It’s another busy week in the MLB, with the action getting started early on Memorial Day Monday. This is a great opportunity to build your bankroll while you have a relaxing day off work, but rather than focusing on just a single day, we are going to look ahead at the next few days to see if we can pick out some winners. That said, we will start with a Monday game; one that looks to be about the best that the MLB odds on Memorial Day has to offer, so let’s jump right into the action.
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Milwaukee Brewers at Minnesota Twins – Monday
There are a bunch of good games on the schedule on Memorial Day, but perhaps none better than this match-up. The Minnesota Twins ended last week on a 6-game winning streak and have now won 9 of their last 10 games to open up a 10-game lead in the AL Central Division. They are really starting to look like a legitimate contender for the World Series, but the Twins will have their hands full against a very good Milwaukee Brewers team who are in the hunt in the NL Central. The Brewers are just 5-5 in their last 10 games, though, which is why I think they will come up short in this one.
Chicago Cubs at Houston Astros – Tuesday
There are a ton of great interleague series on the go this week, the best of which might well be the Chicago Cubs on the road to face the Houston Astros. The Cubs are a game and a half up in the NL Central, but they have also been playing .500 ball of late and are just a game above .500 on the road. The Astros have cooled off a little, going 6-4 in their last 10 games, but they are still up by 6 ½ games in the AL West and have been great at home, going 20-7 to this point in the season. I think this is a win for the Astros in what should be an outstanding series.
LA Angels at Oakland A’s – Wednesday
For a while there, it looked as though the Houston Astros were about to run away with the AL West, but a new challenger has emerged from out of nowhere. The Oakland A’s come into the new week on a 9-game winning streak, closing the gap at the top to 6 ½ games. It’s a bit of an improbable run given how their season began, but the A’s are rolling and are now 17-10 in their own ballpark. The LA Angels have been a bit up and down all season long, mostly because they are struggling on the road at 9-14. I need to stick with the surging A’s in this one.
St. Louis Cardinals at Philadelphia Phillies – Thursday
After the first 50 or so games of the MLB season, the general consensus is that the LA Dodgers are once again the team to beat in the National League. There are a few teams who might well have something to say about that, with two of them meeting later in the week. The St. Louis Cardinals started the season well, but they are having a tough time recapturing that early form. The Phillies continue to lead at the top of the NL East and are winners of 7 of their last 10 heading into this week. I am on the Phillies in this one.