2011 MLB Predictions: Placing Some Baseball Bets

FORT MYERS, FL - MARCH 14:  Infielder Adrian Gonzalez #28 of the Boston Red Sox bats against the New York Yankees during a Grapefruit League Spring Training Game at City of Palms Park on March 14, 2011 in Fort Myers, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
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Adam BernacchioAnalyst IIIMarch 29, 2011

Every year I take on 25 bets for the upcoming baseball season. The bets I take on are player prop bets such as over/under for batting average, hits, home runs, etc… I also take on bets for teams such as over/under for wins.

In 2009, I went 64 percent on my bets. Good, but not great. In 2010, I went 48 percent on my bets.

After bringing my family much shame and embarrassing their good name, I am looking to redeem myself in 2011. Here are my 25 bets for the baseball season.


I am going with the Under for HR's by Gonzalez

Odds are courtesy of

Player bets

1. Nick Markakis: Over/under 14 1/2 HR’s—Over

2. Adrian Gonzalez: Over/under 36 HR’s—Under

3. David Ortiz: Over/Under 30 HR’s—Under

4. John Danks: Over/Under 15 Wins—Under

5. Jonny Gomes: Over/Under 67 1/2 RBI—Under

6. Carlos Gonzalez: Over/Under .310 BA—Over

7. Josh Johnson: Over/Under 15 Wins—Over

8. Billy Butler: Over/Under 18 1/2 HR’s—Over

9. Ryan Braun: Over/Under 27 1/2 HR’s—Over

10. Jose Reyes: Over/Under 33 1/2 SB’s—Over

11. Robinson Cano: Over/Under .314 BA—Over

12. Cliff Lee: Over/Under 18 Wins—Under

13. Will Venable: Over/Under 22 1/2 SB’s—Over

14. Manny Ramirez: Over/Under 59 1/2 RBI—Over

15. Ryan Zimmerman: Over/Under 90 1/2 RBI—Over

Team bets

16. Chicago White Sox: Over/Under 85 1/2 Wins—Over

17. Florida Marlins: Over/Under 82 Wins – Over

18. New York Mets: Over/Under 77 Wins—Under

19. Oakland A’s: Over/Under 83 1/2 Wins—Over

20. Philadelphia Phillies: Over/Under 96 1/2 Wins—Under

21. Tampa Bay Rays: Over/Under 84 1/2 Wins—Over

22. Kansas City Royals: Over/Under 68 1/2 Wins—Under

23. San Diego Padres: Over/Under 75 1/2 Wins—Over

24. Cincinnati Reds: Over/Under 85 Wins—Over

25. Houston Astros: Over/Under 71 1/2 Wins—Over

We will revisit these predictions at the end of the 2011 season

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