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MLB Baseball Betting Preview Odds to Win 2020 NL Central Division

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Major League Baseball has announced they will push back the start of the 2020 season. Today, lets look at the current odds to win the NL Central division.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the St Louis Cardinals the +200 odds favorite. St Louis were the winners of the NL Central last season at 91-71. They were strong against the division with a mark of 46-30. Cardinals have a very good starting five, but the question is can they the stay healthy? They have been hit with injuries the past few seasons. At the top of the rotation is Jack Flaherty and Miles Mikolas. Dakota Hudson, Adam Wainwright and Carlos Martinez fill out the staff.

Second in the wagering are the Chicago Cubs at +225 odds. Cub were a disappointing 84-78 finishing third and out of the playoffs. They team did not retain Joe Madden. David Ross takes over in his first role as a manager at the MLB level. It is a veteran starting staff with Yu Darvish, Kyle Hendricks, Jose Quintana and Jon Lester.

Next the Cincinnati Reds at +300 odds. It was a down season for the Reds finishing at 75-87 a season ago and fourth place in the division. David Bell is in his second season as manager. They do have one of the rising stars in their rotation in Luis Castillo. Sonny Gray bounced back from his poor Yankees experience with a good first year with the Reds. Trevor Bauer was acquired from the Indians. Wake Miley and Anthony DeSclafani round out the rotation.

The longshots in the field are the Milwaukee Brewers at +350 odds and Pittsburgh Pirates +7500 odds. Brewers were second in the NL Central in 2019 with a mark of 89-73. Craig Council enters his sixth year with the club as manager. They were hit with major injuries to their starting staff. Brandon Woodruff is the staff ace in the rotation. There are question marks about the rest of the rotation that include Adrian Houser, Brett Anderson and Eric Lauer. The Pirates disappointed in the 2019 campaign at 69-93. They went 29-47 against the division. Derek Shelton begins his first season as the Pirates manager. He was the bench coach at Minnesota the past two seasons. Starting staff includes Joe Musgrove, Mitch Keiler, Trevor Williams and Chris Archer.

MLB Baseball Betting Preview Odds to Win 2020 AL West Division

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Major League Baseball suspended operations from coronavirus and will begin a new season when it is safe. In the meantime, let’s look at the odds to win the AL West Division.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the Houston Astros the -200 odds favorite to win the AL West. Team was division champions in 2019 at 107-55. They crushed the AL division with a mark of 56-20. Dusty Baker will manage the team in the upcoming season with the cheating scandal front and center. They do lose a key piece of their team as staff ace Gerrit Cole was lost in free agency to the Yankees. Justin Verlander and Zack Greinke are the top two in the staff. Lance McCullers Jr. returns after being sidelined to injury.

Second in the betting are the Oakland Athletics at +325 odds. Athletics an AL Wildcard team from last year finished at 97-65. They were strong at home at 52-29. Sean Manaea is hopeful for a healthy season in the rotation. Also returning is Frankie Montas who served a long suspension and was disqualified from the playoffs for a failed PED test. Mike Fiers returns for his second full season in the Athletics rotation.

Next are the LA Angels at +550 odds. Team finished fourth in the division last year at 72-90 struggling against the AL with a mark of 60-82. They made a managerial change to Joe Madden who won a World Series title in his time with the Cubs. Madden spent time as a coach in the Angels organization. Angels have been hit hard with injuries to their starting rotations the past few seasons. There are questions if Shohei Ohtani can pitch a full season. Andrew Heaney is a holdover from the past few seasons. Filling out the staff are veterans Julio Teheran and Dylan Bundy. Young prospect Griffin Canning could be the fifth starter.

The longshots in the field are the Texas Rangers at +1500 odds and the Seattle Mariners at +12500 odds. Texas was the third place team in the division at 78-84. Texas made a huge addition to their pitching staff in acquiring starter Corey Kluber. Mike Minor and Lance Lynn return. Veterans Kyle Gibson and Jordan Lyles round out the staff. Seattle was in the cellar of the AL West at 68-94. They got crushed against the division at 27-49. Team sat 29th in MLB in hitting connecting on only .237. This is a pitching staff with lots of question marks that includes Marco Gonzalez, Taijuan Walker and Yusei Kikuchi at the top of the rotation.

MLB Baseball Betting Preview Odds to Win 2020 AL Central Division

Monday, March 16th, 2020

Major League Baseball will begin with a new season when the teams return to operations following a short spring training period. A look at the odds to win the AL Central Division.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the Minnesota Twins the -150 odds favorite. The Twins were division champions last year sporting a record of 101-61. They dominated in divisional play with a mark of 50-26. Much of Minnesota’s success came on the road as they finished 29 games over .500. They did add depth to the rotation as former LA Dodgers Rich Hill and Kenta Maeda were signed as free agents in the offseason. They join both Jose Berrios and Jake Odorizzi to the rotation.

