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 April 15-21.
Hot team: Milwaukee Brewers
Last week: 6-0
Upcoming schedule: at Padres, at Dodgers
Skinny: The Brewers extended their winning streak to seven games with a 4-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday. Milwaukee has cut its team ERA nearly in half during the streak. Brewers pitchers had a 5.20 ERA in their first 10 games and boast a 2.80 ERA over their last seven.
Cold team: Seattle Mariners
Last week: 1-5
Upcoming schedule: at Astros, vs. Angels
Skinny: The Mariners suffered a three-game sweep at the hands of the Texas Rangers over the weekend and were shut out twice in the series.
Over team: New York Mets
Last week: 5-1 over/under
Season: 13/4 O/U
Upcoming schedule: vs. Dodgers, vs. Phillies
Skinny: The Mets had played over the number in five straight before getting blanked 2-0 by the Nationals Sunday. New York is averaging 5.82 runs per game (2nd in MLB) and its pitching staff has a lofty 4.33 team ERA (23rd in bigs).
Under team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Last week: 0-6 over/under
Season: 6-12 O/U
Upcoming schedule: at Giants, vs. Rockies
Skinny: The Diamondbacks have gone low in seven straight games heading into a three-game set with the Giants beginning Monday.