MLB betting handicappers have tight races to handicap with the MLB odds in all 3 divisions and the wild card race is over the top with 7 teams in the hunt.
The Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies were in a neck and neck race in the National League East Division. Atlanta manager Bobby Cox is trying to make the playoffs before retiring after a brilliant career that stretched over two decades in A-Town. Philadelphia, meanwhile, is looking for its third consecutive National League title.
The New York Mets and Florida Marlins are both in the wild card chase from the NL East. The Mets were a strong team in the first half of the season but have slumped since the All Star break. The Marlins have just now started to make their move.
The Cincinnati Reds were a game and a half ahead of the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Central Division. Dusty Baker has resurrected his managerial career and the Reds franchise with it as Cincinnati has improved pitching to make for a strong contender.
St. Louis has been the dominant team in the Central but has suffered from a drop in offensive production.
One of the big online baseball betting surprises this year has been the San Diego Padres, the top team in the National League West. The Padres got no mention in the preseason as a team that could contend but they have been the front runner right out of the gate.
As a surprise contender the Padres have been one of the biggest money winners on the board this year.
The San Francisco Giants have begun to make their move to catch the Padres as they were just a game behind. The Giants have a top shelf pitching staff and an offense that has begun to wake up to make for a dangerous team with the baseball odds.
The Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers were also in the NL West and wild card hunt. The Dodgers have won the division the past two seasons while the Rockies were a wild card team from last year. Both teams were preseason favorites to win the division and have been MLB betting overlays in 2010 that have lost big money overall.