Makinen: MLB team tendencies for 2023

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We are nearing Opening Day of the 2023 Major League Baseball season, so savvy baseball bettors rejoice. Those who bet this sport religiously know it’s a long season, full of peaks and valleys, but they also have a firm grasp on the tendencies of all 30 teams, where they perform at their best and where they struggle the worst. After all, baseball is a heavy data and routine drive game.

 

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With that in mind, I thought I’d dig through my MLB database from recent years and put together a library of sorts for baseball enthusiasts to start the 2023 campaign, pointing out some of the best and worst situational spots that each team has compiled.

Knowing the general tendencies of teams can take a lot of the day-to-day guesswork and chasing strategies that can devour less avid handicappers over the long haul. All of the records shown are based on the last three regular seasons and do not include playoffs. Keep in mind that the 2020 season only had 60 games as well.

However, before getting into the situational records for all the teams, here are some of the bullet point highlights.

Head-to-head angles

– The most dramatic head-to-head mismatch running in MLB right now is Cincinnati vs. San Diego. The Padres have won 12 of the last 13 meetings since the start of the 2020 season. The two teams will renew acquaintances in San Diego to open May and will close the month of June in Cincinnati.

– Two other series’ that have proven to be one-sided are those between division rivals Seattle and Texas as well as Philadelphia and Washington. The Mariners are 35-13 ( 19.76 units) over the last three seasons versus the Rangers while the Phillies are 36-12 ( 19.35) against the Nationals during that same time frame. There will be plenty of opportunities throughout the season to take advantage of these two matchup angles starting May 8th in the Seattle-Texas set.

Negative angles

– The worst R.O.I. situation over the last three seasons in all of baseball has come with the Dodgers playing as a Road underdog. Los Angeles is just 1-11 for -9.96 units in that span, for an R.O.I. of -83%.

– Another brutal line scenario for bettors over the last three seasons has involved both Washington and Minnesota playing on Thursdays. The Nationals have produced a record of just 9-31 on that day, winning just 22.5% of those games and losing 18.02 units for backers while the Twins have gone 13-26 (33.3%) producing 17.92 units of loss.

– The situation does not happen often as you’ll see from the record, but the Padres have struggled in the Home underdog role, going just 10-25 (28.6%) for -13.18 units since the start of the 2020 season.

– Teams that have really struggled as Road chalk in MLB over the last three seasons are Minnesota (-22.76 units), San Diego (-26.22 units), & Philadelphia (-25.68 units).

– The worst division/league/interleague return on investment wager has come with Pittsburgh when facing American League foes. The Pirates are 17-43 in the matchup since ’20, producing -21.16 units for an R.O.I. of -35.3%.

– Backing a struggling Yankees team has proven to be one of the worst investments bettors can make. New York is 77-81 (48.7%) in the game following a loss over the last three seasons. That has produced -38.16 units and an R.O.I. of -24.2%.

– The angle that has produced the biggest loss of any on this report has been backing the Angels in night games over the last three seasons. They are 117-147 (44.3%) in such contests for -40.84 units of loss and an R.O.I. of -15.5%.

– Another peculiarly negative team tendency involves the Nationals opening up a series, as they are just 41-80 in such games since ’20, losing 29.55 units for bettors, an R.O.I. of -25.3%.

Positive angles

– The best R.O.I. situation over the last three seasons in all of baseball has come with Baltimore playing on Mondays. The Orioles are 21-16 for 15.6 units in that span, for an R.O.I. of 42.2%. St. Louis boasts an R.O.I. of 40.8% on Saturdays in that same time frame, a close second.

– Another awesome line scenario for bettors over the last three seasons has involved Detroit playing in interleague games. The Tigers have produced a record of 33-25 in that scenario, winning 56.9% of those games and producing 22.47 units of profit for backers.

– The Blue Jays have excelled in the Home underdog role, going 18-12 (60%) for 11.22 units since the start of the 2020 season, making for an R.O.I. of 37.4%.

– Take note any time the Cardinals are in the middle game(s) of a series against an opponent, as they’ve won these games at a 62.7% clip since the start of the 2020 season, going 89-53 for 31.58 units of profit.

– The best divisional return on investment wager has come with Tampa Bay. When facing AL East opposition, the Rays have gone 120-72 since ’20, producing 40.86 units for an R.O.I. of 21.3%. In terms of sheer volume, that team tendency has produced the single most units of profit over the last three seasons.

– Two teams that have been extremely good when coming off of wins have been the Rays and Giants. Tampa Bay is 143-82 (63.6%) for 40.42 units of profit in that betting situation while the Giants are 130-83 (61%) for 33.48 units, and an R.O.I. of 15.7%.

