It’s Patriot’s Day in Boston on Monday, so the Red Sox will play at 11:05 am EST Monday, but that will be the final game of their current series. The new series’ get underway Monday night, and there are some intriguing matchups for this week. Cincinnati and Pittsburgh meet in a battle of two teams who are underachieving in the NL Central. The Angels will be in Washington for an interleague series with the Nationals. The Yankees and Red Sox renew their rivalry this week as well.
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’.
-Kansas City and Cleveland meet in an AL Central battle starting Monday night. Kansas City is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between these two, but they are just 2-6 in their last 8 games at Cleveland. The over is 40-18-4 in the last 62 meetings between these two teams.
-Chicago is in Detroit for a series with the Tigers. The White Sox are 17-49 in their last 66 road games. John Danks will start for them on Monday. The White Sox are 2-12 in Danks’ last 14 road starts. The White Sox are 0-5 in Danks’ last 5 starts at Detroit. Chicago is 6-24 overall in their last 30 games in Detroit.
-The Pirates host the Reds starting Monday night. Francisco Liriano starts for the Pirates on Monday night. Liriano has been great against almost everyone, but he has struggled against the Reds of late. The Pirates are just 1-5 in his last 6 starts against the Reds.
-San Diego will be in Milwaukee for a series this week. Andrew Cashner starts for the Brewers on Monday night. Cashner is quietly becoming one of the more dominant pitchers in the majors. The under is 10-1 in Cashner’s last 11 starts. The under is 13-3 in the Brewers last 16 home games.
-San Francisco and Colorado will meet in Colorado for a three-game series this week. The under is 6-0-1 in the last 7 meetings between these two in Colorado. The under is 5-0 in the Giants last 5 games overall. Colorado is 6-0 in their last 6 home games against a right-handed starting pitcher.
-Philadelphia used to be the top dog in the NL East, but the Phillies are way down right now. Cliff Lee starts in their series opener in Los Angeles on Monday, but the Phillies are 0-4 in Lee’s last 4 starts against the Dodgers. The Dodgers are 53-25 in their last 78 games as a favorite.
-Yu Darvish starts Monday night for the Rangers against the Athletics in Oakland. Darvish is an elite pitcher, but the Rangers are 0-6 in his last 6 starts against Oakland. The under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings between these teams.
-St. Louis will be in New York to take on the Mets. The Mets are a dreadful 3-15 in their last 18 games against a left-handed starter. The Mets are also just 6-25 in their last 31 home games against a team with a winning road record.