Are the New York Yankees going to get back into the AL Wild Card race? It seems the game in Boston where ARod was hit by Ryan Dempster has really propelled this team forward. The Yankees haven’t lost since then, and they will be in Tampa Bay for a key series this weekend.

Oakland is chasing the Texas Rangers and the Baltimore Orioles are trying to fight for the AL Wild card. Those two teams will square off against each other this weekend in Baltimore. Boston matches up against the Los Angeles Dodgers in a possible World Series preview in southern California this weekend.

BangtheBook wants to give baseball bettors some extra information to try to stay ahead of the books this year. This MLB betting article will be done twice a week during the baseball season to give you trends to consider before wagering your money on baseball. Let’s look at trends to consider for series’ this week.

-The Milwaukee Brewers are 8-25 in their last 33 games against the Reds in Cincinnati. The Reds will host the Brewers this weekend. The Brewers are 2-8 in Yovani Gallardo’s last 10 starts in Cincinnati, and he will start the season opener for the Brewers on Friday night.

-The Cleveland Indians keep hanging around in the AL Central. They swept the lowly Los Angeles Angels earlier this week, and they’ll be at home this weekend against the Minnesota Twins. Cleveland 7-0 in their last 7 games as a favorite of -151 to -200. They’ll likely be a large favorite in each of the games in this series.

-The Atlanta Braves haven’t been underdogs very often lately, but that will change this weekend in St. Louis. The Braves are 6-0 in their last 6 games as an underdog. The Braves are also 5-1 in their last 6 games against the Cardinals.

-The New York Yankees have been hot lately, but they are just 5-14 in their last 19 games at Tampa Bay. The Rays are 20-7 in their last 27 home games. The under is also 20-6-2 in the Rays last 28 home games.

-Something has to give in the Toronto vs. Houston series this weekend. Toronto is 4-9 in their last 13 as a favorite. They are 0-6 in their last 6 as a road favorite of -110 to -150. Houston is 13-39 in their last 52 games. They are 14-44 in Jordan Lyles’ last 58 starts. He starts Friday for Houston.

-The Diamondbacks are 2-11 in their last 13 games in Philadelphia. At the same time, the Phillies are 7-22 in their last 29 games, and it seems as if they have given up on the season.

-Texas will carry an eight game road winning streak into the south side of Chicago this weekend. The Rangers are 18-4 in their last 22 games overall. The Rangers are 0-5 in their last 5 in Chicago, but the White Sox have been very bad over the last couple months.

-Oakland is 1-8 in their last 9 games as an underdog. On the other hand, the Athletics are an impressive 37-18 in their last 55 games at Baltimore.

-The Dodgers are an amazing 45-10 in their last 55 games overall. Boston is 108-47 in their last 55 interleague games. Boston has won four straight games against the Dodgers. This is the series to watch this weekend!