Rounding the bases: The best bets in the bigs

Sep 23, 2012 |

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.

Hot team: San Francisco Giants
Last week: 6-1
Season record: 89-64
Upcoming schedule: vs. Diamondbacks, at Padres

Skinny: The Giants won six in a row last week and clinched a playoff spot before falling 6-4 Sunday to the Padres.

Cold team: Colorado Rockies
Last week: 0-7
Season record: 58-94
Upcoming schedule: vs. Diamondbacks, vs. Cubs, at Dodgers

Skinny: The end of the season can’t come soon enough for the Rockies. Colorado has lost nine straight, dropping games to San Diego, San Francisco and Arizona.

Over team: Colorado Rockies
Last week: 6-1
Season O/U record: 78-68-5
Upcoming schedule: vs. Diamondbacks, vs. Cubs, at Dodgers

Skinny: Rockies pitchers rank dead last in the bigs in nearly every statistical category, while their hitters rank in the top 10 in most offensive stats. A perfect recipe for an over bet.

Under team: Cincinnati Reds
Last week: 5-1
Season O/U record: 59-81-13
Upcoming schedule: vs. Brewers, at Pirates

Skinny: Mat Latos tossed eight shutout innings against the Dodgers on Saturday to help the Reds clinch the NL Central for the second time in the last three seasons. Their pitching staff ranks third in ERA (3.40), which is a major reason why they’ve been an awesome under bet all season long.

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