Second in the wagering at +300 odds are the Cleveland Indians. Cleveland sat at 93-69 in the 2019 campaign. They were 20 games over .500 against the AL Central and played well at home at 49-32. The team was hit with injuries to their pitching rotation last year. Notable starters include Mike Clevinger, Shane Bieber and Carlos Carrasco. They lose depth with Trevor Bauer now a Red and Corey Kluber a Texas Ranger.

Next the Chicago White Sox sitting at +350 odds. Team was 72-89 a season ago. They were 15 games under .500 on the road and 6-14 in interleague play. Lucas Giolito and Dallas Keuchel sit at the top of the rotation. Reynaldo Lopez, Dylan Cease and Gio Gonzalez fill out the rotation. White Sox has seen recent improvement at the plate. They sat 8th in the Major in hitting with a team batting average of .261.

The longshots in the AL Central are the Kansas City Royals at +3000 odds and Detroit Tigers +5000 odds. KC a disappointing 59-103 as they went 31-50 at home. Starting rotation has been inconsistent. Staff includes Danny Duffy, Mike Montgomery and Jacob Junis. Royals sat 27th in the Majors in Team ERA at 5.20. Nightmare season for Detroit that finished at 47-114. They had a bad home record of 22-59. Veteran starters include Matthew Boyd, Ivan Nova and Jordan Zimmermann. Detroit produced the least amount of runs in the league by averaging only 3.61 runs per game.

Major League Baseball Suspension Props Sports Betting Preview

Monday, March 16th, 2020

Major League Baseball has suspended Spring Training and the start of the season will be delayed. Let’s look at a current prop available for wagering on the season being played.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the no favored at -340 odds for season cancellation and the yes is favored at +260 odds.

Some teams have closed their spring training facilities to players. Others have allowed on a volunteered basis for players to continue their workouts. There have been player voting if they would remain at the spring training facility. Some have closed their facilities for a deep cleaning which opens the possibility of players returning to work out.

The New York Yankees are among the favorites to win the 2020 World Series. They earned the biggest prize in free agency by signing former Houston Astros staff ace Gerrit Cole. The righthander started 33 games during the regular season finishing with a record of 20-5 with ERA of 2.50. In five postseason starts in 2019 Cole went 4-1 with ERA of 1.72.

LA Dodgers also sitting with the favorites to win the World Series. This is a team loaded with starting pitching prospects which allowed Hyun Jin Ryu, Kenta Maeda and Rich Hill to leave in free agency. Clayton Kershaw will likely start the season opener, but many believe that Walker Buehler has elevated to the staff ace. Dodgers acquired veteran left hander David Price in a trade. More will be asked from lefthander Julio Urias and veteran Alex Wood returned to the team.

Houston Astros went through a tough offseason. They lost in the World Series to the Washington Nationals. Then the team was caught cheating the past few season by using video technology and signaling to their hitters what pitches were being thrown. Team was getting heat from media, fans and opposing players during the offseason. Usually that settles down when the season begins. Dusty Baker was named the manager. They did take a hit in the offseason to their starting staff as Gerrit Cole was signed in free agency by the New York Yankees.

MLB Baseball Betting Preview Odds to Win 2020 AL East Division

Monday, March 16th, 2020

Major League Baseball will begin with a new season when the teams return to operations. Let’s look at the odds to win the AL East Division.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the New York Yankees the -550 odds favorite to win the AL East. The Yankees were champions of the AL East last year with a 103-59 record. They were dominant against their division with a record of 54-22. The team took a big hit as starter Luis Severino has been lost for the season with Tommy John surgery. A big signing in the offseason for New York was pitcher Gerrit Cole a free agent from the Houston Astros.

Next in the betting are the Tampa Bay Rays at +650 odds. Rays were second in the AL East in 2019 with a mark of 96-66. They were strong in interleague with a 14-6 record. Tampa Bay has a strong starting staff with Charlie Morton, Blake Snell and Tyler Glasnow.

Third in the wagering are the Boston Red Sox at +800 odds. It was a disappointing season for Boston last year with an 84-78 mark. Ron Roenicke will manage the Red Sox after the firing of Alex Cora based on his time with the Houston Astros scandal. Starter Chris Sale was sidelined with an elbow injury in spring training and is being evaluated during the suspension. Rest of the rotation includes Eduardo Rodriguez, Nathan Eovaldi and Martin Perez.

