Online baseball betting fans have 2 main wild card contenders to follow along with one on the edge of contention as baseball wagering continues its stretch run.
The New York Yankees led the Tampa Bay Rays by 1 game in the neck and neck American League East while the Boston Red Sox were 6.5 games back in the East and 5.5 games behind Tampa Bay in the wild card race.
The Yankees will travel north across the border to face the Toronto Blue Jays this week before moving on to Chicago to face the slumping White Sox. They Yankees had a decent road record of 35-25.
Tampa Bay began this week having won 7 out of its last 10 games to get back near the top after a brief slump.
The Rays were in the midst of a west coast road trip and will play at the fading Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim before coming home for a key series against the Red Sox. The Rays have been almost equally effective at home or away with a mark of 39-24 at Tropicana Field and have gone 37-24 with the MLB betting odds as a visitor.
Boston will host the Seattle Mariners before their showdown series at Tampa Bay over the weekend. The Mariners have the dubious distinction of being the biggest money losers on the board this year and with a poor road mark of 20-43.
The Texas Rangers held an 8 game lead in the American League West despite starting this week having lost 6 out of 10 games. Texas will host the red hot Minnesota Twins and Oakland Athletics this week. The Rangers and Twins series is a potential playoff preview.
The Twins began this week having beaten the MLB betting line in 8 out of 10 games including a 2-1 mark against the White Sox to open up a 5 game lead in the American League Central. Minnesota was barely above .500 on the road however with a mark of 32-30.
The White Sox began the week having lost 7 out of 10 games and were 9 games out in the online baseball betting wild card race. The White Sox will host Baltimore this week before their weekend series with the Yankees.