The Miami Marlins have been surging of late and that means it’s time to look at their odds in case they are about to shorten.
By: Shane Lambert
The Miami Marlins are the hottest team around at the moment as they have won nine of their last ten games. On Thursday the Marlins completed a sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks and less recently they swept the Los Angeles Dodgers in a four-game series. Still considered an afterthought in the NL East, Miami are 15-12 overall and 3.5 games back of the Washington Nationals.
With the Mets and Nationals the beasts of the east, Miami is a team that could have plenty of trouble keeping their head above water in what looks like a competitive division. That is especially the case if the Philadelphia Phillies are for real this season and so far they do look legitimate as they have a .552 winning percentage. But when it comes to backing Miami you could still get them way out at 16 to 1 with Ladbrokes to win the NL East, odds that appear to under-rate their chances.
Another angle with the Marlins is an each-way one with Ladbrokes in the NLCS market. Winning the division is just one way into the post-season with the Wild Card game another. At 33 to 1 to win the NLCS, odds of 33 to 2 are available on each-way options (1-2 for placement) meaning that line hits even if Miami only make the NLCS.
For those pondering the Marlins, I wouldn’t be surprised to find a contingent that want to wait and see what they do over a longer period. However, that will be at the risk of losing long odds on them that are currently available. I could put them at more like 6 to 1 in their division right now, meaning 16 to 1 is offering very good value and worth taking.
1-pt bet on Miami at 16 to 1 in the NL East