Cleveland Indians

Hot Indians and Cold Dodgers: which is team more likely to win the World Series?

by John Ewing • October 3, 2017

Cleveland enters the postseason on fire. Since September the Indians have won 26 of their last 30 games (and 31 of 35). The Dodgers have the best record in baseball but over the final month of the season L.A. has gone 13-17. If you believe in clichés, it’s not the best team that wins the […]

Indians best bet to win World Series

by John Ewing • October 1, 2017

The MLB playoff bracket is set and the postseason starts Tuesday. Cleveland is the betting favorite but are the Indians the most likely team to win the World Series? The Tribe is seeking its second straight World Series appearance. After winning 102 games, best in the American League, Cleveland is the consensus favorite according to […]

Which teams have value to win the Fall Classic?

by John Ewing • July 13, 2017

Baseball’s second half starts Friday. The bookmakers have updated their odds for each club to win the World Series. Which teams have value to win the Fall Classic? To find out we created consensus World Series projections using Baseball Prospectus and FanGraphs simulations. Then we compared the projections to the odds at 5Dimes. For example, Houston is […]

MLB Division Value Bets 7.11.17

by John Ewing • July 11, 2017

Baseball hit the pause button on the 2017 season for the All-Star break. Before action resumes on Friday let’s take a look at the division races and determine which teams offer value to finish on top. To determine if a team has value we created a consensus projection using FanGraphs and Baseball Prospectus and then […]

Trend of the Week: Indians vs. Dodgers

by John Ewing • June 14, 2017

Context The Los Angeles Dodgers (40-25) are on a five game winning streak that has propelled them to the top of the NL West. The Cleveland Indians (31-30) continue to play like a .500 team a year after winning the AL pennant. The Dodgers are looking for the series win tonight and will send Brandon […]

World Series Value Bets 6.2.17

by John Ewing • June 2, 2017

We are a third of the way through the 2017 MLB season. After two months several teams have surprised (Yankees, Twins and Brewers) and a few have disappointed (Cubs and Jays). With a summer left of baseball to be played which team is offering value to win the World Series? To find out we compared […]

World Series Value Bets 5.2.17

by John Ewing • May 2, 2017

The first month of the MLB season is in the books. We are now a sixth of the way through the 2017 schedule. Chicago is still the favorite to repeat but is there value betting the Cubbies to win it all? To find out we compared FanGraphs’ World Series projections to the future odds at […]

Does Wind Matter at Wrigley?

by John Ewing • October 28, 2016

Tonight, on the north side of Chicago, Wrigley Field will host its first World Series game since 1945. The Cubs and Indians are tied at a game apiece but as the Fall Classic shifts to the Windy City, the venue change is the big story. The National Weather Service has issued a “small craft advisory” […]

World Series Value Bets 10.14.16

by John Ewing • October 14, 2016

We’re down to the final four. The American League Championship Series starts tonight and the NLCS begins tomorrow in Chicago, here is which team you should bet to win the World Series. To determine if a team has value we look at what their current odds are to win the World Series (at bookmaker 5Dimes) […]

World Series Value Bets

by John Ewing • September 1, 2016

College football starts in earnest this week and the NFL is just around the corner but don’t forget that baseball is entering its stretch run. Before you get swallowed up by fantasy football consider making these World Series future bets. We already gave you the Dodgers, Nats and Red Sox back in August, each team’s […]