Today's Sports News
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.
The road teams in every remaining NBA playoff series each managed to split the first two games of the conference semifinals on the road. This weekend the Bulls, Warriors, Grizzlies and Pacers will try to expand upon their new-found advantages when they host the next two games of their respective series.
Baseball bettors have plenty of streaking teams to choose from heading into this week, with nearly a dozen clubs riding (or dragging) steaks of at least three games.
Leading the way are the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants, both of whom have won six games in a row. The Cardinals just swept four games from the Brewers in Milwaukee, and the Giants just swept three games at home from the rival Dodgers.
The Triple Crown season begins Saturday with the first of the jeweled races, the 139th edition of the Kentucky Derby, from Churchill Downs in Louisville.
Saturday's Run for the Roses, the 11th race on the Churchill Downs card, is expected to start at around 6:24 pm ET, and will be televised by NBC.
After a slow start to this abbreviated NHL regular-season the Washington Capitals finished with a flourish, winning 11 of their last 13 games and the Southeast Division title.
The New York Rangers stumbled through most of this season, and for a long time played in danger of missing the playoffs. But a 9-3-1 finish got New York to the NHL's second season.