After seeing the Dodgers sweep Colorado out of town on three-straight walk off homers this past weekend, I flashed back to when the Tigers also hit three-straight walk offs back in 2004. Adding to the Dodgers’ story is that each game winning home run was hit by a different player … each a rookie. Three rookies have never hit back-to-back-to-back walk offs before, making the … [Read more...] about How Rare are Three-Straight Walk Off Homers?
Welcome to WagerBop’s Daily Double! Our new hardball blog includes previews and picks for at least 2 Major League Baseball games every day, updated nightly with Las Vegas odds and expected starting hurlers. MLB Vegas Odds and Previews 6/25 Bettors Take Tribe Despite Short Payoff It's not often that you see a flood of action on a shorter-than 1-to-2 Vegas MLB … [Read more...] about WagerBop Daily Double: Updated MLB Vegas Lines and Recommended Bets
8,614 dollars. Favored teams in the MLB this season have won 595 games and lost 353. This works out to a 62.8% win rate and a whopping $8,614 in profits. Well yeah, they’re favorites. They’re supposed to win. Ok, true. Favorites are supposed to win more often than they lose, but they are not supposed to win enough to make up for the long odds you must lay to back … [Read more...] about MLB Favorites are Winning at a Historic Pace
The calendar says June and it is time to ask, when do the playoffs start? I mean, we pretty much already know who is going to reach the postseason, right? WRONG! Too many people, myself included, are easily convinced of a team’s pennant chances because of a hot start to the season. It is June, but that’s still pretty early in baseball. When can we start writing cellar … [Read more...] about (Most) First-Place Leads Are Not Safe in Early June
It’s June! More than one-third of the 2019 MLB season is history. Do we know who will win the World Series? Who will take home MVP? Cy Young? Of course not. Certain things are safe to assume at the beginning of June, but most of what lies ahead is still murky in our crystal balls. What is safe to assume at this point and what isn’t? Before I draw any conclusions about the … [Read more...] about Do Big Numbers in April and May Mean Anything?