The odds-makers of the Olympic Games will attest that it is easier to predict a medal count for Belgium than to forecast medals for China or the United States. There are too many variables involved in forecasting 100s of performances for bookmakers to do anything but offer history-based predictions. Small … Read More... about NFL Championship Sunday: AFC and NFC Title Game Previews, FanDuel Prop Bets, and Recommended Picks
Justin Verlander - New York Mets - 2yrs - $43.3M Per Year Justin Verlander turns 40 in February and commands the largest annual contract of any free agent switching teams this offseason at over $43 million per each year of his 2-year deal. $43 million in a season is the most the future Hall of Famer has earned in his entire career. JV made about $25 million per season … [Read more...] about Best Value from the Top MLB Free Agent Signings of 2023
60 games in and I've waited long enough. Can we finally start talking MLB playoffs now? Who's winning the divisions? Which teams look primed for a Wild Card berth? I’m actually displaying much more patience than I did in 2021 when I wrote my first MLB playoff picture piece on May 23. We're at least in mid-June. The 162-game regular season grind is baseball’s calling … [Read more...] about Impatient Previews – Looking Forward to the MLB Playoffs in Mid-June
Can we begin the MLB Playoffs already? I mean, it's June and we pretty much already know who is going to reach the postseason, right? While this sentiment is echoed by those new to professional baseball, experienced sports bettors know the landscape can still change so much it could be totally unrecognizable come September. The Mets, Yankees, and Astros all hold large … [Read more...] about Which MLB Division Leaders are Locks for the 2022 Postseason?
Exit velocity. Launch angle. Claim you've never heard these terms? You're lying! Since 2015, all 30 MLB stadiums have been fitted with sensors which track all player and ball movement. This system is called StatCast and it's awesome! StatCast tells us how hard batters hit the ball (exit velocity). It tells us how fast baserunners or fielders are moving. It can even … [Read more...] about Using xwOBA to Explain Alec Bohm’s Slump
When I say "Bryce Harper", what comes to mind? 2010 Golden Spikes award winner? 2012 NL Rookie of the Year? 2015 NL MVP winner? 6-time All-Star? Not these days. Harper is getting paid like an elite player but has not done anything spectacular since his 2015 breakout campaign. He is just 27 and in the 2nd year of a $330 million deal with the Phillies. Bryce Harper 2018 … [Read more...] about What Happened to Bryce Harper?
Sites like WagerBop that cover Vegas odds and sports betting sometimes seem to include a distinct lack of baseball stories. Is it because we hate hardball? Dislike the diamond? Scorn sunflower seeds? Nope. It’s just that the day-to-day timing of Major League Baseball’s schedule makes it difficult to plan, draft, edit, publish, index, and promote a preview on the internet … [Read more...] about The Best Futures Pick to Reach the 2019 World Series
The Washington Nationals were supposed to win the NL East running away this year, but Philly and Atlanta have shocked the baseball world by holding onto the top two spots all the way into August. Fans of National League baseball can strap in for an exciting finish to the 2018 season. Each division is currently too close to call and figures to go right down to the wire. I … [Read more...] about Predicting the NL East Division Race