MLB Who’s Hot and Who’s Not – June 19
The official start of summer is right around the corner and with most of the MLB’s 30 teams crossing the 70-game mark of their 162-game schedule this week, we have a pretty good idea of which ones are hot and which ones are close to simply riding out the string over the next few months.
One of the best matchups on tap this week is a three-game showdown in the heated NL West Division race between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies starting this Tuesday night at Coors Field. The Diamondbacks have won nine out of their last 10 games after sweeping Philadelphia this weekend on the road to move just one game out of first at 44-26. The Rockies have the best record in the National League at 46-26 on the year and they are riding a five-game winning streak right now after sweeping San Francisco at home in an extended four-game weekend series.
Arizona’s total return on BetAnySports’ closing moneyline this season stands at +$1472 with most of the plus money earned at home (+$1302). The Rockies have the best moneyline return in the Majors at +$2236 and they have been true road warriors with a +$1480 return on the road. Look for the Diamondbacks to turn to Zack Greinke, Taijuan Walker and Zack Godley as their starters for this series while the Rockies counter with German Marquez, Jeff Hoffman and Antonio Senzatela.
Another hot NL team has been the Los Angeles Dodgers, who are also just one game back in the NL West at 44-26 after winning nine of their last 10 games. They have feasted on the Cincinnati Reds from early June with back-to-back three game sweeps at home and on the road this past weekend sandwiched around a 2-1 series victory against Cleveland on the road. The total has gone OVER BetAnySports’ closing baseball betting line in eight of their last nine contests. The Dodgers have belted out an average of 6.7 runs over this same span.
Moving to the American League, one of the hotter teams both on the field and at the betting window has been the Cleveland Indians with a five-game winning streak. They are still down a costly -$544 overall on the year behind a record of 36-31, but that is good enough to lead Minnesota in the AL Central by two games.
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The Reds are at the top of the ‘Not Hot” list in the midst of a nine-game losing streak, followed by the New York Yankees and the San Francisco Giants. Each of these teams has managed to lose its last six games. The Yankees’ current losing streak came on the heels of a six-game winning streak earlier in the month.