MLB Post Trade Deadline Betting Power RankingsJosh Bailey
The trade deadline has come and gone in Major League Baseball and while the Toronto Blue Jays made the biggest trade splash by acquiring ace pitcher David Price and big-time bat Troy Tulowitzki, its the teams from Missouri that are topping my MLB post trade deadline betting power rankings.
MLB Post Trade Deadline Betting Power Rankings
** All money line and run line records as of 8/3/2015
- St. Louis – A 63 and 38 record has the Cardinals at the top. The best ERA in baseball should keep them there.
- Kansas City – Adding an arm like Johnny Cueto and a bat like Ben Zobrist will only help KC build upon their 62 and 42 record.
- Minnesota – The 54 and 50 money line record isn’t great. The 63 and 41 run line record is.
- Texas – A 62 and 42 run line record is what gets the Rangers into the Top 5.
- Houston – Houston is money: 60 and 46 money line and 61 and 45 run line records.
- Pittsburgh – Only bet on the Bucs on the money line, where they are 61 and 43. The run line record of 44 and 60 is bad.
- NY Yankees – The Yankees have both a winning record on the money line, 59 and 45, and a winning record on the run line, 55 and 49. But, the Yankees didn’t make many changes before the trade deadline.
- San Francisco – The Giants could make a push to get into the playoffs. The 57 and 47 money line and 56 and 48 run line records tell us that.
- Chicago Cubs – Like Pittsburgh in the NL Central, the Cubs are great on the money line, 57 and 47, but bad on the run line 47 and 57.
- Arizona – The run line victories, 55 to 48, is what puts AZ into the Top 10.
- NY Mets – The 55 and 50 money line record make the Mets a winner. Yoenis Cespedes can only help NYM score runs.
- LA Angels – Although the 55 and 49 record on the money line is good, the Angels are almost always a favorite, which makes them a tough bet in a lot of games.
- Baltimore – Be smart and bet Baltimore on the run line. The 56 and 48 run line record means that the Orioles can make you profits in advantageous situations.
- Atlanta – The 47 and 58 money line record is terrible. The run line record of 57 and 48 make the Braves, a dog in most matchups, a nice team to back.
- San Diego – The biggest let down of the season so far has secured a 51 and 54 money line record. The 55 and 50 run line record is okay.
- Chicago White Sox – The White Sox have a losing money line record, 50 and 53, and a losing run line record, 48 and 55. Because they’re dogs in a lot of games, they’ve made more money for gamblers than teams with winning records.
- Washington – The Nationals are an okay team to back on the money line at 56 and 49. Don’t even consider backing this pre-season MLB favorite to win the World Series on the run line since their record is 46 and 57.
- Toronto – If any time is going to sneak up the rankings from here until the end of the season, it’s probably Toronto. The Blue Jays made some huge changes, including trading for pitcher David Price.
- Tampa Bay – The 56 and 50 run line record is the only reason to consider backing Tampa Bay in any matchup.
- Detroit – Like the White Sox, Detroit has a losing record both on the money line and on the run line. The reason to play them now is that they traded away David Price, meaning that they’re going to be big dogs in a lot of games. They’ll still win some of those games.
- LA Dodgers – Unless the Dodgers’ offense starts putting up more runs, they won’t improve on the 47 and 58 run line record. That’s important to note because LAD is a big favorite in most matchups.
- Philadelphia – Surprisingly, Philadelphia, if baseball handicappers pick their spots, could make gamblers some money. The Phillies 53 and 53 run line record isn’t terrible.
- Cincinnati – The 47 and 56 money line record, and trading Johnny Cueto, mean that the Reds might be looking to win games next season.
- Colorado – Without Troy Tulowitzki, whom Colorado traded to Toronto, it’s difficult to see the Rockies winning a lot of games from now until the end of the season.
- Seattle – It might not be possible to back Seattle either on the money line or on the run line. The Mariners are 48 and 58 on the money line and 44 and 62 on the run line.
- Milwaukee – A 44 and 62 money line record and 48 and 58 run line record make the Brewers a team to shun in most games.
- Miami – The 50 and 55 run line record isn’t bad. But, in how many of those run line wins are the Marlins beating teams by more than 2 runs?
- Boston – The Red Sox starting rotation is terrible. They stopped putting up runs as the season progressed as well. A 44 and 62 run line record means that Boston barely beats teams and often loses games by more than 2 runs.
- Cleveland – Cleveland has been a bad bet on both the money line and run line all season long. This includes being a bad bet when their best pitcher, Corey Kluber, who is 6 and 11 this season, takes the mound.
- Oakland – Even Sonny Gray, with his 2.12 ERA and 11 and 4 record, might be hard to back because eventually, Sonny will have to leave the game. That’s when teams score runs on Oakland’s relievers.