How much sense does this make? The Angels can’t seem to beat anyone except the Detroit Tigers. The Angels finished off their second three-game sweep of the Tigers (who happen to be the oddsmakers favorite to win the World Series) early Thursday afternoon.
This weekend’s schedule has a lot of interesting matchups. Detroit will try to bounce back against the Tampa Bay Rays in Tampa. The Giants and Rockies play an important series in Colorado this weekend. Which team can hang around in the NL West standings? Cleveland has kicked it back in and they are right there in the AL Central once again. They’ll have to take care of business on the south side of Chicago this weekend. How about the AL East battle between Toronto and Boston at Fenway Park?
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 weekend.
-The San Francisco Giants have been great at Coors Field of late. The Giants are 12-5 in their last 17 games in Denver. Overall, the Giants are 37-14 in their last 51 games against the Rockies. Can Coors Field help solve the Giants offensive problems that have been holding them back?
-The New York Yankees have owned the Baltimore Orioles over the last few years. The Yankees are 61-29 in their last 90 meetings with the Orioles. These are clearly different teams than they have been in the past, but the Yankees aren’t going to be scared to go to Camden this weekend.
-Toronto has been red hot of late, and they have been doing it against good teams. The Blue Jays are 14-3 in their last 17 games against teams with a winning record. Toronto is 8-1 in their last 9 games at Fenway Park.
-If you want to get really confused, look at the trends surrounding this weekend’s series between the Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates. Milwaukee is 9-21 in their last 30 games against a team with a winning record. At the same time, the Brewers are 61-23 in their last 84 games against Pittsburgh. Don’t put too much stock in that long-term trend.
-Can the Angels keep their recent momentum going? They absolutely have to do it this week if they are going to make a run this season. They’ll play Houston on the road this week. The Astros are still the worst team in the American League. The Angels have inexplicably lost four straight against Houston. Still, Houston is 53-113 in their last 166 games overall.
-The Reds and the Rangers should be a very good interleague series this weekend in Texas. The Reds are 0-7 in their last 7 interleague road games. The team’s ace Johnny Cueto will start in game one of the series on Friday. The Reds are 37-18 in his last 55 starts. The Rangers are 7-1 in their last 8 games, and they have had two great series’ in a row against St. Louis and the Yankees on the road.
-Totals bettors should keep an eye on the Tigers vs. Rays series this weekend. The under is 21-7-2 in the last 30 games between these two. The under is 11-1-1 in the last 13 games played between these two in Tampa Bay.
-The Angels are 2-13 in Joe Blanton’s 15 starts this year. He’ll be on the mound Saturday against the lowly Houston Astros. Can Blanton pick up a win in Houston?