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May 10 MLB Series Prices: Cubs and Brewers Go Head-to-Head in Battle for NL Central

Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo
Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo have powered the Cubs to the top of the NL Central. Photo by Ron Cogswell (flickr) [CC License].
  • The Chicago Cubs have hit home runs in 15 straight games heading into their series against the Brewers
  • The New York Yankees take on the Tampa Bay Rays in a battle for first in the AL East
  • The Seattle Mariners have a 20-20 record their 13-2 start

Another great weekend of Major League Baseball is upon us as we preview three series set to start today. The Milwaukee Brewers and Cubs will battle in the NL Central for first place. In the American League, the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays will decide who will own the AL East after this weekend, while the Boston Red Sox and Mariners start a three-game series at Fenway Park.

We have odds for each of these new series as well as every other series kicking off on Friday.

Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Series Price

Team Series Odds
Milwaukee Brewers -190
Chicago Cubs +170

*All odds taken 05/10/19

Cubs Have Gone 10-1 in Last 11

The power has come back on in Chicago as Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo have put together some impressive hitting numbers. Bryant has a 19-game on-base streak and six home run in 12 games, while first baseman Anthony Rizzo made contact for the sixth time in 11 games.

Milwaukee beat the Washington Nationals in three straight games 5-3, 6-0 and 7-3. They have passed the Cardinals for second in the NL Central as St. Louis was swept last weekend by the Cubs.

Christian Yelich has hit 16 home runs this season to go with a .356 batting average and 31 RBI’s. Gio Gonzalez will get the start Friday. Without managing a decision so far this year, Gonzalez has a 2.61 ERA with nine strikeouts.

Jose Quintana gets the start Friday for the Cubs. Quintana is sitting on a 4-1 record with 40 Ks to his name and a 3.40 ERA.

Brewers vs Cubs Probable Starting Pitchers

Brewers
VS
Cubs

Gio Gonzalez May 10 Jose Quintana
Zach Davies May 11 Cole Hamels
Jhoulys Chacin May 12 Jon Lester

After not picking the Cubs to beat the Cardinals last weekend, it’s hard bet against them again despite the odds. They are hot right now and should be able beat the Brewers who are 7-8 on the road this season.

Pick: Chicago Cubs +170

Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees Series Price

Team Series Odds
Tampa Bay Rays +125
New York Yankees -145

Banged Up Yankees Have Chance to Battle Rays for First in AL East

New York’s injury troubles are well documented this season yet they have managed to hold in there and are within 1.5 games behind the Rays in the AL East.

JA Happ hasn’t done well at Yankee Stadium this season, where he is winless with a 7.65 ERA. Happ was better against the Mariners on Thursday and he isn’t to blame for New York’s losses.

The Rays have the best team ERA in the American League at 2.87 while the Yankees have the fourth most home runs with 55. They are third in team batting average and fourth in runs scored.

Tampa’s ace Blake Snell takes the hill on Saturday and it’s too bad we won’t see him and CC Sabathia go head to head. Sabathia reached the 3,000 strikeout total last week.

Rays vs Yankees Probable Starting Pitchers

Rays
VS
Yankees

Domingo German May 10 Tyler Glasnow
CC Sabathia May 11 TBD
Masahiro Tanaka May 12 Blake Snell

With all the injuries the Yankees have they have managed to keep pace with the Rays in the AL East. If the Yankees were healthy, they’d walk away with this series no doubt. Pick them to beat the Rays this weekend.

Pick: New York Yankees (-145)

Seattle Mariners vs Boston Red Sox Series Price

Team Series Odds
Seattle Mariners -115
Boston Red Sox -105

Mariners Have Cooled Significantly Since Hot Start

Seattle started the season 13-2 and looked to be the best in the AL West, but have fallen to 20-20, much more in line with season predictions. They sit second in the West now with The Astros ahead of them and the Texas Rangers, Angels and Athletics below them.

The Red Sox sit third in the AL East behind Tampa and New York with a 19-19 record. It’s not the start Red Sox fans would have wanted, but it’s early still and Boston Red Sox are only five games back.

Seattle has had some great hitting to start the season with Dee Gordon batting .304 and Edwin Encarnacion leading the team in home runs with 12 and an OBP of .384. Domingo Santana is tops on the team with 35 RBIs and 43 hits.

Boston’s JD Martinez leads the team in batting average at .309 and hits with 43. Mitch Moreland is tops in home runs with 10 and RBIs at 24. Mookie Betts has an OBP of .405

Mariners vs Red Sox Probable Starting Pitchers

Mariners
VS
Red Sox

Erik Swanson May 10 Eduardo Rodriguez
Felix Hernandez May 11 Rick Porcello
Marco Gonzales May 12 TBD

Despite the slow start for Boston, they have picked it up in recent games and look to be rounding into form as the season progresses. It’s going to be hard to bet against the Red Sox as they face a Seattle team that is struggling. Bet the Red Sox to take this series this weekend.

Pick: Boston Red Sox (-105)

Additional MLB Series Odds

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Los Angeles Angels -120
Baltimore Orioles +100
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Chicago White Sox -180
Toronto Blue Jays +160
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Miami Marlins -155
New York Mets +135
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San Francisco Giants +125
Cincinnati Reds -145
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Minnesota Twins -107
Detroit Tigers -113
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Texas Rangers +106
Houston Astros -126
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Pittsburgh Pirates -140
St. Louis Cardinals +120
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Philadelphia Phillies +110
Kansas City Royals -130
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San Diego Padres -135
Colorado Rockies +115
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Cleveland Indians -140
Oakland Athletics +120
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Atlanta Braves -169
Arizona Diamondbacks +149
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Washington Nationals -120
Los Angeles Dodgers +100
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