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 June 17-23.
Hot team: Toronto Blue Jays
Last week: 6-0
Upcoming schedule: at Rays, at Red Sox
Skinny: The Blue Jays have won a franchise record-tying 11 consecutive games heading into a three-game set with the Tampa Bay Rays.
Cold team: Kansas City Royals
Last week: 2-4
Upcoming schedule: vs. Braves, at Twins
Skinny: The Royals halted a four-game slide with a 7-6 win over the Chicago White Sox Sunday. They were only able to conjure up two wins behind James Shields last week. Kansas City’s other four starters went 0-4.
Over team: Oakland Athletics
Last week: 5-1-1 over/under
Upcoming schedule: vs. Reds, vs. Cardinals
Skinny: The A’s averaged 5.3 runs per game and allowed 5.1 in seven games last week .
Under team: St. Louis Cardinals
Last week: 1-5 over/under (not including Sunday night game)
Season: 38-34-3 over/under
Upcoming schedule: at Astros, at A’s
Skinny: Cardinals pitchers held the opposition to an average of three runs per game last week.