MLB Wednesday Preview: Pirates at Tigers, Astros at A’s

Pittsburgh Pirates (9-6) at Detroit Tigers (8-8), 6:40 p.m. ET Trevor Williams (1-0, 2.45 ERA) (PIT) -110 / -1.5 runs (+140) / Over 8.5 runs (-105) Spencer Turnbull (0-2, 4.80 ERA) (DET) EVEN / +1.5 runs (-170) / Under 8.5 runs (-115) The Pirates will attempt to sweep their abbreviated two-game series with the Tigers on Wednesday night. The starting pitching matchup puts them in a good position to do so. Trevor Williams' control issues came to light again in [...]

MLB Friday Preview: Mets at Braves, A’s at Rangers

New York Mets (8-4) at Atlanta Braves (7-5), 7:20 p.m. ET, MLB Network Zack Wheeler (0-1, 10.24 ERA) (NYM) -105 / +1.5 runs (-200) / Over 9.5 runs (EVEN) Sean Newcomb (0-0, 1.64 ERA) (ATL) -105 / -1.5 runs (+170) / Under 9.5 runs (-120) Atlanta's Freddie Freeman should exact some revenge on the New York Mets on Friday night after striking out as the tying run to end Thursday's series opener at SunTrust Park. Freeman is 10-for-19 lifetime against [...]

Red Sox, Astros Leading American League Pennant Race

by Fairway Jay Less than 20 games remain in the MLB regular season, and the odds to win the American League pennant race and World Series have been bet into place at the sportsbook. The five playoff teams are essentially set, with the Boston Red Sox (99-46, AL East) holding a solid advantage over the trailing New York Yankees (90-55). The Cleveland Indians (82-63) have been sitting atop the AL Central for almost the entire season, while the Houston Astros [...]

American League West Showdown – Houston vs. Oakland (Aug 27th)

The World Champion Houston Astros (80-50) continue to be hounded by the upstart Oakland A’s (79-52), and the two American League West rivals meet for the final time this season as they open a key MLB betting series in Houston on August 27th. Injuries in the past few months have stalled the Astros pursuit of a second consecutive division title that they claimed so easily last season by 21 games. But the Oakland A’s have already surpassed last year’s 75 [...]

Astros Struggling To Show World Series Championship Form

by DS Williamson The defenders of the World Series Championship now offer +450 odds to pull off the repeat this fall. The Houston Astros began the MLB Season as a +800 favorite, and have been consistently at the top of the contenders crop, but recent concerns should have Astros backers worried. Houston’s no lock to repeat. Heck, the Astros might not win the AL West. They might not even make it to the AL Wildcard Game. Not only are they [...]