2011-2014: MLB teams to bet for and against

What is this?

Four years of game by game betting lines have been acquired for analysis to try out various betting algorithms using this data model to figure out how to beat them.  Event data was used taking a day by day snapshot of the league.  So far everything thrown at the lines have revealed no algorithms so far can beat them.  More information from this analysis and various finds forthcoming.  This post represents the first interesting sort.

Below are the top 5 teams who have produced the best returns betting for them the last four years and the top 5 teams to bet against throughout that time period.  As always in any totally  random event past results do not predict future results.  All table values are in % gained or lost.

Top 5 Bet For Teams 2011-2014

Teamid 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total
BAL -4.3 18.3 -3.1 22.0 8.4
WAS 6.4 10.2 -1.4 4.7 4.9
PIT -2.2 -2.7 9.6 7.5 3.3
OAK -8.7 24.5 8.3 -10.9 2.5
LAN 1.5 -3.8 5.3 5.3 2.2

Top 5 Bet Against Teams 2011-2014

Teamid 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total
COL 18.0 5.9 6.6 14.4 10.9
HOU 11.4 10.5 4.3 -6.6 5.1
BOS -2.7 18.3 -9.8 9.1 4.5
MIA 8.4 5.7 -0.2 -4.8 2.2
MIN 5.8 -0.8 1.2 2.5 2.1