Padres and Tigers lead the Leagues in winning at home recently.
Home field advantage in the majors this season has been as important as ever. There are some teams that are totally lighting it up at their own ballparks, so check out BetUS’s list of home teams you should be watching as we head towards the month of June.
(Rank) (Team) (SU Home Record, $$$) (SU Home Record in L/5, $$$)
1: San Diego Padres (12-6, +$496) (5-0, +$538 in L/5). Padres bettors have had a whirlwind of a season so far, and it’s pretty clear that their success or failure is dependant on whether or not they are the home team. A 12-6 mark at home is awfully impressive, but a 5-16 mark away from San Diego is equally depressing. The Pads have been hot of late thanks to a six-game winning streak at home, five of which have come at the start of this current nine-game home stand. It’s all about the pitching for the Padres, as they’ve held their opponents to just 11 runs over the L/5 games. They’ve started getting better performances out of both Chris Young and Jake Peavy, which could make them a team to watch in the NL West if anyone is going to come out of nowhere to run the Dodgers down.
2: Detroit Tigers (12-5, +$604) (5-0, +$514 in L/5). The Tigers have sprinted past everyone in the tightly contested AL Central, and now they appear to be the team to beat once again after a dismal 2008 season. In spite of the fact that the team doesn’t rank in the Top-10 in any major offensive category, they’re still putting up 5.54 runs per game, the fourth best mark in the majors. That can be attributed to a recent home stretch in which they have won six straight and eight out of nine. On the first five games of this nine-game home stand, Detroit has averaged 8.6 runs per game, and with Texas in for one more and Colorado coming in for three, those numbers could improve further. Keep an eye on 1B Miguel Cabrera, who is batting .381 for the season, as he has recorded 12 hits in his L/6 games.
3: Texas Rangers (14-6, +$708) (5-0, +$505 in L/5). The Rangers have rolled off six straight ‘W’s at the Ballpark in Arlington against some pretty worthy opponents (the Angels, Mariners, and White Sox). They’ve solved the riddle of their pitching woes, at least at home. Once upon a time, Texas averaged giving up nearly eight runs per game, but that number has crashed back towards earth thanks to the fact that five of those eight foes failed to score more than three runs across the plate. The Rangers currently sit three games ahead of the Angels in the AL West standings, and if they can get some pitching help throughout the season, baseball bettors already know that this team can mash with anyone in the bigs. Look out, because this team can be scary.
And the rest…
4: New York Yankees (11-7, -$180) (5-0, +$500 in L/5)
5: Houston Astros (8-11, -$318) (4-1, +$300 in L/5)
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