MLB - Fri 15/06/2012 - 00:01 EDT

Major League Baseball Divisional Leaders Clash This Weekend

Inter-league play highlights the Major League Baseball betting action this weekend as four of the six current divisional leaders are set to battle each other.

AL East leading New York heads to Washington as the Yankees face the upstart Nationals who surprisingly lead the NL East. On the west coast, the AL Central leading Chicago White Sox have a date with NL West leading Los Angeles Dodgers for a three game set.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago White Sox

Few handicappers envisioned anyone but the Detroit Tigers leading the American League Central at any point this season. They certainly didn’t expect it would be the White Sox as their preseason ALC Championship odds were set at +2000 which was last of the five teams in the division.

With the ownership fiasco hanging over the Dodgers, things weren’t looking much better in Los Angeles as the Boys in Blue were the third of the five teams with +500 odds to win the NL West title. With the MLB halfway point now just seventeen games away, the Dodgers are 40-24.

Washington Nationals vs. New York Yankees

Say what you want about the Bronx Bombers – just don’t ever count them out of contention. New York is the hottest club in baseball as they’ve won nine of last their ten contests and have moved into first place in the AL East. The Yankees are coming off series sweeps of the Mets and Braves.

Heading into the 2012 MLB season, we knew Washington was going to be an improved ball club but we have to admit we didn’t figure they would be this good. The Nationals are almost as hot as the Yankees as they are 8-2 over their last ten games and they lead the NL East at 38-23.

We’ll be backing the Yankees and the Dodgers to win their respective series this weekend. Visit any of the top ranked online sportsbooks listed at SBR to get the very best in baseball betting odds!

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