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 8-14.
Hot team: Tampa Bay Rays
Last week: 6-1
Upcoming schedule: at Blue Jays
Skinny: No team is hotter than the Rays heading into the All-Star break. Tampa has wins in 14 of its last 16 games, but hits the road for a nasty 10-game road trip beginning Friday.
Cold team: Houston Astros
Last week: 1-3
Upcoming schedule: vs. Mariners
Skinny: The Astros only have three wins in their last 15 games and should be very active sellers leading up to the trade deadline.
Over team: San Francisco Giants
Last week: 6-1 over/under
Season: 49-42-3 over/under
Upcoming schedule: vs. Diamondbacks
Skinny: The Giants still played over the total despite Tim Lincecum’s no-hitter on Saturday.
Under team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Last week: 0-6 over/under
Season: 39-52-2 over/under
Upcoming schedule: at Reds
Skinny: The Pirates have gone low in eight consecutive game, increasing their stature as one of the best under plays in the league.