Last year the Cubs persevered through a difficult season to win the NL Central, although the squad was never a very good baseball bet. As 2008 approaches, it is unclear whether the team will be able to build on last year’s successes or revert back to the team some baseball betting fans claim is cursed.
Baseball bet handicapping for the Chicago Cubs in 2007 was a little confusing at times because the team had so many up and down moments.
At times it seemed as though the Cubs were one of the top teams in the league and a baseball bet on the squad was sure to win, but at other times it seemed as though Manager Lou Piniella had lost control of the team and a baseball bet on the squad was worthless.
In the end, the Cubs beat out the Brewers to win their division, however, they were then swept by the Diamondbacks in the first round of the Playoffs. This fact may mean that the Cubs will be a top baseball bet in 2008 as they look for vengeance, but with the Cubs it is sometimes very hard to anticipate.
Despite the Cubs’ overall success in 2007, the team was not very profitable as a baseball bet as they finished the season with a dismal 72-90 record against the baseball betting run lines. Many baseball betting analysts are unsure of exactly what to expect from the Cubs in 2008.
With stars like Derrek Lee and Alfonso Soriano, the team certainly has the roster it needs to reach the postseason again. However, chemistry is always an issue with this team, and baseball betting veterans know that a team without chemistry is a worthless baseball bet.
Even if the Cubs can repeat last year’s success, it is unclear whether they will be a better baseball bet than they were in 2007. Expectations remain moderate for the club, so it is doubtful that the baseball betting lines will be set extremely high.
Nevertheless, if the Cubs could not provide a worthwhile baseball bet last year, when they won the division title, then it is hard to believe they will become a worthwhile baseball bet this year, when many fans will be willing to wager a baseball bet that they will reach the playoffs for a second year.