Major League Baseball Betting Preview for Saturday 15th July 2017

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Updated Friday 31st August 2018, 06:22 PM

MLB is set to enjoy another huge weekend of games as a number of the leading contenders in the American League square up against each other. Elsewhere, the National League’s top team, LA Dodgers, look to continue yet another impressive unbeaten run. Take a look at Sports.net’s MLB betting preview.

How the Bookies See it

Type Odds Provider Bet Now
Twins at Astros
Astros
1/2
Twins
3/2
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Yankees at Red Sox
Red Sox
10/13
Yankees
11/10
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Diamondbacks at Braves
Diamondbacks
4/5
Braves
21/10
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Form

The Houston Astros remain top of the American League, thanks to two recent crushing defeats of the Toronto Blue Jays – the latest being a 19-1 demolition job. They now host a weekend of fixtures against the Minnesota Twins, who sit just outside the Wild Card spots. The Astros will enter these fixtures full of confidence, whilst the Twins have lost their last two against the Baltimore Orioles.

The Boston Red Sox sit second in the American League, despite just one win in their last five games. They have weekend fixtures at home against the fourth-placed New York Yankees, who themselves have enjoyed just one win from five.

The LA Dodgers have lost just once in ten games, winning their last six to remain clear at the top of the National League. They travel to the Miami Marlins who have won their last three against the San Francisco Giants. Those wins for the Marlins came against a struggling Giants side, so it’s hard to see them beating the Dodgers.

Elsewhere, the Milwaukee Brewers sit third in the American League having suffered just one defeat in their last five games. They will be confident of picking up more wins when they face bottom side Philadelphia Phillies over the weekend.       

Sports.net's View

With the Astros coming into this fixture off the back of two big wins in their last three games, it’s no surprise that they are big favourites at 1/2 with Sky Bet to win Saturday’s opening game against the Minnesota Twins.

The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees meet with neither side boasting much form, which reflects in the tight betting market for Saturday’s game. The Red Sox edge it with the bookies though, with odds at 10/13 with Bet365, whilst more value sits with the Yankees at 11/10.

The LA Dodgers are in serious form and they shouldn’t have too much trouble when they travel to the Miami Marlins. However, the bookies don’t seem as confident, so at odds of 4/5 with Sky Bet, the Dodgers look too good a value to pass up.

The Milwaukee Brewers look certain to beat the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday and are strong favourites to win at odds of 8/13 to beat the American League’s basement club.

Elsewhere, good value sits with the Atlanta Braves who are 21/20 with Bet365 to win at home against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The visitors have won just once in five games, so it’s worth backing the Braves to win this one.   

Sports.net's Top Tip:

Type Odds Provider Bet Now
Diamondbacks at Braves
Braves to Win
21/20
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Last Updated: Friday, 31 August 2018 06:22:05+00:00
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