No one has quite hit 20 wins just yet (Boston is only one away), but the Houston Astros and the Miami Marlins have both hit the 20 loss mark. These two should be doing a lot of losing all year long.
This weekend’s slate of games has some good series matchups. Boston and Texas meet in a battle of two of the best teams in baseball so far this year. The San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers meet in what is always a very spirited rivalry. St. Louis and Milwaukee meet in a key NL Central series.
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 Los Angeles Angels have been a huge disappointment again so far this season. Maybe they can get it going with the Baltimore Orioles coming to town? The Angels are 6-0 in their last 6 against the AL East. Baltimore is 2-8 in their last 10 games at Los Angeles.
-Cincinnati is 2-10 in their last 12 road games this year, so they have to be glad they are going to Wrigley Field for a series with the Cubs this weekend. The Reds are 6-0 in their last 6 games at Wrigley Field.
-Tampa Bay is 7-0 in Matt Moore’s last 7 starts. Moore is looking more and more like the team’s future Ace (David Price might have to settle for number two). Moore will start Friday night for the Rays against Colorado at Coors Field. Can Moore figure out how to get outs in the thin air of Coors Field?
-Jeremy Guthrie has quietly become a huge moneymaker for bettors of late. The Kansas City Royals are 14-2 in Guthrie’s last 16 starts. The Royals are 9-0 in his last 9 home starts. When you consider that the team has often been an underdog in those games that trend is even more impressive. Guthrie starts for the Royals on Friday night against the White Sox.