Yankees should lower their HR expectations for Stanton

by John Ewing • December 10, 2017

Giancarlo Stanton is headed to the Big Apple. The Yankees went from +975 to +500 to win the World Series (5Dimes) after trading for the NL MVP. The former-Marlin smashed an MLB-leading 59-dingers in 2017, topping his previous best by 22 home runs. After a career-year, what should fans in the Bronx expect from one […]

Don’t bet the Dodgers (right now) to win the World Series

by John Ewing • November 2, 2017

The Houston Astros are the 2017 World Series Champions but they aren’t the favorites to win it all in 2018. Odds to win 2018 World Series (BOL)#Dodgers +450#Astros +600#Yankees +700#Indians +750#Cubs +750#Nats +1000#RedSox +1000 — Bet Labs Sports (@Bet_Labs) November 2, 2017 Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers came within one game of winning the […]

Dodgers vs. Astros: World Series Game 7 Betting Trends

by John Ewing • November 1, 2017

The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Houston Astros 3-1 on Tuesday to force a Game 7. The Fall Classic is headed for a winner-take-all showdown. LA opened as -110 favorites but have been bet up to -162 behind 61% of moneyline bets and 64% of moneyline dollars. Home favorites in the MLB playoffs have the […]

Can the Dodgers force a Game 7?

by John Ewing • October 30, 2017

The Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 13-12 in 10 innings on Sunday to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. The World Series shifts to L.A. for Game 6 on Tuesday. Can the Dodgers force a Game 7? Since 2005, 93 teams (not counting Wild Card games) have faced elimination at home. […]

Value on the Astros, but not because of momentum

by John Ewing • October 26, 2017

The Houston Astros evened the World Series at one game apiece with a 7-6 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night. The 11-inning affair was the 36th playoff game to go to extra-innings since 2005. Game 3 takes place Friday in Houston. The Astros have opened as -114 favorites on the moneyline. After […]

2017 World Series Betting Preview: Dodgers vs. Astros

by John Ewing • October 23, 2017

The World Series begins on Tuesday night. The Los Angeles Dodgers have home field advantage and will host the Houston Astros in Game 1. The preseason odds of this exact World Series matchup were +4975. L.A. (best odds to win title were +1000 last October) hasn’t won it all since 1988 and the Astros (best […]

Can the Cubs avoid being swept?

by John Ewing • October 18, 2017

The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 6-1 on Tuesday to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the NL Championship Series. L.A. is -2300 (5Dimes) to advance to the World Series. Chicago is on the brink of elimination; can the Cubs avoid being swept? Since 2005, not including Wild Card games, there have been […]

MLB Winner-take-all games are hard to predict

by John Ewing • October 11, 2017

Luis Severino threw seven strong innings, Gary Sanchez homered and Aaron Judge had a big hit to help the Yankees beat the Indians 7-3 on Monday. New York forced a decisive Game 5 on Wednesday. Which team will advance to the ALCS? It’s tough to say, winner-take-all games are hard to predict. Home Field Does […]

Wind blowing in at Wrigley, bet the UNDER?

by John Ewing • October 10, 2017

After a 2-1 victory on Monday, the Cubs can advance to the NLCS for a third straight year with a win on Tuesday. The Nats will do their best to extend the series but the weather might play a role too. Game 3 was played in ideal conditions (mid-70s, little wind and no precipitation). The […]

How have MLB teams performed in elimination games?

by John Ewing • October 9, 2017

There are three elimination games in baseball’s postseason on Monday. The Red Sox and Yankees forced a Game 4 with wins on Sunday and the Dbacks will try to do the same against the Dodgers in the nightcap. Each team is at home, how have MLB teams performed in elimination games? Since 2005, not including […]