Betting Specials: # Of No-Hitters, Will There Be A Guy With 50 Saves Or 16 Strikeouts In A Game For 2016?

Max Scherzer threw 2 no-hitters in 2015, and carried no - no's into the late innings on a few other occasions. It seems every night there is a no - hit watch, so 4.5 on the over/under for the year seems like a big no-brainer to throw down some cabbage on. In 2015 alone, there were 7 no-hitters hurled out.

Max Scherzer threw 2 no-hitters in 2015, and carried no – no’s into the late innings on a few other occasions. It seems every night there is a no – hit watch, so 4.5 on the over/under for the year seems like a big no-brainer to throw down some cabbage on. In 2015 alone, there were 7 no-hitters hurled out.  At +115, it will pay you $1.15 for every dollar wagered

Hunter Stokes (BBBA Featured Writer) 

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# Of No-Hitters For 2016 MLB Over/Under 4.5

Yes:  +115  or No: -115

This is a resounding yes in my view.  In 2015, Max Scherzer threw 2 no-no’s, and could have easily thrown 2 more.  This was 2 of 7 doled out last campaign.

Mike Fiers, Cole Hamels, Jake Arrieta, Hisashi Iwakuma and Chris Heston also cemented their place in history by accomplishing the feat.

There are so many teams that are loaded with HR happy clubs that have plenty of swing and miss candidates like the Houston Astros and Baltimore Orioles.  This also brings us to our next stat.

Clayton Kershaw fanned 301 batters last year for the 1st time since Pedro Martinez accomplished the feat at the turn of the millennium. He would be the consensus favorite to whiff 16 guys in one game, although Sale, Hernandez, Strasburg and Archer are all capable too. Any team that plays the Astros, O's and Cubs will have a shot for any game, as those guys may all run down the Strikeouts record for a club in one year.

Clayton Kershaw fanned 301 batters last year for the 1st time since Pedro Martinez accomplished the feat at the turn of the millennium. He would be the consensus favorite to whiff 16 guys in one game, although Sale, Hernandez, Strasburg and Archer are all capable too. Any team that plays the Astros, O’s and Cubs will have a shot for any game, as those guys may all run down the Strikeouts record for a club in one year.

Will a pitcher Strikeout 16 or more batters in a game this season?

Yes: -150  or No: +110

There are just so many great pitchers that could accomplish this feat.  I love Chris Archer, Clayton Kershaw, Chris Sale, Felix Hernandez and Stephen Strasburg to potentially do this early on in the year.

There are a ton of poor clubs in the National League who could fan at the mercy of a top pitcher.

The third number we look at is:

Will there be a 50 Games Saved guy this season?

Yes:  +100  No:  -140

I think the two top guys to have a chance to nail this down would be Craig Kimbrel and Jeurys Familia of the Mets.  I think Boston will play enough close games to get near this mark.

Outside chances for this mark could see Jonathan Papelbon or Trevor Rosenthal take a run at this.

I just think all Closers will fall just short.

With parity being at an all time high in the American League, it almost rules it out.

Like the Cubs to win almost 100 games, yet I see the club acquiring another Closer midway through the year to help out Hector Rondon.

Pittsburgh’s Mark Melancon might have a shot, however I think there is also a chance he could be traded.

Odds Courtesy of bet365.com

Craig Kimbrel is still about as filthy as they come in nailing down games in the Majors. With 225 Saves and a 1.63 ERA in the last 5 years of his career, this 27 year old flamethrower brings his talents to Beantown and a top rated club. Last year was the 1st season he didn't lead the National League after four consecutive years of leading the Senior Circuit. He still managed 39 Saves for a 74 win San Diego team. Since the Red Sox are going to be somewhere in the 90 win range, Kimbrel should at least be in the mid 40's in Saves again for 2016. I just don't see him hitting the 50 Save Plateau though.

Craig Kimbrel is still about as filthy as they come in nailing down games in the Majors. With 225 Saves and a 1.63 ERA in the last 5 years of his career, this 27 year old flamethrower brings his talents to Beantown and a top rated club. Last year was the 1st season he didn’t lead the National League after four consecutive years of leading the Senior Circuit. He still managed 39 Saves for a 74 win San Diego team. Since the Red Sox are going to be somewhere in the 90 win range, Kimbrel should at least be in the mid 40’s in Saves again for 2016. I just don’t see him hitting the 50 Save Plateau though.

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About hunterstokes21

I Played NCAA Baseball at Liberty University in the 90's with Sid Bream's kid Sheldon. Once Hit a Home Run by hitting a hot air balloon that was coming over 2nd base (It was agreed that if a balloon was hit before game by the umpires and coaches - even though they were setting up in LF/CF Bleachers). I believe in the "Church Of Baseball". Come in for worship anytime.

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