Frank Doyle makes his picks for the best baseball betting this weekend in Major League Baseball!
Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers
The ChiSox are struggling badly. Tonight’s game is an interesting matchup between quality pitchers, Chicago’s Mark Buehrle, 1-1, 4.50 ERA, against the Tigers’ Justin Verlander, 1-2, 3.41 ERA. Verlander’s quality is a bit more reliable, and the MLB odds very much reflect that.
New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles
Nothing left in Baltimore but the feathers.
Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays
Two more teams that won’t be winning the AL East this year.
Kansas City Royals at Texas Rangers
The Royals are rolling. Jack Dickey at Deadspin rightly made the point that Royals MLB betting is more important than Royal wedding betting, and he’s not wrong.
Cleveland Indians at Minnesota Twins
Joe Mauer is on the DL. Tears flood the Land of 10,000 Lakes.
Boston Red Sox at Los Angeles Angels
Now this is a series. Can Boston come back or will the Angels deal them a killer blow that could see their season over by Memorial Day? It won’t be an easy start for Boston when Jon Lester, 1-1, 3.20 ERA, faces the Angels’ Dan Haren, 4-0, 1.16 ERA tonight.
Oakland A’s at Seattle Mariners
Must be lonesome, out there in the Northwest. It’s nice for these guys to meet up every now and again and play a little ball.
Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs
The ball games are the least of the Dodgers’ concerns right now. Which is a pity, as Matt Kemp is playing well and the great Ted Lilly is still holding back the years. Let’s hope the situation is resolved soon for one of the great clubs in baseball.
Washington Nationals at Pittsburgh Pirates
Come on man, everybody’s watching hockey in these towns! Are you kidding me?
Arizona Diamondbacks at New York Mets
Neither the snakes nor the Mets are particularly alive this year.
Colorado Rockies at Florida Marlins
There are some great series in the National League this weekend, and this is one of the best. Sunday is the highlight when the Rockies’ Ubaldo Jiminez, 0-1, 7.36 ERA, continues his return from the DL against the Marlins’ sensation Josh Johnson, 3-0, 1.00 ERA.
Houston Astros at Milwaukee Brewers
The NL Central is wide open this year.
Cincinnati Reds at St Louis Cardinals
Only thing is, the Central is much more open to the Reds and Cards. The Astros won’t win it and it’s still hard to believe in the Brewers. But the Reds have Joey Votto and the Cards, despite it all, challenge every single year. Another great series in Missouri.
Philadelphia Phillies at San Diego Padres
San Diego will need a Padre when the Phillies move on come Sunday. And the Phillies aren’t even playing that well.
Atlanta Braves at San Francisco Giants
This will be a great series, with the hurling duel between Atlanta’s Tim Hudson, 2-2, 4.05 ERA and the Giants’ Tim Lincecum, 2-1, 1.67 ERA a highlight on Saturday.