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MLB Reports Placed Bets: MLB Gambling 101 In 2016

I take my betting style from a philosophy used from a few decades of research. This book was one of the templates followed for success

I take my betting style from a philosophy used from a few decades of research. This book was one of the templates followed for success.

Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer/Part Owner) 

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So I have let my profits ride on this winter heading into futures betting in 2016 MLB.  I thought I would take you into a little look on what I have thrown down so far – and what got me here over the last few seasons.

In 2014, I made 3 over/under selections (Washington over 91.5 wins, Kansas City over 81.5 Wins, and the Padres under 79.5 wins).  Made a nice profit of a few hundred dollars for that – sporting a perfect 3 – 0 clip.

For my initial World Series picks in 2014, I wagered the Rangers, Rays but I was smart enough to take a +2500 preseason SF Giants selection.

Halfway through the season I plunked down some money on the Royals when they were near .500, talking of firing Ned Yost, and running at an +8000 odd to win the World Series.

I also was able to win money on the Orioles for the AL East Division, and at +5000 to win the World Series, I was able to hedge bet both KC and BAL in the 1st round of the postseason, and also the World Series.

The Royals have been underestimated by gambling websites all the way back to the beginning of 2014. I will bet them on over/under wins until they are given their due respect. Atlantis Casino has them listed for 87 wins. A no brainer on the over move here with them registering 95 victories in 2015 - and perhaps being better overall in 2016 (compared the roster on opening day 2015 anyway).

The Royals have been underestimated by gambling websites all the way back to the beginning of 2014. I will bet them on over/under wins until they are given their due respect. Atlantis Casino has them listed for 87 wins. A no brainer on the over move here with them registering 95 victories in 2015 – and perhaps being better overall in 2016 (compared the roster on opening day 2015 anyway).

2015 saw most of my money come on the heels of player performances.  My 3 World Series picks for the preseason odds were the Jays at +2000, Nats and M’s also killed me on the surface.  I was able to hedge bet in the ALCS, and I also doubled down when KC was only at -115 odd after taking a 1 – 0 ALCS lead.

The performances of the players I won with were: Jose Altuve (over 200.5 hits), Chris Davis and Bryce Harper won me money with their HR totals going over. I collected cash on hits (under) for Dustin Pedroia and HRs for Adrian Gonzalez.  I went 9 – 4 in those categories.

As soon as Zack Greinke signed with the Diamondbacks in winter of 2015, I had my buddy Chuck (MLB Reports Owner here) wager $100 on a 40/1 odd for Arizona to win the 2016 World Series before the line moved.  The next week it jumped all the way to +1500.

I have since bet $50 on the Dodgers at their current value of +1500.  I also have thrown down $60 on both the Nats and Mets at +1100. I am all about the National League winning the Fall Classic this year.

Last weeks over/under totals had me rushing to bet with Atlantis Casino in Reno, NV.

ALL $50 Wagers:

SF Giants: Over 90 wins (-115)

LA Dodgers: Over 87 wins (-110)

St. Louis Cardinals: Over 87.5 wins (-110)

Pittsburgh Pirates: Over 87 wins (-105)

Washington Nationals: Over 87 wins (-115)

NY Mets:  Over 88 wins (-110)

Chicago Cubs: Over 89 Wins (-120)

Insight:  I only need 5 of the 7 clubs to go over to turn a nice profit.  I project them all to win 90 or more games.

All Wagers – $50

KC Royals: Over 87 wins (-110)

Houston Astros: Over 85.5 wins (-110)

SD Padres:  Under 74 wins (+100)

Cincinnati Reds:  Under 71 wins (-120)

Milwaukee Brewers: Under 71.5 wins (-110)

Colorado Rockies:  Under 68.5 wins (+100)

Philadelphia Phillies:  Under 66.5 wins (+100)

Atlanta Braves:  Under 65 wins (+100)

Then there is yesterday’s HR format.  Again a call to Mr. Booth for a joint venture bet.  Here is what we put money on.  We went for some value plays.

To win the Regular Season HR crown in 2016

Giancarlo Stanton $100 on 7/1 odd pays $700 profit

Nolan Arenado $35 on 22/1 odd pays $770 profit

Yoenis Cespedes $20 on 100/1 odd pays $2000 profit.

Manny Machado $10 on 100/1 odd pays $1000 profit.

Kyle Schwarber $7 on 100/1 odd pays $700 profit.

Chris Carter, $4 on 300/1 odd pays $1200 profit.

Odds available at sportsbook.ag

Added to the list in March – ALL bet365.com,

Baltimore Orioles $50 Bet to win the American League at 28/1 – Pays$5 $1550 on bet365.com

Baltimore Orioles $39 Bet to win the AL East at +13/1 odd – $546

KC Royals – $115 Bet on them to go over 84.5 wins on bet365.com – Pays $215.00

Miguel Cabrera to win the AL MVP $50 at 7/1 odds – Pays $400

More than 4.5 no hitters for the year – $50 at +115 – Pays $107.5

Will any pitcher strikeout 16 batters for the year at -140  – $100 – Pays 171.42

There is already $1600 on the board for wagers this year.  I will be placing some more dough throughout the year. but that is it for now

CARGO's battering mate Nolan Arenado emerged as the premiere 3B in the National League in 2015 3 Slashing .287/.323/.575 - with a league leading 42 HRs and 130 RBI. At 24 next year, he is coming off both a Gold Glove and Silver Slugger year. Can he hold on until the club becomes competitive before losing his patience with the organization?

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