Adam Burke was on the airwaves for the 39th edition of the season of The Bettor’s Box, the best baseball betting podcast on the internet. With just over six weeks left in the MLB regular season and football underway, it can be tough to keep track of everything that’s going on in the baseball world. That’s why this podcast is so essential to listeners of all skill levels and bankrolls. This show provides so many different ways to handicap baseball and that’s what makes it so special.

Listeners of the show can also hit Adam up on Twitter at his handle, @SkatingTripods, to talk baseball betting, topics for the show, or any other sport at BangTheBook. He’s always willing to discuss baseball, as well as the other sports. Don’t hesitate to ask him for more clarification about sabermetrics or about the observations that he has seen in previous games.

After getting some plugs out of the way, including one for The Gridiron Gambling Report, BangTheBook’s outstanding NFL betting podcast with Adam Burke and Cole Ryan, the show began with a look at the series between the San Francisco Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals continue to struggle offensively, but it hasn’t slowed them down this season. Should we be worried about the Cardinals offense? We’re certainly worried about the Giants offense with a key injury and some telling statistics from earlier this season. Along with thoughts on the Chicago Cubs and Detroit Tigers, some other stats to monitor were presented before moving on to the next segment.

Looking at the MLB betting lines market is an essential part of every show. Listeners are able to follow along as Adam discusses how perception, recency bias, and line moves are affecting the odds on a daily basis. Understanding the pitching matchups and the offensive strengths of teams isn’t enough when it comes to betting on baseball. Line values and context clues also have to be considered and that’s what this discussion is about.

Listeners and Twitter followers have been asking recently where the best places are to get baseball stats and information. After a discussion of a recent Eno Sarris article at one of those places, Adam told you where to find the information, how to find what you’re looking for, and then using the concepts and analysis from this show, how to put the information you find to good use.

The weekend ahead provides some very interesting series and some series with key postseason implications. With some thoughts on the series coming up and some games in the future, it was a good way to close out another terrific episode of The Bettor’s Box.



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