Rounding the bases: The best bets in the bigs

May 12, 2013 |
The Indians went 6-1 last week and completed a four-game sweep of the A's.
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The Indians went 6-1 last week and completed a four-game sweep of the A's.
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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 6-12.


Hot team: Cleveland Indians
Last week: 6-1
Season: 20-15
Upcoming schedule: vs. Yankees, at Phillies, vs. Mariners

Skinny: The Tribe completed a four-game sweep of the Athletics and took two of three from the Tigers in Detroit to grab a share of the lead in the AL Central Division.

Cold team:
Milwaukee Brewers
Last week: 1-4
Season: 15-20
Upcoming schedule: at Pirates, at Cardinals

Skinny:
The Brewers have dropped four straight and suffered a three-game sweep at the hands of the Reds over the weekend.

Over team:
Tampa Bay Rays

Last week: 6-1 over/under
Season: 21-11-5
Upcoming schedule: vs. Red Sox, at Orioles

Skinny:
The Rays played over the total in 14 straight games before finally playing under Sunday against the Padres.

Under team: New York Yankees

Last week: 1-5 over/under
Season: 15-18-3
Upcoming schedule: at Indians, vs. Mariners, vs. Blue Jays

Skinny: Yankees pitchers held their opponents to an average of 2.5 runs per game last week. New York went low in all three games of a set with Colorado to start the week and two of three against the Royals.
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