Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A Few 2013 MLB Season Win Totals To Keep An Eye On

We're not going to get too in-depth on major league baseball this season, and unlike past years, we won't even pretend to roll out any "Free Picks" for a week or two. We're going to casually watch it and be generally annoyed by it until eventually we get into the good stuff in August and September. And by "the good stuff," we of course mean the beginning of football season.

But that doesn't mean that we can't try to find some value while we're at it, and win totals--especially for lazy degenerates like ourselves, are a good way to have some action on the 2013 MLB season without having to pay too much attention to the daily minutia that is the MLB schedule.

The 2013 MLB win totals are out, and there were a few that jumped out to us. Whether you're getting your odds from Unibet or another source--there will be variances between books--most are generally the same, but be sure to shop around for the best value. 

So here are our three favorite MLB win totals to watch this season. You know, because three strikes and we're out. Baseball reference.

Milwaukee Brewers UNDER 81 1/2 wins

With a roided out Ryan Braun and a doughnut-sized hole where Prince Fielder used to be, it looks like a down year for the beer makers. Betting that they'll have a losing record seems like one of the surest bets on the board this year.

New York Yankees OVER 87 1/2 wins

The Yankees are getting old, but they've hit this number in each of the last 12 seasons and we see them back where they belong again this year.

Toronto Blue Jays UNDER 88 1/2 wins

So getting a bunch of overrated and expensive players from a 69-win team is a formula for success these days? We get a very Philadelphia Eagles vibe from the Jays this year. Despite all the big offseason additions, we just don't think they'll live up to the hype.

There's a decent amount of value on the board early in the baseball season, and we're a big fan of win totals in general. Public perception often drives these numbers away from reality, and if you know what to look for, you can swoop in and make some cash--all without having to actually sit through too many baseball games.