MLB betting lines are my number one source of action throughout the summer. With the NBA and NHL winding down I delve more deeply into it and usually do pretty well in my online MLB betting. The added bonus is that there is no shortage of games and baseball odds to wager on.
When it come to handicapping MLB betting lines I usually have a couple of key factors in mind. In this article though we are going to take a look at MLB Futures for the National League in the same way we did last week for the American League.
MLB Betting Lines – National League Future Bets
With MLB betting lines on future bets you aren’t always looking so much for who will be the exact winner, as much as you are looking for who will get close. Now picking the winner is always a sweet bonus don’t get me wrong- however, picking who will go deep can also be very profitable.
For the National League this year the obvious leading candidate is the Los Angeles Dodgers. With a record of 33- 20, the Dodgers are second overall in Major League Baseball behind only the Houston Astros. With the stellar pitching of Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-jin Ryu, and the batting led by the likes of Yasiel Puig, the Dodgers are going to be a force to be reckoned with all year long. Currently Los Angeles is +375 to win the National League, second only to last year’s World Series Champion Chicago Cubs.
MLB Online Wagering Tips – Chicago Cubs
Speaking of the Chicago Cubs they aren’t doing so hot. At a dismal 25-26, the defending champs are certainly not living up to last year’s victory. Pitching has been spotty with Kyle Hendricks and Brett Anderson struggling. The Cubs led the league last year in fewest runs allowed, but that hasn’t been the case this year.
Conversely, the bats have been erratic and Chicago has a +1 run differential which isn’t going to get you very far. There is a lot of baseball still left to play in the season but I just don’t think we are going to see a repeat here. You can get the Chicago Cubs as co-favorites to win the World Series at +600- but then the question would be why? This may be the beginning of another very long curse.
Best Baseball Picks – National League Future Bets
As for your other MLB betting line picks you would be well advised to stay with the National League. The 3rd, 4th, and 6th top teams in the MLB are also from the NL and are the Washington Nationals, the Colorado Rockies, and the Arizona Diamondbacks respectively. The Nationals own a sterling 31-19 record and are co-favorites to win the World Series at +600.
The NL West boasts three of the top 6 squads in the entire league which says how potent this division is. After the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Colorado Rockies are on a tear of their own and are a serious threat to win the NL at a very healthy +750. Of all the MLB betting lines so far discussed, this one has tons of value so seriously think about jumping on board. Further, they are +1500 to win out the year which I find a bit lean though.
The Arizona Diamondbacks haven’t done much since the days of Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling when they won a World Series in 2001. However, they seem to be finding old form and are off to a torrid start. You can currently find them at +850 to win the NL which has plenty of value if they can can continue to win through the rest of the season.
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