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Odds To Win The MLB 2016 World Series + Best And Worst Bets

The Mets made it to the World Series in 2015 after a subpar start heading into the Trade Deadline. With a ton of pitching and some decent positional players still on the roster, they could set themselves up for a lengthy run in the NL East. Especially if they can coordinate a couple of trades (Pitching for hitters).

The Mets made it to the World Series in 2015 after a subpar start heading into the Trade Deadline. With a ton of pitching and some decent positional players still on the roster, they could set themselves up for a lengthy run in the NL East. Especially if they can coordinate a couple of trades near the Trade Deadline.  While they may have started slow, the bats are alive and well, and the rotation should come around soon.  They are this week’s best odd.

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The Nationals asserted themselves on this leaderboard thanks to a quick start.  They were my 2nd best bet last week at +1100.  Now the odd at +650 is not worth any money at all.

Since Washington was able to play so well, this has created the perfect storm to put some more cash on the Mets.  At +1300, New York is just begging for a wager.

The strength of schedule to which the Nats have played has definitely factored in.  2 series versus the Braves and Marlins and one against the Phillies already, Dusty Baker‘s club has had about a ‘cupcake itinerary’ as you possibly could find.

It gets better for the District’s squad, as they go home for another series with Philadelphia – that comes on the heels of a weekend Interleague series versus the Twins.

If Washington wins those 2 series, they should be about 15 or 16 wins after 22 games.  They should cement themselves in the playoffs with an easy NL East opponents schedule all year.  I just want to see them play some tougher clubs.

The Mets offense has sprung to life behind the backs of Yoenis Cespedes, Neil Walker, David Wright and Michael Conforto.  When the Pitching Rotation settles in a little bit, they should take off.

While Washington is leading the Division, they have yet to face the NL reigning pennant winners.  The division win could come down to the 19 contests between the two clubs.

Terry Collins‘ team has 16 straight games versus squads with losing records.  While the Giants are capable of contending all year, New York should be able to match them well for pitching.

Speaking of the NL West, The Giants also have a nice calendar of games coming up in their next 16 tilts - although they do have the Mets, they counter that with series vs the Reds, Rockies, Padres and Marlins. Look for a season turn around for San Fran, and to retake the NL West lead.

Speaking of the NL West, The Giants also have a nice calendar of games coming up in their next 16 tilts – although they do have the Mets, they counter that with series vs the Reds, Rockies, Padres and Marlins. Look for a season turn around for San Fran, and to retake the NL West lead.

Dodgers fans should be happy with their 10 – 6 start here.  They also have a winnable stretch in the next 2 weeks, with Colorado, Arizona, Miami and Tampa coming up to oppose them.

Okay, maybe the Giants wont catch Los Angeles just yet here, however both of these teams should gain traction of the D’Backs – who host a9 game homestand versus the Cardinals and Pirates upcoming to start.

Arizona does get a reprieve with hosting the Rockies to end that homestand (*maybe not so easy), before they embark on a 9 game roadtrip versus the Marlins and Braves – however they must go to Coors Field to end their travel.

A tough 7 game homestand at Chase Field ensues with games versus the Giants – and then the return of Aroldis Chapman to the Yankees.  The Snakes then have to hit Busch Stadium and PNC Park.  If they are .500 in this lengthy schedule of games – it has to be success, and I will be shocked to see it happen.

For those reasons, I have them as the worst odd on the board right now. Just the same, both the Giants and Dodgers are on the best bets list.

A battle in the AL Central has emerged, yet I am still not sold on the White Sox.  They were one of the biggest movers and shakers up the board, however to have them favored ahead of the Tigers by a +400 clip – despite one game separating them in the standings makes me put Detroit on the good value wager side, and the Pale Hose on the bad.

Detroit continues to be one of my favorite plays here.  Jordan Zimmermann has solidified the Starting Staff, and just wait when Miguel Cabrera gets hot, or Justin Upton carries the club for a week like he has done for all of the teams he has played for.  Still bet these guys.

The A’s, Reds and Brewers have all played better than predicted, but they are listed higher on the odds here than they should be.

My final team I like where they are positioned are the Cardinals.  While losing 2 out of 3 to the Cubs, St. Louis is still 8 – 4 over their last 12 games, and if they make it to the playoffs even as a Wild Card – they could do some damage in the postseason.

Odds To Win 2016 World Championship

Blue – Good Value (# Rank in parenthesis)

Red – Bad Value (# Rank in parenthesis)

LAST WEEKS odds in Bracket

Chicago Cubs +450 (+550)

Washington Nationals +650 (+1100)

Toronto Blue Jays  +1000 (+1000)

KC Royals +1200 (+1000)

NY Mets +1300 (+1200) (1)

Boston Red Sox +1400 (+1100)

Texas Rangers +1400 (+1600)

SF Giants  +1400 (+850) (2)

LA Dodgers +1400  (+1300) (5)

Arizona Diamondbacks  +1500 (+2500) (1)

Chicago White Sox +1600 (+2800) (2)

St. Louis Cards +1800 (+1600) (4)_

Houston Astros +2000 (+1600)

Detroit Tigers +2000 (+2200) (3)

Pittsburgh Pirates +2200  (+1600) (4)

Cleveland Indians +2500 (+2200)

NY Yankees + +2800 (+1400)

Seattle Mariners  +3000 (+2800)

LA Angels  +3300  (+2800)

Baltimore Orioles +2800 (+5000)

Oakland A’s +3300 (+4000) (3)

TB Rays +4000 (+5000)

Colorado Rockies +4500 (+9000)

Cincinnati Reds +5000 (+4000) (4)

Miami Marlins +7000 (+5000)

Milwaukee Brewers +7000 (+7500) (5)

SD Padres +7500 (+9000)

Minnesota Twins +9000 (+8000)

Philadelphia Phillies +20000 (+25000)

Atlanta Braves  +30000 (+4000)

Odds courtesy of bet365.com

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I Played NCAA Baseball at Liberty University in the 90's with Sid Bream's kid Sheldon. Once Hit a Home Run by hitting a hot air balloon that was coming over 2nd base (It was agreed that if a balloon was hit before game by the umpires and coaches - even though they were setting up in LF/CF Bleachers). I believe in the "Church Of Baseball". Come in for worship anytime.

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