– There are two rare but highly successful line scenarios in which AL East teams have produced in excess of 37% R.O.I. The first is the Yankees in the Home underdog role, as they are 7-4 for 4.1 units (37.3%), while the other is the Orioles in the Road chalk role, 7-3 over L3 seasons for 3.7 units (37% R.O.I.).

I’ll have plenty more of this type of analysis throughout the season but the following Team-by-Team breakdown should help bettors get off to a strong start. Mark your calendars accordingly. Teams are listed in alphabetical order.

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

Better Home or Road?
1. Home: 91-104 (46.7%), -7.86 units, R.O.I. = -4%
2. Road: 63-126 (33.3%), -35.75 units, R.O.I. = -18.9%

Better day or night?
1. Day: 53-73 (42.1%), -9.81 units, R.O.I. = -7.8%
2. Night: 101-157 (39.1%), -33.8 units, R.O.I. = -13.1%

Best/worst day of the week?
1. Thursday: 20-17 (54.1%), 10.12 units, R.O.I. = 27.4%
2. Sunday: 22-42 (34.4%), -19.04 units, R.O.I. = -29.8%

Better after a win or loss?
1. After Win: 66-85 (43.7%), -7.67 units, R.O.I. = -5.1%
2. After Loss: 86-144 (37.4%), -37.15 units, R.O.I. = -16.2%

Top opponent matchup type?
1. Interleague: 28-32 (46.7%), -0.15 units, R.O.I. = -0.3%
2. League: 58-74 (43.9%), -4.7 units, R.O.I. = -3.6%
3. Division: 68-124 (35.4%), -38.76 units, R.O.I. = -20.2%

Best/worst game of series?
1. Opening Game: 53-70 (43.1%), -6.78 units, R.O.I. = -5.5%
2. Middle Game(s): 55-83 (39.9%), -13.32 units, R.O.I. = -9.7%
3. Series Finale: 46-77 (37.4%), -23.51 units, R.O.I. = -19.1%

Best/worst betting line scenario?
1. Road Favorite: 9-7 (56.3%), 0.2 units, R.O.I. = 1.3%
4. Road Dog: 54-116 (31.8%), -32.8 units, R.O.I. = -19.3%

Best/worst divisional opponent?
1. vs. SAN DIEGO: 20-28 (54.2%), 0.31 units, R.O.I. = 0.6%
4. vs. LA DODGERS: 10-38 (29.2%), -18.48 units, R.O.I. = -38.5%

Best/worst league opponent?
1. vs. PHILADELPHIA: 7-6 (76.9%), 4.55 units, R.O.I. = 35%
10. vs. ST LOUIS: 3-11 (21.4%), -7.1 units, R.O.I. = -50.7%

ATLANTA BRAVES

Better Home or Road?
1. Road: 108-82 (56.8%), 14.87 units, R.O.I. = 7.8%
2. Home: 118-75 (61.1%), 5.98 units, R.O.I. = 3.1%

Better day or night?
1. Night: 165-107 (60.7%), 25.67 units, R.O.I. = 9.4%
2. Day: 61-50 (55%), -4.82 units, R.O.I. = -4.3%

Best/worst day of the week?
1. Friday: 40-21 (65.6%), 15.76 units, R.O.I. = 25.8%
7. Monday: 18-20 (47.4%), -8.6 units, R.O.I. = -22.6%

Better after a win or loss?
1. After Loss: 97-58 (62.6%), 25.48 units, R.O.I. = 16.4%
2. After Win: 128-97 (56.9%), -2.93 units, R.O.I. = -1.3%

Top opponent matchup type?
1. Division: 119-73 (62%), 22.52 units, R.O.I. = 11.7%
2. League: 77-54 (58.8%), 5.77 units, R.O.I. = 4.4%
3. Interleague: 30-30 (50%), -7.44 units, R.O.I. = -12.4%

Best/worst game of series?
1. Middle Game(s): 89-50 (64%), 20.96 units, R.O.I. = 15.1%
2. Opening Game: 72-50 (59%), 7.58 units, R.O.I. = 6.2%
3. Series Finale: 65-56 (53.7%), -6.24 units, R.O.I. = -5.2%

Best/worst betting line scenario?
1. Road Favorite: 79-34 (69.9%), 28.86 units, R.O.I. = 25.5%
4. Road Dog: 25-44 (36.2%), -13.79 units, R.O.I. = -20%

Best/worst divisional opponent?
1. vs. PHILADELPHIA: 28-20 (68.8%), 7.6 units, R.O.I. = 15.8%
4. vs. NY METS: 27-21 (54.2%), 3.79 units, R.O.I. = 7.9%

