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Giants over-under odds set at 86.5 by Reno sportsbook

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The half game is for when Yasiel Puig bites through a power cable in the 15th inning of a 3-3 game and the game shuts down.

Neither New York nor Reno, but you get the idea.
Neither New York nor Reno, but you get the idea.
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Alright, you Giants grumps. You think you're so hot. You think you're so smart. You think the Michael Morse deal was the culmination of a sad, boring offseason. Here's your chance to prove it and become a millionaire in the process. A millionaire.

As long as you're already a five-hundred-thousandaire and feeling a little froggy. Atlantis in Reno was the first sportsbook to release the over/unders for the 2014 season, and here's the part you care about:

San Francisco Giants 86.5

Well, well, well. Looks like the people with a financial stake in this expect the Giants to make a 10-game improvement, more or less. And your job is to ...

Los Angeles Dodgers 92.5

Oh, son of a ... look, that's not the point. The point is the Giants are expected to be a little better than they were last year by smart people, and those people are willing to give you money if they're wrong.

Also of note: These odds have a lot to do with how various fan bases spend, so it's not like this is supposed to be a PECOTA-like prediction. I could see Giants fans spending a lot of nuh-uh money on the over. We had a bad year last year. We've been through a lot. They'll be good again because one franchise shouldn't suffer so much, you know? That feeling and believe in a just universe makes us spend money. The inveterate gamblers among us, at least.

Here, then, are the Reno Standings:

Dodgers: 92.5-69.5
Giants - 86.5-75.5
Diamondbacks - 81-81
Rockies - 76.5-85.5
Padres - 76.5-86.5

These standings would leave the Braves tied with the Giants, too, which would mean a playoff for a playoff to get to the playoffs. Sounds like a hoot. And, again, in February, I would absolutely take that as a guarantee. In a couple months, that will seem either ridiculously optimistic or sadly pessimistic. Here's to the latter.