Odds To Win The MLB Divisions In 2016: Best Value Bets

It seems about once every 3 years Ubaldo Jimenez puts together a Cy Young caliber type of year. If he can find all the stars aligned in the right direction he could throw like a suitable #1 pitcher in the league. The problem with the rotation is that Jimenez and Tillman are up and down - while Gausman and Bundy are unproven at the big league. At least the potential is there for one year.

It seems about once every 3 years Ubaldo Jimenez puts together a Cy Young caliber type of year. If he can find all the stars aligned in the right direction he could throw like a suitable #1 pitcher in the league. The problem with the rotation is that Jimenez and Tillman are up and down – while Gausman and Bundy are unproven at the big league. At least the potential is there for one year.  Decent Innings were thrown by both starters this week, and Bundy worked a nice frame out of the Bullpen last night.

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So less than a week of play has occurred and we are seeing some early trends.  They jumped from +1300 to +900 in 3 games, and I still believe that is great value.

1st impressions are I am glad I bet a lot of money on the Baltimore Orioles for the Division and the American League Pennant overall.  Yes they swept a Twins club at home, and  have yet to play on the road, but the pitching looks decent.

Chris Tillman and Ubaldo Jimenez look decent in their limited work, and the offense has come up clutch.

If the O’s are able to get that Cy Young caliber type of chucker Jimenez seems to wharf into for half a year (for once every 3 seasons), than maybe Baltimore has a fighting chance to win the AL East in 2016.

Baltimore was 47 – 31, and played one of the weirdest home games ever in front of no fans after the Baltimore riots.  For those scoring at home too, the Rays hosted 3 games with the civil unrest, and that is why there were only 78 games played at Camden Yards in 2015.

The Orioles were 34 – 50 on the road.  If they are able to win some games away from home cooking, they will compete.

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The American League Central has started out as advertised.  Still love the Tigers to take a Wild Card, and at +300, they still are a nice bet on the board.

I am not buying into the White Sox quick 3 – 1 start considering they played a 4 game set versus Oakland.

In the AL West here, the pundits have flogged on the Rangers really fast here.  While I had the M’s eclipsing Texas by 2 wins myself, Seattle is perfectly placed at +275 for the division now.  Robinson Cano and Co. look great so far.

In the NL East, the Nationals lineup has looked longer with Daniel Murphy helping out Bryce Harper, but after the 2 best Starters in Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg, the talent wanes a little bit.

Miami losing at home with Jose Fernandez just doesn’t happen – and doesn’t bode well.  It is just one game, however I think the Fish are lucky if they finish at .500 this season.

The Cubs beginning 3 – 0 is just going to add fuel to the fire that this is their year.  The Pirates looked awesome in a 3 game sweep of the Cards.  St. Louis will get healthy on the Reds and Brewers all year and tend to start slow in most years.    Love the Bucs and Redbirds value at where they are right now as opposed to the Cubs.

The Reds are 3 – 0 yes, however they beat the Phillies, so don’t be too excited.

In the NL West, the Dodgers finally yielded a run to the Giants.  With all of the injuries to Los Angeles, and the difference in all of the roster being given to San Francisco here, the Bay Area boys should be the NL West favorite.  Yasiel Puig‘s hot start does give the LA fans some hope there.

ODDS courtesy of bet365.com

Bad Value – Red Block

Good Value – Blue Block

odds courtesy of bet365.com

American League

AL East

Toronto Blue Jays +165

Boston Red Sox +190 (2)

NY Yankees +325

Baltimore Orioles +900 (4)

TB Rays +100

AL Central

KC Royals +180

Cleveland Indians +210

Detroit Tigers +300 (1)

Chicago White Sox +550 (5)

Minnesota Twins +1450

AL West

Houston Astros +160

Seattle Mariners +275

Texas Rangers +300

LA Angels +500 (1)

Oakland A’s +1500

National League

NL East

NY Mets -110 (5)

Washington Nationals +100

Miami Marlins +850 (3)

Atlanta Braves +9000

Philadelphia +20000

NL Central

Chicago Cubs -225

Pittsburgh Pirates +360 (6)

St. Louis Cards +400(3)

Cincinnati Reds +4000 (4)

Milwaukee Brewers +6600

NL West

LA Dodgers +115

SF Giants +115 (2)

Arizona D’backs +500

SD Padres +3500

Colorado Rockies +4000

With the club pretty much being set for players all around the Infield and Outfield, and now the Starting Staff, the Giants look poised to make another run at a World Series run for an even year this decade. 2016 will see several of its Bullpen members on the last year of their contracts.

With the club pretty much being set for players all around the Infield and Outfield, and now the Starting Staff, the Giants look poised to make another run at a World Series run for an even year this decade. 2016 will see several of its Bullpen members on the last year of their contracts.  Their lineup has fired on all cylinders in it 1st 4 games, scoring at last 10 runs in 2 of those contests, with a ton of offense across the board.

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