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MLB Futures Picks Win Big AGAIN!
With the regular season over, we take a look back at AccuScore’s predictions from the start of the season, when AccuScore simulated every regular season games 10,000 times with these results.
Naturally, AccuScore made six season totals picks at the start of the season. And naturally, of the six picks, AccuScore predicted five season over/unders correctly. Cincinnati went Under by 5.5 wins, Detroit went Under by 21.5 wins, Minnesota went Over by 14.5 wins, the New York Mets went Under by 19.5 games and the Baltimore Orioles went Under by 9.5 wins. In truth, these were comfortable winners.
The Colorado Rockies outperformed the computer’s expectations and even bagged a wild card spot. 100 units wagered on each pick would have returned 350 in profit into your pocket. Even though your money is tied up a bit longer in season future bets, 58.3% ROI is difficult to beat. Reminder that the value picks from 2016 season had three out of three correct.
All of AccuScore's Expert Picks: MLB Playoffs Game Picks
Generally, the biggest surprises during the regular season were the Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Minnesota Twins and Arizona Diamondbacks with record 13-14 wins more than Vegas offered a season earlier. For Arizona, Houston and Minnesota, this means the season continues into the playoffs.
On the other hand biggest disappointments were the Detroit Tigers, San Francisco Giants and New York Mets, which all dropped 20+ wins fewer than Vegas linemakers calculated before the season. When comparing results from last year, the Giants and Tigers win total dropped over 20 games between these two seasons.
Before the season Accuscore predicted five teams that had over 70% probability to reach playoffs. The Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, LA Dodgers and Washington Nationals performed as predicted and are playing during the postseason. Only the Toronto Blue Jays struggled quite a bit and were not able to live up the predictions and expectations for American League’s runner up from the 2016 had.
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