MLB Weekend Recap: Favorites Show Slight Profit
Several Big Underdogs Cash Tickets Sunday
The MLB weekend recap shows favorites had a monster day on Saturday. Favorites were 10-4 for the day but Sunday was a different story. The favorites were 8-6, with several -200 favorites falling by the wayside. That left an 18-10 record for the weekend. But due to the prices on the favorites, they showed a slight profit of 1.35 units.
Home teams were 16-13 on Saturday and Sunday and home underdogs struggled again, going 4-7. For the season, home underdogs are still laboring with a 28-54 record. Blindly wagering against home underdogs has yielded a profit of nearly 12 units so far this season.
Totals were 15-12-2 over the weekend, which is pretty much in line with the season record of 124-101-11.
San Francisco Giants bettors were probably feeling good with a 6-1 lead in the fourth inning against Detroit. The Giants led 6-3 in the eighth, only to see the Tigers tie it with three runs in the bottom of the eighth. Detroit won the game 7-6 in 11 innings. San Francisco was held scoreless over the final eight innings and lost as -144 favorites. The Tigers entered the series near the bottom of the MLB standings.
Those who bet the total in the Cleveland at Washington game had the ups-and-downs of MLB betting in one game. With the Guardians leading 5-4 after five innings, the over 9.5 looked like a safe bet. But three scoreless innings made it interesting. But a two-out, run-scoring double in the top of the ninth by Josh Bell gave Cleveland the 6-4 win and made over bettors happy.
The Boston Red Sox rallied for a 9-7 win over the Los Angeles Angeles thanks to a pair of catcher’s interference calls. Trailing 7-6 entering the bottom of the eighth, Boston’s Raimel Tapia and Reese McGuire both reached first base after interference calls on Angels catcher Matt Thaiss. Both came around to score in the three-run eighth inning.
The toughest loss in the MLB weekend recap for Saturday would be those who bet the Cubs against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Cubs took a 1-0 lead into the bottom of the ninth. But a two-out, two-run base hit by David Peralta gave the Dodgers the 2-1 victory. The Cubs were in the +130 range.
The Tampa Bay Rays bounced back after their first two losses of the season. And they sent the game over the total in the top of the ninth inning. The Rays led 7-1 entering the ninth inning and the total was 8.5. Vidal Bruján’s two-out single scored Taylor Walls to make the final 8-1 for Tampa.
The Phillies didn’t quite send their game with the Reds over the total in the first inning. But they came pretty close. With a total of 9.5, the Phillies scored nine runs in the top of the first inning. Over bettors had to wait until the Phillies scored in the third inning to get the 10th run. Still the Phillies are in fourth place in the MLB standings for the NL East.
The Oakland A’s were on their way to ending their losing streak against the New York Mets. But a ninth-inning home run by Pete Alonso tied the game. New York won it in the 10th on a wild pitch by Oakland’s Zach Jackson. The A’s are 3-13 for good reason. Their pitching has been horrid. Oakland is last in the MLB team stats, allowing 125 runs or 7.8 runs per game.
The MLB weekend recap ends on a tough pill for under bettors to swallow in the Sunday night game. With a total of 8, under bettors were thinking they had a win after a scoreless first six innings. But a two-out grand slam helped the Rangers to six runs in the top of the seventh. After Houston scored once in the bottom of the seventh, the Rangers used a two-out, two-run double in the eighth to make it 9-1 and send the game over. Only two of Texas’ nine runs were earned. Errors were key in both the seventh and eighth inning when Texas scored all its runs.
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