Betting For The Cycle – Indians vs Twins, Yelich vs Bellinger, Scherzer vs Soroka & More!

In the latest edition of “Betting For The Cycle,” our experts look ahead to some weekend baseball, with four potential wagers or prop bets from around Major League Baseball. Drew Goldfarb, Taylor Smith, and Jim Beviglia break it all down in the video above.

First up this week, a Daily Fantasy option. Cody Bellinger and Christian Yelich are deep into a battle for 2019 National League Most Valuable Player honors. But which MVP candidate will have the better weekend for your fantasy team? Bellinger’s Dodgers host the San Francisco Giants, while Yelich’s Brewers take on the Chicago Cubs at Miller Park.

Next, the American League Central race might be nearing its end. As of this writing, the Minnesota Twins hold a six-game lead over the Cleveland Indians for the division lead. Cleveland, meanwhile, is embroiled in a three-team fight for the AL’s two Wild Card spots, currently a game back of both the Oakland Athletics and Tampa Bay Rays. Starting Friday, the Indians and Twins will square off for three games at Target Field. Will the Twins strengthen their lead in the AL Central, or can the Indians use this weekend series to better position themselves in the playoff race?

On the opposite end of the standings, the Miami Marlins and Kansas City Royals continue their season-long struggles. Having barely combined for 100 wins this season (in nearly 300 games played), the Royals and Marlins will meet at Marlins Park for a weekend series. Which team will earn just their second series win in the last month?

Finally, a major weekend series that opened up on Thursday wraps up on Sunday, as the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves play a four-game series at SunTrust Park. On Sunday, the Nationals are expected to send Max Scherzer to the mound, while the Braves are expected to go with Mike Soroka. Scherzer’s recent pitch count has limited his value in Daily Fantasy lately, but he could be ready to reach 100 pitches by the time Sunday’s game rolls around. Can the 22-year-old Soroka hang with the limited Scherzer when it comes to Daily Fantasy play, or will Scherzer’s K-count make him the better play regardless?

To get Jim, Taylor, and Drew’s picks for these baseball bets, check out the video at the top of this page, and make sure to check back next week for another edition of “Betting For The Cycle” on the Odds On Favorites YouTube channel and right here at

Drew Goldfarb

Drew has been covering sports professionally since 2007, covering sports of all kinds in the ACC, SEC, Big 12 and Conference USA. In addition to covering college sports, he also spent two seasons working with the NHL's Florida Panthers as part of their TV broadcast team, as well as reporting and anchoring for AT&T SportsNet and FOX Sports affiliates, CBS Sports Network and ESPNU. Drew has also been active in Fantasy Sports since 2002.

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