The Bettor’s Box is the best MLB betting podcast in the industry and we are very fortunate to have it right here at BangTheBook. Host Adam Burke has given listeners outstanding insight throughout the season and has plenty more to give as things as winding down. The New York Mets have clinched a spot in the World Series and will now await the winner of the ALCS between the Kansas City Royals and the Toronto Blue Jays. With thoughts on the Mets, a discussion of the ALCS, and a look at the NL Central for 2016, this episode certainly did not disappoint.
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The Mets finished of a sweep of the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night to advance to the World Series. Game 1 will be next Tuesday, so there’s plenty of time to break down the World Series, but they need to figure out who they will face first. The Mets were Adam’s pick for the World Series prior to the season, so listeners that got on board with that futures price are already looking at some profit.
What did the Mets do so well in this series? How about the Cubs? Where did they come up short? Both in this segment and at the end of the show, Adam had some thoughts about the Cubs and what the future holds for them.
On the AL side of things, the Toronto Blue Jays won Game 5 to force a return trip to Kansas City for Game 6 on Friday night. This has been a rather lopsided series, with the teams mostly exchanging blowout wins in Toronto after Kansas City took a 2-0 series lead. What should listeners be looking for in these games? Are there any edges to be gained from Games 6 and 7 that bettors can exploit and profit from?
Finally, to wrap up the show, the NL Central is a very interesting division for 2016. With three legitimate World Series contenders and two rebuilding teams, how will the offseason go for the Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Milwaukee Brewers, Pittsburgh Pirates, and St. Louis Cardinals? It’s always good to look ahead and Adam has looked at one division at the end of each show. Click ‘Play’ to hear more about these teams.
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