Sports gambling handicappers have seen the Tampa Bay Rays, New York Yankees, and Minnesota Twins emerge as the most profitable online sports gambling commodities thus far.
Tampa Bay has roared back after a disappointing 2009 season to play at a level similar to their breakout year of 2008 when they stunned the baseball betting world by winning the American League pennant. The Rays were the most profitable team in baseball after one month of action in 2010 and were particularly dangerous as a dog, where they made the bulk of their money while going break even as a favorite.
Tampa Bay played its best baseball on the road as they were operating in the red at home. The Rays were one of the best balanced teams on the board as they ranked 3rd in run production and 2nd in staff earned run average.
The Yankees were the second most profitable team on the MLB betting board despite also being one of the biggest overlays. New York was in a neck and neck race with Tampa Bay for the top spot in the American League East Division standings.
The Yankees continued to be the most feared offensive team in baseball as they ranked first in overall run production while ranking a solid 7th in staff earned run average. The new Yankee Stadium continues to treat the Bronx Bombers well as they won 10 out of their first 12 games as hosts.
Speaking of new homes the Minnesota Twins are one of the top MLB baseball wagering winners at their new home in the great outdoors of Target Field, which replaced the Metrodome. Minnesota was 11-5 at home and playing equally as well on the road while taking the lead in the American League Central Division.
The Twins ranked 5th for staff earned run average and were able to win despite missing the services of their top player, Joe Mauer, for several games.
Another big money maker was the surprising San Diego Padres, who led the National League West Division with a surprising 19-12 start. The Padres showed great board value as a team that was overlooked by the masses. The Padres figure to continue to be a solid sports gambling commodity as long as their pitching holds up.