NL Teams Look Like Solid Picks For MLB Betting Fans
With the 2017 MLB regular season still in its infancy stages, baseball betting buffs everywhere are still looking for as much value as they can find. In an effort to help you cash in early and often over the course of the coming weeks, I have identified a handful of NL teams that I believe look like solid picks for MLB betting fans moving forward. Now, let’s get started.
Analyzing The NL Teams Look Like Solid Picks For MLB Betting Fans
The Chicago Cubs (5-2) finished sixth in bringing home the bacon last season (+$299), mostly because they killed the competition at home (57-24, +$778). Despite the fact that the defending champs are going to face longer odds this season than a year ago, they’ll still almost assuredly come out on top money-wise for the second straight season.
The Nationals are off to a decent 4-3 start after seven games and I believe they are a solid pick to keep their betting backers just above the .500 mark money-wise seeing as how they finished 11th in bringing home the bacon a year ago at +$27.
Backing the Nats on the road is probably the best thing to do as they offer more value there and will likely finish the 2017 season with a winning road mark, much like they did a year ago (45-36, +$125).
I know the Phillies (3-4) aren’t anywhere near close to being a legitimate World series title contender (or a playoff candidate for that matter), but Philadelphia did finish the 2016 campaign 14th in the money standings by going 34-47 at home (+$104) last season. If nothing else, back the Phils when they’re at home against other mediocre ballclubs and you’ll likely see a profit in 2017.
No one is talking about the Miami Marlins (3-3) as a legitimate playoff contender, but really, this team isn’t as far away from challenging New York and Washington in the NL East as you might think. Miami went 79-82 last season while recording a .500 mark at home (40-40) and near .500 mark on the road (39-42). While Miami would have cost you money if you bet on them consistently last season, I believe they’re going to be one of the biggest overachieving teams in the NL this season.
The Reds (5-2) likely won’t be able to keep up their hot start after seven games, but right now, Cincy is a good team to back as they’re playing excellent baseball in the competitive NL Central. The Reds went 38-43 at home last season, so betting them at home is the most likely path to their betting value.
I guess it’s possible that the Diamondback could fall apart at some point in the near future, but right now, they have the look of a team that is going to challenge both, the Dodgers and Giants for division supremacy in the NL West. Despite their uninspiring 36-45 road mark last season, the D-Backs managed to bring home +$70 and I believe they could very well record winning money records both at home and on the road in 2017 if they can continue their inspiring play into the summer months.