We are one week into the Major League Baseball season. At this point in the season, there aren’t any teams with less than two wins. The Tigers are the only team with one loss, and everyone else has at least two. The Marlins are the biggest surprise of the first week, and the Red Sox are the biggest disappointment thus far. Remember, one week is a small sample size in the grand scheme of things in what is a very long season.
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 Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals meet in a series between two rivals in the NL Central. The Reds are just 17-37 in their last 54 games in St. Louis. St. Louis is 38-14 in their last 52 home games.
-The under is 16-5-2 in the last 23 meetings between Baltimore and New York played in Yankee Stadium. Hiroki Kuroda starts on Monday for the Yankees. The under is 6-0-1 in Kuroda’s last 7 starts vs. the Orioles. The Orioles are 16-36 in their last 52 games at New York.
-Minnesota has their home opener on Monday against Oakland. Kevin Correia starts that game for the Twins. Minnesota is 0-6 in their last 6 home games when Correia has been on the mound. Oakland is also 6-0 in their last 6 games against the Twins. The over is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings between these teams as well.
-Not many teams have had success at Fenway Park, but the Texas Rangers have. Texas is 11-5 in their last 16 games at Boston. The over is 7-2-2 in the last 11 games between these two teams at Fenway Park.
-Corey Kluber starts Monday for the Cleveland Indians. The Indians are a significant favorite on Monday. Cleveland is 6-0 in Kluber’s last 6 games as a home favorite. The Indians are 8-1 in his last 9 home starts overall.
-Miami has been the biggest surprise in baseball so far this year, but they’ll be tested in a big way this week. They’ll be in Washington to take on a very good Nationals team. The Marlins are only 5-16 in their last 21 games in Washington.
-The Chicago Cubs are at home against the Pirates this week. Is it a good thing for the Cubs that they’ll be at home? The Cubs are just 10-27 in their last 37 home games. Pittsburgh is 6-2 in their last 8 games against the Cubs.
-Tampa Bay will be in Kansas City for a series this week. The Rays are 0-6 in their last 6 games in Kansas City. Also, the over is 7-0-1 in the last 8 games between these two teams.
-Seattle is just 5-13 in their last 18 home games. The Mariners swept the Angels on the road to start the season. They’ll host the Angels this week. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.