The resurrection of The Bettor’s Box, BangTheBook.com’s MLB betting podcast, was cause for celebration here on Friday afternoon. The All-Star Break is coming quickly, so it’s a good time to focus on the things that are important for Major League Baseball handicappers. On this edition, Adam tackled the Friday night card and looked at some teams and some stats that bettors want to remember for the second half of the season.
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There was a lot to cover in this broadcast, so Adam dove right in with a look at some of his top plays for Friday night. There were three games that really stood out, so listeners will have to tune in to hear what games present the best betting opportunities. Some interesting lines and some interesting line movements were also present in these games and understanding the context of those moves is an important building block for becoming a better capper.
Along with the thoughts on tonight’s card, Adam cautioned listeners about the rest of the weekend and then took a deep dive into some teams to fade and some teams to follow coming out of the All-Star Break. Using BaseRuns and Pythagorean Win-Loss, Adam isolated these teams and discussed why they are worthy of your attention as the second half gets underway. The MLB Trade Deadline may also throw a wrench into things.
Playing against extremes was a theme of today’s show, with a focus on some teams and statistics that have hit a peak or have hit the bottom of a valley. More often than not, things are very gradual in nature in baseball, so major outliers present good betting opportunities.
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