MLB Weekly Baseball Betting Roundup: Sept. 23
MLB Weekly Baseball Betting Roundup: Sept. 23, With just a few weeks left in the MLB regular season the playoff picture is starting to come into clear focus in both the American and National League. Betting on the games remains hot with a few of the top contenders as they try and build some momentum for a World Series run.
The St. Louis Cardinals are the only team to have actually clinched a spot in the postseason as of Tuesday’s action with the best record in the Majors at 95-56 and they continue to be a solid bet with a 7-3 record in their last 10 games. Overall, the Cardinals’ return on a BetOnline’s moneyline bet this season would have returned +$1554, which is the best in the NL.
The top earning team in the Majors by a long stretch has been the Texas Rangers. Their amazing second-half run to the top of the AL West has boosted their overall moneyline return to +$2704 behind a record of 81-69. The Rangers are up +$509 at home, but bettors have really cleaned-up on their play on the road with a record of 42-34. This has produced a moneyline return of +$2195 at the best USA online sports betting sites. Texas has also gone 7-3 in its last 10 games to build a two-game lead over Houston in the division title race.
Another tight division race is in the AL East with Toronto leading the New York Yankees by 2.5 games. These two have split the first two games of a crucial three-game set this week in Toronto with Game 3 on tap for Wednesday night. The Blue Jays have been listed as -170 favorites for this rubber match.
Kansas City continues to set the pace in the AL Central at 87-63, but the Royals have cooled for bettors with a 4-6 record in their last 10 games. They still have a solid moneyline return of +$1746 on the year. The Minnesota Twins’ playoff hopes continue to fade with just four wins in their last 10 games, but they still have the second-best return in the AL at +$1953.
While the Cardinals have set the pace in the NL Central all season long, both Pittsburgh and Chicago have also been two very profitable teams to wager on. The Pirates are up +$1246 on the year with the Cubs overall return sitting at $1120. Both teams are basically a lock to make the playoffs as wildcard teams.
The New York Mets in the NL East and the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West continue to close in on a division title to complete the playoff picture in the NL.