MLB Baseball Betting Weekly Roundup – April 7

A new season of baseball betting is underway following Monday’s Opening Day at a number of ballparks around the league. The St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs actually got things started this past Sunday night with the Cardinals shutting out the Cubs 3-0 as even-money 100 road underdogs on 5Dimes’ closing MLB baseball betting odds.

Heading into the new season, St. Louis was listed as +130 favorites to once again win the National League’s Central Division. Pittsburgh opened the season as a +240 second favorite to win the division followed by the Cubs at +300 MLB baseball betting odds. The Pirates lost to Cincinnati 5-2 in their opener as +105 road underdogs. The Reds’ betting odds to win the NL Central were set at +1200.

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The Washington Nationals came into their Opening Day matchup against the New York Mets as prohibitive -400 favorites to win the NL East, but they went on to drop a 3-1 decision on Monday as -165 favorites at home. The Mets and the Miami Marlins were listed as distant +600 second-favorites in this division race.

It appears that it will also be a one-team race in the NL West with the Los Angeles Dodgers opening the new season as -200 favorites to repeat as champions. They doubled-up San Diego 6-3 in their season opener as -190 home favorites. The Padres were listed as +350 second-favorites in this race with the defending champion San Francisco Giants further down the list as +500 third favorites.

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The Boston Red Sox made short work of Philadelphia with an 8-0 shutout this past Monday to get their season off to a solid start. After finishing last in the American League’s East Division last season, the Red Sox came into the new season as +200 favorites to win the division title this time around. Both Baltimore and Toronto were listed as a +300 second-favorite with New York further down the list at +450 MLB USA online Sportsbooks betting odds.

The battle for the AL Central title could be the most competitive race on the board with Detroit listed as a +220 favorite followed closely by Chicago and Cleveland at +240 odds. The Tigers stayed true to form as defending AL Central champs with a 4-0 shutout of Minnesota on Opening Day as -150 home favorites.

Seattle has not won an AL West title since the 2001 season, but heading into this season’s opener against the Los Angeles Angels, the Mariners were listed as +125 favorites to win the title this year. They got things started in the right direction with a 4-1 MLB baseball betting victory over the Angels as -155 home favorites. Los Angeles was listed as a +180 second-favorite to repeat as AL West champs. Top


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