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Who's Hot - AL Edition

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The All-Star Game is just around the corner, and there are some teams which are clearly All-Star teams for MLB betting fans in our eyes.

Check out the clubs who have been increasing your bankrolls all year long in the American League.
 
Oakland Athletics (55-33, +$1,353) – The A's probably had one of the best teams in baseball before they made the blockbuster move of the trading season, but now that they have RHP Jason Hammel and RHP Jeff Samardzija, they certainly have an elite team which can win the AL West and make a serious play at the World Series. Samardzija was a winner in his first start with his new team to get the club up to 28-15 at home and 22-games above .500 for the season, and he is going to really look for a big time turnaround with his won/loss record after pitching so well and getting so little help with the Chicago Cubs.

Remember too, that this is the only team in baseball averaging five runs per game to boot. For a team which plays in a ballpark that is considered one of the most pitching-friendly in the game, posting 92 home runs, seventh best in the league, is no mistake. These A's are for real.
 
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Baltimore Orioles (48-40, +$1,033)
– We still have a hard time imagining that the Orioles have the best team in the AL East right now. They just took four straight from the Texas Rangers and two out of three at Fenway Park from the Boston Red Sox, and that has propelled them to one of the best money marks in the game.

However, it's interesting to note that all of Baltimore's damage has come away from Camden Yards this year. The O's have the best road mark for bettors in the American League with a 25-19 record. It's playing on the road that has consistently gotten the Orioles in trouble in the rough and tumble AL East over the course of the last few seasons, but with more than half of this season gone, that doesn't seem to be an issue any longer.

The question? Does Baltimore really have the goods to go after one of the big time pitchers who could be on the trading block in the next few weeks? That could make all the difference in the world to a team with a real lack of quality at the front of the rotation.
 
Los Angeles Angels (51-36, +$949) – The A's had to be looking in their rearview mirrors when they pulled the trigger on the Samardzija deal, as they know that the Halos are just 3.5-games back as we near the All-Star Break.

Whereas Baltimore has been doing it on the road, the Halos have been doing it at home. They are 30-14 at the Big A this year, and what's amazing is the fact that three of those games have been lost because of blown saves. The Angels are quietly remaking their shoddy bullpen, and the move to bring in RHP Jason Grilli might end up being one of the most unheralded, yet important trades of the season. We know that LA can hit the ball. We just don't know if it can close out games when it is ahead. If not for this pen, the Angels would have the best team in baseball.

  
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