MLB Weekly Betting Roundup: Sept. 9
As the MLB regular season continues to wind down towards the start of the playoffs, a few teams continue to heat things up at the betting window. The two teams at the top of that list are the Texas Rangers in the American League and the Los Angeles Dodgers over in the National League.
The Rangers have been so hot over the second half of the season they now have the best overall moneyline return in the Majors on BetOnline.ag MLB betting odds. Through Tuesday night’s action, the Rangers have returned +$2466 on a moneyline bet. The amazing thing about this profitable run is that it has been fueled by a MLB-best 41-32 record on the road which has returned +$2309. Texas has remained hot with a 5-2 record in the month of September and it is now just one game in back of Houston for the lead in the AL West.
The Dodgers started this season as one of the top favorites to win 2015 World Series and while they have set the pace in the NL West all year long, they have not been all that kind to bettors, especially when playing on the road. Their moneyline return is still down -$580 on the year, but with a 13-2 record since late August they have been a bettor’s dream in a late-season run that has opened-up a commanding 8.5-game lead over San Francisco.
Another hot team in September has been the Chicago Cubs with a 6-1 start in their first seven games for a solid MLB betting moneyline return of +$529. Their return on the year now stands at +$975.The Cubs are still 6.5 games in back of St. Louis in the NL Central, but at 80-57 they have a nine-game lead for the second wildcard playoff spot in the NL.
The AL East has been a bettor’s dream the past few weeks with both the Toronto Blue Jays and the New York Yankees posting a 7-3 record in their last 10 games. The Blue Jays have been able to maintain a slight 1.5-game lead for the division title, but New York is four games up for the top wildcard spot in this league. As far as a moneyline return, the Yankees are up +$749 on the year with Toronto’s return jumping to +$429 as a result of its 5-2 record since Sept. 1. Top