Best/worst league opponent?
1. vs. PITTSBURGH: 11-3 (76.9%), 5.2 units, R.O.I. = 37.1%
10. vs. LA DODGERS: 4-8 (41.7%), -3.16 units, R.O.I. = -26.3%

BALTIMORE ORIOLES

Better Home or Road?
1. Road: 74-115 (39.2%), 4.59 units, R.O.I. = 2.4%
2. Home: 86-108 (44.3%), -5.62 units, R.O.I. = -2.9%

Better day or night?
1. Night: 114-136 (45.6%), 25.15 units, R.O.I. = 10.1%
2. Day: 47-87 (35.1%), -25.18 units, R.O.I. = -18.8%

Best/worst day of the week?
1. Monday: 21-16 (56.8%), 15.6 units, R.O.I. = 42.2%
7. Wednesday: 19-39 (32.8%), -16.51 units, R.O.I. = -28.5%

Better after a win or loss?
1. After Win: 72-88 (45%), 8.89 units, R.O.I. = 5.6%
2. After Loss: 89-132 (40.3%), -5.27 units, R.O.I. = -2.4%

Top opponent matchup type?
1. Interleague: 30-30 (50%), 8.79 units, R.O.I. = 14.7%
2. League: 62-70 (47%), 7.71 units, R.O.I. = 5.8%
3. Division: 69-123 (35.9%), -16.53 units, R.O.I. = -8.6%

Best/worst game of series?
1. Opening Game: 56-68 (45.2%), 9.89 units, R.O.I. = 8%
2. Series Finale: 53-68 (43.8%), 2.22 units, R.O.I. = 1.8%
3. Middle Game(s): 52-86 (37.7%), -11.14 units, R.O.I. = -8.1%

Best/worst betting line scenario?
1. Road Favorite: 7-3 (70%), 3.7 units, R.O.I. = 37%
4. Home Favorite: 22-24 (47.8%), -12.45 units, R.O.I. = -27.1%

Best/worst divisional opponent?
1. vs. NY YANKEES: 19-29 (37.5%), 4.22 units, R.O.I. = 8.8%
4. vs. TAMPA BAY: 14-34 (25%), -13.43 units, R.O.I. = -28%

Best/worst league opponent?
1. vs. TEXAS: 10-3 (41.7%), 8.45 units, R.O.I. = 65%
10. vs. DETROIT: 3-10 (16.7%), -9 units, R.O.I. = -69.2%

BOSTON RED SOX

Better Home or Road?
1. Road: 92-102 (47.4%), -2.91 units, R.O.I. = -1.5%
2. Home: 99-90 (52.4%), -8.82 units, R.O.I. = -4.7%

Better day or night?
1. Night: 132-131 (50.2%), -2.39 units, R.O.I. = -0.9%
2. Day: 59-62 (48.8%), -10.39 units, R.O.I. = -8.6%

Best/worst day of the week?
1. Friday: 38-24 (61.3%), 13.66 units, R.O.I. = 22%
7. Saturday: 30-35 (46.2%), -11.35 units, R.O.I. = -17.5%

Better after a win or loss?
1. After Win: 103-85 (54.8%), 8.05 units, R.O.I. = 4.3%
2. After Loss: 86-107 (44.6%), -22.38 units, R.O.I. = -11.6%

Top opponent matchup type?
1. Interleague: 35-25 (58.3%), 12.7 units, R.O.I. = 21.2%
2. League: 78-54 (59.1%), 12.65 units, R.O.I. = 9.6%
3. Division: 78-114 (40.6%), -38.13 units, R.O.I. = -19.9%

Best/worst game of series?
1. Opening Game: 66-57 (53.7%), 8.24 units, R.O.I. = 6.7%
2. Series Finale: 62-61 (50.4%), -0.07 units, R.O.I. = -0.1%
3. Middle Game(s): 62-75 (45.3%), -21.95 units, R.O.I. = -16%

Best/worst betting line scenario?
1. Home Favorite: 77-44 (63.6%), 11.74 units, R.O.I. = 9.7%
4. Home Dog: 18-43 (29.5%), -21.41 units, R.O.I. = -35.1%

Best/worst divisional opponent?
1. vs. BALTIMORE: 28-20 (62.5%), 0.02 units, R.O.I. = 0%
4. vs. TAMPA BAY: 15-33 (31.3%), -16.58 units, R.O.I. = -34.5%

Best/worst league opponent?
1. vs. SEATTLE: 10-4 (61.5%), 4.5 units, R.O.I. = 32.1%
10. vs. CHI WHITE SOX: 5-8 (30.8%), -3.36 units, R.O.I. = -25.8%

