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  • FEBRUARY 26TH, 2015

    The Daily Six Pack February 26

    If you are a sports betting enthusiast like all of us at BangTheBook.com are, then you probably start thinking about the betting impact of the day’s top stories. Not every top story has a relevance to betting, but you probably try to connect the dots anyway. In a new feature each weekday, we will take a look at the top six sports stories of the day in an a.....

  • FEBRUARY 25TH, 2015

    The Daily Six Pack February 25

    If you are a sports betting enthusiast like all of us at BangTheBook.com are, then you probably start thinking about the betting impact of the day’s top stories. Not every top story has a relevance to betting, but you probably try to connect the dots anyway. In a new feature each weekday, we will take a look at the top six sports stories of the day in an a.....

  • FEBRUARY 24TH, 2015

    The Daily Six Pack February 24

    If you are a sports betting enthusiast like all of us at BangTheBook.com are, then you probably start thinking about the betting impact of the day’s top stories. Not every top story has a relevance to betting, but you probably try to connect the dots anyway. In a new feature each weekday, we will take a look at the top six sports stories of the day in an a.....

  • FEBRUARY 21ST, 2015

    2015 Arizona Diamondbacks Over Under Win Total Analysis

    The disappointing 2014 season for the Arizona Diamondbacks had one very big silver lining. Rather than sit idly by and watch the Diamondbacks fall farther behind their National League West competition, major changes took place in the front office and in the dugout. New Chief Baseball Officer for the Diamondbacks, famed manager Tony La Russa, wasted no time a.....

  • FEBRUARY 21ST, 2015

    2015 Colorado Rockies Over Under Win Total Analysis

    The 2014 season for the Colorado Rockies was one to forget. Various injuries, including déjà vu for Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki, made it impossible for the Rockies to contend and one of my favorite win total picks from last season was a very easy winner. The Rockies gave up five runs per game overall and went 21-60 away from the friendly confines o.....

  • FEBRUARY 21ST, 2015

    2015 Los Angeles Dodgers Over Under Win Total Analysis

    Having the highest payroll in Major League Baseball was not enough for the Los Angeles Dodgers to win a World Series, or even a playoff series for that matter. The Dodgers were knocked out of the playoffs in the National League Division Series by the St. Louis Cardinals. Failing when expectations require perfection didn’t sit well with the Dodgers organiza.....

  • FEBRUARY 21ST, 2015

    2015 San Diego Padres Over Under Win Total Analysis

    MLB season win totals are always influenced by what a team did over the offseason. Nobody added more to their roster than the San Diego Padres. The Padres got some new leadership in the front office and A.J. Preller wasted no time completely overhauling the league’s worst offense. Petco Park has always been a ballpark that has suppressed offense, but the P.....

  • FEBRUARY 21ST, 2015

    2015 San Francisco Giants Over Under Win Total Analysis

    It will be impossible for the San Francisco Giants to top last season’s outcome. They won the World Series trophy for the third time in five seasons. Since 2009, the Giants have won at least 86 games in every season except for one. They have been one of the most consistent franchises in that time and obviously have the most World Series titles in that span.....

  • FEBRUARY 20TH, 2015

    2015 Chicago Cubs Over Under Win Total Analysis

    The hype machine is spinning wildly for the Chicago Cubs this season. And why not? The Cubs haven’t won a playoff series since 2003 and haven’t won the World Series since 1908. They’re probably not going to win the World Series this season either, but the best minor league system in all of baseball has brought a lot of optimism to the long-suffering fa.....

  • FEBRUARY 20TH, 2015

    2015 Cincinnati Reds Over Under Win Total Analysis

    Two teams in the National League posted winning records within the division and losing records for the season. One was the Cincinnati Reds. The Reds were 40-36 against the NL Central and just 36-50 against everybody else. It was a season full of key injuries for the Reds, who lost Joey Votto for a long period of time and Homer Bailey and Mat Latos combined f.....

  • FEBRUARY 20TH, 2015

    2015 Milwaukee Brewers Over Under Win Total Analysis

    The Milwaukee Brewers accomplished something really hard to do last season. They led the NL Central for 159 days and still lost the division by eight games. Milwaukee’s second half wasn’t as ugly as, say, the Cincinnati Reds, but it was pretty brutal. The Brewers hit the All-Star Break with a 53-43 record and a one-game lead in the NL Central. By the end.....

  • FEBRUARY 20TH, 2015

    2015 Pittsburgh Pirates Over Under Win Total Analysis

    The Pittsburgh Pirates regressed a little bit from their 94-win season, but an 88-74 record was still good enough to get into the postseason. Unfortunately, they, like many teams, ran into Madison Bumgarner and their postseason dreams ended abruptly. Regardless, the Pirates followed up their first winning season since 1992 with another strong showing. The Pi.....