MLB Betting Preview for Saturday 17th June 2017

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Updated Monday 19th June 2017, 08:30 AM

The Houston Astros remain top of the American League going into their weekend fixtures at home with the fourth-placed Boston Red Sox and Sports.net previews the action and presents the latest betting odds here.

How the Bookies See it

  • Astros at Red Sox: Astros 5/6, Red Sox Evens – Sky Bet
  • Yankees at Athletics: Yankees 7/10, Athletics 6/5 – Coral
  • Dodgers at Reds: Dodgers 10/19, Reds 33/20 – William Hill

Form

Three recent defeats for the Houston Astros have raised doubts about their ability to beat an in-form Boston Red Sox. But a convincing victory over the Texas Rangers kept the Astros top of the American League and, back on home soil, they will fancy their chances.

Despite going down to the Los Angeles Angels twice, the New York Yankees go into their weekend fixtures with bottom side Oakland Athletics as strong favourites. The Athletics are on a run of three straight defeats and look like being hit out of the park by the visiting Yankees.

The in-form LA Dodgers, who now sit top of the National League, make the trip to the Cincinnati Reds, a side who are woefully out of nick after five consecutive defeats.

Sports.net's View

Five wins in a row has seen the LA Dodgers go top of the National League, heading into their weekend fixtures with the Cincinnati Reds. These two teams couldn’t be in more contrasting form, with the Reds on a run of five straight defeats. The Dodgers will be confident of registering more wins to aid their play-off hopes and go into Saturday’s game at 10/19 favourites with William Hill.

A win for the LA Dodgers looks nailed on in Saturday’s fixture, but the best value bet this weekend should see the Arizona Diamondbacks record a comfortable win at the Philadelphia Phillies, who currently sit bottom of the National League. The Phillies have lost their last five games, whilst the Diamondbacks have won their last four. The Diamondbacks are a decent price away from home at 11/10 with Paddy Power

Elsewhere, the Pittsburgh Pirates look good value at evens with BetVictor to beat the Chicago Cubs, despite sitting below their visitors in the league. Recent good wins for the Pirates over the Colorado Rockies has seen them climbing the table and they can continue the good form with a win against an inconsistent Cubs side.      

  • Sports.net’s Top Tip: Diamondbacks to beat Phillies at 11/10 with Paddy Power    

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