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  • FEBRUARY 19TH, 2015

    2015 Miami Marlins Over Under Win Total Analysis

    The Miami Marlins are one of two up-and-coming teams in the NL East that are getting a lot of love this offseason. The Marlins are projected to take another step forward and finish close to .500 this season after a 77-85 campaign in 2014. The Marlins are hoping to snap a string of five straight losing seasons and they certainly got a lot of respect after las.....

  • FEBRUARY 19TH, 2015

    2015 New York Mets Over Under Win Total Analysis

    The New York Mets were hammered by over bettors last season and comfortably went over the number with their 79-83 season. Oddsmakers are asking the Mets to clear the .500 hurdle for the first time since 2008 to go over their win total this season. It’s not a surprise to see a win total like this because the Mets project to have one of the top starting rota.....

  • FEBRUARY 19TH, 2015

    2015 Philadelphia Phillies Over Under Win Total Analysis

    With two of the best trade targets in the Major Leagues, Ruben Amaro Jr. and the Philadelphia Phillies are entering the offseason with the lowest win total in the National League. Back-to-back 73-89 seasons have not done much for the confidence of Phillies Phans or oddsmakers.The Phillies spent the first 72 games of the season overachieving their way to a .....

  • FEBRUARY 19TH, 2015

    2015 Washington Nationals Over Under Win Total Analysis

    Unlike the American League, the three division winners in the National League seem like a foregone conclusion and everybody else is just playing for a wild card spot. The Washington Nationals are one of those three division winners. After signing Max Scherzer to a huge free agent contract, the Nationals look like a runaway winner of the NL East with probably.....

  • FEBRUARY 19TH, 2015

    The Daily Six Pack February 19

    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 18TH, 2015

    2015 Houston Astros Over Under Win Total Analysis

    The Houston Astros are a fascinating team. The construction of the roster is a testament to why taking chances in baseball to find inefficiencies is a good strategy for teams locked in tough situations. The Astros will not win the AL West this season. They are stuck in a division with three teams that have the potential to be really good and a big market tea.....

  • FEBRUARY 18TH, 2015

    2015 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Over Under Win Total Analysis

    The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim won 98 games during the regular season and failed to win a single game in the playoffs. The Angels were swept by the eventual American League champion Kansas City Royals and went into the offseason much earlier than they anticipated. A season full of impressive records and statistics went up in smoke in a hurry and the Angel.....

  • FEBRUARY 18TH, 2015

    2015 Oakland Athletics Over Under Win Total Analysis

    If the San Diego Padres and Boston Red Sox won the Offseason World Series, the Oakland Athletics didn’t even sniff the playoffs. That’s the perception that the A’s enter the season with after trading away Jeff Samardzija and Josh Donaldson, among others. Billy Beane is always trying to adapt and find new inefficiencies to compete in the land of the fin.....

  • FEBRUARY 18TH, 2015

    2015 Seattle Mariners Over Under Win Total Analysis

    The Seattle Mariners made things very interesting down the stretch in the chase for the second American League Wild Card spot and that seems to have zapped any potential value on the Mariners as a “sleeper” team in 2015. The Mariners face one of the highest win total numbers on the market following their 87-75 season. It’s certainly justified. No AL te.....

  • FEBRUARY 18TH, 2015

    2015 Texas Rangers Over Under Win Total Analysis

    The first thing I have to say about the Texas Rangers win total is that the number left me stunned. The Rangers are coming off of their worst season since 1985 when they lost 99 games. Their 67-95 record was the worst in the American League by three full games over the Minnesota Twins. The hits came early and often for the Rangers, who were without Derek Hol.....

  • FEBRUARY 18TH, 2015

    The Daily Six Pack February 18

    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 17TH, 2015

    2015 Chicago White Sox Over Under Win Total Analysis

    Rick Hahn has had enough. With Jerry Reinsdorf’s blessing, Hahn was given substantial resources to try and pull the Chicago White Sox out of the miserable funk they have been in over the last two seasons. Frankly, the White Sox have been in a state of mediocrity ever since their 2005 World Series victory. With one first-place finish and a quick playoff exi.....