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MLB Betting - Key NL Matchups of Weekend

MLB betting excitement continues to heat up with the full September sprint towards the post season as the National League has 4 key weekend MLB baseball wagering series.

MLB betting handicappers will focus on San Francisco at San Diego in a key NL West Division showdown but the 3 other MLB baseball wagering series are just as important.

The San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres will begin the biggest series of the season on Thursday night as the slumping Padres were fighting to maintain their slim lead on the Giants.  The Padres have dominated the recent matchups in this head to head series with 9 wins in their last 11 games against the Giants.

San Diego has been particularly tough on the Giants at home with a mark of 11-3 in the last 14 matchups at Petco Park.  The two teams have gone under the MLB odds in 9 out of their last 12 games in San Diego.

The series should be a delight for gamblers and fans who enjoy great pitching as the Padres ranked 1st overall in the big leagues for staff earned run average while the Giants ranked 5th.

The Philadelphia Phillies will continue their multi-tasking efforts at overtaking the Atlanta Braves for first place in the National League East and staying on top of the wild card race.  The Phillies will begin a weekend series at the New York Mets on Friday.

The Phillies have gone 2-4 with the MLB lines at New York this year as all 6 games went under the total.  Philadelphia has had the hot hand as of late with 8 wins in 9 games from August 27-September 4.  The Mets have been a highly effective home team however with a mark of 39-25.

The Phillies continue to get good pitching from their starting staff that ranked 5th overall in the majors for quality starts.

The slumping St. Louis Cardinals will limp into Atlanta for a potential last stand as far as their playoff aspirations.  This key weekend series begins Thursday.   St. Louis has had its share of MLB betting success against Atlanta with 13 wins in the last 19 matchups including 4 straight.

The Colorado Rockies will host the Arizona Diamondbacks beginning Friday as they continue to chase San Diego and San Francisco in the NL West.  Arizona has been a thorn in Colorado’s side with 4 wins in the last 6 meetings.  The last 5 matchups between the teams have gone under the total.