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.
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.
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.
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