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Marlins are Barking Louder Than any Other Road Dog This Year

If you can choose the right teams, one of the most profitable bets in baseball is on the road underdog. OddsShark looked at the numbers to see which teams win the most as road dogs and which teams have made the most money as the road underdog so far this season.

The Marlins have been fins and tails above any other team when looking at road underdog numbers. They have won 64.5% of their games this year as road dogs and have returned $1585.00 to $100 bettors. The fish were not expected to be as good as they have been this year and have been pegged as dogs in 31 of their 49 road games with an average moneyline of +140.67. 

A good record on the road does not necessarily translate to a team making money for their backers. The Cubs, for example, have a 27-21 record on the road but have won just two games as the underdog away from Wrigley. That is second only to the Dodgers who are 5-16 as road dogs. 

The Royals have been unkind to their road bettors this year. They have been pegged as road dogs 39 times so far and have only won 11 of those games. That makes them the worst money team in the league as road dogs (-$1655.00). 

Atlanta is a pretty big outlier in this chart. They are one of the worst teams in the league, yet they are paying big money to players who back them on the road. They have been dogs in all but one road game this year and have put up a 19-25 record on the road. A team as bad as the Braves will be a bigger underdog in most cases and when they win, they pay off big time. Atlanta's average moneyline as a road dog so far is +179.16, making them the most profitable team in the Majors, when they manage to win.

The Red Sox have a winning record as road dogs this year (12-9) yet they are negative money. They are the only team in the league to do this. The means the BoSox are not winning when they are big underdogs and winning when they aren't. They are one of the most publicly backed teams in the league (average +120.31 road underdog moneyline) and staying away from them on the road may be wise.

Here's how every team has done as a road underdog this year:

MLB teams Road underdog numbers
TeamRoad RecordRoad Record as UnderdogMoney Won/Lost as Road Underdog ($)
Marlins27-2320-11 (64.5%)$1585.00
Cardinals27-1611-7 (61.1%)$595.00
Red Sox21-1912-9 (57.1%)-$154.00
Indians29-229-8 (52.9%)$93.00
Astros22-2510-9 (52.6%)$345.00
Rangers26-2523-22 (51.1%)$870.00
Pirates23-2517-17 (50.0%)$385.00
Angels21-2618-19 (48.6%)-$849.00
Giants28-2010-11 (47.6%)$41.00
D-backs23-2016-18 (47.1%)$403.00
Athletics21-1718-21 (46.2%)$232.00
Phillies21-2519-23 (45.2%)$633.00
Braves19-2519-24 (44.2%)$1025.00
Mets24-237-9 (43.8%)-$460.00
White Sox22-2512-16 (42.9%)-$192.00
Tigers23-2717-24 (41.5%)-$358.00
Blue Jays26-227-10 (41.2%)-$201.00
Rockies22-2716-25 (39.0%)-$11.00
Padres18-2716-26 (38.1%)-$252.00
Mariners23-2411-18 (37.9%)-$1150.00
Orioles20-2511-20 (35.5%)-$547.00
Twins14-3014-29 (32.6%)-$1075.00
Yankees21-26 9-19 (32.1%)-$1035.00
Nationals27-214-9 (30.8%)-$867.00
Reds14-2114-32 (30.4%)-$1216.00
Brewers16-3012-28 (30.0%)-$1391.00
Rays17-278-19 (29.6%)-$964.00
Royals17-3211-28 (28.2%)-$1655.0
Cubs27-212-6 (25.0%)-$371.00
Dodgers23-245-16 (23.8%)-$890.00