Baseball Picks – AL Central Betting Trends


Baseball Picks – AL Central Betting Trends

 Detroit is again starting to put distance between themselves and the rest the American League Central. This week we will examine the strengths and weaknesses of each team for making MLB picks.

With the season better than half over, we have a good idea what each team is capable, yet the second half of the season can still lend itself to surprises for fans and baseball handicappers.

Detroit Tigers – StrengthsHaving won 14 of 19, the Tigers are beginning to be play back to capabilities. The offensive numbers are on the rise (4.7 runs a game) and the starting pitching while unusually unreliable the last five weeks (7th in ERA in AL), still has star power. The road to the World Series might go through Oakland, but Detroit knows they have the weapons to beat them.

Weaknesses – Rumor mill churning about Tigers picking up middle and late innings reliever, which could solidify bullpen that ranks 13th in ERA and 12th in OBP in the AL. Offense needs to be steadier and not as prone to lulls and outbursts to become more reliable for those making sports picks.

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