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.
How much longer will the Washington Nationals hold onto Dave Martinez? They already axed his pitching coach, so upper management has let it be known he’s very much so on the hot seat. While earning a split in Los Angeles was nice over the weekend, the Nats still find themselves eight-games under .500 and without a series win since taking two of three from the Giants way back in mid-April. If he doesn’t find a way to patch up some of the leaks on this sinking ship quick, it’s likely the Nationals have a new manager before Memorial Day. We saw a number of teams flex their offensive muscles over the course of last week to improve upon their run differentials, and because of it, improved their standing in this weekly piece. Without further ado, here’s this week’s installment of the 2019 MLB Power Rankings as the season reaches the middle of May.
1: Houston Astros +69 ($176) (LW: 2) Just like Daenerys Targaryen showed no mercy upon King’s Landing in Game of Thrones this past Sunday, the Astros showed none against Texas and Kansas City to leapfrog the Cubs and secure the No. 1 slot in of the power rankings. They went on to outscore the Rangers and Royals by 43 runs to win five of the six games and get into the black for MLB bettors for the first time in 2019.
2: Tampa Bay Rays +57 ($79) (LW: 3) The week started off great for the Rays who took two of three from a hit bunch of Diamondbacks, but ended terribly after dropping two of three at home to the Yankees to see their lead atop the AL East standings shrink to just half a game. They best not overlook the Marlins to start this week before heading to The Bronx for this weekend’s rematch!
3: Chicago Cubs +54 ($546) (LW: 1) While it wasn’t pretty, Joe Maddon’s troops managed to take two of three from the Brew Crew over the weekend to increase its lead in the division to 2-games. Chicago has been sensational since getting out to a rough start to the 2019 campaign, and its stats bolster that statement with it ranked top-10 in most pertinent offensive and pitching categories. The defense is still a worry!
4: Los Angeles Dodgers +53 ($581) (LW: 5) While the D’backs, Rockies and Padres look to be solid baseball teams, it’s all about the Dodgers in the NL West and Dave Roberts’squad continues to let it be known every passing week. Fresh off a series split with the Nationals, LA will enter the week owners of a 4-game lead atop the standings as it sets its eyes on the Padres and Reds.
5: Minnesota Twins +51 ($1143) (LW: 7) No team in the league has made more money for MLB bettors at offshore sportsbooks than Rocco Baldelli’s Twins entering the seventh week of the season. Even though it surprisingly just had some issues with the Tigers in splitting a four-game series at home, you can bet your bottom dollar Minnesota will be a fixture in the AL Central race the rest of the way.
6: Philadelphia Phillies +39 ($327) (LW: 9) Finally! The Phillies offense is starting to heat up. Only a couple weeks ago, Bryce Harper and company had only outscored its opposition by a total of 14 runs. After lambasting the Royals over the weekend and taking two of three from the Cardinals at Busch, they’re all the way up to +39 and ranked No. 6 after checking in at No. 9 just last week. Look for them to keep climbing if they keep hitting!
7: New York Yankees +36 (-$93) (LW: 4) It’s still amazing to me that New York finds a way to win ball games as debilitated the roster currently is. It just goes to show how balanced and deep a roster Aaron Boone possesses. That said, the pitching has been the driving force of late with the offense taking a back seat. That will likely change once Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge returns to the lineup.
8: Cincinnati Reds +30 (-$412) (LW: 11) The Reds were a huge disappointment the first month-plus of the season, but maybe they finally turned a corner this past week. It could have everything to do with inserting rookie phenom Nick Senzel to the top of the batting order or maybe the team is finally getting in rhythm. Either way, Cincy had only outscored its opponents by 10 runs a couple weeks ago; it’s now triple that!
9: Boston Red Sox +27 (-$905) (LW: 14) The BoSox are a prime example as to why pinpointing run differential in hopes of achieving MLB betting success is very important. Just three weeks ago, the reigning champs were outscored by a total of 36 runs. Entering Week 7, they’re +27 in that department and looking the part as a team out to defend a title. Rafael Devers, Mitch Moreland and Michael Chavis can be thanked for that!
10: St. Louis Cardinals +20 (-$41) (LW: 8) The Redbirds were flying high heading into last weekend’s trip to Wrigley Field. Unfortunately for Mike Shildt’s squad it was unable to build off the momentum after getting swept by the hated Cubs, and then managing a 2-5 record against the Phillies and Pirates. The offense was held to one or less runs in four of those games. Paul Goldschmidt and company best start hitting again!
And the Rest...
11: Arizona Diamondbacks +13 ($605) (LW: 6)
12: Milwaukee Brewers +5 ($543) (LW: 20)
13: Atlanta Braves +1 (-$195) (LW: 12)
14: Los Angeles Angels -1 (-$258) (LW: 23)
15: Texas Rangers -3 ($154) (LW: 10)
16: Colorado Rockies -5 (-$251) (LW: 19)
17: Oakland A’s -7 (-$700) ((LW: 18)
18: Cleveland Indians -9 (-$301) (LW: 16)
19: San Diego Padres -11 ($253) (LW: 15)
20: Seattle Mariners -14 (-$92) (LW: 13)
21: New York Mets -15 (-$514) (LW: 24)
22: Kansas City Royals -20 (-$840) (LW: 22)
23: Washington Nationals -25 (-$1396) (LW: 21)
24: Chicago White Sox -25 ($90) (LW: 28)
25: Toronto Blue Jays -34 (-$655) (LW: 17)
26: Pittsburgh Pirates -35 ($530) (LW: 25)
27: San Francisco Giants -36 (-$250) (LW: 26)
28: Detroit Tigers -49 ($364) (LW: 27)
29: Baltimore Orioles -75 (-$30) (LW: 29)
30: Miami Marlins -91 (-$1287) (LW: 30)
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