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  • 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.....

  • FEBRUARY 17TH, 2015

    2015 Cleveland Indians Over Under Win Total Analysis

    For the second straight season, the Cleveland Indians surpassed expectations and went over their win total. This time, they fell short of the playoffs and only won 85 games, but it was another fine season in Cleveland for Terry Francona’s team. The league’s worst defense, by a wide margin, was to blame for the fact that the Indians’ season ended in Sep.....

  • FEBRUARY 17TH, 2015

    2015 Detroit Tigers Over Under Win Total Analysis

    The Detroit Tigers can tie the Cleveland Indians’ record of five straight Central Division titles if they win another this season. The Indians were victorious from 1995-1999 and hold the record in the division’s short history. Major League Baseball moved to the three-division format in 1994 and the Detroit Tigers took the place of the Milwaukee Brewers i.....

  • FEBRUARY 17TH, 2015

    2015 Kansas City Royals Over Under Win Total Analysis

    The Kansas City Royals became the hope for all championship-starved teams during their incredible 2014 run. The Royals ultimately fell short thanks to an incredible effort from Madison Bumgarner in Game 7, but they made the most of their first playoff appearance since 1985, when they really made the most of making the playoffs by winning the World Series. Th.....

  • FEBRUARY 17TH, 2015

    2015 Minnesota Twins Over Under Win Total Analysis

    It took four straight losing seasons for Ron Gardenhire to be removed from the Minnesota Twins dugout. For the first time since 2001, a different person will be making pitching changes and taking the lineup card out before the game. The Twins opted to go with former player Paul Molitor for the job and he’ll have some big shoes to fill. Even though things d.....

  • FEBRUARY 17TH, 2015

    The Daily Six Pack February 17

    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 16TH, 2015

    2015 Baltimore Orioles Over Under Win Total Analysis

    The Baltimore Orioles put it all together for a 96-win season in 2014 and they won the AL East by 12 games over the New York Yankees. The last time the Orioles won that many games, Mike Mussina, Jimmy Key, and Scott Erickson were in the starting rotation. Considering that the Orioles lost Manny Machado for the season in mid-August and Chris Davis ran headfir.....

  • FEBRUARY 16TH, 2015

    2015 Boston Red Sox Over Under Win Total Analysis

    The Boston Red Sox did something in 2014 that has not been done in a long time, if it has ever been done before. The Red Sox finished last in the AL East in 2012, won the AL East and the World Series in 2013, and then finished last in the AL East again in 2014. It’s hard to imagine a team going from worst to first and a World Series title and then back to .....

  • FEBRUARY 16TH, 2015

    2015 New York Yankees Over Under Win Total Analysis

    Considering what the New York Yankees endured last season, why shouldn’t people be high on their chances for 2015? The Yankees managed to go 84-78 even though CC Sabathia only made eight starts and Masahiro Tanaka, the team’s prized free agent acquisition out of Japan, was held to 20 starts. The only pitcher to make more than 20 starts was 39-year-old Hi.....

  • FEBRUARY 16TH, 2015

    2015 Tampa Bay Rays Over Under Win Total Analysis

    The soundtrack to the 2014-15 offseason for the Tampa Bay Rays would probably include David Bowie and Tupac. Major changes took place as Rays GM Andrew Friedman took his dream job as the President of Baseball Operations for a team with an unlimited payroll and Rays manager Joe Maddon opted out of his contract with one year left. Sensing a great opportunity, .....