MLB Future Bets for 2016 You Shouldn’t Let Pass

Posted by Henry Watkins on Tuesday,May 24, 2016 11:06, EST in

We are now far enough into the 2016 season to start to get a feel for which teams are going to be contenders this season, and which ones are going to be conducting fire sales once the trade deadline rolls around. It may seem a little too early to start making future bets in the MLB, but doing so now means getting some pretty fantastic odds. If you really like a particular team right now, and they continue to keep on winning, you can bet that their sportsbook odds are going to continue to drop with each passing week. If you really want to maximize your earnings and grow your bankroll, you need to take some chances early in the season. With all of that said, let’s take a little gaze into the crystal ball to see which bets might be a little too tasty to pass up.

MLB Future Bets for 2016 You Shouldn’t Let Pass

Betting on MLB division winners

It’s never easy to go wire to wire in a 162-game season, and the teams that lead their respective divisions at this stage of the season will often falter in the second half. There do look like a couple of good possibilities right now, though, and it all begins with the Chicago Cubs. Yes, they are on a 3-game losing skid at the moment, but they have also won more than 67% of their games to this point. They can have that winning percentage drop and still be in good shape at the end of the season. They look like an absolute lock for the NL Central.

The NL East is another intriguing one, as it looks as though it is going to come down to a 2-horse race between the Washington Nationals and New York Mets. Betting on either of those two to win the division seems like a pretty sure thing, but who to choose. The Nats look better than they did last season, and I think they are a solid bet to win the division.

Betting on the Conference winners

Now we are going really deep into the crystal ball to try and figure out which two teams will hook up in the 2016 World Series. The American League is a little tougher to figure out, as no-one has really jumped out and staked any sort of claim just yet. The team that I liked as a dark horse at the beginning of the year has just got one of their best pitchers back in the fold, and may be ready to make a move. That would be the Texas Rangers, who just welcomed back Yu Darvish after Tommy John surgery.

The Chicago Cubs were perhaps the best story in baseball last year, and now that their young guys are a year older, they look ready to take another big step forward. I like the Cubbies to take the National League, and I also like them to win the World Series.

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Betting on the worst record in baseball

This is another one that looks like a 2-horse race, with the Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves, who have already fired their manager, vying for the worst record in baseball. It’s a little cruel to turn to online sports betting to wager on a loser, but it has to be done. The Braves have very little in the way of talent in the big leagues, and they are going to turn to their loaded farm system sooner rather than later. That move won’t be enough to stop them from stinking the joint out all year long.