Major League Baseball Series Betting Tips and Trends - April 1-3 2019 (Listen)

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Dan Shapiro
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Today we look at some hot betting trends for Major League Baseball series taking place April 1 through 3, 2019.


Tigers vs. Yankees 

Trend Edge: OVER

The OVER is 8-2 in the last ten meetings between these two teams.  Three of the last four have gone OVER 12.  Those games were played in New York.  Five of the other six featured double digit runs scored with the other game featuring a total of 8. 

The OVER is 11-3 in the Yankees last 14 overall.

Monday's total has shifted between 8.5 and 9. with starters:  Tigers RH Tyson Ross (2018: 8-9, 4.15 ERA) vs. Yankees RH Domingo German (2018: 2-6, 5.57).

Orioles vs. Blue Jays

Trend Edge: Blue Jays

The home team is 8-2 in this series but those two away games were won by the Blue Jays.

Baltimore has won just four games out of the last 16 head to heads.

Monday's PITCHING MATCHUP: Orioles RH David Hess (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. Blue Jays RH Sean Reid-Foley (2018: 2-4, 5.13)

The Blue Jays are a -171 favorite here.

Mets vs. Marlins

Trend Edge: Mets

New York has won six of the last eight games in this series.

PITCHING MATCHUP: Mets LH Steven Matz (2018: 5-11, 3.97 ERA) vs. Marlins LH Caleb Smith (2018: 5-6, 4.19)

The Mets are 5-0 in Matzs last 5 starts vs. Marlins.

The line on Monday's game has moved from around -150 to -130 across the board.  Action was balanced on both sides.

Cubs vs. Braves 

Trend Edge: Cubs

Cubs are 7-1 in the last 8 meetings in Atlanta.

PITCHING MATCHUP: Cubs RH Kyle Hendricks (2018: 14-11, 3.44 ERA) vs. Braves LH Sean Newcomb (2018: 12-9, 3.90)

Chicago was coming in at EVEN odds some books for Monday's matchup.

Giants vs. Dodgers

Trend: UNDER

The last six in LA have stayed UNDER the current number of 7.5.

PITCHING MATCHUP: Giants LH Drew Pomeranz (2018: 2-6, 6.08 ERA) vs. Dodgers LH Julio Urias (2018: 0-0, 0.00)

Pomeranz is hoping to bounce back following a disappointing season with Boston in which he battled control issues over 26 games (11 starts).

Urias missed most of last season while recovering from shoulder surgery but earned a rotation spot after posting a 1.72 ERA in six games (five starts) this spring.  We should note that LA is a -220 favorite here.

The total is drifting down from 8 to 7.5 across the board and even 8 to 7.5 some books.  65% of the total action is on the OVER.  

We will grab this one at 7.5 and take the UNDER

2019 MLB Record: 1-0 (100%)

2018-19 College Basketball Record: 12-9 (57.1%)

2018-19 NBA Record: 6-3 (66.6%)

2018 MLB Record: 45-35 (56.2%)

2018 NBA Record: 12-4-1 (75%)

- Dan Shapiro,

Odds to Win 2019 World Series (11/1/19) 


New York Yankees6/1

Boston Red Sox7/1

Houston Astros7/1

Chicago Cubs8/1

Los Angeles Dodgers8/1

Cleveland Indians12/1

Philadelphia Phillies12/1

Washington Nationals12/1

St. Louis Cardinals15/1

Atlanta Braves20/1

Milwaukee Brewers20/1

New York Mets20/1

Oakland Athletics30/1

Tampa Bay Rays30/1

Colorado Rockies40/1

Minnesota Twins50/1

Chicago White Sox60/1

Los Angeles Angels60/1

San Diego Padres60/1

Cincinnati Reds70/1

San Francisco Giants85/1

Pittsburgh Pirates100/1

Arizona Diamondbacks200/1

Seattle Mariners250/1

Texas Rangers300/1

Toronto Blue Jays350/1

Kansas City Royals500/1

Miami Marlins800/1

Baltimore Orioles1000/1

Detroit Tigers1000/1


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