The first half of the Major League Baseball season is in the books. With the All-Star Break upon us, it is a good time to reflect on the first half of the season and look ahead to what may be in store for the second half. That’s exactly what Adam Burke did on his very popular MLB betting podcast, The Bettor’s Box. This show helped countless listeners make money betting on baseball in the first half of the season and we will make sure that your second half is just as successful.
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There was a lot to discuss on today’s show with a chance to reflect on what we have already seen and what we could see in the future. Adam started by talking about the big stories of the first half of the season, including some surprising teams in the American League and a discussion about the youth movement in the first half of the season. This segment also included some statistical anomalies from the first half that bettors should be aware of for the second half of the season.
The MLB futures market is updated as we hit the All-Star Break with projected playoff matchups and clear-cut favorites. The Cardinals, Nationals, and Dodgers all have the best chances of winning the World Series according to the oddsmakers, with the Royals and Astros next in line. What teams hold some value as teams that could make a strong second half run?
The Trade Deadline is just over a couple weeks away and there are all sorts of intriguing possibilities with players like Johnny Cueto, Jonathan Papelbon, Justin Upton, and countless others expected to be on the move. Adam looked at some possible landing spots for some of the biggest names on the trade market and also considered what some of the other teams may do leading up to July 31.
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