Top MLB Betting Series Of The Week (June 5-11)

Top MLB Betting Series Of The Week (June 5-11)

Written by on June 5, 2017

Unfortunately we have to wait until Wednesday until the NBA Finals get going again, so here are three interesting early-week series around Major League Baseball to help build that bankroll before Game 3 of the Warriors-Cavs in Cleveland. Be sure to be on the look out for our MLB lines for these upcoming series this week at MyBookie online sportsbook.

Top MLB Betting Series Of The Week (June 5-11)

Washington Nationals At Los Angeles Dodgers

This series starts Monday and is one of the most anticipated series of the 2017 season. The Nationals are running away with the NL East Division, while the Dodgers are favored to capture the NL West for a fifth straight season. These clubs met in last year’s NLDS and the Dodgers won in five games. They took the clincher 4-3 in Washington. Coming in after closer Kenley Jansen entered in the seventh inning and threw a career-high 51 pitches but issued a pair of one-out walks in the ninth, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw got Daniel Murphy to pop out, then struck out Wilmer Difo to end it. The Dodgers won the last two games of the best-of-five NLDS with Kershaw pitching in each. Game 5 was his first time pitching in relief in seven years. These Nationals have not played a winning team since their series with the Orioles in early May. Since then, they have built a division lead and climbed 15 games over .500, but have not been tested by a potential playoff team in the process. Nats outfielder Jayson Werth was on crutches and in a walking boot as of late Sunday afternoon, dealing with a sore toe after fouling a pitch off his cleat Saturday afternoon. Manager Dusty Baker said X-rays on the toe were negative, though he admitted that it “wasn’t looking good.” Werth seems unlikely to play Monday, or for the rest of the series.

Boston Red Sox At New York Yankees

All the games in this series are nationally televised because that’s pretty much always the case when the Red Sox and Yankees play. They are bitter rivals and arguably the two most popular teams in the sport. The Yankees will go into Tuesday with a two-game lead in the American League East. A sweep would put the Red Sox in front. For obvious reasons, the Yankees would much rather play ahead then behind, especially as Boston gets stronger. The Yankees are receiving bounce-back years from Holliday and Jacoby Ellsbury (hurt right now), a veritable career year from Brett Gardner (.269 BA, 12 HR, 26 RBI), and the much-ballyhooed breakthrough campaign from Aaron Judge (.324, 18 HR, 41 RBI). Judge is the leading AL MVP candidate. The result is an offense that leads the league in runs per game. Winners of their last two, Boston has won six of its last 10. The Red Sox will throw a pair of formidable lefties at the Yankees in David Price and Drew Pomeranz. Righty Rick Porcello, the reigning AL Cy Young winner, will also take the mound in the Bronx.

Cleveland Indians At Colorado Rockies

Not impossible this is a World Series preview as the Rockies lead the NL West and the Tribe are just a game out in the AL Central. Cleveland will lose the DH for this two-game trip to Denver that starts Tuesday. Cleveland’s 3.92 team ERA stands as the 4th-lowest figure in the A.L. & 7th-lowest in the Majors behind Houston (3.46), New York-AL (3.76) and Boston (3.86) in the A.L. Cleveland’s 16-12 (.571) road record is 3rd-best in the A.L. & 6th-best in Majors behind Houston (.769, 20-6), Colorado (.666, 20-10), Minnesota (.727, 16-6), Washington (.621, 18-11) & Milwaukee (.600, 15-10). Rockies closer Greg Holland is the second pitcher to reach 20 saves in 22-or- fewer appearances of a season, joining Lee Smith of the Orioles in 1994 (Smith did so in 21). Holland is in his first season with the Rockies. Only one other pitcher reached 20 saves with a franchise in 22-or- fewer pitching appearances, and that was also Lee Smith in 1994 with Baltimore. The Rockies have won 12 of 18 series overall this year with three splits.
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