Odds To Win The MLB Divisions In 2016: Best Value Bets
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Bad Value – Red Block
Good Value – Blue Block
Toronto Blue Jays +165
Boston Red Sox +190 (2)
NY Yankees +325
Baltimore Orioles +900 (4)
TB Rays +100
KC Royals +180
Cleveland Indians +210
Detroit Tigers +300 (1)
Chicago White Sox +550 (5)
Minnesota Twins +1450
Houston Astros +160
Seattle Mariners +275
Texas Rangers +300
LA Angels +500 (1)
Oakland A’s +1500
NY Mets -110 (5)
Washington Nationals +100
Miami Marlins +850 (3)
Atlanta Braves +9000
Chicago Cubs -225
Pittsburgh Pirates +360 (6)
St. Louis Cards +400(3)
Cincinnati Reds +4000 (4)
Milwaukee Brewers +6600
LA Dodgers +115
SF Giants +115 (2)
Arizona D’backs +500
SD Padres +3500
Colorado Rockies +4000
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Posted on April 8, 2016, in Gambling 101 and tagged al central, AL East, AL West, All 30 MLB Teams, American league, arizona diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, baltimore orioles, bet365.com, boston red sox, bryce harper, Camden Yards, chicago cubs, Chicago White Sox, chris davis, cincinnati reds, cleveland indians, colorado rockies, daniel murphy, Detroit Tigers, dylan bundy, houston astros, jose fernandez, kansas city royals, kevin gausman, la angels, la dodgers, miami marlins, milwaukee brewers, Minnesota Twins, national league, new york mets, new york yankees, NL Central, NL east, nl west, oakland athletics, Odds To Win The 2016 MLB Divisions, philadelphia phillies, pittsburgh pirates, robinson cano, san diego padres, san francisco giants, seattle mariners, st louis cardinals, stephen strasburg, tampa bay rays, texas rangers, Toronto Blue Jays, ubaldo jimenez, washington nationals, yasiel puig. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.