Jack’s Free Sports Picks: 6/10 - June 10, 2013

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MLB Mock Draft - May 3, 2013

The 2013 MLB Draft is right around the corner and it’s time to start predicting which players will be taken by which teams. The draft starts on June 6th with the first round and runs through June 8th, lasting a total of 40 rounds. This first-year player draft isn’t as big around the country as sports like the NFL and NBA simply because there are so many more rounds in the MLB. Still, for the diehard baseball fans, this can be a very exciting time of year. I’m going to give my mock draft for... 

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Baseball Handicapping Stats - May 3, 2013

Handicapping any sport requires one to analyze numbers. Baseball is arguably the biggest ‘numbers’ sport out there. Predicting the outcome of a baseball game requires breaking down all kinds of different numbers if you want to have the best chance to win in the long run. I’m going to go over the important stats that I use when handicapping a baseball game. Pitching Stats ERA – This is the most common stat when it comes to determining how good a pitcher is. ERA is the number... 

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How Weather Affects Baseball - April 25, 2013

There are many different variables in play when trying to handicap a baseball game. One of the biggest variables that gets overlooked is weather. I’m going to take a moment to go over how the different types of weather can affect the outcome of a baseball game. When a baseball is flying through the air, the air will push back against it, reducing how far it can travel. One way to get yourself to believe this is to stick your hand out the car window going 65 mph and feel the push against it.... 

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Baseball Parlay Betting - April 24, 2013

The majority of the sports betting world would tell you that parlay bets are for suckers. That’s because in most cases the better gets much worse odds than the true odds should be. That’s evident in football and basketball three-team parlays. The pay off on a three-team parlay in those sports is 6-to-1, while the actual odds of winning one are 7-to-1. That’s because there are eight different outcomes that can take place. While parlays are certainly sucker bets in baseball and football,... 

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National League West Predictions - March 26, 2013

The San Francisco Giants have simply owned the NL West over the past few years. They won the division in 2012 with a 94-68 record, but they didn’t stop there. The Giants would go on to be crowned World Series champs for a second time in three years. They also won it all in 2010, but failed to win the division despite being the favorite the following year. Will they have another letdown in 2013 and allow perhaps the Los Angeles Dodgers or another team overtake them? Let’s find out with... 

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National League Central Predictions - March 15, 2013

The Cincinnati Reds ran away with the NL Central in 2012 thanks to a dominant run after the All-Star break. They finished with a 97-65 record, which put them nine games ahead of the St. Louis Cardinals (88-74) at season’s end. There won’t be as many easy wins for some of the top teams in this division in 2013. That’s because the Houston Astros (55-107) will be joining the AL West starting this year. I look for it to be competitive between the top four teams in Cincinnati, St. Louis,... 

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National League East Predictions - March 15, 2013

The Washington Nationals surprised everyone in 2012 in capturing the NL East title with a 98-64 season. They finished four games ahead of Atlanta (94-68) and a whopping 17 games ahead of Philadelphia (81-81), which came into the season as the favorite to win the division. These three teams all figure to be very strong once again in 2013, while the New York Mets and Miami Marlins are stuck in rebuilding mode. Here is a look at how I have the NL East playing out in 2013. I have also listed each team’s... 

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American League West Predictions - March 14, 2013

The American League West division was one of the most thrilling in baseball in 2012. The Oakland A’s roared to a 33-13 finish after August 15th to capture the AL West title on the final day of the season with a win over the Texas Rangers. Almost everyone thought that the division would be a battle between the Rangers and Los Angeles Angles coming into the year. That appears to be the consensus once again in 2013 as the A’s and Mariners are getting overlooked. Also, nobody is giving AL... 

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American League Central Predictions - March 14, 2013

The Detroit Tigers did not run away with the AL Central like they were expected to in 2012. They rallied to overtake the Chicago White Sox in the final month and finished with an 88-74 record, just three games clear of the Sox for the division crown. However, the Tigers are again expected to win the AL Central with room to spare in 2013. This is arguably the weakest division in baseball as Chicago, Kansas City, Cleveland and Minnesota all seem to be stuck in rebuilding mode. There’s no question... 

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American League East Predictions - March 14, 2013

The AL East has been the toughest division in baseball for years. Entering 2013, they may be passing the torch over to the NL East and the AL West. This was the only division to have three teams win at least 90 games (New York, Baltimore, Tampa Bay) a year ago as the Rays were snubbed from a postseason berth. The Orioles came out of nowhere to nearly overtake the Yankees atop the division, but they fell just short over the final few days of the regular season. I fully expect the Yankees, Orioles... 

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MLB Season Preview & Predictions - March 14, 2013

We’re  getting closer and closer to opening day of the 2013 MLB season. It seemed impossible that any team could top what St. Louis did in 2011 en route to winning the World Series.  However, the San Francisco Giants may have exceeded the feat.  After falling down 0-2 to the Cincinnati Reds in the NLDS, the Giants won the final three games all on the road to advance to the NLCS.  There, they would fall behind the defending champion Cardinals 3-1 before rallying for three straight victories... 

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MLB Projected Win Totals - March 7, 2013

The 2012 MLB Season was one for the ages. The San Francisco Giants miraculously survived six elimination games in the the NLDS and NLCS before sweeping the Detroit Tigers to win their second World Series title in three years. We can only hope the 2013 season can be filled with as much thrill as a year ago. The 2013 MLB team win totals have been released. These win totals provide an excellent chance to make money if you do your research. I’m going to go through and list my top 5 win totals for... 

