After the first month and a half of action, there are plenty of notable surprises and disappointments. Milwaukee is a huge surprise and they are five games ahead in the National League Central. The Miami Marlins are 20-18 and in second place in the NL East. The Colorado Rockies are 23-17 and second in the NL West. On the other side, the Tampa Bay Rays are a big disappointment at 16-22. St. Louis is just 19-19 despite having an absolutely loaded roster. Lots can change since the season is so long, so it will be interesting to see where this stands in another month or so.
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’.
-Arizona has actually been pretty good away from home so far this year, but the Diamondbacks are a miserable 3-15 at home. Arizona hosts the Washington Nationals starting Monday night. Washington is 46-17 in their last 63 as a road favorite. Arizona is 1-10 in their last 11 games as a home underdog. The Nationals are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings between these teams.
-The Boston Red Sox have nudged their way above .500, and they can’t be too unhappy about heading to Minnesota for a three-game series starting Tuesday. Boston is 6-0 in their last 6 games at Minnesota. The Twins are 19-40 in their last 59 home games.
-Detroit goes to Baltimore this week for a weekday series. The Tigers are 5-0 in their last 5 road games. The Orioles are 5-1 in their last 6 games overall. The over is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings at Baltimore between these two teams.
-Atlanta and San Francisco meet in a series between two of the top teams in the National League. The Braves are 0-4 in their last 4 road games. Atlanta is also just 2-7 in their last 9 meetings with the Giants. San Francisco swept Atlanta at Turner Field earlier this month. The Giants are 13-4 in their last 17. They are 7-0 in their last 7 games vs. a left-handed starter.
-The Marlins have been a nice surprise, but they have been awful on the road. Miami is just 15-40 in their last 55 road games. They are in Dodger Stadium this week to take on the Dodgers. Los Angeles is 5-2 in their last 7 home games vs. the Marlins. The over is 34-14-5 in the last 53 meetings between these two teams.
-The Chicago White Sox are 15-39 in their last 54 games at Oakland. Oakland is 48-19 in their last 67 home games vs. a team with a losing road record. Don’t be surprised if that is a one-sided series.
-Pittsburgh is a brutal 11-49 in their last 60 games at Milwaukee. They’ll try to end their massive long-term slump against the Brewers this week. Marco Estrada starts Tuesday for Milwaukee, and the Brewers are 6-0 in his last 6 starts against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
-Cleveland is 4-0 in their last 4 games following a day off. The Indians start a new series Tuesday in Toronto. Toronto is just 3-7 in their last 10 home games. The Blue Jays have cooled off after a quick start. The under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings between these two.