MLB odds are always tricky at this time of year so let’s do a bit of a review. Major league baseball is more than halfway through it’s epically long season and things are starting to become either a little clearer, or a whole lot muddier, for bettors all over the globe.
The baseball wonks in the RealBet sports bunker have crunched some numbers while invoking the spirits of Sabermetrics and have come up with the following prognostications. Let’s take a look at the top baseball team picks to watch for in the 2nd half of the 2016 MLB season.
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Can the Los Angeles Dodgers hold on without Clayton Kershaw? In Magic 8-Ball terms the answer would most likely be, “Reply hazy, try again”. The Dodgers recently shutdown their ace pitcher for an indefinite amount of time as he deals with a back injury. An injured Kershaw, who is arguably the best pitcher in baseball, is a massive loss for a team that has been dealing with injuries all year. The Dodgers have gone 11-7 in his absence, and will need to maintain their winning ways if they have any hope of claiming a wildcard spot or catching the Giants for the NL West title.
The Dodgers are currently sitting at +2000 to win the World Series and are locked into a wildcard spot in the NL. Keep an eye on Kershaw’s injury and the associated MLB odds to ensure that you are on the right side of the action.
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The Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles, and Toronto Blue Jays are separated by a couple of games and the race at the top of the AL East is tight. Record wise, these are 3 of the top 5 teams in the American League and there’s a good chance that all three make the playoffs when you factor in the wildcard. But only one team can win the division and bettors appear to be undecided at the moment.
The Sox are also currently sitting at +1200 to win the World Series, which is in line with both the Jays and Orioles, who are sitting at +1400 and +1200 respectively. If bettors are looking for value, then the Toronto Blue Jays might be the best value bet here.
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The Chicago Cubs are the best team in baseball and they’ve been the betting favorite since the preseason. The Washington Nationals have the same amount of wins and the San Francisco Giants are one of the best playoff teams of the past decade, but many believe this is the year the Cubs win it all. They’re deep, young, and absurdly talented- and that’s not even factoring in their huge lead in the NL Central. At +350 they’re heavy favorites to win it all, which means bettors are going to need to throw down big money in order to max out these odds.
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