Mets now a top 10 World Series contender after win streak

Could we be witnessing the second coming of the Amazin' Mets? Oddsmakers seem to warming up to the idea. New York's 2019 World Series odds have improved from +3625 August 6 to +2250 August 12 after a run of eight straight victories.

Monday MLB preview: Reds at Nationals, Red Sox at Indians

An unexpected Under in the National League and a straight-up pick in the American League are the plays today.

Major League Baseball’s wild card system needs to change

Major League Baseball's wild card system, as presently constructed, has done little to infuse added drama into the postseason chase, and the one-game playoff severely diminishes the value of the 162-game regular season.

Weekend MLB betting preview: Nationals at Mets

The hottest team in baseball, the New York Mets (59-56, 13-1 in their last 14 games), will look to keep rolling against a divisional foe in the thick of the Wild Card race in the Washington Nationals (61-53).

Friday MLB preview: Yankees at Blue Jays, Diamondbacks at Dodgers

Expect a low-scoring affair in Toronto as the Yankees take on the Blue Jays and a lopsided matchup at Dodger Stadium as L.A. puts its five-game win streak on the line against Arizona.

Thursday MLB preview: Indians at Twins, Phillies at Giants

The Twins recently breezed through a soft part of their schedule, where they took eight of 10 games from the White Sox, Marlins and Royals, but they just dropped two of three to the Braves and must now play host to the surging Indians. Meanwhile, the Thursday-night series opener between the Phillies and Giants at Oracle Park promises to be low-scoring with Aaron Nola and Madison Bumgarner on the mound.

Wednesday MLB preview: Cardinals-Dodgers, Phillies-Diamondbacks

Wednesday's baseball focus is in the West, as the Dodgers host the Cardinals in what should be a low-scoring affair, and the Diamondbacks will take on the Phillies with new faces on the mound.

Tuesday MLB preview: Brewers at Pirates, Phillies at Diamondbacks

Milwaukee Brewers (58-56) at Pittsburgh Pirates (48-64), 7:05 p.m. ET Chase Anderson (5-2, 3.73 ERA) (MIL) -150 / -1.5 runs (EVEN) / Over 10 runs (-105) Steven Brault (3-1, 4.15 ERA) (PIT) +135 / +1.5 runs (-120) / Under 10 runs (-115) MLB free play: Pirates moneyline Pittsburgh starter Steven Brault returns from a one-month IL stint (shoulder), and he faces a familiar foe in Milwaukee. He's seen the Brewers more than any other team this year and has held [...]

Monday MLB preview: White Sox at Tigers, Braves at Twins

Chicago White Sox (48-61) at Detroit Tigers (32-75), 7:10 p.m. ET Lucas Giolito (11-5, 3.39 ERA) (CHW) -125 / -1.5 runs (+120) / Over 9 runs (-105) Spencer Turnbull (3-9, 3.65 ERA) (DET) +115 / +1.5 runs (-140) / Under 9 runs (-115) MLB free play: White Sox moneyline The White Sox had a rough month of July, with a 7-17 record, but the South Siders appear to be trending north after they took two of three from the Phillies [...]

Friday MLB preview: Red Sox at Yankees, Nationals at Diamondbacks

Boston Red Sox (59-51) at New York Yankees (68-39), 7:05 p.m. ET, MLB Network Eduardo Rodriguez (13-4, 4.13 ERA) (BOS) +120 / +1.5 runs (-160) / Over 10 runs (-115) James Paxton (5-6, 4.72 ERA) (NYY) -130 / -1.5 runs (+135) / Under 10 runs (-105) MLB free play: Red Sox moneyline The Red Sox offer tremendous value Friday night, as they kick off a four-game series with the Yankees in the Bronx. Reliable right-hander Eduardo Rodriguez will start for [...]