With the start of the 2017 MLB regular season producing some eye-opening surprises in both leagues over the first six weeks of the season, baseball betting enthusiasts everywhere will be treated to some intriguing, if unexpected, pairings this week between a number of teams looking to make a move in their respective divisions.
Better yet, thanks to the expert insight you’re about to get, you’re going to get an inside glimpse of what the most intriguing series’ this week looks like.
In Depth Analysis On The Best MLB Series Of The Week (May 15th)
Boston Red Sox (19-18) at St. Louis Cardinals (21-15)
The BoSox are in third place in the AL East but has dropped two of three and four of its last six games overall. Boston will hit the road to face a surging St. Louis ballclub that hit the new week on fire by winning two straight and eight of their last nine. Boston is just 7-9 on the road this season while the Cardinals have gone 11-9 at home.
Cincinnati Reds (19-18) at Chicago Cubs (18-19)
Cincinnati has lost three straight heading into their series opener against Chicago on Monday night, but the Red are still a game-up on the third place Cubs in the NL Central. The Reds have won six of their last 10 while going respectable 7-8 on the road this season while the Cubs have struggled in going just 7-9 at Wrigley Field.
Los Angeles Dodgers (22-16) at San Francisco Giants (15-24)
While the San Francisco Giants have gotten off to a slow start and await the return of staff ace lefty Madison Bumgarner, they’ll stage another chapter in their long and often heated NL West rivalry against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with staff aces Clayton Kershaw and Johnny Cueto taking the mound on Wednesday night. Los Angeles have won seven of its last nine games, but the Giant have won three straight and four of their last five while nearly sweeping Cincinnati over the weekend.
Colorado Rockies (24-15) at Minnesota Twins (19-15)
The Rockies have won six of their last nine games and sit in first place in the NL West while Minnesota has won four of five while taking two of three from the Indians to move into first place in the tight AL Central despite raking just 16th in scoring and 19th in runs allowed.
Milwaukee Brewers (21-17) at Chicago Cubs (18-19)
The Cubs will take on another division rival starting on Wednesday when they host the NL Central-leading Brewers. Milwaukee h won three straight and six of its last seven games while sweeping the Mets over the weekend. The Brew Crew has gone 9-6 on the road compared to Chicago’s uninspiring 7-9 home mark.
Toronto Blue Jays (17-21) at Baltimore Orioles (22-14)
Toronto may be in last place in the competitive AL East, but the Bluejays hit the new week on fire by winning five straight and even of their last eight games. Baltimore has lost four straight after winning their previous six games but still sits just half-game back of the division-leading Yankees.