So I was looking at my sportbook's lines for the 2012 baseball season, and I was a bit surprised at what the over/under for wins by the Cardinals was listed at. In fact, I went ahead and bet $100 on them to beat their prediction, so I will be rooting extra hard this year.
What do you think a fair over/under for Cardinals win would be? I will tell you the gambling site's number after the jump ....
83.5 was the number, so I bet $100 on them to win at least 84 games.
Seems like we should be about the same as last year, with addition of Wainright & subtraction of Frankista balancing out the downgrade from Pujols to Beltran. Still have the Astros to beat up on for one more year as well.
Maybe I am too optimistic, but I really feel like we are the favorites to win the division, or maybe co-favorites with the Reds. With the expanded playoffs, I really think we should make the playoffs again barring any major disasters.