Sun 01/07/2012 - 00:01 EDT

MLB National League East Second Half Baseball Betting Options

Washington Nationals – New York Mets NL East Leaders

After  beginning the season as +500 longshots to win the National League East, the Washington Nationals (45-32) are leading the division – and have the best winning percentage (.584) on the senior circuit. It’s all about pitching in the Nation’s Capital as the Nats lead the Majors with a 3.19 earned run average. If they can improve on their middle of the road .248 team batting average (20 OA) the Nationals will be tough to beat.

Even more shocking is the fact that the New York Mets are currently sitting in second overall in the NL East. The Metropolitans are just three games out of first as they have a posted a 43-36 record in the first half. New York has enjoyed early season success with a nice mix of hitting (.258 BA 13 OA) and pitching (3.88 ERA 12 OA). This is rare air for the Mets as they have finished fourth in the NL East the last three seasons.

Preseason Favorite Philadelphia Frolicking in MLB NL East Basement

With -150 preseason wagering line, not to mention a perceived stud pitching staff, the Philadelphia Phillies were the runaway favorites in the NL East. Fast forward to the half point and we find the Phillies pitching staff is 22nd overall with a whopping 4.14 team ERA. Stud pitchers Cliff Lee (0-5)  4.13 ERA and Roy Halladay (4-5) 3.89 ERA have not supported the Phillies bats that are seventh with a .264 batting average.

Atlanta is hanging around as the Braves sit in third with a 41-37 record and are 4.5 games back of the Nationals. After posting a torrid 21-8 record in May, the Miami Marlins went  8-18 in June to sit with a 37-40 overall record and they are 7.5 games back. If pitching wins Championships the Nationals, at +400 to win the NLCS and +800 to capture the World Series at Topbet.com, look like a good bet in the MLB second half.

Category : Sports

Leave a comment
More articles...
Sports - 13/01/18
NFL Playoff Odds: Steelers Seek Redemption Against Jaguars 
The wait is over for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who will return to the field on Sunday to face the Jacksonville Jaguars in a AFC Divisional Playoff. The Steelers capped off a remarkable season by winning the last two games of the 2017 campaign. But can Pittsburgh live up to the Super Bowl hype against the Jaguars on Sunday? We break down the odds and betting lines in our AFC Divisional Playoff Preview.
Read this article 
Sports - 03/11/17
Week 9 NFL Top 5 Fantasy Football Players 
It’s crunch time in the fantasy football world. Heading into the second half of the National Football League season, there’s little to no room for error when deciding which players to start and which ones to glue to your bench. Can Russell Wilson repeat the same success that made him the top fantasy QB during Week 8 action? We break down the top five players in our Week 9 Fantasy Football Rankings.
Read this article 
Sports - 02/11/17
NFL Betting Lines Week 9 
Part two of the NFL season is set to begin with a scorching-hot Week 9 slate. Do you have what it takes to navigate the minefield of injury-plagued teams and squads fighting for their postseason lives? Better question: Does it even matter? It shouldn't. Because we're here to help, with our five favorite spread picks of the week, using odds from TopBet.
Read this article 
Sports - 22/09/17
NFL Picks ATS Week 3 
The opening two weeks of the NFL season has provided fans with thrilling football. Expect that trend to continue in Week 3 several intriguing matchups. We put together our top against the spread predictions for the third week of NFL action. Can the Detroit Lions make it 3-0 to start the season? Will the Super Bowl champion cover a 14-point spread? We break it all down for you.
Read this article