It is finally time for the College Basketball season! In this episode of the Hot Tip Bets Podcast Chris previews the upcoming season conference by conference. Check out the full preview on this weeks Podcast.
Joe Burrow and Chase Young are both all but locked into the first two picks in the Draft. After that, anyone has a shot to get there name called. These first 8 teams all have needs that can be met with these high picks, but I would be surprised if at least one of them doesn't trade out. One of the strongest positions at the top of this draft is OT. There are 4 players that could all have their names called early on. The only real surprise I have in the top of this draft is Justin Herbert going at 5 to the Dolphins, and Tua falling out of the top 8.
Yesterday in the first race at Remington Park I hit my biggest horse racing bet ever! I had a superfecta ticket that included 1-9-7-6. At first, I thought that I had lost with the 6 horse coming in 5th. However, an inquiry would disqualify the 2 horse who had come in fourth moving the 6 into fourth.
Throughout this College Basketball season, I watched many games where a favorite was covering the spread most of the game and blew the lead in the final few minutes. This made me wonder what the benefits of betting first half lines over full game lines where.
The AL West is a division filled with question marks. While the Astros are still the favorite to win, no one knows how they will play following the cheating scandal. Both the Athletics and Angeles have young teams that have a chance of knocking the Astros off the top. The Rangers and Mariners have a long way to go before they are contenders again.
The AL Central is probably the weakest division in all of baseball. The Royals and Tigers are firmly at the bottom with very little hope of climbing out this season. It is really a three-team race between the Twins, Indians, and White Sox.
The AL East is firmly dominated by the Yankees, but the Rays are a young team that are going to put up a fight. The Red Sox and Blue Jays will one day be good again, but this season doesn’t look like the one. And the Orioles are still a baseball team.
The NL West is a division that is dominated by the Los Angles Dodgers. The Diamondbacks and Padres have hopes of the postseason, but need to play very well in order to get the wild card spot. The Rockies and Giants, on the other hand, are teams that are firmly in rebuild mode.
The NL Central is a very wide-open division this season. With the exception of maybe the Pirates, every team has the ability to finish in a variety of different spots in the NL Central. While the Cardinals seem like the most put-together team the Cubs, Reds, and Brewers all have opportunities to succeed.
The NL East is by far the toughest division in all of baseball. There are four teams that have a decent shot of the postseason. While the Braves are the favorite to three-peat the Nationals, Mets, and Phillies are all in contention. The only thing that is certain in the NL East is that the Marlins are a huge long shot to win the division.