MLB Weekly Baseball Betting Roundup: Aug 5 2015

The month of August marks the start of the 2015 MLB regular season’s stretch run to the playoffs and this year’s World Series. The lead in half of the six division races is three games or less as of Tuesday’s action and as many as 12 teams are less than five games out of a wildcard spot in the postseason.

The biggest change since last Wednesday’s MLB betting roundup was in the NL East where the red-hot New York Mets have taken a one-game lead over Washington after sweeping the Nationals at home in three-game series this past weekend. The Mets have also won the first two games of this week’s three-game road series against Miami to raise their current winning streak to five games. New York is basically even (+$25) on GTBETS MLB moneyline for the year, but it is up +$1140 at home and down -$1115 on the road.

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The big winner in the National League this season is still the St. Louis Cardinals with a +$1187 return on an overall record of 67-39 that is the best in baseball. They have cooled a bit with a 5-5 record over their last 10 games and their lead over Pittsburgh in the NL Central stands at 5.5 games.

San Francisco has the next best moneyline return on the year in the NL at +$714 and they continue to keep the Los Angeles Dodgers well within reach in the NL West race. Both teams are 6-4 in their last 10 games to keep the Dodgers’ lead at just two games at the best online sports betting sites.

The Kansas City Royals have risen to the top of the American League this season behind a record of 63-42 and bettors along for the ride are up a profitable +$1930 on the moneyline return. Their lead over Minnesota in the AL Central is now a healthy 9.5 games given the Twins recent 2-8 slide in their past 10 games.

The top three teams in the AL East have all gone 7-3 in their last 10 outings to maintain a 5.5-game lead for the New York Yankees. Toronto remains in second place with Baltimore 6.5 games off the pace. The big moneyline winner in this division has been the Yankees at +$876. The other four teams are all in the red.

Houston’s lead in the AL West now stands at three games ahead of the Los Angeles Angels. Last week the Astros swept a crucial three-game series at home against Los Angeles to regain the lead. Since then, they have gone just 2-3, but the Angels slide has now extended into just two wins in their last 10 games. Top

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