The longshots in the betting are the Toronto Blue Jays at +5000 odds followed by the Baltimore Orioles at +10000 odds. Bad season for Toronto finishing at 67-95. Charlie Montoyo is the new manager for Toronto. There are question marks in the starting rotation and the team looks to improve on weak hitting. Baltimore had the second least amount of wins last year in MLB as the team finished at 54-108. Brandon Hyde will be in his second season as the team’s manager. Orioles must rebuild from the draft as it is not a desirable location for free agents. Team has been working the waiver wire in the offseason to sign players. Starting staff includes Johns Means, Alex Cobb and Asher Wojciechowwki.

World Series Game 7 Betting Match up for Wednesday October 30, 2019

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

The Major League Baseball World Series will conclude as a Champion is crowned for Game 7 on Wednesday October 30th over national television to the satisfaction of MLB bettors worldwide.

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The Champagne will be on ice as the Houston Astros host the Washington Nationals. Things begin from Houston at 8PM Eastern Time and FOX TV has the coast to coast broadcast. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Houston Astros favored by -140 odds with the return on the road underdog Washington Nationals at +130 odds. Run total is lined at 7 ½ runs. On the mound for Houston will be Zack Greinke as he will oppose Nationals righty Max Scherzer.

Washington forced the deciding Game 7 to even this series at 3-3 following their 7-2 road win at Houston. Nationals got a very good 8 1/3rd innings from their starter Steven Strasburg as the righthander allowed two earned runs and five hits striking out seven. Sean Doolittle got the final two outs to end the game. Nationals got homers from Adam Eaton, Anthony Rendon and Juan Soto. Rendon finished with three hits and five runs batted in. Justin Verlander was hit with the loss giving up three runs over five innings. Astros bullpen was tagged for four runs in the final four innings of the game. Astros finished with six hits in the loss.

Max Scherzer was a scratch for Game 5 as the veteran was dealing with neck stiffness. Scherzer worked out prior to Game 6 and signaled to the media that he will be good to go for Game 7. Scherzer has worked four playoff games giving up six earned runs in 24 innings. Nationals have won every game that Scherzer has started this postseason. He faced the Astros in this World Series allowing two runs over five innings. Zack Greinke has worked four playoff games allowing 12 runs in 18 2/3rd innings. Houston 2-2 in his four starts. He faced the Nationals in this World Series on the road allowing one run with seven hits over 4 2/3rd innings of work.

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MLB Baseball Sports Betting Match ups Tuesday October 29, 2019

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

The Major League Baseball action for Tuesday October 29th features Game 6 of the World Series to the satisfaction of MLB bettors worldwide.

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The champagne will be on ice as the Houston Astros host the Washington Nationals. Things begin from Houston at 8PM Eastern Time and FOX TV has the coast to coast broadcast. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home team Houston Astros favored by -170 odds with the return on the underdog Washington Nationals at +160 odds. Run total is lined at 7 ½ runs. Starting for Houston will be Justin Verlander as he will oppose Nationals righty Stephen Strasburg.

The World Series opened with the Nationals wining the first two games in Houston. When the series moved to Washington it was the Astros winning all three games. After scoring 17 runs in the first two games the team was held to a single run in each of the past three games with the Astros scoring 19 runs. Houston moved to 3-2 and one win away from a World Series title following their 7-1 road win on Sunday. Scheduled to start for Washington was Max Scherzer but was forced to scratch with a neck injury and his availability for the rest of the World Series is in doubt. Joe Ross took the mound to start for Washington and allowed four runs and five hits with two homers over five innings. Nationals bullpen then gave up three runs in the final four innings. Gerrit Cole got the win for Houston pitching seven innings allowing one run and three hits. Astros bullpen worked two scoreless innings.

Justin Verlander has had a rough post season. During the regular season he gave up the most home runs in his career. In five postseason starts this year the veteran has allowed fourteen earned runs with six homers in 30 1/3rd innings. Stephen Strasburg has been sharp in the playoffs this season. The righthander in four playoff starts on the year has given up six earned runs in 25 innings of work with 36 strikeouts. Nationals have won all four playoff starts for Strasburg this season.

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MLB Baseball World Series Game 3 Sports Match Up Friday October 25, 2019

Friday, October 25th, 2019

The Major League Baseball action for Friday October 25th features Game 3 of the World Series over national television to the satisfaction of MLB bettors worldwide. The Washington Nationals are home to the Houston Astros. Things begin from Washington at 8PM Eastern Time and FOX TV has the coast to coast broadcast. Starting for Houston will be Zack Greinke to oppose Nationals righthander Anibal Sanchez.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the road side Houston Astros favored by -140 odds with the return on the underdog Washington Nationals at +130 odds. Run total is lined at 8 runs.

