2018-2019 Scores&Stats MLB Betting Power Rankings: Return on Investment
by Brad Mullins Scores & Statson
As difficult as it is to believe, the Washington Nationals are the reigning champions of baseball. What a season for this team and what a turnaround after late May. The Nat’s were in the cellar and nobody game them a chance to win the World Series. They found a way and it all happened without the highest-paid professional athlete in history – Bryce Harper. The Nationals played their way into the playoffs after securing the Wild Card victory and the rest is dominating-history. We had the Nationals ranked 10th in week 26, the last ranking before the playoffs. Here is what we said, “The Nats still have an outside chance and they seriously need help. It’s probably too late but in baseball, anything can happen.”
Home Teams Overall: 1303-1163 SU, 1120-1346 ATS Favorites Overall: 1476-965 SU, 1111-1355 ATS Home Favorites Overall: 934-603 SU, 655-890 ATS Total Line: 1166 OVER, 1181 UNDER
The offseason will go in a flash and before we know it pitchers and catchers will be reporting in February. The 2020 season will be an interesting one indeed with many big names on the free-agent front. The National have the luxury of ‘most players coming back’ – they thought they were rebuilding! No matter who you may be rooting for, the Yankees, the Astros, the Dodgers, or the Orioles, there is one common denominator; win money. Take a look at the ROI rankings and how the season stacked up against the money trail.
2020 World Series Odds: +600 Record: 117-63 SU and 96-84-0 Run Line Previous Rank: 2 Profit: $2,120.11 ROI: 78.52%
The Astros may have orchestrated the biggest meltdown in the history of sports. They certainly accomplished this feat in baseball. We had them dead at 0-2 but they showed up in DC and won threw in a row. We still looked good on our prediction of “Astros in 6”. The rest is history. This team will be back, they have too much talent to just go away. They made bettors a lot of money and will do the same next season.
2020 World Series Odds: +1500 Record: 105-74 SU and 102-77-0 Run Line Previous Rank: 10 Profit: $666.58 ROI: 9.52%
The Nat’s are the world champions and here they are 9th on the rankings. This ranking is all about money, not rings. They had an amazing playoff run and fantastic pitching. This season will be next to impossible to duplicate.