2017 MLB Futures – NL Pennant Betting Lines
Looking for 2017 National League Pennant Futures Odds and MLB Betting props today? The National League is as top-heavy as ever, with a handful of teams holding a legitimate shot at finding themselves at the top of the standings at the end of the year.
MLB Predictions & Handicapping Insight – NL Pennant
Here’s a look at five teams in the hunt for the No. 1 spot in the N.L. standings this season:
2017 National League Pennant Futures Odds – My Top 3 Teams
Chicago Cubs +180
The odds makers haven’t shied away from the Chicago Cubs yet even though they have struggled most of the season.
They currently have a record of 25-27 and sit in third place in the National League Central. They seem to be just having a little bit of a World Series hangover.
They have all the players in place to repeat, but those players just aren’t performing yet. They have not gotten good starting pitching yet this year and that has really hurt them.
They enter the second inning down three or four runs and then have to continue to climb out of holes. This team is going to make the playoffs and they will preform well when they get their probably, but at this price they just aren’t a good value yet.
If they continue to struggle they might be a team I would look into buying stock in, because at some point they have to turn it around, they have too much talent not too.
Washington Nationals +275
The Washington Nationals are the real deal, and the only way to slow them down seems to be getting their best player suspended for fighting.
Bryce Harper is playing out of his mind right now. He has a .322 batting average, 41 RBS, and 15 home runs. He has been mashing balls out of the ball park and is a serious contender for MVP.
The Nationals are also getting really good pitching right now. They have a team ERA of 4.00 which is 11th in baseball. One thing they do need to address if they want to win the National League is they need to get a closer. Right now it has been closer by committee so far this season, and that has cost them a few ballgames.
Los Angeles Dodgers +350
The Los Angeles Dodgers need to figure out their post season issues, but this regular season they also seem like a team that could represent the National League in the World Series.
Led by Clayton Kershaw the Dodgers have the best ERA in baseball at 3.19. They don’t always get all the attention because they usually play late on the West Coast but this team is good and come playoff time they should make some noise.
The best part for the Dodgers right now is it doesn’t look like they have anything they need to fix. They might try to make some upgrade at the trade deadline, but nothing seems pressing right now.
2017 National League Pennant Futures Odds: With A Little Luck
Colorado Rockies +800
People are still trying to figure out if this Colorado Rockies team is for real. They have a record of 33-22 which puts them in a three way tie atop the National League West with the Dodgers and the Diamondbacks.
The biggest issue this team might face come playoff time is they are young.
A lot of guys on this team haven’t faced the pressure of playoff baseball, so it will be interesting to see how they respond when that point of the season comes. They have the bats they just might want to add one more arm come the trade deadline.
Arizona Diamondbacks +1100
The Arizona Diamondbacks have had a very weird start to the season.
They have played good and are tied for first place in the National League West, but it’s a tail of two teams between home and away.
At home they crush the ball and put all kinds of runs up on the board, but on the road they sometimes struggle scoring and have to rely on their pitching.
To have success the rest of the season they need to focus on getting their bats going more on the road.
2017 National League Pennant Futures Odds: With A Lot More Luck
- St. Louis Cardinals +1100
- New York Mets +1600
- Milwaukee Brewers +4000
- Pittsburgh Pirates +4000
- San Francisco Giants +4000
- Cincinnati Reds +7500
- Miami Marlins +10000
- Atlanta Braves +15000
- Philadelphia Phliies +20000
- San Diego Padres 20000
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