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Submitted by Jim Hurley on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 2:00 PM

We’ve been on a very nice run of late, with an 11-4 record on plays boosted by some nice underdog payoffs. This season in particular, the betting markets have consistently overpriced most of the preseason favorites…and continue to do so even though we’re coming up on the halfway point of the season.

The Chicago Cubs are still mis-priced

The Washington Nationals aren’t a sure thing to win on command

The Boston Red Sox were WAY overpriced initially, and still are to a degree

The Cleveland Indians have been money burners except for a recent short stretch

All of those teams were supposed to play like champions from the outset. Only Washington is comfortable in its division…and that’s because everyone else in their division is so bad! Yes, the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers are living up to (and surpassing) early expectations. Backing them isn’t enough to counteract the woes of the other contenders….and oddsmakers are close to pricing them out of nightly consideration anyway.

Other teams who were supposed to be serious threats for a Wildcard…like San Francisco, St. Louis, and the NY Yankees have either been disasters (like the Giants), disappointments (like the Cards), or inconsistent (like the Yanks of late). The markets have overrated a slew of teams from coast to coast!

Down at the other end of the spectrum, supposed non-entities like Minnesota, Milwaukee, Colorado, Arizona (and you can throw in the LA Angels after the Mike Trout injury because was supposed to devastate the Halos) keep right on hanging around the playoff picture. Colorado and Arizona made their backers early fortunes (though the Rockies have cooled off lately). Minnesota gets so little respect that they can earn a profit just by hanging around the .500 mark. You can STILL get teams like these at great prices because too many in the marketplace won’t give them the respect they deserve. 

This could end up being a crazy season where the preseason favorites ultimately win their divisions, but still cost their backers big money because it took so long to get things moving. Or, maybe Milwaukee or Minnesota will sneak into the playoffs because the defending league champ Cubs and Indians won’t ever get things figured out.

For now, your focus should be on pounding mispriced underdogs wherever you find them. You don’t have to go 11-4 every 15 picks on them to win. A 50/50 mark shows a profit because of those dog returns. Just be aware that we ARE at a point where a great record IS possible because many of the projected powers…

*Don’t have consistent offenses

*Don’t have deep starting rotations

*Don’t have reliable middle relievers

*Don’t have the kind of sluggers that are benefitted by a “juiced ball”

*Don’t have a sense of urgency because so many games are left to be played

If you’re like most do-it-yourself bettors, you’ve wasted too much time and money asking teams like the Cubs and Indians to snap out of their funks. Or, you back Washington on the days where their bullpen collapses. Or, as soon as you jump on the Yankees bandwagon their bats go cold. It’s driving you crazy…you’re avoiding the teams that keep winning, while throwing your money at teams that aren’t capable of getting the job done.

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*Our SCOUTS and SOURCES were the first to realize which hitters would most benefit from a change in swing mechanics and a juiced ball, as well as which pitchers would be most hurt by additional gopher balls.

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*Our COMPUTER PROGRAMMERS have assigned a “win performance” value to each player on every roster…so we know what every lineup is expected to do against every starting pitcher.

*Our WISE GUY CONNECTIONS know the smart money moves well in advance, which means we’re able to get our clients on the right teams at the right prices.

There’s still plenty of time to make big money in advance of the football season. We’re not even to the All-Star Break yet! You always can purchase BEST BETS on game day right here at the website with your credit card. If you have any questions about longterm packages or early-bird football, please call us in the office during normal business hours at 1-888-777-4155.

More big plays are ahead. You can expect “Game of the Month” and possibly “Game of the Year” releases this weekend because we’ve already mapped out the probable starting pitchers and projected lines. There might be one or two in the Yankees/Astros series that we’ll be previewing for you here in the NOTEBOOK on Friday. Rest assured you always get the best betting options every day.


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