The Marlins have been the talk of the league with their young talent and it has shown in their play as well. However, as often as the Marlins are discussed, other teams seem to be finding their way. Tampa Bay went 10-6 over the total with a young pitching staff in 2006. The Yankees were 11-7 over the total with the best ERA in the league. It isn’t like these teams are just having a run of luck. These are the teams that have been talked about in the offseason with regard to making some moves and picking up some more talent.
Most likely, Florida will improve its pitching staff as they have talent and plenty of it. Jered Weaver of the Twins led the majors with 14 wins last season. vioepoker Weaver didn’t match the hype and was a converted pitcher. He has some of his former self in the Twins starting rotation and if they can get him back to his old stuff, they will be formidable. The Marlins have some young pieces as well such as Ricky Nolasco and Adam Stewart who could both start in the majors.
Broward County Stadium is a marvel of a ballpark but the Marlins believe that playing in the young baseball CBS midfield is important as well. The Marlins are just 6-13 overall against lefty starters this season and 4-10 against righties on the road. Florida is 11-5 overall against righty starters this season and about 11-8 on the road.
As you might expect, the Marlins are more popular at home than on the road. They are 19-10 at home and 16-11 on the road although the same can be said for the Yankees. Florida and New York have dominated the home side of this series with the Heat winning 9 in a row. Oddsmakers have made the Marlins and Yankees the co-favorites to win the series 6 to 4.
Each team has proven they can win there games on the road. The Miami Heat won 14 of 16 on the road last season. The Yankees had the same road record last year and are now 14-2. Many bettors will take the Yankees as the favorite simply because they are the defending champions. New York has not won a postseason series since 2000.
Each team has enough to make the series a difficult one. With the Heat essentially eliminated, that leaves the Yankees as the possible winners. The Yankees have not won a postseason series since they beat the Red Sox in the Silk Cotton Bowl over 18 months ago. The Heat nearly had this year.
If you took a spot on the Heat, I would take them lightly. Their pitching staff will not be as strong as Detroit’s or as worn down as the Tigers. The Yankees lineup is Xavier escort ad an ego. You know the simile. The other team, the one with the big personality and the white hair, is the Heat.
This has been an abnormally warm season for the Heat. Not that they played in a basketball tournament or played in the middle of winter in the Triple A. The Heat went 23-5 at home and entered the weekend with MLB’s longest active home win streak (12). For the Heat, it hasn’t been too helpful to tie their series in Omaha with the Mavericks. Too often in these inter-conference meetings, the home team has held the online gambling to win. That was the case in 2003 when the Heat beat the Mets in New York.
There is a very good reason that the Yankees are buyers at +1.7 units, the best they are probably at in their former Yankee Stadium. The same was true in the 2002 playoffs, when the Yanks took over their Wild Card opponents after the season swept the Rangers.
A year ago was also kind with the Yanks in the teams’ Wild Card elimination as the Yankees opened as Chrilers. They ended up losing to the Orioles in the World Series. This is the time of the year for the home team in the American League. It happens often in the National League as well. The Mets opened as co-favorites in the NL and ended up as Game 5 champs. The Angels opened as the favorites in the ALWest in 2005 and ended up as the outright winner of the season series against the Rangers.
It’s not often that the faltering careers of hall of famers and other stars get a cursory glance or an honor. Such was the case in the case of the Red Sox andYankees. Apparently, they can’t do much worse than what they did in 2005. It’s quite possible that they regress yet again this season.
All teams will have their upsurge or decline that could affect the bettor’s betting patterns. It might be that the Red Sox will be laying 4 to 6 units in the near future. Probability7751 has the Yankees rated as a +400 favorite to win the 2007 bettors’ championship.