The 2017 baseball season will officially kick off on April 2nd. Here are a few of the best MLB special bets you can make in 2017 with Intertops.
It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly five months since the most recent World Series. The newest MLB season will begin on April 2nd, and members of Intertops can already make some great wagers on how the season goes down. Betting on the outright winner is great, but in this article we’ll take a look at some of the best MLB special bets to make in 2017.
Bet on the highest regular season homerun total for any player
Intertops 2017 World Series betting favorites
- Chicago Cubs: 4.50
- Boston Red Sox: 6.25
- Cleveland Indians: 8.50
- Los Angeles Dodgers: 11.00
- Washington Nationals: 11.00
There are some big hitters competing in the MLB right now. Homeruns are arguably the most exciting aspect of baseball, and you can now place a bet on the highest regular season homerun total that any one player hits.
At the moment, some of the best batters in the MLB include Mark Trumbo, Brian Dozier, and Miguel Cabrera. Trumbo hit the most homeruns in 2017, 47 to be exact, and many feel he will be able to surpass that this year.
At the moment, Intertops lists the over/under betting odds at dead even. For a player to hit more than 46 homeruns during the regular season, the odds are set at 1.86. The same odds apply for under 46 homeruns.
Bet on which pitcher has the most regular season wins
The amount of elite pitchers in the MLB is staggering. 2016 saw the emergence of some true pitching stars including Clayton Kershaw and Max Scherzer. One of the best MLB special bets you can make today is on which pitcher has the best regular season.
Clayton Kershaw was forced to spend two months in the dugout last season after a back injury which likely cost him his fourth Cy Young award in six years. Despite the injury, he had one of his best seasons ever, with a 172/11 strikeout to walk ratio with a 1.69 ERA. Nearly all online sportsbooks in the US list Kershaw as the MLB betting favorite to have the most regular season wins with odds of 8.00.
Max Scherzer was without a doubt the second-best pitcher of 2016, playing in 210 innings with a 31.5 strikeout ratio. The Washington Nations player has odds of 13.00 to earn the most regular season wins. A few other MLB betting options include Chris Sale 13.00, Madison Bumgarner 13.00, and David Price 15.00.
Bet on whether any team earns more than 100 regular season wins
In 2016, only one team managed to earn more than 100 regular season wins. The team to do so was the Chicago Cubs, who went on to win their first World Series in over a century. Now, members of Intertops can bet on whether a team manages to earn more than 100 wins during the regular season in 2017.
This is one of the best MLB special bets in 2017 due to the great odds being offered. As we mentioned before, only one team managed to accomplish this feat last year, and it’s anyone’s guess whether it can be done again in 2017.
At the moment the odds that a team does earn more than 100 wins are set at 1.71. The odds that an MLB team does not are set at 2.10. Do you think a team can make US gambling news by pulling off the 100 win mark? If so, which team gets it done?
All three of the MLB special bets offer players some great odds to make money. Tell us what you think is the best MLB bet to make in 2017 in the comment section below, and make sure to check out Intertops for a full list of 2017 MLB betting odds!