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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 July 1-7

Hot team: Tampa Bay Rays
Last week: 5-1
Season: 49-40
Upcoming schedule: vs. Twins, vs. Astros

Skinny: The Rays have won four straight and eight of their last nine to rocket up the American League standings. They’ll have a great chance to keep piling on the wins against the Twins and Astros this week.

Cold team: San Diego Padres
Last week: 0-7
Season: 40-49
Upcoming schedule: vs. Rockies, vs. Giants

Skinny: The Padres have dropped nine straight games to fall out of contention in the NL West, but the Friars are favorites Monday night when they host the Rockies.

Over team: Philadelphia Phillies
Last week: 5-1 over/under
Season: 50-38-1 over/under
Upcoming schedule: vs. Nationals, vs. White Sox

Skinny: The Phillies averaged five runs per game and allowed five runs per game last week, as they continue to be one of the better ‘over’ plays in the bigs.

Under team: Baltimore Orioles
Last week: 0-5-1 over/under
Season: 41-43-5 over/under
Upcoming schedule: vs. Rangers, vs. Blue Jays

Skinny: Baltimore's bats went cold last week, averaging just 2.6 runs per game.

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Posted by mushman32
1 year ago

twins ml and tex bal over looks good to me
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Posted by skyclassic
1 year ago

Rays have played Astros and ChiSox's big deal.. The Little league team can beat these two..
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Posted by DJNOCLUE
1 year ago

Yes, this is what they are supposed to be doing... Teams choke and lose to horrible teams all the time. They are taking care of business, exactly what world series contenders do. Lock them in now, I'm telling you.
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Posted by Getty3
1 year ago

Worth noting that the Rays have covered the -1.5 runline in all 6 of their wins this month.
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Posted by DJNOCLUE
1 year ago

"Yes, this is what they are supposed to be doing... Teams choke and lose to horrible teams all the time. They are taking care of business, exactly what world series contenders do. Lock them in now, I'm telling you."