Thank God for baseball! Who
would have thought that MLB is now the only major U.S. sport providing us
with daily sports betting opportunities? At least we’ve got the “Field of
Dreams” to help us navigate the wagering waters.
We’ll take a look back at the previous week’s winners and
losers in MLB and see which teams and plays ended up helping the house or the players.
Here’s the sports betting recap for the week of June 20-26 which, not to spoil the ending, was
a nice one for the players.
Monday, June 20. The big wins for
the players came thanks to four public favorites; Dodgers, Angels, Rangers and
Yankees. The house came back with wins in the Chicago Cubs and Tampa Bay Rays games in a day
that was pretty much a push between the house and the baseball
bettors. There was one game on Monday that Bob Harvey liked that ended up being a winner and good for you if you tailed him here.
Thank you, Roy Halladay. The good
doctor didn’t let us down as the Phillies (-68) cashed as did the run line. To
be fair, Halladay only worked the first six innings and got a no-decision. Thanks
to a nine-run, eighth inning rally Philadelphia spanked St. Louis 10-2 getting
the job done on the RL (Phillies and Red Sox are in the midst of an interleague series at time of writing). The Rockies, Padres and White Sox also ended up in the
player’s column for the day. There’s still a
lot of love for Mat Latos of the Padres even though his numbers are down from a
The house battled back
with the Pirates, Marlins, A’s and the Houston Astros run line. Overall though
the day belonged to the players and for that we can thank Halladay and that
Wednesday, June 22. Wednesday started
out on a rough note for the house as the public, and rightfully so, hammered
the Phillies and Cliff Lee. Players also correctly picked the Atlanta Braves
-50, Tampa Bay Rays -15, Detroit Tigers -12, and Cleveland Indians -40. The
house fought back with the Padres +95, Athletics -14, and Astros +85 but came
up short as the players prevailed for a third straight day. Again if you had been playing the Phillies then you marched strongly behind General Lee;
Thursday, June 23. This time round there was different tune and the players faded
the Phillies and managed to cash with the Cardinals (-15). They also won with the Mets -42 and the
Diamondbacks -18. The house picked up a
win on the Nationals +10 but lost more ground as the players stretched their
lead for the week. It seems many of us were feeling the love for Arizona on
Friday June 24. It was a break even
day for the House. Players picked up victories with the Rockies, Rangers, Rays,
and the Brewers. The house picked up wins on the Pirates (+65), Nationals (+12),
and Jays (-19) to stay even for the day but still behind for the week.
Saturday, June 25. Players were cashing
throughout the day on teams like the Braves (-44), White Sox (-68), the Tigers
and the incredible Mr. Verlander at -205. The house made a nice rally pulling
back some profits with the Mets, A’s and Pirates. It was a wash, give or take,
and it headed down to a make or break Sunday.
Sunday, June 26. What was that about
playing the Phillies? They did it again winning with a big betting odds of -250 and
cashing several tickets on the run line. My favorite game and win of the day
was on the Dodgers over the Angels. Getting Clayton Kershaw at -110 was a gift.
line; The House got some unexpected wins as did the players and when the
numbers were tallied it proved to be a nice week for the players.
always, good luck to the players and we’ll talk next week.