Major League Baseball: Analyzing The Season Totals

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October 3, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22) pitches the fifth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in game one of the 2014 NLDS playoff baseball game at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

How many No-Hitters will there be in the Regular Season 4

In 2014, Major League Baseball saw exactly four no-hitters. All of them came in the national league with Josh Beckett and Clayton Kershaw both throwing one each for the Dodgers. Tim Lincecum and Jordan Zimmerman tossed the other two no-hitters last season. That total was up one from three in 2013, and down two from the six thrown in 2012.

Looking at how many times a team will be no-hit is virtually a toss-up. Considering all of the breaks that have to go right for the pitcher on the mound, it can happen to a Cy Young candidate like Kershaw, or a pitcher that fizzles out like Philip Humber. However, as pitching has dominated the game in recent years, offensive production has been down.

That said, I think in 2015 we see the same output as 2014 when it comes to no-hitters. With four being the water mark, expecting a push and playing the under seems to make a lot of sense. Vegas has both lines paying out the same, and I think there is more value on hoping for the one hit to come through.

Play: Under 4

Make sure to check back throughout the Major League Baseball season to see how these predictions hold up.

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