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San Francisco Giants Predictions - March 7, 2013

The San Francisco Giants were known as a band of misfits when they won the World Series in 2010. Two years later, they simply banded together to be crown World Series champs once again in 2012. It was an improbable run to say the least. The Giants overcame an 0-2 deficit in the NLDS, winning the final three games in Cincinnati to take the series. They trailed St. Louis 1-3 in the NLCS before limiting the Cardinals to just one run over the final three games to win in the series in 7. They would go... 

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San Diego Padres Predictions - March 7, 2013

The San Diego Padres are under new ownership and a new TV deal heading into 2013. They are coming off a 76-86 campaign in 2012, and it appears to be more of the same in San Diego this year. The Padres have pretty much stood pat while watching NL West rival San Francisco win two World Series in the past three years. They have also witnessed the division rival Los Angeles Dodgers spend lavishly this offseason. Chase Headley is coming off a monster year, and they are hoping he can become the future... 

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Los Angeles Dodgers Predictions - March 6, 2013

The Los Angeles Dodgers have become the New York Yankees of the past decade with their billion-dollar makeover. The dark days of the McCourt ownership and bankruptcy are now behind them. Armed with deep-pocketed owners (and a likely multi-billion dollar TV deal), the Dodgers have taken on $600 million in salary commitments over the past year. Los Angeles traded for former All-Stars Hanley Ramirez, Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford before the deadline last year. They also added free-agent... 

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Colorado Rockies Predictions - March 6, 2013

The Colorado Rockies continued their recent downward spiral in 2012 with a 64-98 campaign. It’s hard to believe this team won 92 games in 2009 as they have really been trending the wrong way since. They won 83 games in ’10 and 73 in ’11 before setting a franchise record with 98 losses last year. New manager Walt Weiss takes over for Jim Tracy, who surprisingly resigned and walked away from $1.4 million. Weiss will be charged with trying to turn around an organization that is loaded... 

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Arizona Diamondbacks Predictions - March 5, 2013

After winning the NL West in 2011, the Arizona Diamondbacks certainly took a step back in 2012. They finished 81-81 last season, which has prompted general manager Kevin Towers to make some big moves this offseason. He sent Justin Upton to Atlanta for the underrated Martin Prado in a seven-player deal. The Braves also got third baseman Chris Johnson, while the Diamondbacks nabbed four minor leagues in the deal, including top pitching prospect Randy Delgado. Towers also upgraded the pitching staff... 

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St Louis Cardinals Predictions - March 5, 2013

The St. Louis Cardinals once again put together an impressive 2012 campaign. They reached their seventh National League Championship Series since 2000 while navigating a spring training injury to ace Chris Carpenter, and the losses of Albert Pujols (free agency) and Tony La Russa (retirement). Mike Matheny took over for the 2011 World Series champs and led them to the NLCS despite an offense that scored two or fewer runs 44 times, going 5-39 in those contests. The Cardinals finished second-place... 

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Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions - March 4, 2013

If the 2012 season would have ended in mid-September, the Pirates’ streak of 20 consecutive losing seasons would be over. Once again, they slumped down the stretch to drop to 79-83 on the season. Pittsburgh must find a way to continue playing well throughout the entire season after posting a combined 37-76 record after August 1st over the past two seasons. Manager Clint Hurdle has been signed to an extension this offseason and for good reason. He has this team headed in the right direction... 

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Milwaukee Brewers Predictions - March 4, 2013

The Milwaukee Brewers are coming off an 83-79 season in 2012 which was only good enough for third place in the NL Central division. It has become a common theme in Milwaukee that it has enough offense to contend, but the pitching continues to hold the organization back. The Brewers led the National League in runs, home runs and stolen bases last year, and every regular returns. With Yovani Gallardo as the only proven winner in the starting rotation, and the bullpen with several question marks, the... 

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Cincinnati Reds Predictions - March 4, 2013

The Cincinnati Reds quietly had a great 2012 season thanks to an incredible second half surge. Despite only getting 111 games out of star first baseman Joey Votto, the Reds posted a 97-65 record last year. They would take a 2-0 lead in the NLDS over the eventual World Series champion San Francisco Giants before losing the final three games of the series. While that collapse is what they may be remembered for last season, there’s no question this is an organization headed in the right direction. Cincinnati... 

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Chicago Cubs Predictions - March 1, 2013

The Chicago Cubs haven’t won a World Series in more than a century. They haven’t even been to one in more than 65 years. After losing 101 games in 2012, they appear far from putting an end to both streaks. The second year of the Theo Epstein Era looks like it could be very similar to the first. The Cubs will be relying on promising young players and a bevy of average veterans to try and win games in 2013. Epstein has asked for the patience of fans, but after losing 100 games for only... 

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Washington Nationals Predictions - March 1, 2013

The Washington Nationals were the talk of baseball last season as they came out of nowhere to win the NL East with a 98-64 record. Their 2012 campaign saw the debut of Bryce Harper, one of the most dynamic rookies to emerge in recent years. He helped the franchise win its first division title coupled with its first playoff appearance since moving from Montreal in 2005. Davey Johnson was named Manager of the Year, which almost cements his spot in the Hall of Fame. The sad thing about last year is... 

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Philadelphia Phillies Predictions - March 1, 2013

The Philadelphia Phillies were one of the most disappointing teams in the league in 2012. A slow start thanks in part due to injuries put them in a hole that they could never quite get out of. They did make a nice run over the final few months of the season to get to .500 at 81-81. However, this is no longer Philadelphia’s division. That could prove to be the motivation the Phillies need to try and overtake the favorites in the NL East in Washington and Atlanta. “Everyone is a little... 

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