Rounding the bases: This week's best MLB betting trends
Every week, we update you on who's hot, who's not and situational betting spots in Major League Baseball (All records and statistics through Saturday):
Hot team: New York Yankees
THIS SEASON: 39-25 (5.37 units)
LAST WEEK: 6-0
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE: Home vs. Atlanta, Road vs. New York Mets
The Yankees extended their winning streak to eight games with some extra-inning dramatics against the Washington Nationals Saturday night, getting a two-run double from Mark Teixeira in the top of the 14th to win 5-3. New York has stormed through interleague play, rolling over the Mets, Braves and Nationals thanks to a pitching staff that posted a 2.12 ERA over the past week.
Cold team: Seattle Mariners
THIS SEASON: 28-39 (-4.15 units)
LAST WEEK: 1-6
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE: Road vs. Arizona, Road vs. San Diego
The Mariners snapped a six-game slide with a 7-4 victory over San Francisco Saturday, just their second win over a National League team during this current frame of interleague matchups. Seattle was outscored 32-16 during that six-game skid and hit just .224 BA over the past seven days. The M’s, who have never finished with a record below.500 versus the NL over the last 12 seasons, are now 5-6 against the Senior Circuit heading into two interleague road series.
Over team: Houston Astros
O/U THIS SEASON: 39-25-1
O/U LAST WEEK: 6-1
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE: Home vs. Kansas City, Home vs. Cleveland
The Astros are quickly becoming the best over play in all of baseball, sitting behind the Mets and Phillies in the over/under count. Houston hemorrhaged runs last week, allowing 52 runners across home plate while posting a collective 7.60 ERA – worst in the majors. The Astros bats did little to help out Over backers, hitting just .209 over that span, but did manage to score 11 runs in a win over the White Sox.
Under team: Boston Red Sox
O/U THIS SEASON: 35-29-1
O/U LAST WEEK: 1-6
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE: Home vs. Miami, Home vs. Atlanta
Interleague action has left the BoSox’s bats frozen, managing just over three runs per game in the last seven outings. Things got so bad for the Red Sox offense, they were actually outgunned by a Cubs lineup that ranks near the basement in almost every offensive statistic. Boston was hitting .219 over the last seven days and, while those feeble bats can’t keep the Red Sox out of the AL East basement, they’ve been an ATM for Under bettors.