Sports gambling fortunes have turned full circle for the Chicago Cubs who are one of the biggest online sports gambling money losers on the board so far in 2010.
The Cubs were the hottest baseball betting commodity on the board just two seasons ago as they appeared poised to win the World Series before their epic playoff loss that year to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
They have never been the same since and continue to be plagued by a weak offensive lineup as well as a pitching staff that has degenerated into 19th overall for staff earned run average. The Cubs have gone from being a public favorite to a team that is being avoided or even opposed now as they lost 20 out of their first 34 games.
The Baltimore Orioles have long been known throughout MLB betting as a team to avoid at all costs. The Orioles lost 24 out of their first 33 games to clean out those who have backed them.
Baltimore is horrible in all aspects of the game as they ranked 29th for offensive run production and 21st for staff earned run average. Baltimore was a horrific 5-15 on the road to start the 2010 season.
The Seattle Mariners were one of the surprise teams in MLB baseball wagering for 2009 and were tabbed as the favorite for 2010 to win the American League West Division but so far they have stumbled out of the gate with 19 losses in their first 32 games.
Seattle has continued to get good pitching as they rank 5th overall for staff earned run average but their lineup is ranked 28th overall for run production.
The defending AL West champion LA Angels of Anaheim are also big time sports gambling losers so far with 20 losses in their first 35 games. As a perennial contender the Angels are often overlays that make for costly losses for gamblers who back them.
The Angels have been bad in all categories as they ranked 25th for offensive run production and 27th for staff earned run average.