2017 MLB Picks – Week 1… More to Come

After last year’s disastrous outing, I’ve decided to adopt a new strategy for my MLB predictions. I’ll make picks each week of the season and track them, but will only be posting them on the site after each week is complete.

I’m going to try and keep things as simple as possible. My MLB picks will all be moneyline bets and they’ll be three team parlays with a standard $100 bet at each of our recommended sportsbooks.

Week 1 results: +$0

Week 1 games:

Toronto Blue Jays (+135) vs Tampa Bay Rays… WIN

Los Angeles Dodgers (-145) vs San Diego Padres… LOSS

New York Yankees (-110) vs Tampa Bay Rays… WIN

The 2017 Major League Baseball season is underway! This week we’ll cover the first week of the 2017 season. We’ll also be covering the opening weekend in our next blog, so be sure to check back for that.

The first week of baseball is always a little strange, with teams trying to get their feet under them and set their starting rotation and figure out who they are. The first series of the year between the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers showcased how misleading first impressions can be. In game one, the Red Sox routed Justin Verlander and the Tigers. But in game two, an unheralded right-hander named Michael Fulmer shellacked Boston over 6 ⅔ innings of shutout ball. In game three, David Price pitched lights out until he was removed after six innings and two runs allowed. The Red Sox lineup got to Matt Boyd and took an 8-2 lead in the top of the seventh inning: Boston was poised to win its third straight game against a solid Tigers team.

But then things unraveled for Boston in the bottom of the seventh. After getting two quick outs, Craig Kimbrel walked Ian Kinsler on four pitches, gave up a single to Miguel Cabrera, walked Victor Martinez on five pitches

The 2017 MLB season begins Sunday, April 3rd. I will be posting my picks later this week. In the meantime, here is a quick glance at what I think will happen in the NL and AL East divisions.

NL East:

Washington Nationals

Atlanta Braves

New York Mets

Miami Marlins

Philadelphia Phillies

Washington will win the NL East easily. The Mets’ pitching has been decimated by injuries and their offense is not going to keep them in games nearly as much as it did last year. Atlanta has improved – especially in the bullpen, but they are still a year or two away from being a serious contender. Miami, who made the playoffs last year, will take a huge step back this season. The Phillies have some promising young arms in the rotation, but their offense is really bad and won’t score many runs for them. The Nationals are stacked and should win 100+ games this season.

AL East:

Boston Red Sox

Toronto Blue Jays (Wild Card 1)

New York Yankees (Wild Card 2)

Baltimore Orioles

Tampa Bay Rays

It was a fun first week of the 2017 MLB season. There were some teams that surprised me, some teams that didn’t surprise me, and some teams that look like they’re going to be mired in a long season. I’ll start with the NL East, which is one of the most surprising divisions to me so far this season.

The Nationals have started off 0-3 to begin the year. That wouldn’t be so bad if they weren’t swept by the Reds and the Marlins, but they were and that’s pretty bad. The Mets haven’t started much better with a 1-2 record, thanks in part to losing two out of three games to the Braves. The Phillies also have a 1-2 record and lost two out of three games against the Reds. It looks as if both of these teams aren’t going to give us much excitement this season, but I expect them to pick it up soon enough.

With all of this said, the division leaders are currently the Marlins and the Braves from what I can tell. The Marlins have a 2-1 record after beating up on the Nationals and then taking two out of three games from the Tigers. They seem like

The 2017 Major League Baseball season is in full swing, and we’ve got our first week of games in the books. In this post, I’ll give a quick recap of the week that was, and what it tells us about the season to come.

For those of you who didn’t follow my blog last year, I picked every game of the 2016 season (and in fact did better than most experts on ESPN).

This may be a surprise to some of you – after all, a few years ago there were no publicly available estimates for MLB odds. Why do I do it? Well, simply put, I love baseball. And like many fans, I’m also a bit competitive. But this blog isn’t just about my picks or my predictions; it’s about why I believe those things to be true and how we can improve on them.

I’m excited to get started with this new version of my blog! For those who are new to this blog: The goal is simple: to make predictions that are as accurate as possible without being overly complicated or confusing and with minimal effort on your part. My hope is that you will find something here that interests and intrigues you. If so, please leave me a comment below!

Last week was a terrible one for the MLB picks as I went a depressing 13-18. I’m going to try to do better this week, but I don’t have much confidence in myself.

Monday, April 10

What are they thinking? The two best teams in baseball last year, who played each other in the playoffs, open the season against each other, and they decide to play it in the cold and rain? This is why baseball is imploding. That said, I like the Nationals over the Giants.

The Mets host the Braves. I like Atlanta.

The Brewers host the Reds. Cincinnati is not very good, and Milwaukee should be a whole lot better than they were last year, so give me the Brewers.

Cleveland hosts the White Sox. The Indians are one of the top teams in baseball and Chicago lost 90 games last year and didn’t get any better in the off-season. Give me Cleveland.

The Orioles visit Boston for an AL East match up. I like Baltimore at Fenway Park.

It’s another AL East match up as Tampa Bay visits Yankees Stadium to play New York. These two teams should fight it out for fourth place this year (after Boston, Toronto

Welcome back to baseball season!

The 2017 MLB season is here, and I am here to help you make some money.

It did not take a genius to figure out that the Cubs would win the World Series last year, nor was it a shock that they won Game 7 in extra innings.

What I am here for is to find those “plus” money, under-the-radar type of plays. And there are plenty of those this week. I like lots of home teams this first week, as I believe that teams playing their home openers tend to have an advantage over visiting clubs.

Let’s get right into it with the first six games of the 2017 MLB season.

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