Hot & Not
April 17, 2013
By Mike Rose
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We are just a couple of weeks into the 2013 MLB betting campaign, and today, we're going to be looking at some of the teams that have burned a hole in your pocket in the National League, as well as some of the ones that have provided the most profits to date.
Atlanta Braves (12-1, +$1,179) – The Braves have gotten the job done everywhere they have played this year. The combination of the Upton Brothers is working well, and team has a 1.83 ERA to boot. We know that Atlanta will come back to earth at some point, but there is no doubt that, for the time being, this is the team with the title of the "Best Bet in Baseball."
On Deck: The Braves finish up on Wednesday with the Kansas City Royals before heading to the Steel City to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. This is probably where the team's winning streak, which currently sits at 10 games, ends at some point, but it's tough to say that it's a certainty, knowing that the team has yet to lose a road game this season.
Colorado Rockies (10-4, +$669) – The Rocks have been rolling at home, as they are the only team in the bigs that have yet to lose a game in their home stadium this season. Of course, Mother Nature is doing what she can to try to put this team in a bad spot, knowing that it has been as freezing as could be in Denver, but the Rockies have overcome all.
On Deck: More home games are in store, as there are two more against the New York Mets before welcoming the Arizona Diamondbacks to town. We know that New York hasn't coped well with the cold, and we have a hard time believing that the Snakes are going to do any better.
Miami Marlins (3-11, -$676) – Now that that Houston Astros are playing in the American League, there is no doubt whatsoever who the most embarrassing team is in the National League. The Marlins have sold off all of their best players for the baseball equivalent of pennies on the dollar, and the end result through 14 games is that the team is batting .212, is averaging 2.21 runs per game, and has a team OPS of .553. All of those numbers rank dead last in the game.
On Deck: The Fish wrap up a nine-game home stand against the Washington Nationals on Wednesday before going to the Great American Ball Park to take on the Cincinnati Reds and their Top 3 home field advantage for four games this weekend.
Milwaukee Brewers (4-8, -$466) – Things just haven't gone well for the Brew Crew this year. They went a stretch of 32 innings without scoring a run last week, and now, RHP Yovani Gallardo is in a heck of a lot of trouble after getting busted for a DUI. Add into the mix the fact that it only seems like a matter of time until OF Ryan Braun finally gets caught with steroids, and it is becoming clear that this is not going to be a fun team to watch in the dog days of summer.
On Deck: More home games at Miller Park are ahead, as the Brewers will have to finish off a series with the defending champs, followed by welcoming the Chicago Cubs to town for the first time this season.
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