A baseball betting radball – not unlike the actual deployable, passive, non-electrical gamma hot-spot imaging device that offers a 360 degree view of a deployment area – gives fans who bet on MLB a bird’s eye view of the three American League divisions.
The East division is up for grabs among the New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles, and Boston Red Sox (sorry Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays, who are both currently in the dumps). The Yankees are enjoying a Renaissance led by the Baby Bombers, who have the Yanks ranking among the top teams in the league in runs scored, home runs, and OPS; at the same time, their pitching ranks in the top 5 in ERA, WHIP and batting average allowed. NYK went 15-8 in April and are 9-6 in May, good enough for first place in the division.
Unfortunately for fans who bet on MLB, that means their value has evaporated. Speaking of value, the Orioles seem to be underestimated – and given that have done so well sans Zack Briton, and also seeing as how Britton is bound to return, perhaps that it’s not a good idea to take them lightly. Finally, the Red Sox lost a lot of firepower with David Ortiz’s retirement (as evinced by a 20th-ranking 4.50 runs per game average), but they gained a Cy Young candidate in Chris Sale.
Not unlike their National League Chicago nemesis, the Cleveland Indians remain the baseball betting favourites to win the ALCD, in spite of an underwhelming start of the season (but after blowing a 3-1 lead in the World Series, maybe Tribe fans who bet on MLB are accustomed to being underwhelmed?). on the other hand, Minnesota Twins (not Brandon and Brenda) had the longest sportsbook odds to win the division entering the season at the top of which they currently find themselves one game ahead of the Indians and the Detroit Tigers.
The Houston Astros have the best record in the league and are leagues ahead the nearest competition, both in the odds and in the standings. The Astros lead the division 7½ games ahead of second place Texas Rangers. Even Houston’s alleged weak spot – the starting rotation – has excelled beyond expectations. The Astros pitching staff has the third best ERA in the league (3.57). Dallas Keuchel in particular is 7-0 in nine starts with a 1.84 ERA – numbers that Kid Keuchy could dream about a year ago – presumably while clutching his 2014 Cy Young Award. Fret not Kid, another one just like that could very well be on the way.
Lance McCullers Jr
In addition to that, Lance McCullers Jr. has improved enough to become the perfect sidekick for Keuchel. Meanwhile, the offense is performing as expected, scoring the fourth-most runs in the league. At this rate the Astros should have no problem living up to baseball betting odds and win the ALWD, though it is a so very, very, very long season which is still very, very, very young.