Preparation is everything when it comes to Major League Baseball betting. With a grueling 162-game regular season, bettors are often turned off by the thought of having to keep track of each team before putting their money down on a daily basis. We’re here to help with the MLB Calendar — a downloadable calendar for bettors to use throughout the season. Downloading the MLB Calendar is easy. Simply click the link provided, save it to your computer desktop or handheld device.
From there bettors will have the luxury of circling key dates, from the opening pitch in April to the final out in September.
MLB Schedule 2017
The defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs will have a tough challenge right from the start of the 2017 campaign. The Cubs open the season on the road with a nationally televised game against the St. Louis Cardinals beginning on April 2 — the first of a three-match series.
The first two games of the series will be a pitching duel as Jon Lester and Carlos Martinez do battle to kick things off. All-stars Jake Arrieta and Adam Wainwright will take the mound in Game 2. This is a series bettors will be racing to their favorite sportsbooks to put money on, especially considering the Cubbies return as the +450 favorites to repeat as World Series champions.
The Boston Red Sox are the frontrunners to reach the World Series from the American League. The Red Sox — also +450 World Series favorites — kick off their 2017 campaign with an inner-league matchup against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Twenty-game winner Rick Porcello will take the mound on April 3.
In a potential World Series preview, the Red Sox and Cubs will clash in a three-game set at Fenway Park on April 28, 29 and 30. The series finale will be a nationally televised game.
Planning and research is key in baseball betting. For all the action, be sure to download the MLB Calendar to stay ahead of the competition.
MLB Betting Tips
You have to go back to the year 2000 to find the last team to win back-to-back World Series crowns. The New York Yankees accomplished the feat that season after winning their third straight championship.
Since then, National and American League teams have essentially flip-flopped as World Series champions.
The Cubs and Red Sox may be the early favorites to capture MLB’s most coveted prize, however there are a handful of other clubs to keep an eye on.
The Cleveland Indians beefed up their batting lineup with the addition of slugger Edwin Encarnacion. The 2016 World Series finalists were lacking offensive power during their magical run, which fell just short against the Cubs. The Indians, who are +900 underdogs to win the franchise’s first title since 1948, have one of the best pitching staffs in the Big Leagues.
The Toronto Blue Jays have taken steps in the right direction, despite losing Encarnacion to free agency in the off-season. The club still boasts one of the best starting rotations in baseball while not taking a backseat offensively. With 2015 AL most valuable player Josh Donaldson back in the fold, the +2200 underdog Blue Jays will be in World Series contention in 2017.
Don’t miss out on your chance to download the 2017 MLB Calendar and strengthen your chances to cash in throughout the season.