Rounding the bases: The best bets in the bigs
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 March 31-April 7.
Hot team: Colorado Rockies
Last week: 5-1
Upcoming schedule: at San Francisco, at San Diego
Skinny: The Rockies are the early MLB leaders in runs per game (6.5), team batting average (.333), and home runs (13). Colorado’s pitching staff also boasts a combined 2.80 ERA through the first six games.
Cold team: Milwaukee Brewers
Last week: 1-5
Upcoming schedule: at Chicago (Cubs), at Cardinals
Skinny: The Brewers have dropped five straight after knocking off the Rockies 5-4 on Opening Day. Milwaukee pitchers have surrendered 17 runs over the club’s last two losses.
Over team: Oakland Athletics
Last week: 6-1 over/under
Upcoming schedule: at Los Angeles (Angels), vs. Detroit
Skinny: A’s hitters have belted 12 homers during Opening Week and are averaging 5.43 runs per game.
Under team: Chicago Cubs
Last week: 1-5 over/under
Upcoming schedule: vs. Milwaukee, vs. San Francisco
Skinny: The Cubs are averaging 2.17 runs per game and have a .180 team batting average through the first six games.