To see if the Braves are underdogs or favourites at the sportsbook for their next game, check the chart below. It lists the moneyline MLB odds being offered on the Braves and their next opponent.
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The Atlanta Braves were MLB’s model franchise throughout the 1990s and early 2000s as they won 14 consecutive NL East titles from 1991 to 2005. That stretch doesn’t include the strike-shortened 1994 season, but the Braves were 68-46 SU when that year got cancelled and were almost definitely going to make another push for the division. Yet, even with all those division titles, only one World Series was won by the Braves during that span as the team suffered four MLB World Series losses as well.
Things haven’t gone as well for Atlanta since the 2006 season started as they’ve only made the MLB playoffs three times and never made it past the NLDS. Things are even uglier entering the 2016 season, and it makes Atlanta Braves odds ones that bettors prefer to fade these days.
Atlanta Braves’ Standings
It wasn’t hard to find the Atlanta Braves standings position for all those years in the ’90s, but it’s been equally as easy the past few years for opposite reasons. Check this year’s standings below to see if Atlanta making the climb back to prominence.
Bet On Atlanta Braves’ Games
The Atlanta Braves cashed many a ticket for bettors during that historic run of consecutive division titles, but in the “what have you done for me lately” world of betting, the Braves have been nothing but money burners. The 2015 season had Atlanta finish -16.43 units on moneyline bets which on the whole is quite bad.
However, digging deeper into those numbers one will see that playing “on” the Braves at home in 2015 was actually a profitable scenario as they finished 42-39 SU and + 6.69 units. Obviously, a winning record was nice, but being the overall bad team they were, they did manage to cash their fair share of tickets as heavy home underdogs.
It was on the road where Atlanta torched money as their 25-56 SU road record was by far the worst in baseball and produced -23.12 units. Bettors had no problem going against the Braves when they were away from home and watched as the profits piled up.
The big question here is whether or not those home/road splits will continue in the near future. The Braves are in the midst of a major rebuild right now and are anxiously trying to be highly competitive again when their brand new stadium opens up in 2017. They’ve got a long way to go to get there, but as the 2015 season proved, backing the Braves as home underdogs should produce a profit no matter where they sit in the standings.
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