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  • 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.....

  • 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.....