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Caesars Palace MLB Season Team Win Totals
The mid-season Major League Baseball Game is in America’s Passtime rearview mirror. While the chase for a postseason slot in October has been in play since late March real battles to stake claim on a Fall Classic dugout are officiall on. The American League sport a trio of franchises that all rest atop the three divsions by 5.5 games or more. The National League East Atlanta Braves are sitting in the drivers seat with six games in hand. The Los Angeles Dodgers are comfortably 13.6 games in front of the 46-45 Arizona Diamondbacks in the West. Caesars Palace MLB Season Team Win Totals.
The New York Yankees, Minnesota Twins and Houston Astros lead their respective divisions. The Bronx Bombers were co-favorites at most Vegas and offshore sportsbooks to have the best record in the AL East when their season ended on September 29th. The Boston Red Sox earned the 2018 East title. The Sox sit 9-games behind the Yankees and are 2.5 back of the second place Tampa Bay Rays.
Astros not Yankees American League Postseason Lock
The Yanks begin the second stage of the 2019 campaign with a record of 57-31. Caesars Palace Race and Sportsbook has set the New York’s regular season win total at 101.5 games. The Rays check in at 91.5 and the Red Sox’s over-under is 90.5.
The AL Central leading Twins have surprised me more than the Cleveland Indians have been a disappointment. Caesars has the Twins positioned to win the Central with a season ending total in the neighborhood 95 games. Minnesota doesn’t have a starting rotation that is so dynamic that the Twins front office won’t look to add a possible mid-rotation arm before the late-July trade deadline.
The Astros touchdown and extra-point handicap over second place Oakland might as well be a number twice the size. The results of which would position the A’s to be sellers rather than potential buyers this month. Houston can fall into a coma for two weeks or more and still own the top spot in the AL West when all is said and done in the final week of September.
Dodgers and Braves Playoff Bound
The National League as a whole is a mixed bag in terms of second half and eventually regular season ending totals. Touching a 60-win Dodgers team with a 13.5 game lead over the rest of the league is either baseball brilliance or temporary insanity caused by trying to make an argument that either the Diamondbacks, Rockies or even the Padres have the current player personnel to make a second half sprint at the boys of Chavez Ravine. Sweating the Dodgers 102.5 over under in late September when LA has clinched the division and home field advantage throughout would fall under the category of betting with your heart and not your head.
The Braves, Dodgers and the Astros can reserve the team Lear and start printing playoff tickets yesterday. I stepped out weeks ago and called the Nationals dead in the NL East water and I stand by that assessment. The combination of Philly being Philly, injuries and league suspensions have the club behind the eight ball. In the case of the Nationals there recent run of success is more schedule related that talent driven.
The competitive NL Central is the Northsiders to lose. The Milwaukee Brewers played, but primarly pitched, above their pay grade a year ago and fell into a postseason slot The Pirates have the pitching to compete but lack that heavy bat to carry the offense. The St Louis Cardinals have neither three capable starters to compete in a playoff scenario nor the bullpen to finish as one of the top three in the Central.