MLB betting handicappers will also keep tabs on AL playoff contenders Minnesota, Tampa Bay, and Chicago as all have key MLB baseball wagering series.
The Rangers have maintained their firm grip on the American League West and will open a huge series with the Yankees on Friday night. Big crowds are expected as excitement is high in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. The Yankees were neck and neck with the pesky Tampa Bay Rays in the AL East race.
The Bronx Bombers have won 11 out of their last 16 matchups against the Rangers including 4 out of 5 this year. Texas has been tough at home with a mark of 43-26 while the Yankees had a solid mark of 38-28 with the MLB odds on the road.
The Chicago White Sox will entertain the Kansas City Royals starting on Friday as they continue their quest at hunting down the Minnesota Twins in the AL Central. The White Sox have beaten KC in 12 out of their last 18 games at US Cellular Field including the last 4 consecutive matchups.
The Royals have gone just 26-42 on the road this year and ranked a poor 29th overall in the big leagues for staff earned run average.
Minnesota will travel to Cleveland to face the last place Indians starting on Friday. The Twins have beaten the MLB lines in 10 out of their last 15 matchups with the Tribe. Minnesota has been playing at a .500 clip on the road this year, however, which sets up a potential overlay situation.
Cleveland was 29-39 at home and has been one of the biggest money losers on the board since early August. Cleveland was a poor 25th overall in the big leagues for both run production and staff earned run average.
The Tampa Bay Rays continue their race with the Yankees in the AL East and their leadership of the AL Wild Card race with a weekend series at Toronto starting Friday. Toronto has scored 5 MLB betting wins in their last 7 meetings with Tampa Bay as 5 of those games also went under the total.
The Rays have been an excellent betting value on the road with a mark of 40-26 while Toronto has gone 36-29 at home.