Today's Sports News
It's not surprising that the Detroit Tigers sit in first place in the American League Central standings heading into the start of the second half of the season this weekend, but their main competitor for first place in the division is unexpected – the Cleveland Indians. Those teams continue their fight for top spot in the AL Central this weekend.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are trying to climb back into contention in the NL West standings, and they'll get a chance to do just that when they play three games in Arizona against the division-leading Diamondbacks starting on Monday night this week.
All five teams in the American League East could be sitting at .500 or better in the standings when the All-Star Break begins in a couple of weeks, and that balance in the division is hurting each of the clubs on the odds to win the pennant at the sportsbooks.
Holding down the lead in the NL West standings, the Arizona Diamondbacks will get put to the test by clubs from the other side of the country this week as they open up three-game MLB betting series on the road against both the Washington Nationals and the Atlanta Braves.
The Texas Rangers will get a chance to assert themselves in the American League West division race early this week as they play host to the Oakland Athletics in a four-game series before they continue their tough stretch against the St. Louis Cardinals.
No longer sitting near the top of the odds to win the World Series at the sportsbooks, the Washington Nationals will be looking to get some traction this week as they head out on the road for series against the Colorado Rockies and the Cleveland Indians.
The Toronto Blue Jays were the favorites on the MLB futures to win the American League East crown heading into this season, but instead it's the other four clubs in the division in the hunt for that top spot heading into June's baseball betting calendar.
The New York Yankees have a date with the Boston Red Sox at home this weekend, but before they get to that series they'll be looking to take care of business and continue to pay off on the baseball betting lines against the New York Mets.
Having paid out against the Oakland Athletics in two of their three matchups last week the Texas Rangers will get a chance to turn a profit against their division rival once again this week as the teams highlight the MLB betting slate with a three-game series.
Coming back to the pack in the AL East standings, the Boston Red Sox will be looking for a good result against the division-rival Tampa Bay Rays early this week in one of the highlight series on the MLB betting schedule.