All posts by Kyle Hunter
MAY 26TH, 2014
MLB Betting Trends for Series Starting 5/26
Memorial Day is here, and that means day baseball to start the week off. It also means a short work week for a lot of people. In addition, it means a full slate of games starting on Monday. Sit back and relax and enjoy some baseball action. We’ll start you off with some trends to help you make better informed wagers this week. BangtheBook wants to give .....
MAY 26TH, 2014
College Football 2014 Playoff Odds: Where is the Value?
The college football landscape will look a lot different in 2014. Yes, there is still some conference realignment taking place, but that’s no longer the biggest change. The biggest change is at the top, where college football will see its first playoff. There will be a selection committee who will choose the four teams based on their regular season body of.....
MAY 22ND, 2014
MLB Betting Trends for Series Starting 5/22 and 5/23
Quietly, the Oakland Athletics have now put together the best record in the majors so far this year. Oakland sits at 30-16 thanks in large part to their amazing 18-6 record on the road. This team does all the little things well, and they have no glaring weaknesses. Who are the biggest surprises in baseball thus far? I’d say the Minnesota Twins and Miami Ma.....
MAY 19TH, 2014
MLB Betting Trends for Series Starting 5/19 and 5/20
Nobody doubted the Detroit Tigers coming into this season, but they have been even better than anyone could have expected so far in 2014. Detroit swept away Boston at Fenway and sits at 27-12 with easily the best record in baseball. The Tigers already have a seven game lead in the AL Central. The Chicago Cubs now have the worst record in baseball at 15-27. T.....
MAY 16TH, 2014
MLB Betting Trends for Series Starting 5/15 and 5/16
How much of a home field advantage is there in Major League Baseball? So far this year there hasn’t been much of one. Home teams have won 303 games in the 2014 season, compared to 294 wins for the road team. That’s less than 51% winners for the home team. That’s lower than normal, so we’ll have to track that over the course of the season. Plenty of g.....
MAY 13TH, 2014
MLB Betting Trends for Series Starting 5/12 and 5/13
After the first month and a half of action, there are plenty of notable surprises and disappointments. Milwaukee is a huge surprise and they are five games ahead in the National League Central. The Miami Marlins are 20-18 and in second place in the NL East. The Colorado Rockies are 23-17 and second in the NL West. On the other side, the Tampa Bay Rays are a .....
MAY 9TH, 2014
MLB Betting Trends for Series Starting 5/8 and 5/9
Earlier this week, I highlighted the crazy NL East standings. The American League East standings are almost as crazy. Baltimore leads the division, but everyone is within 3.5 games. After winning a World Series last year, the Red Sox were clearly the favorites in this division in 2014. The AL East has been a division that has been highly competitive for seve.....
MAY 6TH, 2014
MLB Betting Trends for Series Starting 5/5 and 5/6
The entire National League East is now separated by 1.5 games. The Braves have lost six straight, and the Nationals have been a bit disappointing thanks to injury issues. That has allowed the surprising Mets, Phillies, and Marlins to stay in the division race early in the year. I don’t expect any of those bottom three to be in the race at the end of the ye.....
MAY 2ND, 2014
MLB Betting Trends for Series Starting 5/1 and 5/2
The weather has screwed up the Major League Baseball schedule in a big way this week. Thursday’s schedule is full of doubleheaders, especially on the east coast. It’s a good reminder that one of the factors you should look at when betting on baseball is the weather. Find a reliable site to track the weather forecast for game day and make that part of you.....
APRIL 28TH, 2014
MLB Betting Trends for Series Starting 4/28 and 4/29
Milwaukee still has the best record in baseball, but it looks like the Brewers are in for a bit of a test over the next few days. Jean Segura and Ryan Braun are both injured, and the Brewers are headed to St. Louis to play a very good Cardinals team. The Diamondbacks are already to 20 losses. They are a miserable 2-13 so far this year at home. There are a bu.....