Bet On These Baseball Games This Week - May 11-17

Bet On These Baseball Games This Week – May 11-17

Summer is heating up and so is Major League Baseball betting. Of the 30 MLB teams, more than 2/3 of them still have a realistic chance to reach post-season play and that makes betting on baseball all the more entertaining.

A Closer Look At The Best Baseball Games To Bet On This Week

St. Louis at Cleveland
When: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Two aces hit the mound on Wednesday when St. Louis sends the terrific John Lackey out to battle Cleveland’s Corey Kluber. Lackey has been his usual shut down self. His WHIP is below the 1.20 threshold at 1.17 while the ERA is a very good 3.20. He’s faced Cleveland batters 156 times, holding them to 35 hits, 3 home runs and a .224 average.

Kluber was one of the top pitchers in the American League in 2014. That form hasn’t translated to 2015. He’s 0 and 5 with a 5.04 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP. He hasn’t faced any St. Louis batters save for Jhonny Peralta. That’s not a good sign for the Indians in this matchup. Go with St. Louis who should offer better odds than they normally do since they’re the road team.

New York Yankees at Kansas City Royals
When: Friday, May 15th, 2015

Is this the day that Michael Pineda finally loses a game?  Pineda is 5 and 0 with a 2.72 ERA and an awesome 1.01 WHIP. What’s more impressive is that he has struck out 54 batters going into this week already this season. We’re in the middle of May.

Kansas City will counter the terrific Pineda with 35-year-old Chris Young. Young has been pitching out of the bullpen, but Jason Vargas is headed to the DL. He’s done very well against Yankee batters, 17 hits out of 96 at-bats for a .177 average. It’s really just a matter of whether or not Young has enough to go 5 innings. Although Pineda is formidable, the odds will make Kansas City an attractive play. Go with the Royals and the upset.

Boston at Seattle
When: Saturday, May 16th, 2015

The great Felix Hernandez faces one of the toughest batting line-ups in Major League Baseball on Saturday when Boston heads to Seattle. Hernandez has been his usual CY Young self with a 1.85 ERA, a .84 WHIP, 50 strikeouts and a 6 and 0 record.

Boston sends Rick Porcello to the mound to battle Seattle. Mariner batters hit .337 against Porcello. This includes Robinson Cano who bats .429 against the Boston right-hander. It looks like an easy Felix victory on Saturday.

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