Chicago Cubs: Hot betting prospect; Minor moves


The Chicago Cubs are–as expected–a popular pick in the sports betting world. The Cubs and Giants sit above the rest in projected win totals.

We all knew to expect this. The Chicago Cubs will slowly become the trendy pick in sports betting. So your dreams of getting rich off the Cubs by winning that 100-1 bet are–hopefully–a thing of the past. The Atlantis in Reno, Nevada was once again first to release their season win total predictions, and the Cubs are right near the top. The San Francisco Giants are the only team picked to win 90 games, with the Cubs at second with 89.

The Cubs claimed reliever C.J. Riefenhauser off of waivers from the Baltimore Orioles and had already been traded twice this winter before being acquired by the Cubs. Originally with the Tampa Bay Rays, manager Joe Maddon is familiar with Riefenhauser as he was his manager when he made his debut. The Cubs designated Edgar Olmos to make room on the 40-man roster.

ICYMI: Many of the Cubs are eager to get going in 2016 and are reporting to camp in Mesa early. It’s also cold everywhere else in the country but out West so that helps. Jon Lester was the first to pack up his truck and head to Spring Training last season, and now new Cubs’ outfielder Jason Heyward has done the same. February 18 is official report day for pitchers and catchers, with full-team reporting date on Feb. 21.

These stories and more that you might have missed:

‘Giants only team to open with 90 total wins at Atlantis Casino’ – ESPN

‘Cubs claim reliever C.J. Riefenhauser from Orioles’ – Bleed Cubbie Blue

‘Lester, Heyward report to Mesa early’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Mets Mejia handed first lifetime ban in MLB for PED abuse’ –

‘Former Cubs reliever Hunter signs with Indians’ – Wahoo’s on First

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