The common sense of MLB betting dictates that even the hottest of teams or players eventually cool off as the season continues to progress. With nearly all MLB teams gone past the 50-game mark, we look at some of the in-form franchises that are likely to slow down soon or in the distant future of the 2015 MLB season.
Taking a Look at the Red Hot MLB Betting Teams Destined to Cool Off Soon
The Astros currently have the best record in the American League at 32-20 (.615 percent), four games ahead of the Angels in the AL West. Led by a grueling offense, Cy Young candidate Dallas Keuchel and Collin McHugh as starters in the pitching department, and a solid bullpen support from Will Harris, Luke Gregerson and Chad Quails, the Astros are valid contenders for the divisional title, and possibly an AL-best record. Still, the Astros have struggled in games that the offense has failed to deliver, so it’s not going to be easy for Houston to maintain its efficiency, especially when fatigue starts to creep into the team.
Even with teams like the Royals, Tigers, Indians and White Sox being highly competitive in the top-heavy AL Central, the Twins have been able to hold their own pretty well, currently leading the division 30-19 record, a half-game ahead of Kansas City. By all indications so far, Minnesota’s rookie manager Paul Molitor is doing a very good job with his team, and with their 8-2 record in their last 10 games, it doesn’t look like the Twins will slowing down any time soon. Nonetheless, the Royals and Tigers have owned this league for a long time and this season should be no different. Undeniably, the Twins are here to stay and won’t be easily pushed over by the divisional competitors, and a playoff berth looks to be in the books for them, but as far as winning the division is concerned, I’d go with either Detroit or Kansas City.
San Francisco Giants
Currently logged at No. 2 in the NL West with a 30-23 record (1.5 games behind the first-placed Dodgers), the Giants have had a decent run so far this season. The slackening of pace by the Giants is, however, in the offing and is bound to affect the team’s eventual record. In fact, despite San Francisco being on pace for around 85 wins, the cooling off is already underway, as the Giants have lost their last 3 games in a row and are just 5-5 in their last 10 games. Having started their season on a 17-18 start after 35 games, followed by an 8-2 run, and then a 5-3 run in the last 8 games, there is no doubt that the Giants will be slowing down its run in the NL West.
The Rangers aren’t what you’d typically call a big team, as they are just 26-25 for the season, placed third in the AL West at 5.5 games behind the Cardinals. However, when you consider that the Rangers were 67-95 in 2014, their current record is quite impressive since it puts them on course for around 77 wins in 2015. The biggest reason for their turn-around season is their solid offense, led by Prince Fielder, Adrian Beltre and Shin-Soo Choo. Unfortunately, their starting rotation ranks poorly in the American League, and going the distance for the season looks highly unlikely for them.