Baseball futures handicappers are getting more interested in taking a shot at the cash now that the regular season is winding down with the playoffs soon to come.
Yankees Favored to Repeat
SBG still has the defending World Series Champion New York Yankees as the top choice at +200 with last year’s World Series runner up Philadelphia Phillies at +350. The Tampa Bay Rays are the third choice with gamblers at +350 followed by the Minnesota Twins at +600 and then the Texas Rangers at +850 along with the Atlanta Braves and Cincinnati Reds. The San Francisco Giants were a +1300 choice with their National League West rivals Colorado and San Diego at +2000.
A Decent Long Shot
Gamblers wanting to have a little fun may consider the San Diego Padres at +2000 as they were leading San Francisco by a half a game. Beyond that the Giants were just a half game behind Atlanta for the wild card spot. The Padres bring excellent value among the top contending teams.
The Texas Rangers have been laying low for a couple of months as their status as a playoff team has been assured in the weak America League West Division. With the luxury of knowing that they would be in, the Rangers have been able to keep players fresh for the baseball betting post season and could be dangerous come October.
Black Ink from Reds
Cincinnati has also pulled away in the National League Central Division race and has also been able to rest key players and pitchers. Much like Texas they should be refreshed and ready for the playoffs and make for a good value with baseball futures.
The Colorado Rockies hit a slump at the worst possible time and fell to 3 games back in the National League West and 8 games out of the wild card race. Only a fool would lay out money on the Rockies now.
Yankees Proven Power
The Bronx Bombers have flexed their muscles down the stretch and is one of the toughest home teams in baseball betting. The problem with betting the Yankees is that everyone is doing it which drives down the board value and gives little bang for your buck. But at the end of the day the Yankees are likely to be in the Fall Classic and there is ultimately no value in a loser.