With seven weeks left of the MLB regular season, every game featuring playoff contenders is magnified. There were a lot of those over the weekend with some key postseason implications. Those games and a whole lot more were the focus of The Bettor’s Box, our MLB betting podcast. Adam Burke was full of excellent information from what happened over the weekend and what could happen in the coming days. This show is a must-listen for every MLB handicapper and the reasons why are pretty clear once you start to listen.
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.
The Washington Nationals are sinking in a hurry and the San Francisco Giants gave them another push closer to the bottom of the ocean over the weekend. The Giants swept the Nationals in convincing fashion and that series was a major point of emphasis on today’s show. The August 17 “Beyond the Box Score” segment also included thoughts on the Pittsburgh Pirates’ sweep of the New York Mets and the New York Yankees taking two of three from the Toronto Blue Jays.
“Down the Lines” is a recurring segment that looks at how the betting market is approaching certain teams and pitchers. It’s always important to recap line moves and get inside the context of those line moves because they can often be predictive of future line moves. Adam takes a different approach to the betting market than some handicappers and that’s why his insight is worth your consideration during this examination of the MLB betting lines.
The podcast free pick for Monday night was a fade of a great pitcher, but it is a great situational spot for the home team and the starting pitcher has made some impressive adjustments that you probably didn’t know about. Looking for edges by doing research and by knowing the right places to look should be a skill that every handicapper possesses.
“Sequencing” and “batted ball luck” are two recurring themes of Adam’s game breakdowns on the podcast and in his daily picks and analysis article. He took some time to go in-depth on what those things mean, both as a refresher for longtime listeners and as a good opportunity to explain those topics to new listeners.
With a look at some series of note in the days ahead, another excellent edition of The Bettor’s Box is ready for your listening pleasure.
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