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Hottest MLB bets on the board

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Baseball is nearly two months into the schedule and sports handicappers have a much clearer picture of who the contenders – and pretenders – are going to be. But for right now, these three MLB clubs are tearing up the diamond and cashing in at the sportsbook.

Texas Rangers

The Rangers are surging up the standings in the American League West, winning eight of their last 10 outings – all of which as moneyline underdogs. That’s put Texas among the most profitable bets in baseball, despite a sub-.500 record as of Thursday. The Rangers’ bats are the biggest catalysts for this turnaround, hitting .283 BA over the past week. Will the return of shamed slugger Josh Hamilton add to that pop? The Arlington faithful will find out with Texas back home for six games versus the Red Sox and White Sox starting Thursday.

Pittsburgh Pirates

The Bucs are producing just that – big bucks – for their loyal bettors. Pittsburgh rides a six-game winning streak into Thursday, with back-to-back series sweeps of the Marlins and Mets. The Pirates were moneyline favorites for each of those victories and have taken seven of their past 10 outings but head out on a cross-country trip to play San Diego and San Francisco, then back East to Atlanta. Pittsburgh is just 9-13 away from home – despite having the second-lowest road ERA – with blame pointing to the bats, hitting only .241 BA and averaging just 3.7 runs per road game.

Minnesota Twins

The Twins were supposed to finish at the bottom of the American League Central again in 2015. Seems like Minnesota’s clubhouse failed to get that memo. The Twins have exploded to the top of the division with a current five-game winning streak and have taken the “W” in nine of their previous 11 contests. That drastic turnaround has made Minnesota very popular with sports handicappers, having earned MLB bettors almost 16.00 units on the season. So what’s behind this complete about-face from the Twinkies? Minnesota is becoming one of the most clutch hitting teams in the bigs, with a .296 BA and .441 slugging percentage with runners in scoring position.

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Betting tips for baseball: Who will win this year’s World Series?

Friday, February 21st, 2014

The LA Dodgers are already looking like good bets for the World Series this year, even with the entire season to play. The Dodgers were the runners up in the National League last season and this has seen them installed as bookies favorites for the World Series at 8/1. The Dodgers certainly represent a decent pick for those who haven’t placed a bet on this yet, but are they the only side with a realistic chance?

Well no, as the likes of the Red Sox (10/1), the Yankees (14/1) and the Cardinals (9/1) must also be considered in contention – at least if the odds at bookmakers’ sites are anything to go by. There is also the inherently unpredictable nature of MLB to consider, so could the Cubs a chance this season? Last season was a bit of a catastrophe for the team in the windy city, finishing bottom of the NL Central, thus not making it to the Post-Season match ups. But at 50/1, Cub’s fans might fear the same could happen this season. It could be worse, you could follow the Astros who have a 200/1 shot of World Series glory. We all know how sport can throw up an upset, so assuming the latter could win the crown. This is true to some extent of all types of gambling but the themed slots games like Avalon II or Hot Shot on offer at online casino sites perhaps present a greater chance of winning a payout from your gambles than standard sports betting does.

This is because they feature so many elements designed to enhance your chances of winning money – one of the reasons why so many casino fans love the slots. For example there is the presence of wild icons on the reels, such as the burning baseball one in the MLB themed game Hot Shot, which substitute for missing icons to improve the chances of scoring winning combinations. These games also offer multiple pay lines (Hot Shot has nine) and free spins features, all intended to stack the odds in your favor, so you should end up ahead financially if you play them, whether you win the top jackpot or not.

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