The Houston Astros are clear leaders of the American League, but have suffered narrow defeats in their last two games against the Kansas City Royals. They face a third game against the Royals on Friday, before facing an inconsistent Los Angeles Angels on Saturday, where the Astros can get back to winning ways.
The New York Yankees welcome a Baltimore Orioles side, with both teams in decent form. After a narrow 4-5 defeat against the Boston Red Sox, the Yankees bounced back to secure an 8-0 win next time. Those two sides meet again on Friday, but the Yankees then host the Orioles who have beaten the Pittsburgh Pirates in their last two games. This one is too close to call.
The Washington Nationals have faced three very close games with the LA Dodgers, winning two before a defeat in their last encounter. They now face a Texas Rangers side who have won just once in their last five games. The Nationals are strong favourites and should be able to hit enough runs to secure another victory.
The Seattle Mariners have won their last five games in a row and look a decent bet to make it six victories on the bounce by beating the Toronto Blue Jays. The Mariners have won four of those games comfortably and can out hit the Blue Jays who have struggled to score their home runs. At odds of Evens, the Mariners look a safe bet.
The Cincinnati Reds travel to the LA Dodgers off the back of four straight wins. The Reds are the third biggest hitters in the National League and can outscore their hosts, despite the Dodgers being very tight in the field. The Dodgers had lost three in a row before a 2-1 success over an in-form Washington Nationals, but the Reds arrive in confidence and look too good to pass up at odds of 17/10 for the win.
- Sports.net's Top Tip: Reds to beat Dodgers at 17/10