The All-Star Break is sneaking up on us, and the month of July will be here before you know it! The dog days of summer are still ahead, and that really separates the haves and the have nots, especially when teams have to go on these long, week and a half long road trips. Check out the teams that have done the best this year in the bigs on the road and which ones are turning the biggest profits for you on the MLB odds in 2013.
(Road record and amount of profit based upon a $100 bet listed in parentheses)
St. Louis Cardinals (23-11, +$1,139) - The Cardinals just flat out don't seem to give a damn what happens to them. Lost Albert Pujols? No more Tony LaRussa? No problem. They just keep finding ways to win and finding ways to put up some of the best numbers that baseball has to offer. St. Louis had every reason to go in the tank on the road this past weekend against the Reds at the Great American Ball Park. Cincinnati is one of the best home teams in baseball, and winning series in the Queen City is darn near impossible. The pitching matchups didn't seem to bode all that well either for the Cardinals. So what did they do? They went out and won two out of three. Now, they've got four road games in South Beach coming, and there's a good chance that they'll be 27-11 on the road by the end of that series.
Boston Red Sox (20-12, +$885) - Just look at what the Red Sox have done in their last two road series. They have knocked off the Yanks in two out of three games, and they went to Tropicana Field and won two of three as well. It wasn't the prettiest series in the world against Tampa Bay either, especially on Monday night when the team took a 6-0 lead, blew it late on, took an 8-6 lead in the 10th, blew it and should have lost it, and in the end, ultimately won in 14 innings. Boston has dropped at least nine runs in at least one game in six straight series, three of which have come on the road, and that's why it has the best offense in baseball at the moment and the second best road record in the game.
Arizona Diamondbacks (20-15, +$749) - Just as we thought it was really impressive to see the Cardinals go into Cincinnati and take two out of three against the Reds, we thought it was almost as impressive to see the Diamondbacks win two out of four against the Cardinals at the start of June at Busch Stadium. It wasn't even so much that that series ended in a split that was so shocking. It was the fact that it ended in a split in spite of the fact that LHP Patrick Corbin didn't pitch. Corbin still hasn't been beaten this year, and the team is now 13-0 in his starts on the season, including seven of which have come on the road, none of which the team was greater than a -125 favorite.
Baltimore Orioles (20-15, +$687) - Here come those pesky Orioles again. Last season on the road, this team put together one of the most impressive displays that you'll ever see over the course of 81 games. The O's went 46-35 in their road tests, and they turned a profit of $2,628. They're back to their old tricks once again, and they're beating up all of the same teams in the AL East that they were supposed to be losing to over and over again. Lady Luck doesn't seem to be playing that much of a role in this either like it did last year. Statistically speaking, Baltimore is no joke in 2013, and it would be a shame if the team didn't get into the playoffs.
New York Yankees (18-15, +$542) - Remember when the Damn Yankees were always favorites wherever they played games? This year, that isn't quite the case, even though they do look like one of the best teams in baseball still. Of late, the team has had some problems on the road, especially on this West Coast trip which has seen the team go just 3-3. New York is only 3-6 in its last nine on the road, and it has dropped $348. What's amazing is that in spite of that fact, this is still a team that is right there as one of the top road teams in the game.