The weather has screwed up the Major League Baseball schedule in a big way this week. Thursday’s schedule is full of doubleheaders, especially on the east coast. It’s a good reminder that one of the factors you should look at when betting on baseball is the weather. Find a reliable site to track the weather forecast for game day and make that part of your homework.
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’.
-Milwaukee and Cincinnati begin their series on Thursday night. Milwaukee is 14-3 in their last 17 games as an underdog. The Brewers are 8-1 in their last 9 as a road underdog. Remember, this Brewers lineup isn’t the same without Ryan Braun and Jean Segura. Be careful with Milwaukee right now. Also, the Brewers are 10-26 in their last 36 games in Cincinnati.
-The Chicago White Sox have been pretty competitive so far this year. Chicago will be in Cleveland this weekend, and the Indians are 6-0 in their last 6 home games against the White Sox. John Danks pitches Friday for the White Sox, and the White Sox are 3-19 in his last 22 Friday starts. Chicago is 20-51 in their last 71 road games.
-The Arizona Diamondbacks haven’t been good against anyone so far this year. They’ll try their luck against San Diego this weekend, but the Diamondbacks are just 1-7 in their last 8 games at San Diego. Andrew Cashner starts Friday for the Padres, and the Padres are 4-0 in his last 4 starts against Arizona.
-The Tigers are the top team in the AL Central, but Detroit has had trouble winning in Kansas City. The Royals are 5-2 in their last 7 home games against the Tigers. Kansas City is 19-7 in their last 26 home games overall. The under is 20-7-1 in the last 28 meetings between these two teams in Kansas City.
-San Francisco meets Atlanta at Turner Field this weekend. The Giants are 4-0 in their last 4 following a day off, and they are off Thursday. On the other hand, the Braves are 76-31 in their last 107 home games. The over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings between these teams.
-Texas and the Los Angeles Angels start a three-game series on Friday. The Rangers were swept by the Oakland A’s at home, and they have lost four straight overall. The over is 10-2-1 in the Rangers last 13 games. Texas is 20-7 in their last 27 games against Los Angeles. They are 8-3 in their last 11 road games against the Angels.
-Tampa Bay will be at Yankee Stadium this weekend against New York. The Rays are 10-4 in their last 14 games against the Yankees. That includes a nice 6-1 record in their last 7 games at Yankee Stadium. The Rays are just 1-7 in their last 8 road games in 2014 though. The Yankees are 210-101 in their last 311 home games against a left-handed starter.
-St. Louis will be at Wrigley Field against their rivals this weekend. The Cubs have won only one of the last eight games between these two teams. Travis Wood starts against Adam Wainwright on Friday. The Cubs are 8-22 in Wood’s last 30 home starts (despite him pitching well during that period). The Cardinals are 9-2 in Wainwright’s last 11 starts at Wrigley.