The 2014 MLB regular season takes a break from all the action for a few days this week in light of this year’s Home Run Derby on Monday and Tuesday’s All-Star Game, making it the perfect time to review BetAnySports MLB betting results of the first half of the regular season.
The Oakland Athletics have been one of the hottest teams on the field this season with a Major League-best record of 59-36 through their first 95 games of a grueling 162-game schedule. A’s fans have to be thrilled with an effort that has the team in first place in the Al West, holding a game and a half lead over the surging Los Angeles Angels, but both of these teams have provided a tremendous return on investment when it comes to betting moneylines for the games. Oakland has the best return in the Majors at +$1,436 on BetAnySports’ closing MLB betting odds followed by a very healthy return of +$1,380 for the Angels.
The surprising Baltimore Orioles are holding down the top spot in the highly competitive AL East with a record of 52-42. Their lead over Toronto heading into the break stands at four games with the New York Yankees still in the chase at 47-47, which is five games off the pace. The Orioles’ return on the moneyline this season is the third-best in MLB at +$1,260 through this past Sunday’s games. Detroit leads the way in the AL Central at 53-38 by 6.5 games over Kansas City and its return on BetAnySports MLB moneyline stands at +$199.
The Los Angeles Dodgers opened the new season as odds-on-favorites to win the National League Pennant and they are starting to find that championship form with a 54-43 record that has them a game ahead of San Francisco in the NL West. The Dodgers have not always been the best team to wager on with an overall return of -$87, but they have won far more than they have lost over the past month or so.
The team with the best return in the NL on BetAnySports’ MLB moneyline odds have been the Cincinnati Reds at +$586. They are currently 51-44 on the year and a game and half behind upstart Milwaukee in the NL Central Division race. The Brewers got a fast start out of the gate, but they closed-out the first half of the regular season with a 2-8 record in their last 10 games. Milwaukee’s return on the moneyline now stands at +$441.
Washington and Atlanta are tied atop the NL East standings at the break, but the Braves have provided a slight advantage to bettors with a +$187 return on the moneyline, while the Nationals’ overall return is in the red at -$33.