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  • BookMaker.eu There may be some fans and gamblers questioning why Aaron Judge would be the MLB betting odds favorite to win the 2020 home run championship. True, Judge produced a monster 2017 season in which he won American League Rookie of the Year honors. But Judge has not come close to playing a full schedule of games the past two years which means that even with his obvious ability it can be seen ... 

  • BookMaker.eu After weeks of pontificating, moralizing, and virtue signaling about the Astros cheating scandal, Houston begins the 2020 season as the heavy favorite to repeat as AL West Division champions. The “cheating” that led to the firings of manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow does not change the fact that Houston has the most loaded roster in the division. In fact, they rate as the third choice with the MLB odds to win the World Series itself. Regardless of scandal the Astros will face a tougher challenge in the division. In particular the Los Angeles Angels and Oakland A’s are seen as prime alternatives while the Texas Rangers would not surprise if they enter the race. Only the Seattle Mariners are seen as hopeless. Let’s take a look at the 2020 American League West race. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Gamblers with the choice of betting on the Los Angeles Dodgers to win the National League West or sticking their money under the mattress should choose the later. There is simply nothing that the Dodgers can offer in the way of wagering value. To tie your money up for six months at 1/10 makes no sense. With that in mind it’s a good idea to examine who would be a viable alternative to LA should they faulter with the MLB odds. And as loaded as the Dodgers appear to be history is loaded with stories of sure things that blew up at an overlay price. With that in mind let’s go over the National League West. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Of all of the divisions in Major League Baseball the American League Central would have to rate with the National League Central and East as among the most competitive. Last year the Minnesota Twins exploded for a 23-game win total improvement to take the division crown. The Cleveland Indians string of three consecutive division titles was ended although the Tribe did post 91 wins. Gamblers are flocking to the Twins and they have become an expensive choice with the MLB odds. Meanwhile gamblers looking for an alternative are giving the Chicago White Sox serious consideration based on their projected improvement. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu At the onset of the Major League Baseball season there are two prohibitive favorites with the MLB odds. The Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees are touted to be on a collision course for a date in the Fall Classic. Both are insanely priced to win their respective divisions. New York won the AL East last year and now has the added benefit of its arch nemesis, the hated Boston Red Sox, seemingly hoisting the white flag of surrender with the Mookie Betts trade to the Dodgers. But are they really? The Tampa Bay Rays were pesky enough to make the Wild Card last year but don’t come close to matching the Yankees depth or power. Meanwhile the Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles are classic go-against teams. Let’s examine the AL East for 2020. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Following seven consecutive playoff and first place seasons along with 100+ wins in two of the past three years its understandable why the Los Angeles Dodgers are the top public wagering pick with the MLB betting odds to win the 2020 National League pennant. Add in the fact that the Dodgers have long been one of the most “public” of teams with a huge following and Las Vegas based gambling influence and the high price on LA becomes even more understandable. And then when Mookie Betts was recently acquired from the Boston Red Sox insanity ensued. The question for those looking over the National League futures board is if there are any better choices? ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Normally the defending World Series champion is a huge favorite to repeat with the MLB odds the following season. That is not the case this year as even in the National League East the Washington Nationals are co-favorites with the Atlanta Braves. With the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets right behind as viable alternatives. Only the Miami Marlins are considered to be out of the running before Opening Day. A strong case can be made that the National League East is the best and most competitive division in Major League Baseball. As a result, handicappers will get more reasonable prices but along with that a much tougher handicap and challenge at picking the winner. Let’s examine. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu The National League Central division is a great example of how Major League Baseball has more parity that what meets the eye. At the start of the 2020 season four of the five teams in the NL Central are bona fide possibilities with the MLB odds. Only the rebuilding Pittsburgh Pirates are considered to be a long shot. The past three seasons have seen the St. Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs finish on top. And this year the Cincinnati Reds are seen as a team ready to bust out of the doldrums as a contender. Perhaps only the National League East can rival the NL Central for being the most competitive. Let’s take a look at the National League Central contenders. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu It should come as absolutely no surprise that the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers are the top favorites with the 2020 World Series Odds. In fact, it can even be said that based on all of the preseason hype they should be even more expensive than they currently are. The scandal ravaged Houston Astros are still in the top tier of World Series favorites followed by the Atlanta Braves, defending World Series champion Washington Nationals, Minnesota Twins, New York Mets and St. Louis Cardina... 

  • BookMaker.eu When looking at the American League futures board for the 2020 season bargain hunters will have to look down the board from the New York Yankees and Houston Astros. Gamblers would be just as well off hiding their money under the mattress as wagering on the Yankees to win the American League pennant due to price. Meanwhile the Astros bring a lot of uncertainty to the MLB betting odds based on their upheaval from the sign stealing scandal. The question is which other teams can offer the combinatio... 

