The Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox made a number of online sports betting players money last week and for the complete opposite reasons. The Orioles continued to show they are one of the best hitting teams in the majors by going 5-2 in the over/under split, while the White Sox showed why they have struggled so much early on this year with three more shutout losses. Baltimore’s high-powered offense and Chicago’s struggling bats are two trends worth keeping an eye on this week, as these teams are worth considering for much different reasons.
The Orioles have consistently proven to be one of the best hitting teams in the majors this season, and are averaging 5.5 runs per live betting contest. Baltimore ranks second in the majors in both team batting average and runs scored, and as long as they are healthy there is no reason to think they will slow down. Chris Davis is hitting an outstanding .357 on the season with 20 home runs, while JJ Hardy and Adam Jones have both put up double-digit home run totals. The Orioles have five batters hitting better than .297 right now, and could register some solid totals against both the Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays this week.
While Baltimore was on fire last week, the White Sox were at the other end of the spectrum as one of the worst hitting teams in the majors. Chicago ranks second-to-last in the majors in runs scored with just 186 total runs, and it didn’t help that they were shut out three times last week. The White Sox rank 27th in team batting average with a .237 mark, and it’s scary to think that Alex Rios leads them in that category despite that he has put up a solid .287 mark. Adam Dunn leads Chicago with 12 home runs, but he is also hitting just .160 this bet on sports season and is striking out a whole lot more than he is hitting bombs. The White Sox will match up against the Seattle Mariners and the same Oakland Athletics’ team that shut them out twice last week in the next seven days, and it will be wise to stay on betting them under the total.
Tracking over/under bets is one of the simpler sports betting concepts in baseball, especially when it comes to the same teams meeting again and again. There have been no signs of the Orioles slowing down any time soon just the same way as there is no reason to think the White Sox will heat up, so it makes sense to stay on them this week with both teams facing schedules that are favorable to the latest trends. It is definitely important to take each match up as it comes, but don’t be afraid to take a couple of shots on these team totals this upcoming week. For all of the latest MLB news and betting odds, be sure to check out the best online betting sites.