CHICAGO WHITE SOX

Better Home or Road?
1. Road: 100-85 (54.1%), 10.94 units, R.O.I. = 5.9%
2. Home: 109-90 (54.8%), -24.21 units, R.O.I. = -12.2%

Better day or night?
1. Day: 83-63 (56.8%), 2.07 units, R.O.I. = 1.4%
2. Night: 127-112 (53.1%), -14.34 units, R.O.I. = -6%

Best/worst day of the week?
1. Sunday: 41-23 (64.1%), 12.71 units, R.O.I. = 19.9%
7. Wednesday: 26-28 (48.1%), -11.24 units, R.O.I. = -20.8%

Better after a win or loss?
1. After Loss: 100-72 (58.1%), 13.44 units, R.O.I. = 7.8%
2. After Win: 108-102 (51.4%), -27.41 units, R.O.I. = -13.1%

Top opponent matchup type?
1. Interleague: 36-27 (57.1%), 3.6 units, R.O.I. = 5.7%
2. League: 67-63 (51.5%), -5.27 units, R.O.I. = -4.1%

3. Division: 107-85 (55.7%), -10.6 units, R.O.I. = -5.5%

Best/worst game of series?
1. Series Finale: 69-53 (56.6%), 3.2 units, R.O.I. = 2.6%
2. Middle Game(s): 73-64 (53.3%), -8.99 units, R.O.I. = -6.6%
3. Opening Game: 66-58 (53.2%), -8.48 units, R.O.I. = -6.8%

Best/worst betting line scenario?
1. Road Favorite: 62-35 (63.9%), 12.41 units, R.O.I. = 12.8%
4. Home Favorite: 88-68 (56.4%), -27.01 units, R.O.I. = -17.3%

Best/worst divisional opponent?
1. vs. MINNESOTA: 27-18 (70.2%), 5.65 units, R.O.I. = 12.6%
4. vs. CLEVELAND: 18-27 (56.3%), -13.72 units, R.O.I. = -30.5%

Best/worst league opponent?
1. vs. BOSTON: 8-5 (76.9%), 2.76 units, R.O.I. = 21.2%
10. vs. NY YANKEES: 4-9 (33.3%), -5.28 units, R.O.I. = -40.6%

CHICAGO CUBS

Better Home or Road?
1. Road: 86-110 (43.9%), -0.34 units, R.O.I. = -0.2%
2. Home: 93-93 (50%), -5.13 units, R.O.I. = -2.8%

Better day or night?
1. Day: 74-80 (48.1%), 0.96 units, R.O.I. = 0.6%
2. Night: 106-123 (46.3%), -5.38 units, R.O.I. = -2.3%

Best/worst day of the week?
1. Wednesday: 33-25 (56.9%), 14.92 units, R.O.I. = 25.7%
7. Saturday: 26-41 (38.8%), -13.53 units, R.O.I. = -20.2%

Better after a win or loss?
1. After Win: 97-80 (54.8%), 24.7 units, R.O.I. = 14%
2. After Loss: 81-122 (39.9%), -30.72 units, R.O.I. = -15.1%

Top opponent matchup type?
1. League: 63-71 (47%), 5.47 units, R.O.I. = 4.1%
2. Division: 94-98 (49%), 0.86 units, R.O.I. = 0.4%
3. Interleague: 23-34 (40.4%), -10.75 units, R.O.I. = -18.9%

Best/worst game of series?
1. Opening Game: 64-59 (52%), 11.19 units, R.O.I. = 9.1%
2. Series Finale: 55-65 (45.8%), -4.33 units, R.O.I. = -3.6%
3. Middle Game(s): 61-78 (43.9%), -10.13 units, R.O.I. = -7.3%

Best/worst betting line scenario?
1. Road Dog: 57-86 (39.9%), 2.81 units, R.O.I. = 2%
4. Home Dog: 29-48 (37.7%), -8.85 units, R.O.I. = -11.5%

Best/worst divisional opponent?
1. vs. PITTSBURGH: 28-14 (64.6%), 11.91 units, R.O.I. = 28.4%
4. vs. ST LOUIS: 20-28 (41.7%), -5.8 units, R.O.I. = -12.1%

Best/worst league opponent?
1. vs. NY METS: 8-6 (69.2%), 7.45 units, R.O.I. = 53.2%
10. vs. SAN FRANCISCO: 3-11 (28.6%), -7.75 units, R.O.I. = -55.4%

CINCINNATI REDS

Better Home or Road?
1. Road: 82-112 (42.3%), -12.6 units, R.O.I. = -6.5%
2. Home: 90-99 (47.6%), -26.7 units, R.O.I. = -14.1%

