Rounding the bases: The best bets in the bigs

May 5, 2013 |
Rounding the bases: The best bets in the bigs
The Tigers' bats are making a bundle for baseball bettors.
Photo By - USA Today Sports
The Tigers' bats are making a bundle for baseball bettors.
Photo By - USA Today Sports
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 29-May 5.

Hot team:
Detroit Tigers
Last week: 6-1
Season: 18-11
Upcoming schedule: at Nationals, vs. Indians
Skinny: The Tigers outscored the opposition last week 49-18.

Cold team:
Houston Astros
Last week: 1-6
Season: 8-23
Upcoming schedule: vs. Angels, vs. Rangers
Skinny: The Astros averaged 2.7 runs scored per game last week, below the team's average of 3.97 per game.

Over team:
Colorado Rockies
Last week: 6-0 over/under
Season: 18-12-1 over/under
Upcoming schedule: vs. Yankees, at Cardinals
Skinny: Colorado has the third-highest scoring team in baseball (5.29 runs per game) and are 20th in baseball in quality starts (20).

Under team: Texas Rangers
Last week: 1-5 over/under
Season: 9-20-2
Upcoming schedule: at Cubs, at Brewers, at Astros
Skinny: The Rangers' pitching staff has a 3.02 ERA, best in baseball.

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