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  • 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.....

  • FEBRUARY 20TH, 2015

    2015 St. Louis Cardinals Over Under Win Total Analysis

    The St. Louis Cardinals and their fans are pretty happy that Y2K and all the doomsday talk surrounding the start of a new millennium was a bunch of hogwash. (It only took me 24 teams to work “hogwash” into one of these!) Since the start of the 2000 season, it’s hard to find a team that has experienced more success than the St. Louis Cardinals. They’v.....

  • FEBRUARY 20TH, 2015

    The Daily Six Pack February 20

    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 19TH, 2015

    2015 Atlanta Braves Over Under Win Total Analysis

    The Atlanta Braves finished below .500 for the first time since 2008 with last year’s 79-83 campaign and they look poised to do that again this season. The Braves have not had consecutive losing seasons since 1989-90, when they posted a combined record of 128-194-1. The roster make-up for this season is significantly different than what the Braves had last.....

  • 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.....