Better day or night?
1. Night: 111-139 (44.4%), -25.95 units, R.O.I. = -10.4%
2. Day: 61-73 (45.5%), -14.5 units, R.O.I. = -10.8%

Best/worst day of the week?
1. Sunday: 35-27 (56.5%), 10.55 units, R.O.I. = 17%
7. Tuesday: 19-39 (32.8%), -20.06 units, R.O.I. = -34.6%

Better after a win or loss?
1. After Loss: 93-118 (44.1%), -22.59 units, R.O.I. = -10.7%
2. After Win: 76-94 (44.7%), -21.56 units, R.O.I. = -12.7%

Top opponent matchup type?
1. Interleague: 31-29 (51.7%), 1.53 units, R.O.I. = 2.6%
2. Division: 88-104 (45.8%), -19.95 units, R.O.I. = -10.4%
3. League: 53-79 (40.2%), -22.03 units, R.O.I. = -16.7%

Best/worst game of series?
1. Series Finale: 60-61 (49.6%), -1.11 units, R.O.I. = -0.9%
2. Opening Game: 56-65 (46.3%), -6.68 units, R.O.I. = -5.5%
3. Middle Game(s): 54-85 (38.8%), -32.96 units, R.O.I. = -23.7%

Best/worst betting line scenario?
1. Road Dog: 58-84 (40.8%), 0.8 units, R.O.I. = 0.6%
4. Road Favorite: 22-23 (48.9%), -10.15 units, R.O.I. = -22.6%

Best/worst divisional opponent?
1. vs. MILWAUKEE: 21-27 (54.2%), -1.4 units, R.O.I. = -2.9%
4. vs. PITTSBURGH: 24-24 (41.7%), -6.97 units, R.O.I. = -14.5%

Best/worst league opponent?
1. vs. MIAMI: 9-5 (78.6%), 3.15 units, R.O.I. = 22.5%
10. vs. SAN DIEGO: 1-12 (28.6%), -11.07 units, R.O.I. = -85.2%

CLEVELAND INDIANS

Better Home or Road?
1. Road: 103-90 (53.4%), 26.21 units, R.O.I. = 13.6%
2. Home: 102-88 (53.7%), -4.04 units, R.O.I. = -2.1%

Better day or night?
1. Day: 77-59 (56.6%), 23.23 units, R.O.I. = 17.1%
2. Night: 129-119 (52%), -0.06 units, R.O.I. = 0%

Best/worst day of the week?
1. Thursday: 27-17 (61.4%), 9.76 units, R.O.I. = 22.2%
7. Saturday: 29-35 (45.3%), -8.59 units, R.O.I. = -13.4%

Better after a win or loss?
1. After Loss: 96-82 (53.9%), 18.73 units, R.O.I. = 10.5%
2. After Win: 108-95 (53.2%), 3.34 units, R.O.I. = 1.6%

Top opponent matchup type?
1. Interleague: 33-27 (55%), 7.39 units, R.O.I. = 12.3%
2. Division: 112-80 (58.3%), 18.04 units, R.O.I. = 9.4%
3. League: 61-71 (46.2%), -2.26 units, R.O.I. = -1.7%

Best/worst game of series?
1. Series Finale: 72-49 (59.5%), 24.43 units, R.O.I. = 20.2%
2. Opening Game: 67-55 (54.9%), 14.48 units, R.O.I. = 11.9%
3. Middle Game(s): 66-73 (47.5%), -16.29 units, R.O.I. = -11.7%

Best/worst betting line scenario?
1. Road Dog: 56-60 (48.3%), 18.06 units, R.O.I. = 15.6%
4. Home Dog: 23-44 (34.3%), -14 units, R.O.I. = -20.9%

Best/worst divisional opponent?
1. vs. CHI WHITE SOX: 27-18 (72.9%), 12.17 units, R.O.I. = 27%
4. vs. DETROIT: 27-21 (43.8%), -3.76 units, R.O.I. = -7.8%

Best/worst league opponent?
1. vs. TEXAS: 9-3 (91.7%), 4.8 units, R.O.I. = 40%
10. vs. SEATTLE: 4-10 (14.3%), -7.85 units, R.O.I. = -56.1%

COLORADO ROCKIES

Better Home or Road?
1. Home: 101-87 (53.7%), 23.07 units, R.O.I. = 12.3%
2. Road: 71-124 (36.4%), -16.87 units, R.O.I. = -8.7%

Better day or night?
1. Night: 109-131 (45.4%), 9 units, R.O.I. = 3.8%
2. Day: 63-80 (44.1%), -2.8 units, R.O.I. = -2%

