MLB Betting – Who’s Not MLB’s Coldest SU Teams
Whereas the picture is getting rosier for the hot squads in the bigs, there are plenty of teams in baseball that are singing the blues. Check out BetUS Sportsbook’s list of which teams are down in the dumps of late that you should stay away from at all costs if recent form is any indicator…
(Rank) (Team) (SU Record, $$$) (SU Record in L/5, $$$)
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1: Houston Astros (57-62, -$180) (1-4, -$306 in L/5) The ‘Stros have fallen ten games behind the Cardinals in the NL Central, and in spite of the fact that they’ve really overachieved based on their regular season win total (73.5), they’re just not good enough to make the postseason. A recent 2-5 road trip to Florida really killed any playoff hopes the team might have had, and now it kicked off a critical home stand with a 6-2 loss to the Marlins last night. If Houston is going to have more success in years to come, it’s going to need to invest in some bats. A 4.22 runs per game average just isn’t going to cut it. OF Carlos Lee is the only member of the Astros that has at least 20 homers on the season, and he’s also the only player who is on pace to drive in 100 runs. That just doesn’t cut it if you want to make the second season in Major League Baseball.
2: Baltimore Orioles (48-71, -$1,847) (1-4, -$282 in L/5) The Orioles are getting dangerously close to having the worst record in baseball. They’ve taken over the dubious distinction of having the worst pitching staff in the bigs, as a unit full of no-names now has a 5.15 ERA for the season. No pitcher has more than seven wins to his credit, which is a total embarrassment, and save Bradley Bergesen (7-5 in 19 starts) and Jeremy Guthrie (7-12 in 24 starts), no one on the team has more than five wins (Brian Bass and Mark Hendrickson), and no starting pitcher has more than four (David Hernandez). Now that closer George Sherrill has left for green pastures, the only pitcher with a sub-3.00 ERA in the bullpen is Jim Johnson, who has a 2.93 ERA.
3: Seattle Mariners (61-58, +$524) (1-4, -$255 in L/5) It was a nice run for the Mariners, but barring a tremendous turnaround in a hurry, dreams of the playoffs have essentially been shattered. Thanks to the fact that they dropped three out of four to the Yankees over the weekend, the M’s are now 6.5 games behind the Rangers and Red Sox for the AL Wild Card spot. They’d also have to jump the Rays and watch out for the White Sox from behind in this mess as well. Much like Houston, offense has been the problem. RF Ichiro Suzuki is the only member of the team batting over .300, and 1B Russell Branyan is the only member of the team that has more than 15 homers on the year.
And the rest…
4: Chicago Cubs (60-57, -$895) (2-3, -$209 in L/5)
5: Los Angeles Dodgers (71-49, +$1,296) (2-3, -$142 in L/5)
Team records from Aug 19th