There are less than 20 games left in the 2022 regular season for a lot of MLB teams, and this past week the Dodgers became the first team to clinch their division.
The Astros will be following suit soon, but it looks like the NL East and the AL Central are coming down to the wire. Here are some of the best series to bet on this weekend. Let’s get right to it so you don’t miss your chance to bet against the MLB Odds.
Must-Bet Major League Baseball Games for the Upcoming Weekend (Sep. 17th – 18th)
Colorado Rockies at Chicago Cubs
The Rockies are absolutely atrocious on the road once again at 22-47, but on the flip side, the Cubs are playing well despite being out of playoff consideration for some time now. Chicago just completed the sweep of the Mets at Citi Field, even though New York is in a dogfight for the NL East crown.
The Rockies are 18-46 in their last 64 road games, and they’ll be facing Marcus Stroman in the series opener. Saturday and Sunday’s games are toss-ups (Jose Urena vs. Wade Miley, Ryan Feltner vs. Javier Assad) which should provide some valuable odds for the home team.
Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Guardians
Cleveland can extinguish the flame of at least one of the teams following them in the AL Central, as the Twins are currently four games back in the division. The Guardians swept three games at Target Field last weekend, but Minnesota did have a nice bounce back, taking all three contests from the Royals this week.
The Twins are 5-9 vs. the Guardians this season but have dropped five straight. Both teams have TBD for Saturday and Sunday’s pitchers, so Bailey Ober vs. Triston McKenzie on Friday will set the tone for the weekend.
Baltimore Orioles at Toronto Blue Jays
Baltimore’s playoff hopes may be on life support as they are 4.5 games back from the third spot in the AL. A good weekend in Toronto changes things, though, as the Orioles trail the Blue Jays by five games in the wild-card hunt.
The problem for the Orioles is that Toronto is red hot right now, going 11-4 so far in September. The Blue Jays haven’t named any of their pitchers for the weekend, so if Jordan Lyles can get Baltimore in the win column on Friday, the season series would be evened up 7-7.
Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers
The Twins and Guardians will be beating up on each other at Progressive Field this weekend, so it’s a great time for Chicago to make their move in the AL Central. The White Sox are three games back right now and have a three-game home set with the Guardians next week. With Lucas Giolito – Johnny Cueto – and Michael Kopech lined up to pitch this weekend for the South Siders, anything less than a sweep would be considered a disappointment.
Pittsburgh Pirates at New York Mets
The Mets were just swept by the Cubs, dropping them to 7-7 this month. They’ve still held on to a one-game lead over Atlanta in the East but need a sweep over the lowly Pirates this weekend as the Braves have a tough series with the Phillies. With Taijuan Walker, Chris Bassitt, and Jacob deGrom going for the Mets, they have the horses to take all three.