Best/worst day of the week?
1. Saturday: 36-32 (52.9%), 11.29 units, R.O.I. = 16.6%
7. Thursday: 15-25 (37.5%), -5.69 units, R.O.I. = -14.2%

Better after a win or loss?
1. After Win: 82-90 (47.7%), 9.69 units, R.O.I. = 5.6%
2. After Loss: 90-118 (43.3%), 0.61 units, R.O.I. = 0.3%

Top opponent matchup type?
1. Division: 85-107 (44.3%), 12.43 units, R.O.I. = 6.5%
2. League: 59-72 (45%), -2.71 units, R.O.I. = -2.1%
3. Interleague: 28-32 (46.7%), -3.52 units, R.O.I. = -5.9%

Best/worst game of series?
1. Series Finale: 59-63 (48.4%), 13.8 units, R.O.I. = 11.3%
2. Middle Game(s): 66-73 (47.5%), 11.07 units, R.O.I. = 8%
3. Opening Game: 47-75 (38.5%), -18.67 units, R.O.I. = -15.3%

Best/worst betting line scenario?
1. Home Favorite: 46-25 (64.8%), 12.01 units, R.O.I. = 16.9%
4. Road Favorite: 8-7 (53.3%), -1.9 units, R.O.I. = -12.7%

Best/worst divisional opponent?
1. vs. SAN DIEGO: 24-24 (52.1%), 11.3 units, R.O.I. = 23.5%
4. vs. SAN FRANCISCO: 18-30 (41.7%), -6.04 units, R.O.I. = -12.6%

Best/worst league opponent?
1. vs. PHILADELPHIA: 7-7 (58.3%), 3.12 units, R.O.I. = 22.3%
10. vs. NY METS: 4-10 (30.8%), -3.65 units, R.O.I. = -26.1%

DETROIT TIGERS

Better Home or Road?
1. Road: 79-115 (40.7%), 10.42 units, R.O.I. = 5.4%
2. Home: 89-99 (47.3%), 7.29 units, R.O.I. = 3.9%

Better day or night?
1. Day: 73-90 (44.8%), 9.38 units, R.O.I. = 5.8%
2. Night: 95-124 (43.4%), 8.33 units, R.O.I. = 3.8%

Best/worst day of the week?
1. Saturday: 32-33 (49.2%), 12.53 units, R.O.I. = 19.3%
7. Thursday: 15-29 (34.1%), -10.61 units, R.O.I. = -24.1%

Better after a win or loss?
1. After Win: 77-90 (46.1%), 9.49 units, R.O.I. = 5.7%
2. After Loss: 90-122 (42.5%), 9.37 units, R.O.I. = 4.4%

Top opponent matchup type?
1. Interleague: 33-25 (56.9%), 22.47 units, R.O.I. = 38.7%
2. League: 56-76 (42.4%), 2.25 units, R.O.I. = 1.7%
3. Division: 79-113 (41.1%), -7.01 units, R.O.I. = -3.7%

Best/worst game of series?
1. Series Finale: 55-67 (45.1%), 11.94 units, R.O.I. = 9.8%
2. Middle Game(s): 60-76 (44.1%), 5.69 units, R.O.I. = 4.2%
3. Opening Game: 53-69 (43.4%), 2.08 units, R.O.I. = 1.7%

Best/worst betting line scenario?
1. Road Favorite: 8-4 (66.7%), 2.65 units, R.O.I. = 22.1%
4. Home Favorite: 29-22 (56.9%), -0.88 units, R.O.I. = -1.7%

Best/worst divisional opponent?
1. vs. CLEVELAND: 21-27 (45.8%), 1.58 units, R.O.I. = 3.3%
4. vs. CHI WHITE SOX: 14-31 (27.1%), -6.6 units, R.O.I. = -14.7%

Best/worst league opponent?
1. vs. BALTIMORE: 10-3 (50%), 8.42 units, R.O.I. = 64.8%
10. vs. OAKLAND: 3-11 (14.3%), -8.41 units, R.O.I. = -60.1%

HOUSTON ASTROS

Better Home or Road?
1. Home: 126-68 (64.9%), 4.67 units, R.O.I. = 2.4%
2. Road: 102-88 (53.7%), -3.69 units, R.O.I. = -1.9%

Better day or night?
1. Day: 74-51 (59.2%), 1.83 units, R.O.I. = 1.5%
2. Night: 154-105 (59.5%), -0.85 units, R.O.I. = -0.3%

Best/worst day of the week?
1. Thursday: 30-12 (71.4%), 15.07 units, R.O.I. = 35.9%
7. Saturday: 30-36 (45.5%), -21.6 units, R.O.I. = -32.7%

