MLB 2017 Week 19 Betting Preview

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Updated Monday 14th August 2017, 09:07 AM


The Houston Astros continue to lead the American League, ahead of their midweek trip to the bottom side Chicago White Sox, before weekend fixtures at the Texas Rangers. It is an especially exciting week in the American League, as four of the top six meet each other.  Elsewhere, the Los Angeles Dodgers remain in great form to lead the National League, but face a tough-looking week at the Arizona Diamondbacks, before returning to their home patch at the weekend to welcome the San Diego Padres. Here is Sports.net’s MLB betting preview.

How the Bookies See it

Type Odds Provider Bet Now
Red Sox at Rays
Red Sox
10/13
Rays
11/10
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Didgers at Diamondbacks
Dodgers
4/5
Diamondbacks
21/20
Betfred Logo Bet Now

The Games

The Houston Astros can cement their place at the top of the American League with wins at the Chicago White Sox. The hosts come into the fixtures off the back of six straight defeats, so the Astros will be confident of three successes. Houston then face three games with the Texas Rangers over the weekend and, again, can be confident of picking up wins.   

The Boston Red Sox are up to second-place in the American League after six wins on the bounce. Those wins all came at their Fenway Park stadium, the last four against the Chicago White Sox. Boston now face some tricky looking trips on the road as they go to the Tampa Bay Rays, who sit just outside the Wild Card places, before travelling to the New York Yankees – currently placed in the first Wild Card spot.

After the Tampa Bay Rays face the Red Sox, they then host the Cleveland Indians, who occupy the final Play Off place. These fixtures for the Rays should go a long way in helping to decide their final position.        

The LA Dodgers produced three good results at the New York Mets to boost their lead at the top of the National League, but face three tough looking games at the Arizona Diamondbacks, who sit in the last Wild Card place. The Dodgers will be happy to get back to Dodger Stadium for weekend fixtures with a San Diego Padres side who have won just once in their last five games.       

The Washington Nationals remain in pursuit of the Dodgers and will look to pick up midweek home wins against the Miami Marlins, before three weekend fixtures against the San Francisco Giants.  

The Bets

Although the Philadelphia Phillies currently sit bottom of the National League, they have recently looked much better than their position suggests.  There’s every chance they’ll pick up wins this weekend when they host the New York Mets, who have lost their last four games.

The Houston Astros will be short priced favourites to win at Chicago White Sox on Friday, but they will be a better price to win at the Texas Rangers. The Boston Red Sox face two games against the New York Yankees, but it is hard not to see them winning at the moment, so could be a good price to pick up wins at Yankee Stadium in what could be enthralling games.  

Sports.net's Top Tip

  • Phillies to beat Mets

Please note, odds may fluctuate.


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