30 teams, six divisions, 162 games to see which teams are most likely to advance to the post-season, shouldn’t be too hard, right?
The actual standings in MLB and the standings according to the odds makers are quite different. That’s why our power rankings, based on the MLB futures, present a different look than what we see in the standings.
What is an MLB Baseball Power Ranking?
Rankings, or power rankings, can be directly provided (e.g., by asking people to rank teams), or can be derived by sorting each team’s ratings and assigning an ordinal rank to each team, so that the highest rated team earns the #1 rank.
MLB power rankings help complete the picture and make it more realistic. Do Boston's strengths play into Baltimore's weaknesses? Are the standings masking an issue that you can exploit as a baseball bettor?
Arguing about Power Rankings is half the fun of it, but I think we can all agree the dominant teams are still dominating and the basement teams still struggled. As teams remain in the hunt for this years World Series Title.
Check out the MLB Power Rankings here at GamblersPalace.com each week to see how teams climb the ratings ladder, then fall down it. Compare it against the live baseball odds.
Somebody needs to wake the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Yankees up to let them know were in the month of September and it’s time to play their best brand of baseball for MLB bettors. Not the worst. Combined, both clubs lost over $1K of their backer’s bankrolls over the last week. The only team in our top five to loser money this week was the Atlanta Braves who just got swept in their own house by the Red Sox in gruesome fashion. Tip of the cap to Rays who continue to get it done, as well as the Tigers who cashed a number of big dog tickets over the last week. The following are the best and worst bets of the season heading into the second week of September.
1: Oakland A’s $3323 – Another week, another dollar for Bob Melvin’s Athletics who closed it out with a solid series win over the Yankees to claw within 3.5 games in the Wildcard chase. Of the team’s seven remaining series to be played the remainder of the season, only two come against winning teams. Oakland is set up nicely to make a return trip to the playoffs provided it continues to stay the course. A fun week is upcoming with three set to go against Texas at home followed by a trip to Baltimore.
2: Boston Red Sox $3272– That sweep in the Trop just might have been the kick in the pants Boston needed to close the season out on a high. Since then, Alex Cora’s squad has gone on to win seven of its last nine games. They just got done busting the brooms out on the Braves in Atlanta, and the way they did it in the series finale might be considered illegal in the 49 other states. Seriously though, wow! The BoSox are going to cruise to the best record in the game when it’s said and done. Nothing to worry about here; for now…
3: Tampa Bay Rays $1746 – Last we reported on the Rays, they had won nine of 10 games to somewhat get themselves back into the AL Wildcard race. As stated before, time continues to be their biggest nemesis. Regardless, the team continued to make money hand over fist on the baseball betting lines last week by going into Cleveland and Toronto and taking two of three for a ROI of over $700. The fun is likely to continue through the weekend at home against the Orioles, but will get much tougher immediately after with the Indians and A’s paying St. Petersburg for back-to-back series.
4: Colorado Rockies $1518– The Rockies had an excellent opportunity to create some breathing room for themselves leading up to their crucial series with the Dodgers and D’backs over the next week. It started off terribly dropping the first two in San Diego, but they saved face to split the series before returning home and sweeping the Giants. Their season lies right before them this weekend with LA in town, and then they got four against Arizona in their final home series in division play. The Rockies have had a rough go of it defending their house ( 37-30, -$171 ), so it’s time to step up!
5: Atlanta Braves $1270 – You can only hope that home sweep just incurred against the Red Sox doesn’t bounce this young club off the rails. Thankfully, their only threats in the NL East also stunk up the joint, so Brian Snitker’s club is no worse for the wear. They’ll need to pick themselves off the mat and pony up out in the desert where an unforgiving Arizona club awaits. Then it’s a trip to San Francisco. Clinging to a three game lead atop the standings, one of those series must be won. If not, they’re going to leave the door open for Philly to make a run with the Phillies possessing the more favorable end of season schedule.
And the Rest...
6: Milwaukee Brewers $1239
7: Seattle Mariners $1199
8: St. Louis Cardinals $593
b: Philadelphia Phillies $394
10: Chicago Cubs $372
11: San Francisco Giants $185
12: Arizona Diamondbacks $1
13: Miami Marlins -$115
14: Texas Rangers -$206
15: Pittsburgh Pirates -$246
16: Detroit Tigers -$494
17: New York Yankees -$645
18: Houston Astros -831
19: Chicago White Sox -$968
20: Los Angeles Angels -$1013
21: New York Mets -$1056
22: Cincinnati Reds -$1057
23: Toronto Blue Jays -$1149
24: Minnesota Twins -$1494
25: San Diego Padres -$1505
26: Cleveland Indians -$1690
27: Los Angeles Dodgers -$2617
28: Washington Nationals -$2740
29: Kansas City Royals -$2797
30: Baltimore Orioles -$4914
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