Better after a win or loss?
1. After Loss: 91-64 (58.7%), 5.71 units, R.O.I. = 3.7%
2. After Win: 135-91 (59.7%), -5.75 units, R.O.I. = -2.5%

Top opponent matchup type?
1. League: 81-51 (61.4%), 3.26 units, R.O.I. = 2.5%
2. Division: 116-76 (60.4%), 1.89 units, R.O.I. = 1%
3. Interleague: 31-29 (51.7%), -4.17 units, R.O.I. = -7%

Best/worst game of series?
1. Opening Game: 80-45 (64%), 17.08 units, R.O.I. = 13.7%
2. Series Finale: 77-47 (62.1%), 12.7 units, R.O.I. = 10.2%
3. Middle Game(s): 71-62 (53.4%), -25.9 units, R.O.I. = -19.5%

Best/worst betting line scenario?
1. Home Favorite: 121-58 (67.6%), 9.17 units, R.O.I. = 5.1%
4. Home Dog: 4-8 (33.3%), -3.4 units, R.O.I. = -28.3%

Best/worst divisional opponent?
1. vs. TEXAS: 33-15 (75%), 5.52 units, R.O.I. = 11.5%
4. vs. OAKLAND: 23-25 (45.8%), -10.6 units, R.O.I. = -22.1%

Best/worst league opponent?
1. vs. TAMPA BAY: 9-3 (69.2%), 5.05 units, R.O.I. = 42.1%
10. vs. BALTIMORE: 6-7 (58.3%), -9.85 units, R.O.I. = -75.8%

KANSAS CITY ROYALS

Better Home or Road?
1. Home: 93-99 (48.4%), 1.32 units, R.O.I. = 0.7%
2. Road: 72-120 (37.5%), -15.2 units, R.O.I. = -7.9%

Better day or night?
1. Night: 103-137 (42.9%), -5.25 units, R.O.I. = -2.2%
2. Day: 62-82 (43.1%), -8.63 units, R.O.I. = -6%

Best/worst day of the week?
1. Thursday: 20-22 (47.6%), 5.78 units, R.O.I. = 13.8%
7. Tuesday: 21-38 (35.6%), -10.96 units, R.O.I. = -18.6%

Better after a win or loss?
1. After Loss: 93-124 (42.9%), -4.71 units, R.O.I. = -2.2%
2. After Win: 71-93 (43.3%), -8.27 units, R.O.I. = -5%

Top opponent matchup type?
1. Interleague: 28-32 (46.7%), 4.1 units, R.O.I. = 6.8%
2. Division: 86-106 (44.8%), -3.63 units, R.O.I. = -1.9%
3. League: 51-81 (38.6%), -14.35 units, R.O.I. = -10.9%

Best/worst game of series?
1. Opening Game: 58-65 (47.2%), 7.66 units, R.O.I. = 6.2%
2. Series Finale: 53-68 (43.8%), -4.13 units, R.O.I. = -3.4%
3. Middle Game(s): 54-86 (38.6%), -17.41 units, R.O.I. = -12.4%

Best/worst betting line scenario?
1. Road Favorite: 9-5 (64.3%), 2.5 units, R.O.I. = 17.9%
4. Road Dog: 60-114 (34.5%), -19.65 units, R.O.I. = -11.3%

Best/worst divisional opponent?
1. vs. CHI WHITE SOX: 21-27 (43.8%), 2.86 units, R.O.I. = 6%
4. vs. CLEVELAND: 17-31 (35.4%), -7.78 units, R.O.I. = -16.2%

Best/worst league opponent?
1. vs. HOUSTON: 6-8 (38.5%), 3.2 units, R.O.I. = 22.9%
10. vs. TEXAS: 3-9 (23.1%), -5.42 units, R.O.I. = -45.2%

LOS ANGELES ANGELS

Better Home or Road?
1. Road: 81-112 (42%), -21.98 units, R.O.I. = -11.4%
2. Home: 91-99 (47.9%), -28.57 units, R.O.I. = -15%

Better day or night?
1. Day: 55-65 (45.8%), -10.71 units, R.O.I. = -8.9%
2. Night: 117-147 (44.3%), -40.84 units, R.O.I. = -15.5%

Best/worst day of the week?
1. Saturday: 37-29 (56.1%), 9.55 units, R.O.I. = 14.5%
7. Wednesday: 22-31 (41.5%), -16.89 units, R.O.I. = -31.9%

Better after a win or loss?
1. After Loss: 95-115 (45.2%), -16.21 units, R.O.I. = -7.7%
2. After Win: 77-94 (45%), -31.97 units, R.O.I. = -18.7%

