MLB Betting Series You Shouldn’t Miss This Week – August 7th

Posted by Peter Brennan on Monday,August 7, 2017 11:45, EDT in

We are now getting to the stage of the MLB betting season where the races for playoff spots really start to heat up. Teams across the league have played their final hands at the trading deadline, and they all now hope that the changes made will be enough to propel them to a postseason spot as we come down the stretch. Feel free to review the latest MLB odds for these weeks games here at MyBookie.

On the other hand, there are several series that have playoff and divisional implications this week, so let’s look ahead at some of the best match-ups, all of which should be getting your MLB betting consideration over the next seven days.

MLB Betting Series You Shouldn’t Miss This Week – August 7th

Milwaukee Brewers Vs Minnesota Twins – Monday – Thursday

GAMETIME WEATHER

Partly Cloudy
26°C/79°F
Humidity: 44%
Precipitation %: 0%
Cloud Cover: 36%
Wind: 7 mph SW
Stadium Type: Open
MLB Betting Odds: Minnesota Twins -1½ (+180)

Both of these teams still have an eye on the postseason, although it has to be said that it would appear to be via different routes. Hence, the Milwaukee Brewers continue to hang around in the Central Division, where they are just a half game back of the Chicago Cubs.

In addition, the Twins are 6 games off the pace in the AL Central, but are still just 3.5 games back in the Wild Card race. There are a lot of teams ahead of them, though, which means they need to start picking up win soon if they are to start passing some of the chasing pack.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS TEAM STATISTICS

Average Score For: 4.62
Offensive Hits: 8.45
Offensive Walks: 3.27
Average Score Against: 4.37
Defensive Hits: 8.69
Defensive strikeouts: 8.27

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Colorado Rockies Vs Cleveland Indians – Tuesday – Wednesday

GAMETIME WEATHER

Clear
22°C/72°F
Humidity: 52%
Precipitation %: 0%
Cloud Cover: 0%
Wind: 4 mph WNW
Stadium Type: Open
MLB Betting Odds: TBA

It’s only a short, 2-game interleague series, but it is still one of the best match-ups on the MLB calendar this week. The Rockies are in a comfortable spot in the NL Wild Card race, but they know that they cannot afford to let up coming down the stretch.

On the other hand, the Cleveland Indians are sitting atop the AL Central, but can feel the Kansas City Royals breathing down their neck. This is probably a series more important to the Indians given where each of these teams are, and I expect these two games to be fun to watch.

COLORADO ROCKIES TEAM STATISTICS

Average Score For: 5.29
Offensive Hits: 9.46
Offensive Walks: 2.93
Average Score Against: 4.85
Defensive Hits: 9.00
Defensive strikeouts: 7.91

LA Dodgers Vs Arizona Diamondbacks – Tuesday – Thursday

GAMETIME WEATHER

Clear
38°C/100°F
Humidity: 16%
Precipitation %: 0%
Cloud Cover: 0%
Wind: 6 mph NW
Stadium Type: Retractable
MLB Betting Odds: TBA

The Dodgers have emerged as the team to beat this season, as they are on a run over the past couple of months that is nothing short of staggering. Moreover, they had a great team prior to the deadline, but they still went out and strengthened it.

Consequently, they will have a good test this week versus an Arizona Diamondbacks team that is having a good season, and who are still very much in the Wild Card picture in the NL. Thus, they are 5 games up on the chasing pack, but will not want to see that gap closed with a poor performance in this series.

LA DODGERS TEAM STATISTICS

Average Score For: 5.13
Offensive Hits: 8.68
Offensive Walks: 4.07
Average Score Against: 3.29
Defensive Hits: 7.36
Defensive strikeouts: 9.45

Boston Red Sox Vs New York Yankees – Friday – Sunday

When: Friday, August 11th, 7:05pm ET. Saturday, August 20th. 4:05pm ET. Sunday, August 20th, 8:05pm ET.
Where: Yankee Stadium
TV Info: MLBN (out-of-market only) / NESN (Boston) / YES (NY)
Radio Info: WCEC 1490 AM (Boston) / WCEC 1490 AM (NY)
Live Stream: MLB.tv
MLB Betting Odds: TBA

The Red Sox versus the Yankees is arguably the best rivalry in all of baseball, but it tends to get even better when both teams are having good seasons and challenging for a playoff spot. That is what we are getting this season, as these two bitter rivals are duking it out for the AL East crown.

The Boston Red Sox are coming into this MLB betting week on a 6-game winning streak, which has put them 3 games up on the Yankees for the division lead.

Furthermore, the Red Sox are coming into this week on a 6-game winning streak, which has put them 3 games up on the Yankees for the division lead. Hence, with a win in this series, the Yankees can chip away at the deficit a little, which I what they really need to start doing with time running out on the MLB betting season.

Chicago Cubs Vs Arizona Diamondbacks – Friday – Sunday

Date: Friday, August 11th, 2017
Time/Where: 9:40 pm ET – Chase Field
TV Info: CSN-C, FS-A, FS-A+(Sp.)
Radio Info: 670 The Score, 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station, KHOV 105.1
Live Stream: MLB.tv
MLB Betting Odds: TBA

The fact that the Arizona Diamondbacks appear twice in this list should give you some idea of just how tough their week is going to be, and how difficult it is going to be for them to hold on to the Wild Card spot that they currently hold.

Moreover, the D-Backs will close out their week with a 3-game series against the defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs. As a result, it has not been the season that anyone expected the Cubs to have, but they have clawed their way back to the top of the division, and will be looking to open up the lead over the final few weeks of the season.

CHICAGO CUBS TEAM STATISTICS

Average Score For: 4.74
Offensive Hits: 8.34
Offensive Walks: 3.77
Average Score Against: 4.38
Defensive Hits: 7.86
Defensive strikeouts: 8.82