Who will be the MVP in the American League and National League?

The MLB season has reached its unofficial halfway mark, which is a good time to review the futures markets and find value bets. Here are the wisest wagers for MVP of both the American League and National League. AL MVP: DJ LeMahieu (+500) A quick glance at the stats reveals that Mike Trout (-550) is a deserving favorite to add a third MVP award to his mantle. The Angels outfielder leads the AL in home runs (28), RBIs (67) and [...]

Friday MLB preview: Yankees at Rays, Marlins at Braves

New York Yankees (56-29) at Tampa Bay Rays (50-38), 7:10 p.m. ET Masahiro Tanaka (5-5, 3.74 ERA) (NYY) -110 / +1.5 runs (+135) / Over 8.5 runs (-110) Brendan McKay (1-0, 0.00 ERA) (TB) EVEN / -1.5 runs (-160) / Under 8.5 runs (-110) MLB free play: Under 4.5 first five innings (EVEN) Bettors should expect strong efforts on the mound from both Masahiro Tanaka and Brendan McKay on Friday night. Tanaka is probably happy to put the London series [...]

Weekend MLB preview: Astros at Yankees

Two of the American League's best teams, the Houston Astros (48-28) and New York Yankees (47-27), will play a weekend series in the Bronx. Here's what bettors should be watching for. Friday, 7:05 p.m. ET Brad Peacock (6-4, 3.67 ERA) (HOU) +135 / +1.5 runs (-155) / Over 9.5 runs (-105) James Paxton (4-3, 3.93 ERA) (NYY) -150 / -1.5 runs (+130) / Under 9.5 runs (-115) MLB free play: Yankees -0.5 runs first five innings (-110) The Yankees have [...]

Friday MLB preview: Phillies at Braves, Yankees at White Sox

Philadelphia Phillies (38-30) at Atlanta Braves (40-29), 7:20 p.m. ET Nick Pivetta (4-1, 4.93 ERA) (PHI) +125 / +1.5 runs (-170) / Over 9.5 runs (-105) Max Fried (7-3, 3.75 ERA) (ATL) -135 / -1.5 runs (+140) / Under 9.5 runs (-115) MLB free play: Phillies moneyline first five innings (+115) Based on the way Friday night's starters are trending, the Phillies have the upper hand over the Braves at SunTrust Park. Nick Pivetta will be on the hill for [...]

Thursday MLB preview: Yankees at Blue Jays, A’s at Angels

New York Yankees (38-22) at Toronto Blue Jays (23-38), 7:07 p.m. ET, ESPN J.A. Happ (5-3, 4.83 ERA) (NYY) -180 / -1.5 runs (-110) / Over 9.5 runs (-115) Edwin Jackson (0-3, 13.22 ERA) (TOR) +160 / +1.5 runs (-110) / Under 9.5 runs (-105) MLB Free Play: Yankees runline Thursday night's clash between the Yankees and Blue Jays should be fairly one-sided in favor of the visitors. J.A. Happ, who posted a 1.174 WHIP in six starts last month [...]

MLB Tuesday preview: Padres at Yankees, Rangers at Mariners

San Diego Padres (28-26) at New York Yankees (35-18), 6:35 p.m. ET MLB Free Play: Yankees runline Eric Lauer (3-4, 4.72 ERA) (SD) +170 / +1.5 runs (-110) / Over 9.5 runs (-105) Masahiro Tanaka (3-3, 2.94 ERA) (NYY) -190 / -1.5 runs (-110) / Under 9.5 runs (-115) Betting on the Yankees has been like printing money of late, as they're 12-2 in their last 14 games and 11-3 on the runline. Giving the 1.5 runs looks like the [...]

MLB Monday Preview: Orioles at Yankees, Brewers at Phillies

Baltimore Orioles (14-26) at New York Yankees (24-16), 6:35 p.m. ET MLB Free Play: Over David Hess (1-4, 5.50 ERA) (BAL) +200 / +1.5 runs (-105) / Over 8.5 runs (-115) Jonathan Loaisiga (1-1, 4.50 ERA) (NYY) -225 / -1.5 runs (-115) / Under 8.5 runs (-105) Analysis It could be a high-scoring Monday night affair at Yankee Stadium as two struggling starting pitchers take the hill in Baltimore’s David Hess and New York’s Jonathan Loaisiga. Hess was tagged for three [...]

MLB Thursday Preview: Mariners at Yankees, Nationals at Dodgers

Seattle Mariners (20-19) at New York Yankees (21-15), 6:35 p.m. ET Mike Leake (2-3, 4.91 ERA) (SEA) +145 / +1.5 runs (-140) / Over 9.5 runs (EVEN) J.A. Happ (1-3, 4.93 ERA) (NYY) -160 / -1.5 runs (+120) / Under 9.5 runs (-120) Thursday night's series finale between the Mariners and Yankees will see two struggling starters in Mike Leake and J.A. Happ take the hill. Leake is 0-3 with a 5.79 ERA in his past five starts. Several Yankees [...]

MLB Wednesday Preview: White Sox at Indians, Mariners at Yankees

Chicago White Sox (16-18) at Cleveland Indians (18-16), 6:10 p.m. ET Reynaldo Lopez (2-4, 6.69 ERA) (CHW) +170 / +1.5 runs (-130) / Over 8.5 runs (-110) Shane Bieber (2-1, 3.16 ERA) (CLE) -190 / -1.5 runs (+110) / Under 8.5 runs (-110) The Indians will be prohibitive favorites when they take the field against the division rival White Sox on Wednesday night, and deservedly so. Reynaldo Lopez has struggled mightily in his last three starts against Cleveland, going 0-3 [...]

MLB Friday Preview: Indians at Astros, Yankees at Giants

Cleveland Indians (14-10) at Houston Astros (15-10), 8:10 p.m. ET Corey Kluber (2-2, 5.88 ERA) (CLE) +105 / +1.5 runs (-200) / Over 8.5 runs (-110) Collin McHugh (3-2, 4.78 ERA) (HOU) -115 / -1.5 runs (+165) / Under 8.5 runs (-110) Kluber (1.615 WHIP) is still trying to find his stuff as April draws to a close, and that spells trouble against a hot-hitting Houston lineup. Shortstop Carlos Correa has at least one hit for the Astros in five [...]