Top MLB Series and Winning Favorites - September 9th

Top MLB Series and Winning Favorites – September 9th

Written by on September 8, 2017

There are some crazy, and you might even say unexpected, things going on in MLB Series right now. This includes a 15-game winning streak by the Cleveland Indians, which is a franchise record, as well as a 7-game losing streak by an LA Dodgers team that had previously looked unbeatable. These teams are the perfect example of the old adage about it not being how you start the season, but how you finish it. Let’s take a look at some of the betting odds for MLB games set to go on Saturday, September 9. Both of those teams are playoffs bound, and how they play in the last few weeks of the season could well dictate how they perform in the postseason. That is something that applies to all of the team still in the playoff hunt, which is why all the games on the MLB Series calendar take on such a high level of importance at this time of year.

Top MLB Series and Winning Favorites – Saturday, September 9th

 
 

New York Yankees vs. Texas Rangers

It’s been a great season for the New York Yankees, but it will only end that way if they make it into the postseason. They have certainly put themselves in a great position to get there, as they have a decent lead in the AL Wild Card race, whilst also still having a shot at running down the Boston Red Sox for the AL East crown. This weekend sees the Yankees head into Texas to face a Rangers team that is still hanging around in the Wild Card race, although they have some work to do if they are to overhaul the 2.5 game gap that currently exists. This is a huge series that could help both teams in their quest for playoff baseball.

NEW YORK YANKEES TEAM STATISTICS

  • Average Score For5.22
  • Offensive Hits9.05
  • Offensive Walks3.82
  • Average Score Against4.17
  • Defensive Hits7.85
  • Defensive strikeouts9.50

TEXAS RANGERS TEAM STATISTICS

  • Average Score For 5.16
  • Offensive Hits 8.35
  • Offensive Walks 3.50
  • Average Score Against 4.86
  • Defensive Hits 8.81
  • Defensive strikeouts 6.91

Top Baseball Series and Winning Favorites – September 8th

Houston Astros vs. Oakland A’s

It is the Cleveland Indians who are getting all the headlines right now because of their big winning streak, but you probably need to be paying attention to the Houston Astros, too. They were perhaps the best team in MLB Series in the first half of the season, and while they cooled off a little in the second half, they are once again starting to round into form at the perfect time. Winning the South was never really in doubt after the first half, but they are now doing it in style with 7-straight wins. Next up for the Astros is a weekend series against the Oakland A’s, where they should be able to extend that streak.

HOUSTON ASTROS TEAM STATISTICS

  • Average Score For 5.56
  • Offensive Hits 9.87
  • Offensive Walks 3.15
  • Average Score Against 4.34
  • Defensive Hits 8.15
  • Defensive strikeouts 9.85

OAKLAND ATHLETICS TEAM STATISTICS

  • Average Score For 4.43
  • Offensive Hits 8.23
  • Offensive Walks 3.50
  • Average Score Against 5.28
  • Defensive Hits 9.03
  • Defensive strikeouts 7.49

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals have been making a solid run at the playoffs, and even got to a point where they got things close in the Central Division. Getting in via a division crown now seems to be off the table, as they are 5 games back of the surging Chicago Cubs. The door is still somewhat open in the Wild Card race, where the Cardinals are 3 games back of the final spot. The Cardinals are playing some good ball at the moment, and are 7-3 in their last 10 MLB Series games. The Cardinals are playing some good ball at the moment, and are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The bad news is that they are having a tough time closing the gap on the Wild Card leaders, as both the Arizona Cardinals and Colorado Rockies are doing more than enough to hold on to those coveted spots.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES TEAM STATISTICS

  • Average Score For 4.18
  • Offensive Hits 8.29
  • Offensive Walks 3.30
  • Average Score Against 4.60
  • Defensive Hits 9.24
  • Defensive strikeouts 7.71

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS TEAM STATISTICS

  • Average Score For 4.74
  • Offensive Hits 8.81
  • Offensive Walks 3.57
  • Average Score Against 4.29
  • Defensive Hits 8.57
  • Defensive strikeouts 8.24

Colorado Rockies vs. LA Dodgers

If you want an idea of just how good the NL West has been this season, consider the fact that 3 of the 5 teams in said division may well be heading to the playoffs. The Dodgers have already essentially wrapped up the division crown, although they are not exactly putting an exclamation point on things, losing 7 straight games heading into the weekend. The Rockies went through a bit of a rough patch recently, but appear to be pulling themselves out of it. They are 3 games up on the chasing pack in the race for the final Wild Card spot, and look like a good bet to hold on.

COLORADO ROCKIES TEAM STATISTICS

  • Average Score For 5.10
  • Offensive Hits 9.34
  • Offensive Walks 3.16
  • Average Score Against 4.81
  • Defensive Hits 9.03
  • Defensive strikeouts 7.84

LOS ANGELES DODGERS TEAM STATISTICS

  • Average Score For 4.79
  • Offensive Hits 8.41
  • Offensive Walks 3.97
  • Average Score Against 3.53
  • Defensive Hits 7.50
  • Defensive strikeouts 9.58