Baseball Betting Tips - Hottest 'Under' Teams
Summer is finally upon us, and that means that the balls will be flying out of the park at an even higher rate than they are now! However, not all teams are on the ‘over’ train. This week, there are some solid clubs that have been failing to reach the ‘total’ quite a bit. Check out BetUS’s list of the teams that are hitting poorly and pitching perfectly!
(Rank) (Team) (O/U Record) (O/U Record in L/5)
1: Texas Rangers (22-39-3) (0-5 in L/5) Unders, unders everywhere! The Rangers have now played a whopping 11 straight games ‘under’ the ‘total’ after last night’s 5-4 win over the ‘Stros. Even worse, in Arlington, a place where the ball normally goes sailing out of the park, there have been nine straight ‘unders’. There hasn’t been an ‘over’ game in Arlington this month (the last coming on May 30th). The ‘unders’ are a product of both an offense that is coming back to earth and a pitching staff that is really starting to take form. Still, there’s no shame in the fact that the squad is averaging over 5.00 runs per game this season, and as baseball bettors have known for years, if this team could just get the slightest bit of pitching help, it could be dangerous. With a 4.42 ERA, they’re getting the help that they need, and that’s why the team has the second best record in the AL.
2: Chicago Cubs (25-33-3) (1-4 in L/5) What on earth has happened to the big bombers in the Windy City? The Cubs’ offense has been anemic at best over the L/6 games, as they have scored just ten runs in that stretch. No wonder why they’re only 1-5 in those six games. The unit ranks 24th in offensive production this season (4.16 runs per game), and only ranks in the Top-20 in one major offense category (home runs, 64, 19th). No one who is qualified is batting any better than .285, and only Alfonso Soriano has reached double digits in homers this season. The good news is that 3B Aramis Ramirez is nearly healthy, but the bad news is that the Cubs still have three teams in front of them in the NL Central standings and have to catch fire in a hurry to get back in the chase.
3: Washington Nationals (27-34-2) (1-4 in L/5) Calling all arms! The ship in DC has long since set sail, which could ultimately make this team one of the worst in the history of all of baseball. They say that everybody wins 50 and loses 50 in baseball and that the difference is what you do in the other 62 games. Don’t tell that to the Nats, who are only on a clip to win 44 games this season. They haven’t scored more than four runs in a game in their L/9, thus it should be no surprise that with a pitching staff that ranks dead last in almost every major category, that the team is just 2-7 in those nine games.
And the rest…
4: Seattle Mariners (25-38-2) (1-4 in L/5)
5: St. Louis Cardinals (29-33-4) (1-3-1 in L/5)