The MLB may be enjoying the offseason but there is still plenty of action for sportsbook fans to stay up to date on. The offseason gives fans the opportunity to follow trade deals from when they began as a rumor to the point where they came into fruition. These offseason transactions are what help shape the face of all 30 MLB teams and will ultimately determine which teams remain in playoff contention. For that reason alone, it’s important for fans to remain up to date with all the latest happenings around the league and their implications for baseball betting futures lines.
Entering the 2016 MLB betting season, the top sportsbooks had the Chicago Cubs pegged as the favorites to win this year’s World Series. Several months down the line, the Cubs have failed to disappoint and are on their way to proving several preseason predictions true. Coming into the season, there were plenty of reasons to jump onto the Cubs bandwagon, but seeing Chicago pull through is still a momentous occasion. After all, the last time the Cubs made the World Series was back in 1945, and the last time they won it was in 1908. You know, the year of the Tunguska event. So to say that the city of Chicago is ecstatic would be an understatement, especially when considering the horrors they’ve had to endure at the hands of the city’s NFL team.
Major League Baseball has announced the schedule for the 2016 World Series, the first time since 1997 in which Cleveland MLB betting fans will be able to wager money on the Indians. Here it is: October 25, NL Champion at Cleveland Indians, Progressive FieldOctober 26, NL Champion at Cleveland Indians, Progressive FieldOctober 28, Cleveland Indians at NL Champion, to be determined
The San Francisco Giants and the New York Mets provide a taste of postseason MLB betting before the 2016 playoffs come into effect in full force. Both clubs finished the regular season with an identical 87-75 record, but the Mets were accorded home field advantage by virtue of winning their individual series against the Giants 4-3. These are the odds for the National League Wild Card Game on Wednesday, October 5th at Citi Field, for the benefit of fans who bet on MLB: Giants -1½ (+160) 6 (+105) -116 Mets +1½ (-185) 6 (-125) +106
On August 12th, 2016 MLB betting fans saw the last of Alexander Emmanuel "Alex" Rodriguez. Why is A-Rod not getting a season-long victory lap like David Ortiz? There is one very important reason for that; people actually like Big Papi. And that’s a good thing; more power to him. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that being disliked, or even hated, as Rodriguez is, is actually a bad thing, especially in sports. Everybody rants and raves about sports heroes. Michael Jordan is a sports hero. Jackie Robinson broke barriers. Muhammad Ali is a role model.
It’s been only about a week and half since the MLB All Star game, but in a league in which so much can change from day to the next – just ask baseball betting bookies – every game; every win and every loss count. Having said that, let’s take a look at how those teams that have the best chances to make it to the World Series have been doing since returning from the All Star break (stats current as of July, 22nd).
The Chicago White Sox are the favorite of people who bet on MLB today in the opening game of a four-game series versus the Detroit Tigers at the US Cellular Field. Here are the baseball betting odds:
Everybody loves a winner and that is why the Cleveland Indians are the MLB betting favorites to defeat the Detroit Tigers tonight at Progressive Field, as we can see below:
At the start of the season the Cubs, due to their troubled history, and the Giants, due to their great acquisitions were considered the top picks for fans betting on baseball. Last weekend the Giants upset the Cubs in their series and moved on to the Padres, prolonging their run to 12 out of 13 games, culminating in a 8-2 thrashing to the San Diego Padres on Tuesday, the Giants are further cementing themselves as a top team in Major League Baseball for those who like to place the occasional baseball bet.
Tonight will see the beginning of one of a three game series that will capture the attention of all fans looking to place a baseball bet. The San Francisco Giants rolling with 8th straight wins will take on the best team in baseball right now: The Chicago Cubs (just writing that feels so… strange). The Giants are currently leading the West Division in the National League, while the Cubs reign on top of the Central division, and hold the best record in baseball right now (28-11). As the youngins would say, this is going to be lit.