MLB Tips : Winners and Losers 4/21

MLB Tips : Winners and Losers 4/21

Profit is already in full swing at HRWager with our MLB Tips for April 21st.  After a few weeks, their are some patterns and teams to embrace.  Sadly on the opposite end of the spectrum, there are a few franchises to avoid to the end of April.  Avoid your bankrolls tailspin and soar into May with a bigger bankroll here at the HRW.

MLB Tips : Chicago White Sox

MLB Tips 4/21

Most of the American League Central is performing well at the moment.  While Minnesota is a sad 4-11, look at how everyone else is as .500 or above.

  1. White Sox 10-5
  2. KC 9-5
  3. Tigers 8-5
  4. Cleveland 6-6

Kansas City and the Tigers are currently battling with some riveting action to watch on the television.  Real bonus of this division are the White Sox.  Chris Sale in particular is making mincemeat.  His large contract is paying off better than David Price and a whole bunch of other higher signings.  The key is that he is not trying to strike out the world anymore.  Get those outs and keep the pitch counts down.  He goes deeper in games and his ERA has not suffered at 1.80.  White Sox in general are up +4.85 units if one went ML every time.  Focus on the run line with Chris Sale starts for that extra cash this spring.

Money Line Misery

Mets have rebounded from the misery to eek up to 7-7 for -3.26 units.  They were under four units for the longest time.  Teams like Minnesota and the Braves are easy to avoid to tail on a nightly basis.  We expect them to be what they are but what about those that are bursting our hearts.  Houston (5-10) at -6.81 Units and Miami (4-9) -6.51 are the underachievers of the moment according to the linesmakers.  Big on talent featuring nightly ML’s that still have the chalk on them.  The Astros’s have too much talent to tank for the entire season but how about Miami.  Last night the Nats got them 3-1.  The over under on Miami games is 7-6 so offense is not in short supply in their games.  Marlin hitters will go off and it is our job at HRWager to tell you when so you can get that profit when Marlins prices are down.

Here at HRWager, we will weekly review the trending teams to tell you which ones to embrace while fading the failures.  Good fortune today and we will see you tomorrow here at the HRW.



NBA News : Thibodeau New Timberwolves Head Coach 4/21

NBA News : Thibodeau New Timberwolves Head Coach 4/21

Not many events can steal the headlines of HRWager’s NBA News that is outside of the playoffs right now.  This hiring certainly made eyebrows raise.  Minnesota Timberwolves not only gave Tom Thibodeau the head coaching job but the reigns to the team.  He also takes over as president of team operations.  What will he bring to one of the most talented young teams in all of professional basketball?

NBA News : Minnesota Roots

NBA News 4/21

First job ever in the league was his hire as an assistant with the Timberwolves in their initial season.  He was just 27 years old and part of the Harvard Crimson staff when he came over.  Since then, Tom steadily rose in the ranks of the league until he took over the Bulls as his most high profile job.  He brought the Bulls to the brink just behind LeBron James’ dynasty of Miami in the east.  The traits that propelled his team to their heights got him let go in the end of his run there.


System Does Work

Ironically, how he was most judged to be effective was by this year’s performance of the Bulls!  42-40 and out of the playoffs.  Team refused to play defense under their new coach and just letting them shoot was a step backwards.  His style of defensive basketball with the outwork the other team mantra produces at least regular season results.  This does clash with the professional mindset of most players in the league.  Look at Doug Collins in Chicago and David Blatt in Cleveland for examples of how the hard nosed approach works but can lose your players.  This is the tight rope that he walks because resentment of working so much harder for your money than your co workers around the league sets in if continual progress is not made.

Five year or him that could be as high as $11 million per year.  Scott Layden is the GM in Minnesota.  Two pluses for Tom is that first he has worked with him before in their time at the Knicks.  Secondly is that Thibodeau avoids the conflicts with the front office that got him canned in Chicago.  Great move for everyone involved for a few years.  Minnesota should be playoff ready next year.  Thank you for being here at HRWager and we will have your free pick to profit by a little bit later this Thursday.