MLB Lock of the Week and Futures Betting

It's hard to believe that the 2019 Major League Baseball season is almost two months old already. There have been some interesting storylines that have developed already, but most of the top teams were preseason favorites. There are still a lot of games left to be played, but bettors should start do have a better idea of what teams are legit contenders. Let's take a quick look at the best MLB game to bet on this week as well as some Futures bets that you should consider.

Lock of the Week: LA Dodgers vs. New York Mets

The New York Mets will travel out West for a four-game series beginning on Memorial Day. The Mets have actually been playing much better of late, but this won't be a fun week for them. Los Angeles just keeps on winning games at a high rate, and they have one of the best lineups in all of baseball. The Dodgers will be the favorites in every game this week, but their biggest advantage comes on Thursday, and that is the MLB Lock of the Week.

Ryu On Mound For Dodgers

Hyun-Jin Ryu might be the best pitcher in baseball at the moment, and he will make the start for the Dodgers in this game. Ryu enters this game with a 7-1 record and a miniscule ERA of just 1.65. Him alone gives the Dodgers a huge edge, but LA also has Cody Bellinger in their lineup. Bellinger is nearly hitting .400 on the season and begins the week with 18 homers and 48 runs batted in.

Alonso Living Up to the Hype

There was plenty of hype surrounding first baseman Peter Alonso as he made his way through the Mets organization, and he has lived up to the hype. Alonso has already belted 17 home runs this season, and is the lone bright spot in the Mets lineup. New York will send Jason Vargas (1-2, 5.22 ERA) to the mound on Thursday, and he is going to get lit up.

Dodgers Beat Mets

By Thursday the Mets will just be ready to get out of Los Angeles, and they will have no shot at hitting Ryu in this game. The Dodgers just don't lose very many games, and they won't lose this one. Bet the Los Angeles Dodgers over the New York Mets in the Lock of the Week.

Futures Betting:

Here is a quick look at some of the top futures bets that we like heading into June.

Atlanta Braves +170 to win the National League East: The Atlanta Braves are currently in second place in the division behind the Philadelphia Phillies, but things can change in a hurry. Atlanta just has too good of a lineup to not win this sneaky good division.

Chicago Cubs +115 to win the National League Central: The Cubs still have plenty of flaws, but their lineup is just too good. Chicago got off to a horrible start to the season, but still lead the NL Central. Look for the Cubs to be aggressive at the trade deadline and win that division over the Milwaukee Brewers.

New York Yankees +210 to win the American League Pennant: Get a bet in on the New York Yankees as soon as possible, because their odds are just going to go up as the summer heats up. The Yankees have been decimated by injuries this season, but are still winning the AL East. If the Yankees enter the postseason with a full lineup then they are going to be the favorites to win the American League.