  • BookMaker.eu Two of the most storied franchises in baseball history went down in the Championship Series round of the MLB playoffs as both the New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals are now left watching the World Series from home as the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals prep for a World Series showdown set to start on Tuesday night. The Nationals are looking for their franchise’s first title in this one, but it’s Houston with all the pressure as they come into action as the heavy favorites. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu The New York Yankees were the first team to clinch a ticket to the Championship Series, but the Houston Astros will have homefield advantage after winning more games in the regular season. These two super teams are now set to battle it out in the ALCS for the chance to go to the World Series. Will the Astros return to the Fall Classic for the second time in three seasons or will New York upset Houston? Either way, this should be an epic showdown between two teams with a ton of power and plenty of intriguing storylines. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu The District of Columbia has it’s first postseason baseball series win in 95 years as the Washington Nationals advance to the NLCS. They’ll now take on the St. Louis Cardinals in this best-of-seven showdown. Both the Cardinals and the Nationals were underdogs in their division series matchups, but each got that postseason magic to advance. Now, these two teams will battle to keep their seasons—and magic—alive.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Tampa Bay Rays took care of business handily against the Athletics in Oakland on Wednesday night to advance to this series. Now, they get to take on baseball’s best team—based on record—in a five-game set. The Houston Astros will host the Rays for the first two games before the series shifts to St. Petersburg in a series featuring stadiums sponsored by orange juice brands. The Rays will be looking for the upset, but Houston is the favorite to go the distance leaving most to wonder if this se... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Los Angeles Dodgers now have an opponent as the Washington Nationals knocked off the Milwaukee Brewers in the NL Wild Card game on Tuesday night. Thanks to a strong starting rotation, the Nationals pose a real threat to the Dodgers though L.A. still enters this series as a sizeable favorite. Can the Dodgers take advantage of homefield advantage and knock off the Nationals or will Washington finally get their first postseason series victory in an upset?... 

  • BookMaker.eu The St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves are set for the NLDS beginning on Wednesday when the Braves host the Cardinals. Atlanta is the favorite in the series and has homefield advantage, ending the regular season with six more wins, but the Cardinals surged to the finish line. Can they keep the good times rolling with an upset for the Braves or will Atlanta advance to their first Championship Series appearance since 2001?... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Minnesota Twins are back in the playoffs but will have an uphill battle in this ALDS showdown against the New York Yankees. The Twins last saw the postseason in 2017 when they lost the AL Wild Card game to this Yankee squad. These two teams have plenty of playoff history with the Yankees owning the Twins in October. Can Minnesota get the upset or will the Yankees’ postseason dominance over the Twins continue?... 

  • BookMaker.eu Somehow, we’ve made through the summer. The air is getting a bit crisper and pumpkin spice is everywhere. More importantly, the baseball regular season is in the rearview mirror and the playoffs are getting underway. There are just 10 teams remaining with a few clear-cut favorites and some teams looking to surprise. After back-to-back seasons losing in the World Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers are trying to get back to the Fall Classic for the third-straight year and win it this team. L.A. hasn’t won it all since 1988. The Minnesota Twins’ and Oakland Athletics’ draughts go back to 1987 and 1989, respectively. Meanwhile, the Yankees are looking to snap their decade long title draught which for the Bronx Bombers feels like eternity. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Two playoff hopefuls are set to square off in the second to last day of the season on Saturday night as the Washington Nationals play host to the Cleveland Indians. Washington already has clinched a playoff spot but are fighting for home field advantage in the NL Wild Card game. Meanwhile, the Indians are still in a battle to get into October, making this an intriguing interleague showdown.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals will wrap up the regular season with a three-game series in St. Louis with the middle game broadcast live on FOX on Saturday night. The Cubs figure to be eliminated by then while the Cardinals should have the NL Central wrapped up. With that in mind, can the Cubs still put up a good fight to end their season on a positive note against their hated rivals or will the Cards come out victorious in this one at home?... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Atlanta Braves and New York Mets wrap up the 2019 season with a three-game series in the Big Apple over the weekend. The Braves will be getting their final tune up before the post season while the Mets get set to ride off into the sunset. New York put up a good second half fight for a postseason spot, but ultimately came up short and will be playing for little more than pride this weekend. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Days away from official elimination, the Boston Red Sox will journey to St. Petersburg over the weekend with no chance at playing in October. Instead, they’ll take on the Tampa Bay Rays over the weekend in the role of spoiler as the franchise officially turns its attention to the 2020 season. Can the Sox play the Rays tough without the hope of playoff baseball or will Boston fall flat in this series, helping the Rays their quest for October baseball? ... 

  • BookMaker.eu The St. Louis Cardinals sit atop the NL Central standings when they journey into enemy territory to take on the Chicago Cubs in the first game of a four-game weekend series on Thursday night. This is an important game, and series, for both teams as they battle for the divisional top spot. Can the Cubs defend their home field against the Cardinals and cut into their rival’s lead or will the Cardinals gain ground with a key win in this series opener?... 

  • BookMaker.eu Quite possibly the next team to clinch a division crown after the Dodgers printed their tickets to October earlier this week, the Atlanta Braves take on the Washington Nationals in the Nation’s Capital looking to shave a couple games off their magic number on Sunday. The Braves have been rolling of late, but can the Nationals slow them down enough keep themselves atop the NL Wild Card standings?... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Los Angeles Dodgers have the NL West already under wraps as they get set for this primetime showdown on Sunday night in the Big Apple against the New York Mets. The Mets, however, have a bit more motivation in this ESPN Sunday Night Baseball showdown. New York is still vying for a playoff spot, sitting a couple games back of the second Wild Card spot. The Dodgers are the better team, but the Mets are at home with more motivation. Who will come out on top?... 

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