Last Updated: 2017-07-13
After enjoying a hiatus during the All-Star Break, host Adam Burke was back on the air with a new edition of The Bettor’s Box. BangTheBook.com’s MLB betting podcast has helped listeners a lot so far this season and it should be a big help as we get into the second half of the season. Today’s show focused on the second half with a look at some updated futures prices, win totals, and some stats that could be really helpful as we look ahead to the Trade Deadline and then the playoff chase.
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As far as the baseball side of things, today’s show covered a ton. It started with a quick Down the Lines discussion about some betting trends that we have seen leading up to the Break and some questions about whether or not we will see them coming out of it.
The first big Trade Deadline domino has fallen with the Jose Quintana trade from the South Side of Chicago to the North Side of Chicago. The Trade Deadline has some betting implications, but are they overblown? Adam addressed that and also talked about some specific teams, what their Deadline plans may entail, and the effect that it could have.
A collection of stats to illustrate some pitchers to fade or follow and some teams to fade or follow should be really helpful to listeners. Adam focused on ERA-FIP and LOB% for the individual pitchers and some important sequencing metrics with RISP for teams.
The futures market is tough with four, and possibly five, division winners mostly decided, but updated odds are up over at DSI and those numbers were discussed today. Adam also shared two win total picks for the rest of the season and four leans that he has based on numbers available at 5Dimes and BetOnline.
Finally, a new round of games comes our way this weekend as teams look to get off on the right foot. Adam considered a betting angle that could help the Colorado Rockies and Cleveland Indians, as well as similar teams in that situation, in this first set of games. He also issued some words of caution as we get back to baseball with some pitchers that haven’t worked in a while.
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