their last 7 following a day off. They are off on Monday before starting the series on Tuesday. The Brewers are 10-2 in their last 12 games in New York.

-The Cubs and Pirates get together in Pittsburgh this week. The Cubs have won five of their last six games, but they are just 2-8 in their last 10 games at Pittsburgh. The under is 16-4-2 in the last 22 meetings between these teams.

-Toronto lost a couple straight to St. Louis this past weekend, but they have to be glad to see Minnesota coming to town this week. The Blue Jays are 21-7 in their last 28 home games vs. the Twins. Toronto is 20-6 in their last 26 games overall. Minnesota is 41-84 in their last 125 games vs. the AL East.