Top opponent matchup type?
1. League: 62-70 (47%), -10.27 units, R.O.I. = -7.8%
2. Interleague: 25-35 (41.7%), -7.7 units, R.O.I. = -12.8%
3. Division: 85-107 (44.3%), -33.58 units, R.O.I. = -17.5%

Best/worst game of series?
1. Series Finale: 60-62 (49.2%), -3.71 units, R.O.I. = -3%
2. Middle Game(s): 62-76 (44.9%), -21.01 units, R.O.I. = -15.2%
3. Opening Game: 49-73 (40.2%), -26.83 units, R.O.I. = -22%

Best/worst betting line scenario?
1. Road Dog: 47-77 (37.9%), -8.81 units, R.O.I. = -7.1%
4. Road Favorite: 31-31 (50%), -11.97 units, R.O.I. = -19.3%

Best/worst divisional opponent?
1. vs. SEATTLE: 23-25 (35.4%), -6.53 units, R.O.I. = -13.6%
4. vs. OAKLAND: 20-28 (29.2%), -10.64 units, R.O.I. = -22.2%

Best/worst league opponent?
1. vs. MINNESOTA: 9-4 (64.3%), 5.45 units, R.O.I. = 41.9%
10. vs. TAMPA BAY: 3-11 (8.3%), -8.41 units, R.O.I. = -60.1%

LOS ANGELES DODGERS

Better Home or Road?
1. Road: 119-69 (63.3%), 12.94 units, R.O.I. = 6.9%
2. Home: 135-61 (68.9%), 5.49 units, R.O.I. = 2.8%

Better day or night?
1. Day: 67-34 (66.3%), 12.13 units, R.O.I. = 12%
2. Night: 187-96 (66.1%), 6.3 units, R.O.I. = 2.2%

Best/worst day of the week?
1. Thursday: 33-11 (75%), 16.03 units, R.O.I. = 36.4%
7. Monday: 19-16 (54.3%), -12.65 units, R.O.I. = -36.1%

Better after a win or loss?
1. After Win: 170-81 (67.7%), 21.67 units, R.O.I. = 8.6%
2. After Loss: 81-49 (62.3%), -7.14 units, R.O.I. = -5.5%

Top opponent matchup type?
1. Interleague: 42-18 (70%), 8.25 units, R.O.I. = 13.8%
2. Division: 129-63 (67.2%), 11.3 units, R.O.I. = 5.9%
3. League: 83-49 (62.9%), -1.12 units, R.O.I. = -0.8%

Best/worst game of series?
1. Series Finale: 84-37 (69.4%), 24.08 units, R.O.I. = 19.9%
2. Opening Game: 79-43 (64.8%), 1.38 units, R.O.I. = 1.1%
3. Middle Game(s): 91-50 (64.5%), -7.03 units, R.O.I. = -5%

Best/worst betting line scenario?
1. Road Favorite: 118-58 (67%), 22.9 units, R.O.I. = 13%
4. Road Dog: 1-11 (8.3%), -9.96 units, R.O.I. = -83%

Best/worst divisional opponent?
1. vs. ARIZONA: 38-10 (72.9%), 16.03 units, R.O.I. = 33.4%
4. vs. COLORADO: 29-19 (56.3%), -9.98 units, R.O.I. = -20.8%

Best/worst league opponent?
1. vs. CINCINNATI: 10-3 (100%), 4.05 units, R.O.I. = 31.2%
10. vs. PITTSBURGH: 7-5 (50%), -6.71 units, R.O.I. = -55.9%

MIAMI MARLINS

Better Home or Road?
1. Road: 79-115 (40.7%), -10.87 units, R.O.I. = -5.6%
2. Home: 91-98 (48.1%), -14.47 units, R.O.I. = -7.7%

Better day or night?
1. Night: 114-144 (44.2%), -16.74 units, R.O.I. = -6.5%
2. Day: 56-69 (44.8%), -8.6 units, R.O.I. = -6.9%

Best/worst day of the week?
1. Thursday: 24-14 (63.2%), 12.08 units, R.O.I. = 31.8%
7. Tuesday: 22-37 (37.3%), -15.12 units, R.O.I. = -25.6%

Better after a win or loss?
1. After Loss: 95-118 (44.6%), -7.64 units, R.O.I. = -3.6%
2. After Win: 73-94 (43.7%), -19.55 units, R.O.I. = -11.7%

Top opponent matchup type?
1. Division: 89-102 (46.6%), -0.41 units, R.O.I. = -0.2%
2. League: 59-73 (44.7%), -11.99 units, R.O.I. = -9.1%
3. Interleague: 22-38 (36.7%), -12.94 units, R.O.I. = -21.6%