Milwaukee still has the best record in baseball, but it looks like the Brewers are in for a bit of a test over the next few days. Jean Segura and Ryan Braun are both injured, and the Brewers are headed to St. Louis to play a very good Cardinals team. The Diamondbacks are already to 20 losses. They are a miserable 2-13 so far this year at home. There are a bunch of teams sitting close to the .500 mark, and at least so far there is quite a bit of parity in Major League Baseball.
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’.
-Yu Darvish will start the series opener for the Rangers against the Oakland Athletics on Monday night. The Rangers are just 1-6 in his last 7 starts vs. Oakland. They are 0-4 in his last 4 home starts against the A’s. Oakland is 18-8 in their last 26 road games. This should be an interesting series between two AL West heavyweights.
-Cincinnati is coming off a 0-3 trip to Atlanta, so the Reds have to be glad to see the Chicago Cubs coming to town. The Reds are 49-19 in their last 68 games against the Cubs. Chicago is 7-19 in their last 26 road games.
-Milwaukee has done a ton of damage as an underdog so far this year. The Brewers are 6-0 in their last 6 games as a road underdog. They are 10-1 in their last 11 games as an underdog. Those are some very impressive numbers. On the other hand, the Brewers are 16-35 in their last 51 games against St. Louis. Keep a close eye on this important series.
-The San Diego Padres are just 7-19 in their last 26 games at San Francisco. The Giants are 12-2 in their last 14 home games vs. a right handed starting pitcher. San Diego has had a particularly tough time winning in San Francisco against Madison Bumgarner. The Giants are 7-0 in Bumgarner’s last 7 home starts vs. the Padres.
-The Indians are in Los Angeles to take on the Angels this week. Cleveland is 0-4 in their last 4 road games, but they are 53-20 in their last 73 against a team with a losing record. The most notable trend in this series is the under, which is 39-17-1 in the last 57 meetings.
-The New York Mets start a series in Philadelphia on Tuesday. The Mets are 4-0 in their last 4 games in Philly. The over is 40-14-2 in the last 56 games between these two teams. Philadelphia is just 4-9 in their last 13 home games.
-Atlanta has completely dominated Miami in the past few years. The Braves are 40-15 in their last 55 meetings overall with Miami, and they are 22-6 in their last 28 games at Miami. The Marlins are 8-0 in their last 8 home games vs. a lefty though, and Jose Fernandez will start game one of this series on Tuesday.
-The White Sox have been good at home so far this year, but they are just 20-45 in their last 65 games against the Detroit Tigers. Chicago is 8-26 in their last 34 games against a team with a winning record.