Favorites won at a 58.6% clip in the first half of the season, falling 0.1% short of the record since 2005 and almost 2% higher than the historical average over that span.
Nevertheless, I’m a dog guy. Well, I have some cats, too — but I usually prefer the pooch when it comes to betting. That said, there are situational spots where I like to take faves. And perhaps the best spot for taking baseball favorites is upon us.