Los Angeles Dodgers look to gain ground in the NL West

Yasiel Puig has been dominating MLB headlines amidst the torrid start to his career, but his Los Angeles Dodgers still have work to do if they want to win the NL West crown. They have a golden opportunity to gain some ground playing the two teams ahead of them in the division standings this week.

On Monday, the Dodgers head to Arizona to take on the Diamondbacks in a three-game series. Arizona has flat out dominated this series over the last calendar year, going 16-4 in its last 20 games against the Dodgers including a current 6-1 streak. 5Dimes currently has it as a virtual pick’em on Monday with Zach Greinke and the Dodgers at -104 and Randall Delgado and Arizona at -106.

Los Angeles starts a four-game series at home against the Colorado Rockies on Thursday. The Dodgers are 8-5 in their last 13 games against the Rockies.

While Puig has been dominating baseball headlines recently, Chris Davis has been doing so all season long. His Baltimore Orioles host the Texas Rangers in a four-game series starting Monday. Texas is 10-3 in its last 13 games against the Orioles, but Baltimore has won two of the last three games between these two teams. Newly-acquired pitcher Scott Feldman takes the mound for Baltimore on Monday and is a -115 favorite over Derek Holland and the Rangers (+105) at 5Dimes.

Later in the week, two AL division leaders meet when the Boston Red Sox visit the Oakland A’s for a three-game series starting on Friday. Oakland was 8-0 in its last eight games against the Red Sox coming into this season, but Boston won this year’s previous series two games to one. Six straight games between these two teams have gone OVER the total.

Through two weeks of CFL action, only the Saskatchewan Roughriders remain undefeated. They’ll try to keep that streak alive when they visit the Toronto Argonauts on Thursday night. Saskatchewan is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games against Toronto, but just 4-5-1 ATS over that stretch. Saskatchewan ended last year on an 0-5 SU and 1-4 ATS skid, but is off to a 2-0 SU and ATS start in 2013.