The biggest concerns for every MLB division leader

The carefree days of summer have officially been replaced by the dread-filled nights of fall, when the general managers of every World Series contender spend sleepless nights worrying about their rosters. We’ve examined each divisional leader closely and have identified the one Achilles heel that may prevent them from hoisting the Commissioner’s Trophy.

Braves’ World Series odds improve as postseason approaches

Oddsmakers are beginning to buy into the Braves. Atlanta’s odds to win the World Series have improved from +800 to +750 after the club clinched its second straight National League East title with a commanding 6-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants.

Red Sox World Series odds fall to +5000 following Chris Sale news

The Red Sox are presently 16 games behind the New York Yankees in the AL East and are saddled with distant +5000 odds to win the 2019 World Series. That's a far cry from the +600 odds they opened with way back in March when many pundits still expected them to steamroll the competition en route to a second consecutive title.

Astros’ World Series odds unchanged despite five-game skid

It’s going to take more than a five-game losing streak for oddsmakers to lose faith in the Houston Astros. The club’s odds of winning the 2019 World Series are holding fast at +200 despite their late-season skid. We examine the five reasons why the Astros will be the last team standing at the end of October.

Mets now a top 10 World Series contender after win streak

Could we be witnessing the second coming of the Amazin' Mets? Oddsmakers seem to warming up to the idea. New York's 2019 World Series odds have improved from +3625 August 6 to +2250 August 12 after a run of eight straight victories.

Major League Baseball’s wild card system needs to change

Major League Baseball's wild card system, as presently constructed, has done little to infuse added drama into the postseason chase, and the one-game playoff severely diminishes the value of the 162-game regular season.

BetAmerica bettor needs a Minor Cy Young for a big score

Pitching a bet on Cy Young Action is balanced on the World Series here at BetAmerica Sportsbook, but we do have one bettor hoping for a big payday betting on the Cy Young Award. This bettor is hoping to cash in on Texas Rangers pitcher Mike Minor’s hot start to the season. He holds a $100 ticket on Minor to win the American League Cy Young Award at 300-1 odds. BetAmerica baseball analyst Robert Criscola has other opinions in a [...]

Thinking about World Series futures at the All-Star break

As we pause to take a deep breath for the MLB All-Star break, here are three World Series future bets to ponder. Houston Astros +375 The Astros once again look like the most complete team in the American League, despite George Springer, Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa all spending extended periods on the IL this season. Michael Brantley was a great offseason pickup for Houston, as he's played to an .885 OPS. Alex Bregman has been the team leader, though, [...]

MLB Season Preview: Power Teams Reside in the AL

In order to know which teams in Major League Baseball will perform well this season, look at action on World Series Futures. Unless the odds on the 2019 World Series are way off, it’s going to be difficult for any National League team to beat the American League’s fearsome three: the New York Yankees, Houston Astros, and Boston Red Sox. Read deeper into why most MLB fans are bullish on the Yanks, Astros, and Red Sox. Also, find out which [...]

By |March 26th, 2019|Categories: MLB, SportsWire|Tags: , , |

2018 ALDS Preview – Cleveland Indians vs. Houston Astros

2018 ALDS CLE(+140) -v- HOU (-160) The American League Division Series (ALDS) are loaded with four experienced and talented teams returning to the playoffs for the second straight season. This year the match-ups are different in the division series and the defending World Series champions Houston Astros (103-59) open the playoffs at home against the Cleveland Indians (91-71). No team has repeated as World Series champions in 20 years when the NY Yankees were the toast of the Big Apple. [...]

By |October 4th, 2018|Categories: MLB, SportsWire|Tags: , , |