MLB: Baseball Weekend Top Betting Trends

MLB: Baseball Weekend Top Betting Trends

As baseball heads into mid-June, several great series' will be on tap for the weekend. A few of them will involve pairs of teams that were .500 or better at the outset of the weekend.


2008-06-06

As baseball heads into mid-June, several great series' will be on tap for the weekend. A few of them will involve pairs of teams that were .500 or better at the outset of the weekend. In fact, interestingly, 18 of the baseball's 30 clubs have won at least half of their games at this point, while only 12 were struggling below the median line. Keep an eye on that as the season wears on as it could make for some very exciting pennant chases. Here is a quick look at some of the top action on tap for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, along with the trends that could affect where your money goes.

Anyway, back to the action this weekend, in the American League, two newcomers to the pennant race will get it on in Texas as the Rangers host the Rays. Both teams had fabulous months in May and were producing nearly 20 units of profit for bettors. Tampa Bay was leading its division on June 1st for the first time ever, but was turned back by the defending champion Red Sox in this week and now stands in second . In the National league, the key series showcases the East, as Atlanta welcomes division leading Philadelphia to town. It will be the first time the Phillies visit the Braves this season. Keep an eye on the performance of Braves slugger Chipper Jones as he continues his chase at the .400 batting mark well into June.

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ARIZONA at PITTSBURGH
PITTSBURGH is 14-9 (+8.0 Units) against the money line vs. teams outscoring opp by 0.5 or more runs/game on the season this season.
The average score was PITTSBURGH 5.0, OPPONENT 4.5 - (Rating = 1*)

CINCINNATI at FLORIDA
CINCINNATI is 7-22 (-13.6 Units) against the money line in road games vs. NL teams scoring 4.8 or more runs/game on the season over the last 2 seasons.
The average score was CINCINNATI 3.8, OPPONENT 5.7 - (Rating = 1*)

PHILADELPHIA at ATLANTA
PHILADELPHIA is 30-17 (+16.9 Units) against the money line in road games vs. a good bullpen whose WHIP is 1.350 or better over the last 2 seasons.
The average score was PHILADELPHIA 5.3, OPPONENT 4.0 - (Rating = 2*)

SAN FRANCISCO at WASHINGTON
SAN FRANCISCO is 9-24 (-13.2 Units) against the money line in road games vs. an NL team with a team batting average of .255 or worse over the last 2 seasons.
The average score was SAN FRANCISCO 3.4, OPPONENT 4.6 - (Rating = 1*)

ST LOUIS at HOUSTON
HOUSTON is 20-10 UNDER (+8.7 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
The average score was HOUSTON 4.7, OPPONENT 4.3 - (Rating = 1*)

MILWAUKEE at COLORADO
MILWAUKEE is 13-24 (-13.5 Units) against the money line in road games vs. NL teams allowing 4.8 or more runs/game on the season over the last 2 seasons.
The average score was MILWAUKEE 4.4, OPPONENT 4.8 - (Rating = 1*)

NY METS at SAN DIEGO
NY METS are 86-52 (+18.9 Units) against the money line vs. a bad bullpen that blows 38% or more of their save opportunities over the last 3 seasons.
The average score was NY METS 4.9, OPPONENT 4.2 - (Rating = 1*)

CHICAGO CUBS at LA DODGERS
CHICAGO CUBS are 26-8 (+16.7 Units) against the money line vs. poor power teams - averaging 0.9 or less HR's/game this season.
The average score was CHICAGO CUBS 6.4, OPPONENT 3.6 - (Rating = 3*)

CLEVELAND at DETROIT
CLEVELAND is 11-20 (-15.9 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
The average score was CLEVELAND 4.0, OPPONENT 4.2 - (Rating = 2*)

KANSAS CITY at NY YANKEES
KANSAS CITY is 13-30 (-15.8 Units) against the money line vs. AL teams allowing 4.7 or less runs/game on the season this season.
The average score was KANSAS CITY 3.2, OPPONENT 4.7 - (Rating = 2*)

SEATTLE at BOSTON
BOSTON is 20-3 (+16.8 Units) against the money line in home games vs. an AL team with a team batting average of .265 or worse this season.
The average score was BOSTON 5.9, OPPONENT 3.1 - (Rating = 4*)

BALTIMORE at TORONTO
BALTIMORE is 39-74 (-25.9 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
The average score was BALTIMORE 4.4, OPPONENT 5.6 - (Rating = 1*)

TAMPA BAY at TEXAS
TEXAS is 26-10 OVER (+16.1 Units) vs. AL teams scoring 4.7 or less runs/game on the season this season.
The average score was TEXAS 6.6, OPPONENT 6.4 - (Rating = 3*)

MINNESOTA at CHI WHITE SOX
CHI WHITE SOX are 24-43 (-17.9 Units) against the money line vs. a good bullpen whose ERA is 3.75 or better over the last 2 seasons.
The average score was CHI WHITE SOX 3.8, OPPONENT 5.2 - (Rating = 1*)

LA ANGELS at OAKLAND
LA ANGELS are 19-6 UNDER (+11.9 Units) vs. a good bullpen whose ERA is 3.75 or better this season.
The average score was LA ANGELS 3.6, OPPONENT 4.1 - (Rating = 2*)

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