Odds To Win The 2017 MLB Divisions
It is coming to that time where we all start making our predictions, and also plunk down more cabbage on the yearly bets. The 1st week of the February usually will come out with Player Prop Bets, and Teams Win Totals of Over and Under.
I don’t need to remind our long term readers that we have excelled in this foray since the beginning of introducing Gambling 101 as a category to mlbreports.com.
We look to continue our 70% best bet percentage. I am looking to bounce back in the regular season in particularly as I made up the most of the money in player props, HR Derby and World Series Odds.
Today we are focusing on the MLB Divisions.
The AL East is the strongest Division in the game as 4 clubs are at least half decent. and even Tampa Bay is not that bad.
Each of the other 4 Divisions has 2 bad clubs in it – and the AL West is more about parity, than featuring any real strong club. That Division may only be separated by about 10 wins from 1st to 5th.
Los Angeles has a great defense despite poor pitching – and I am not sure why Seattle is still not receiving much love right this minute.
Chicago is an obvious favorite of the whole league, but I am just nor sold on the depth here. St. Louis may be the best 2nd team in the Division to post a challenge to the outright winner.
The RedBirds did win 102 games only a few years ago, and have nice depth across the board. Chances are one of these 6 favorites will not win their Division – and potentially two.
I like Chicago, Washington and Cleveland to not encounter much friction in their quest to repeat Division crowns, but I am not as sold on the Boston Red Sox, Dodgers and Astros to fulfill their favorites obligation.
San Francisco is a few arms in the Bullpen away from the Dodgers. The M’s are a hefty hitting 1B away, and Texas could still surprise all of us and pull of a trade for another pitcher, or sign a Mike Napoli.
Toronto is not that far behind the Red Sox either. although I think losing Edwin Encarnacion still will sting.
ODDS courtesy of bet365.com
Bad Value – Red Block
Good Value – Blue Block
Boston Red Sox +125
Toronto Blue Jays +180
NY Yankees +250
Most of the Division is pegged accordingly. This is the 6th out of all 6 reds.
Baltimore Orioles +500
Love the offense, and if Kevin Gausman and Dylan Bundy can ever emerge.
TB Rays +600
Cleveland Indians +110
KC Royals +270
Loss of Yordano Ventura and Wade Davis will hurt. Maybe a rebuild in advance may also be on the list.
Detroit Tigers +270
Any tme you have Justin Verlander and Miguel Cabrera, you have a punchers chance.
Chicago White Sox +900
Minnesota Twins +1000
Houston Astros +160
Texas Rangers +175
Have not done enough if the offseason to warrant being ahead of the M’s
Seattle Mariners +225
Adding a nice leadoff man and have guys that can accumulate 100 SB in Jarrod Dyson, Jean Segura and Leonys Martin, while Nelson Cruz, Robinson Cano and Kyle Seager cracked out 113 HRS between. Edwin Diaz for a full year, and stuff left in the tank from Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma.
LA Angels +400
Oakland A’s +700
Washington Nationals +110
They have 3 NL MVP candidates, 2 NL Cy Young Candidates and one NL Comeback Player of the year, and added a nice Leadoff or 2nd guy in Adam Eaton.
NY Mets +190
Miami Marlins +400
Not enough Stating Pitching will hurt the most. Please don’t get hurt in the WBC Giancarlo Stanton.
Atlanta Braves +800
Philadelphia Phillies +900
Chicago Cubs -150
St. Louis Cards +300
Ripped out Dexter Fowler from Chicago, and have nice depth and players coming back off of subpar years with good track records.
Pittsburgh Pirates +500
Milwaukee Brewers +1200
Not impressed by the winter, and banking on Hernan Perez, Jonathan Villar and Eric Thames really scares me as a 2nd unit to yan Bruan. who has a tough time staying healthy. Don’t like the Relief Core either. Spend more on payroll too.
Cincinnati Reds +2500
LA Dodgers +140
SF Giants +170
Colorado Rockies +500
Arizona D’backs +700
SD Padres +1100
Can someome tackle A.J. Preller and tell him to stop paying and offering $1.75 MIL 1 YR deals, to guys like Jered Weaver, Jake Peavy, Jhoulys Chacin, and Clayton Richard. I am going to check if he has offered me $1.75 MIL for 1 YR pretty soon.
By Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer/Part Owner)
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Posted on January 26, 2017, in gambling 101 and tagged A. J. Preller, Adam Eaton, al central, AL East, AL West, All 30 MLB Teams, American league, arizona diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, baltimore orioles, boston red sox, chicago cubs, chicago white sox, cincinnati reds, cleveland indians, colorado rockies, detroit tigers, Dexter Fowler, dylan bundy, Edwin Diaz, edwin encarnacion, eric thames, Hernan Perez, hisashi iwakuma, houston astros, jake peavey, jake peavy, Jarrod Dyson, jeff samardzija, jered weaver, johnny cueto, Jonathan Villar, justin verlander, kansas city royals, kevin gausman, kyle seager, la angels, la dodgers, leonys martin, miami marlins, miguel cabrera, mike napoli, milwaukee brewers, minnesota twins, national league, nelson cruz, new york mets, new york yankees, NL Central, NL east, nl west, nori aoki, oakland athletics, philadelphia phillies, pittsburgh pirates, robinson cano, ryan braun, san diego padres, san francisco giants, seattle mariners, st louis cardinals, tampa bay rays, texas rangers, todd frazier, toronto blue jays, wade davis, washington nationals, Yordano Ventura. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Odds To Win The 2017 MLB Divisions.
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