Current Betting Favorites on Who Will Win the 2017 MLB World Series

Each year we take a detailed look at the Las Vegas odds to win the World Series. We don’t waste any time after the previous season is in the books. In fact, the Chicago Cubs won the 2016 championship on Nov. 2. We had the lines up on this page for 2017 by Nov. 5.… Read More »

Baseball Future Wagers: Current Odds to win the 2017 MVP Trophy

The 2017 MLB regular season will be here before you know it. That means it’s time to take a serious look at the future odds. The odds to win the World Series is the most talked about future bet leading up to the new season. However, it’s not the only one worth paying attention to. Get… Read More »

Baseball Prop Bets: Updated Odds to win the 2017 Cy Young Trophy

The start of the 2017 MLB regular season is just around the corner. Now is the time to get in your future bets for the upcoming year. The focus for this article will be on the Cy Young award, but there’s other betting options out there. One that goes right along with this one, is… Read More »

MLB Predictions: Projected Team Records & World Series Winner

Baseball is back and it’s time to give out my predictions for the 2017 season. The new year officially kicks off with three games Sunday, April 2. Followed by a full slate of games on Monday April 3. The Chicago Cubs went into last season as the team to beat and they disappoint. Chicago snapped… Read More »

Major League Baseball Regular Season Over Under Wins

Below you’ll find the updated win totals for every team in Major League Baseball.  These are the projected number of victories for each team. More specifically, they are the number of triumphs each team is expected to have by the sportsbooks.  Of course, they are also influenced by public perception. Get Jimmy’s Premium Service FREE with his 100%… Read More »

MLB Mock Draft

We are less than a month away from the 2016 MLB Draft.  First round action is scheduled for June 9 at MLB Network’s Studio 42 in Secaucus, New Jersey. For fanatics that want to see the action unfold live, it can be seen on MLB Network and MLB.com. The draft is a 3-day event covers a ridiculous 40 rounds. Get Jimmy’s… Read More »

MLB Umpire Over Under Stats

The table below lists the over/under results for active MLB home plate umpires.  The numbers include all games through the 2015 regular season. For each ump you will see the number of seasons and games included in their sample.  We have also calculated the average runs scored in their games and how often they go… Read More »

MLB Player Props

The oddsmakers at 5Dimes have recently released their 2016 MLB player props.  I’ve put together a full list of the available prop bets below. All of the prop bets on this page are based on results for the entire season. That means these are only available for a short time. Once the new season starts, these betting options… Read More »

Dime Line Sportsbooks

Whether you are someone who is new to betting on baseball or been doing it for years, I want to make sure that you understand the importance of using dime line odds. Whether you have heard the term “dime line odds” before or not, it’s extremely important that you make your sportsbooks is using them for their… Read More »

How to Bet Baseball

If you are just getting into betting on baseball, then you need to have a basic understanding of the different types of bets you can place. Each baseball season I am flooded with e-mails asking about the basics of how to wager on this sport. Sign up at Bovada and get a 50% welcome bonus… Read More »

MLB Home Favorites Opening Day

Opening day is one of the most exciting days in sports. But does the excitement of a new season and the big crowds help the home team? Or, does it inspire the road team to feed off the energy in the stadium and play over their heads? I have went back and looked at every opening day since… Read More »

The Complete Guide to Handicapping Major League Baseball

Welcome to the biggest and best baseball handicapping guide on the planet. Handicapping Major League Baseball is no easy task. That’s why we’ve assembled a comprehensive list of tools and resources to help you beat the sportsbooks! Get Jimmy’s Premium Service FREE with his 100% sportsbook match offer! Handicapping Major League Baseball: Finding What Works… Read More »

How to Handicap Weather in Baseball

One of the key factors that amateur bettors routinely forget to check is the weather. Knowing the temperature and the direction the wind is blowing can drastically improve your baseball betting. Those that do look at the weather, typically only use it to determine whether a game might go over or under the total, but… Read More »

Common Mistakes When Handicapping Baseball

Losing can be a difficult habit to break. If you don’t take the right steps to correct your previous mistakes, you are going to continue to see similar results. The same principles holds true when it comes to betting baseball. You have to be willing to learn something from each loss and use it to your advantage… Read More »

Baseball Handicapping Stats

It’s no secret that baseball is a numbers game. I think most handicappers would agree that no sport requires more knowledge of stats than baseball. I’ve taken some time to put together a list of some of the most popular stats that handicappers use when breaking down MLB games. Get Jimmy’s Premium Service FREE with… Read More »

MLB Series Betting

To add a little more flavor to your MLB betting this season, you should add baseball series betting to your repertoire. Making a series bet is not the most common bet, and it is one that many bettors aren’t even aware of. In case you aren’t exactly sure what I’m referring to by a series bet, this… Read More »

How World Series Winners Perform Early in Season

With the MLB season just around the corner, it’s time to start shifting some attention to the bases. This article takes a look at how the reigning World Series Champion performs in the first month of season. Get a 50% Deposit Bonus up to $1,000 at BetOnline! For this study I went back to 2004 and gathered… Read More »

Strategies for Betting MLB Totals

If you are looking for an edge when handicapping the over/under in baseball games this season, you have come to the right spot. This page takes a look at some MLB total systems that have proved to be profitable over an extended period of time. Get Jimmy’s Premium Service FREE with his 100% sportsbook match… Read More »

Post All-Star Break MLB Betting Systems

It can be tricky trying to figure out how teams are going to respond after the All-Star break, but we have found three profitable situations to help you build your bankroll after the layoff. Without going into complete detail of every sequence of every year, I decided to go back and review how teams performed at home in their first… Read More »

Betting Underdogs in Baseball

Most square bettors tend to ride the favorites more often than they bet on an underdog in baseball.  The average joe sees the team that should win and looks at the other team as the one who should to lose. Losing is no fun.  That makes it tough for a lot of amateur bettors.  They can’t… Read More »

Baseball Parlay Strategies

How Parlays Work Most of you reading this article are likely already familiar with how parlays work.  But, I wanted to take a quick second and explain it for anyone who isn’t familiar with this type of wager. A parlay is a single bet that combines two or more individual bets into one wager. Sign… Read More »

Key Numbers for MLB Totals

The table below shows the most common final combined scores for 29,488 MLB games. This information is useful for baseball bettors so that you can see how often each number hits. “Runs” represents the final total score of each game.  The “#” representing how many times that has been the final score. And, “%”shows the percentage… Read More »

Highest Paid MLB Players

Below you’ll find the top 25 baseball player salaries for this season.  We calculated each player’s salary by dividing the size of their current deal by the number of years left on that contract. This is slightly different than what each player’s base salary might be for the season.  Yet, this average salary gives a better representation of… Read More »

2017 Baseball Managers Salaries: Highest Paid MLB Coach on Average

MLB doesn’t officially disclose managers’ salaries.  We gathered information from various online sources to come up with the numbers below.  Also, most managers also have a lot of incentives built into their contracts.  This means the numbers below may not represent their actual compensation. From what we could find, Joe Maddon, Mike Scioscia and Bruce Bochy are… Read More »

MLB Home Field Advantage

Every team gets an edge playing in front of the home crowd.  But, do you know exactly how much home field is worth for each MLB team?  If you simply look at the league average over the years, you’ll find playing in the friendly confines is worth about 0.15 runs.  That’s almost nothing. This is a little surprising. … Read More »