MLB Mid-Season Betting Report – July 9

The 2014 MLB regular season has reached the halfway point with the traditional break for next Tuesday’s All-Star Game. While preseason favorites such as the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League and the Detroit Tigers in the American League have expectedly forged their way to the top of their division, there have also been some big surprises with Milwaukee holding onto the lead in the NL Central and Baltimore leading the way in the AL East.

When it comes to wagering on the games, there have been some profitable money makers on BetAnySports’ MLB moneylines as well as a few major league drains on the bankroll. There was also some money to be made on MLB total lines for both the OVER and the UNDER.

The team with the best return this season on a moneyline bet through this past Tuesday night’s games has been the Oakland Athletics with +$1,553 return on an overall record of 57-33 which is tops in the Majors. The A’s have been equally as profitable at home and on the road and they also have the best return on a run line bet at + $1,694. BetAnySports has listed Oakland as a +240 favorite to win the AL Pennant this season on its latest futures odds.

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It is not a big surprise that the next two teams on the list are the Orioles and the Brewers. Baltimore’s return on a moneyline bet has been +$1,207 on an overall record of 49-40. It currently has a 2.5 game lead over Toronto in the division. Milwaukee has gone 52-39 in its first 91 games for a return of + $972. It has a three-game lead over favored St. Louis in that division title race.
Looking at the opposite end of the spectrum, the biggest drain on the wallet at – $2,257 when it comes to a moneyline bet has been the defending champion Boston Red Sox, who are 10.5 games behind Baltimore in the AL East at 39-51. They are followed closely by another division foe with Tampa Bay’s return sitting at a costly – $2,177 on a record of 42-51. Texas is another team that has woefully underperformed this season with a dismal return of – $1,639.

If you like to bet on the OVER when it comes to the total line, then you would have made money on Miami this season with 51 of its first 90 games going OVER the closing line, which equates to 56.7 percent of the time. The best bet on the UNDER so far has been Boston with 52 of its first 90 games staying UNDER the closing line.


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