Rounding The Bases: The best bets in the bigs

May 19, 2013 |
Dustin Pedroia and the Red Sox have strung together five straight wins.
Photo By - USA TODAY Sports
Dustin Pedroia and the Red Sox have strung together five straight wins.
Photo By - USA TODAY Sports
Every week we take a look at the hottest and coldest teams as well as the best over and under bets in Major League Baseball.

For the week of May 13-19.


Hot team: Boston Red Sox
Last week: 5-1
Season: 27-17
Upcoming schedule: at White Sox, vs. Indians

Skinny: After dropping six of seven, the Red Sox have put together five straight victories to rise back to the top of the AL East standings just behind the Yankees.

Cold team: Baltimore Orioles
Last week:  0-5
Season:  23-20
Upcoming schedule: vs. Yankees, at Blue Jays

Skinny: Orioles pitchers were shelled for 25 runs while being swept in a three-game weekend set by the Tampa Bay Rays.

Over team:
Colorado Rockies
Last week: 6-1 over/under
Season:  25-18-1 over/under
Upcoming schedule: vs. Diamondbacks at Giants

Skinny: The Rockies had played over in seven consecutive games before falling short of the 10.5 total in Sunday’s finale of a three-game series with the San Francisco Giants.

Under team: Oakland Athletics
Last week: 1-5 over/under
Season: 29-16 over/under
Upcoming schedule: at Rangers, at Astros

Skinny: The Athletics have played under in four consecutive games and seven of their last eight after slugging out of the gates as the league’s best over play.

All stats prior to action Monday.
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