Who would have thought that through the first two weeks of the season the Milwaukee Brewers would have the best record in baseball? Ryan Braun’s back, and the entire team is responding in a big way. The Dodgers are playing good baseball and their 9-4 record is good for second best in baseball at this point. Arizona’s 4-11 mark is easily the worst in baseball through the first couple weeks.
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 Braves are coming off a series sweep over the Washington Nationals. They’ll be in Philadelphia for a series this week. The Phillies are just 3-7 in their last 10 home games. The over is 8-1 in the Phillies last 9 home games. The over is 4-0-1 in the Braves last 5 games overall.
-The long-term trends don’t like the Seattle Mariners chances in Texas this week. The Mariners are 32-69 in their last 101 games in Texas. Seattle is just 1-7 in their last 8 Monday games. They are 7-1 in their last 8 following a loss. Texas is 11-1 in their last 12 games as a home favorite. The Rangers are 49-20 in their last 69 vs. the AL West.
-Can the Diamondbacks get it going with the Mets in town this week? Arizona is 0-5 in their last 5 home games. The Mets are 4-0 in their last 4 games following a loss. The over is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.
-Miami is 7-0 in their last 7 games as a home underdog. They will be a home underdog several times this week as the Washington Nationals pay a visit to Florida. Washington is 19-7 in their last 26 games against the Marlins. Washington just swept the series at home against Miami last week.
-St. Louis has had their way with the Brewers of late. Will they still be able to knock off this Brewers team with a bunch of newfound confidence in 2014? The Cardinals are 15-5 in their last 20 games against the Brewers. They are 8-2 in their last 10 game at Milwaukee. The over is 20-7-1 in the last 28 meetings between these two in Milwaukee.
-The Dodgers and Giants renew their rivalry on Tuesday night in San Francisco. Tim Lincecum takes the hill Tuesday. While he hasn’t been very good of late, the Giants are 8-2 in his last 10 home starts against the Dodgers. Los Angeles is just 3-7 in their last 10 games at San Francisco overall.
-Cleveland will be in Detroit for an important series with the Tigers this week. Cleveland had a great year in 2013, but the one team they couldn’t beat was the Tigers. In fact, Cleveland is just 15-38 in their last 53 games in Detroit. The Tigers are 57-27 in their last 84 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
-Toronto will be in Minnesota this week, and that should make the Blue Jays feel right at home. Toronto is 38-13 in their last 51 games against the Twins overall. In Minnesota, the Blue Jays are 20-7 in their last 27 meetings vs. the Twins.