MLB Weekend Winners 5/7/22

MLB Weekend Winners returns with three games that are great for betting on Saturday!

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Texas Rangers at New York Yankees

The Texas Rangers rank in the bottom of the league in team batting average (BA) and on-base percentage (OBP). New York comes in surging with a team BA and OBP that are some of the best in baseball.

The Yankees are rattling off multiple wins in a series too.

New York’s bullpen possesses an earned run average (ERA) that is one of the best in the league. The Yankees are firing on all cylinders for this weekend series, and it should be horrible for Texas.

In Yankee Stadium, which owns one of the shortest outfields, the runs should be aplenty in this game.

The Rangers may struggle because of the excellent bullpen it faces. Texas struggles on offense already, but against New York the problems will be magnified.

Bet on the Yankees to win outright, over on run total and do not expect the Rangers to cover.

Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs

The Dodgers own one of the lowest team ERA and walks and hits per innings (WHIP). The Cubs hold one of the best team BA and OBP.

Los Angeles steamrolls over teams often as the offense seems to be warming up. The dominant pitching complements the powerful offense to where the Dodgers will likely be favorites throughout this series against the lowly Cubs.

Chicago also struggled with Kyle Wright from the Atlanta Braves, and Los Angeles owns pitchers of that caliber up and down the rotation and bullpen, so it is reasonable to assume the Cubs falter here as well.

Bet the under on run total because this feels more like a low-scoring affair. The Cubs may cover the spread if it is two or more, but not confident in this game being a one-run difference.

Washington Nationals at Los Angeles Angels

Taylor Ward’s emergence in the leadoff spot makes the Angels offense more potent than before. This gives the Angles a way to play with the order to where pitchers cannot intentionally walk Trout or Ohtani as much. Ward’s offense also alleviates Trout and Ohtani from shouldering as much of the offensive load.

Simply, the Angles offense clicks and it is fun to watch.

Washington owns a team BA and OBP that is above average in the league and a run total that is slightly out of the top 10 in the league. This has not translated into a great record as the Nationals are well below .500.

The Achilles heel of the Nationals is the abysmal pitching to start the season as it is almost the worst in MLB. The Angeles dynamic offense lately and the horrible bullpen for the Nationals spell trouble.

The simple approach of good offense versus bad pitching makes the Angels the favorite. The over on runs is more appealing because these are two good offensive teams, even if one possesses a horrible record. Washington does not cover the spread simply because the bullpen will blow any chance of that away.