Washington takes the 2-0 series lead after their 12-3 road win at Houston on Wednesday. It was 2-2 after one inning until the Nationals erupted for six runs in the seventh and three runs in the eighth innings. Stephen Strasburg got the win for the Nationals as he pitched six innings and allowed two earned runs. Nationals bullpen tossed three innings giving up one run. Justin Verlander was tagged with the loss as the veteran worked six innings and allowed four earned runs and seven hits. Astros bullpen worked three innings giving up eight runs with five earned. Asdrubal Cabrera had two hits and three runs batted in for the Nationals. Team belted three homers in the win. Houston had nine hits and left nine runners on base.

Zack Greinke makes his fourth playoff start this season for his traded team. His first start was rough at Tampa Bay as the veteran allowed six runs over 3 2/3rd innings. He faced the Yankees twice in the ALCS and worked 10 1/3rd innings allowing four earned runs with two homers. Greinke with his time with the Diamondbacks and Dodgers has pitched well against the Nationals. He had one start against Washington this season with Arizona and allowed no runs and two hits over 7 1/3rd innings in a 5-0 win. Anibal Sanchez makes his third playoff start of the season. He faced LA Dodgers at home and allowed one run over five innings. In the NLCS the righthander held the Cardinals to no runs and a hit over 7 2/3rd innings. Sanchez hasn’t faced the Astros since his time with the Detroit Tigers in 2016.

 

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MLB Baseball World Series Sports Betting Odds Wednesday October 23, 2019

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

The Major League Baseball World Series feature Game 2 over national television on Wednesday October 23rd to the satisfaction of sports bettors worldwide.

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It will be Game 2 of the World Series as the Houston Astros host the Washington Nationals at 8PM Eastern Time on FOX. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Houston Astros favored by -180 odds with the return on the underdog Washington Nationals at +165 odds. Run total is lined at 7 ½ runs. On the mound for Houston will be righty Justin Verlander as he will oppose Nationals righty Stephen Strasberg.

Washington takes the 1-0 lead in this best of seven series after their 5-4 road win. Houston opened the scoring pushing two runs in the bottom of the first inning on a Yuli Gurriel double to drive in two runners with two outs. It was a big night for Juan Soto who finished with three hits and three RBIs in the win. Max Scherzer worked five innings and allowed two runs. The Nationals bullpen was able to hold with two runs allowed in the final four innings. Sean Doolittle earned a four out save allowing no hits and a strikeout. Gerrit Cole took the loss for the Astros going seven innings allowing all five runs with two homers.

Stephen Strasburg is 21-6 in 36 starts with ERA of 3.16 and WHIP of 1.02. In three playoff games the righthander has allowed four runs over 19 innings in team wins in all three of those games. Strasburg faced the Astros in interleague play in 2017 allowing no runs and three hits over six innings of work. Justin Verlander has a mark of 22-8 in 38 starts this season. In his past three playoff starts the righthander has allowed ten runs with five homers in 17 1/3rd innings of work in team losses in two of those games. His last start was in the ALCS at the New York Yankees where he allowed four earned runs with two homers in seven innings of a 4-1 defeat. Verlander faces the Nationals for the first time since the 2013 season.

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MLB Baseball Sports Betting Match ups for Tuesday October 22, 2019

Monday, October 21st, 2019

The Major League Baseball World Series begin on Tuesday October 22nd with Game 1 over national television to the satisfaction of MLB bettors worldwide.

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The Houston Astros will be home to host the Washington Nationals. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Houston Astros favored by -200 odds with the total set at 6 ½ runs. On the mound in the opener for Houston will be righthander Gerrit Cole as he will oppose Nationals veteran Max Scherzer.

These teams last met back in the 2017 season in a three games interleague series in Houston where the Nationals took two of the three games. Houston needed a fifth and deciding game to eliminate Tampa Bay in the ALDS. In the ALCS the Astros win in six games against the New York Yankees after their 6-4 home win on Saturday thanks to a walk off home run by Jose Altuve. The Houston second basemen was named the ALCS MVP.

Washington defeated the LA Dodgers 3-2 in their best of five NLDS. It was then a four game sweep by the Nationals on the St Louis Cardinals. Nationals pitching was outstanding in the series sweep as they held the Cardinals to six runs total over the four games. Astros in their series win against the Yankees were led by clutch hitting and pitching. Bullpen ERA for the Astros over their past five games is only 2.79. In that same span Nationals starters ERA is 1.93 and relievers 0.68.

Max Scherzer had three starts and a relief appearance in the postseason thus far. He faced the Brewers in the NL Wildcard single elimination and allowed three runs over five hits. In his two since against the Cardinals and Dodgers the veteran has given up just one run and five hits with 18 strike outs over fourteen innings.

Gerrit Cole has worked three playoff games and allowed one earned run with 22 strikeouts over 22 2/3rd innings of work. In his start against the Yankees in the ALCS the righthander allowed no runs and four hits over 7 innings. Overall Cole has allowed one earned run or fewer in eight of his past nine starts.

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