MLB Weekend Recap: Rock The Fav’s, It’s a Trend
Large Favorites Post Stellar 8-2 Mark
The MLB weekend recap shows it was a great two days to bet favorites. Those favored in the MLB odds went 21-9 Saturday and Sunday. Teams favored -175 or higher on the MLB odds posted an 8-2 record. A flat-bet wager to win $100 on each favorite resulted in a profit of $810 for the weekend. For the season, favorites are now 413-292.
As they’ve done all season, oddsmakers were on the money with totals. Over/unders were 15-15 for the weekend and are 339-337-29 for the season.
Orioles Rally Late Against Jays
One of the favorite losses over the weekend occurred in Toronto, where the Blue Jays looked to be in good shape. Leading 5-2 entering the top of the eighth, Toronto allowed a two-out, three-run homer by Ryan O’Hearn. The Orioles won the game in the 10th inning. The home run also sent the game over the total of 9.5. Baltimore has quietly put together the second-best record in MLB.
Offensive Explosion in Texas
Saturday’s game between the Rockies and Rangers was expected to be somewhat low-scoring. With Colorado’s Kyle Freeland and Jon Gray on the mound, the total was just 8.5. But over bettors had a short day, with the Rangers scoring four runs in both the first and second innings. Colorado scored once in the fourth, sending the game over the total.
Pitcher’s Duel in the Bay Area
Those who like old-fashioned pitcher’s duels had to be pleased with Miami’s 1-0 over the Giants. The teams combined for just eight hits and it was an unearned run that won it for the Marlins. Braxton Garrett allowed just one hit in 6 1/3 innings. Giants starter Logan Webb scattered four hits over six innings.
Tough Beat in Cincinnati for Under Bettors
The MLB weekend recap shows a tough loss for those who bet under 10.5 in the Yankees at Reds game. Tied at 4 entering the 10th, Anthony Rizzo hit a three-run home run to give N.Y. a 7-4 victory.
Orioles Win in Extra Innings
The MLB weekend recap shows the worst beat for totals bettors taking place in Toronto on Sunday. With a total of 8.5, the Orioles and Blue Jays were tied at 2 going to extra innings. Each team scored one run in the 10th inning. But the Baltimore bats came alive in the 11th, scoring five runs and sending the Orioles to an 8-3 victory.
Rays Lose Rare Home Game
The Tampa Bay Rays have cooled off a bit since their hot start. But at home, the Rays have still been beasts, taking a 21-3 record into Sunday’s game with Milwaukee. But the Brewers scored six runs in the first five innings and held off the Rays 6-4. The MLB leaders dropped to 20-4 as a home favorite this season.
Ohtani Delivers Gem on Mound
Shohei Ohtani keeps showing he’s not a gimmick on the mound. Sunday, he allowed one run and two hits over six innings to help the Angels past the Twins. He fanned nine batters in six innings and has struck out 80 in 59 innings this season.
Wacha Maintains Hot May
The best pitcher in Major League Baseball in May has been Michael Wacha. He threw six scoreless innings against the Red Sox on Sunday. In four May starts, Wacha has pitched 25 innings and allowed one run. He’s lowered his ERA from 6.75 to 3.58 in that span.
Verlander Outduels Bieber in Night Game
The best pitching matchup of the weekend on paper was Shane Bieber and Justin Verlander. The pitchers didn’t disappoint. Bieber pitched all innings for Cleveland, allowing two runs. Verlander pitched eight innings, allowing one run. Brooks Raley closed out the Guardians in the ninth for the save. The 2-1 victory gave the Mets a day-night doubleheader sweep of Cleveland.
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