MLB Betting Weekly Roundup – June 18

Do not look now but the Kansas City Royals are in first place in the AL Central after extending their current winning streak to nine games with Tuesday night’s 11-4 victory over Detroit as 137 road underdogs on BetAnySports’ closing MLB moneyline. The Royals opened this week’s four-game series at Comerica Park with an 11-8 win over the Tigers as 130 underdogs and they are now 38-32 on the year.

Toronto’s lead in the AL East is down to 3.5 games over New York after dropping a 3-1 decision to the Yankees as a 164 road underdog this past Tuesday night. The Blue Jays (41-31) are now just 3-7 in their last 10 games, while the Yankees (36-33) have won for the sixth time in their last 10 outings. Baltimore remains four games back at 36-34.

Out in the AL West the Oakland Athletics continue to set the pace with the best record in the American League at 43-28. They are an even 5-5 in their last 10 games and holding a 4.5-game lead over the Los Angeles Angels (38-32) in the division. Seattle is six games back followed by Texas, which is eight games out of first.

It is a three-team race for the lead in the NL East with Washington (36-33) holding a slight half-game edge over both Atlanta (36-34) and Miami (36-34) as of Tuesday night’s action. None of these teams has been tearing it up as of late with a combined 13-17 record in each of their last 10 games.
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Things are heating up in the two-team race between the surprising Milwaukee Brewers and the favored St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Central. These two division foes have a combined 15-5 record in their last 10 games with the Brewers (43-29) holding onto a 3.5 game lead over St. Louis (39-32).The Cardinals’ 5-2 victory over the New York Mets as 173 home favorites this past Tuesday extended their current winning streak to five games.

The San Francisco Giants (43-28) are tied with Oakland for the best overall record in the Majors, but their lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers (39-34) in the NL West is down to five games in the midst of a four-game skid. The Giants were swept by Colorado in a three-game series at home this past weekend and they dropped the first of a quick two-game interleague matchup against the Chicago White Sox with an 8-2 loss on Tuesday as slight 116 road favorites.


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