The Milwaukee Brewers swept the Boston Red Sox in Fenway and have been winning at Philadelphia as well. The Brewers were clearly underrated to start the season. It’s amazing what having Ryan Braun back in the lineup does for this team. The San Francisco Giants offense has been much better than anyone expected thus far as well. Cincinnati and Arizona have been big disappointments through the first week and a half.
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’.
-Boston and New York renew their rivalry at Yankee Stadium this weekend. It’s a four-game series between the AL East rivals. Expect a little extra bad blood between these two since Jacoby Ellsbury changed jerseys in the offseason. Boston is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings between these two. The over is 6-2 in the last 8 games between these teams.
-The Cleveland Indians thoroughly dominated the Chicago White Sox last year. Cleveland is 11-1 in their last 12 games at Chicago. They start a four-game series with the White Sox on Thursday night on the south side of the windy city. Chris Sale is the clear ace of the staff for the White Sox. Sale starts Friday for Chicago, but the White Sox are 0-4 in his last 4 starts against the Indians as well.
-Washington and Atlanta meet in a battle of the top two teams in the NL East this weekend. Washington leads the division right now, but it has been the Braves who have dominated this series of late. Atlanta is 19-7 in their last 26 games against the Nationals.
-Pittsburgh will try to cool down the Brewers in Milwaukee this weekend. The Pirates are obviously much better than they were in previous years, but their 11-46 record in their last 57 games at Milwaukee doesn’t give bettors much of a reason to back Pittsburgh in this series.
-The Cubs and Cardinals still have a heated rivalry, but it’s been awfully one-sided of late. St. Louis is 5-0 in their last 5 games against the Cubs. They are 20-7 in their last 27 home games vs. the Cubs. The Cardinals host a three-game series between these two this weekend.
-Something has to give on Friday night when the Rockies meet the Giants in San Francisco. Jorge De La Rosa pitches for the Rockies here. Madison Bumgarner pitches for the Giants. The Rockies are 12-4 in De La Rosa’s last 16 starts against the Giants. The Giants are 8-2 in Bumgarner’s last 10 starts vs. the Rockies. The under is 6-1-2 in the last 9 meetings between these two teams.
-Houston and Texas meet an intra-state battle this weekend. To say Texas has dominated this series of late is an understatement. Texas is 42-11 in the last 53 games between these two.
-Tampa Bay is 0-5 in their last 5 interleague games. They are also 1-8 in their last 9 vs. the Cincinnati Reds, who they will face in a three-game series in Cincinnati this weekend.
-Oakland and Seattle meet in the Pacific Northwest this weekend. The over is a perfect 6-0 in the last 6 meetings in Seattle between these two AL West foes.