Online Sportsbooks MLB Weekly Betting Roundup: Aug. 26
The MLB regular season closes out the month of August and, with the regular season winding down, a tight race for a spot in the playoffs continues for a number of teams in both the American and National League.
No team has actually clinched a division title or a wildcard spot in the postseason, but it is safe to say that with less than 40 games to play that the Kansas City Royals are locked-in as champs of the AL Central. Following their current four-game winning streak they are 77-48 on the year and a full 13 games ahead of Minnesota for first place. Sports bettors have been cashing-in on the Royals all season long with a +$2443 return on 5Dimes’ MLB money line.
Give credit to the Twins for hanging tough in the wildcard race at 64-61. As of Tuesday’s action they have won their last five games to boost their money line return to +$1469 on the year.
The Toronto Blue Jays continue to make a move in the AL East with a four-game winning streak that is part of a 7-3 record in their last 10 games. They are now 70-55 overall and one game up on New York in that division race, The Blue Jays are firmly in the black for bettors with a +$338 money line return. at the best USA online Sportsbooks.
Houston has been setting the pace in the AL West all season long and it is still holding onto a 4.5-game lead in that division race, but the big story down the stretch has been the Texas Rangers. Both teams are a healthy 7-3 in their last 10 games and while the Astros have provided a profitable +$761 return, the Rangers have been a bettor’s dream since the All-Star break. Their overall money line return now stands at +$2051.
The NL has been far more costly to wager on throughout the entire season and heading into Wednesday’s games there are just six teams still in the black on their total money line return.
The best bet has been to stick with the top three teams in the NL Central. St. Louis has led the way with a MLB-best record of 80-45 and a solid +$1461 return. Pittsburgh is 4.5 games off the pace and its return on the year stands at +$1124. The hottest team in this division right now is the Chicago Cubs. They have won their last six games to boost their money line return to +$998.
The New York Mets have also been a profitable play lately with a five-game winning streak that has opened-up a 5.5-game lead over Washington in the NL East. The Mets’ overall money line return is now +$217. Top