The 20th episode of the season of The Bettor’s Box was cause for celebration. Our twice-a-week MLB podcast has been very well received by our readers and loyal listeners and that’s why Adam Burke puts so much time and effort into the show. His in-depth analysis has helped listeners make money betting on baseball and, more importantly, has helped to educate and inform listeners on different approaches to MLB betting. There is very little self-promotion or pontification during the show. Instead, it is a discussion of observations, statistics, and sabermetrics to lead listeners in the right direction. This is exactly the kind of MLB podcast that you should be listening to if you are serious about improving as a baseball handicapper.
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.
Listener questions were the topic of today’s Beyond the Box Score segment. Kevin asked about the Texas Rangers and whether or not their performance is sustainable. Over the last 30 days, the Rangers have been one of the top offensive teams in baseball. Can they continue at their current pace? Are they a team capable of making a postseason run? One thing about Adam is that he can admit when he’s wrong and he took an in-depth look at the Rangers, a team that he may have undervalued.
Listener Erik asked why the Cleveland Indians are lined too high on a regular basis. Adam, a diehard Indians fan, had some thoughts as to why and also outlined some important statistics that have been hurting the Indians. Later in the show, he showed his unbiased approach to this show with regards to the Indians and their series this weekend against the Detroit Tigers.
Looking at line moves and the context of those moves is always important to do because history often repeats itself in the betting market. The market moved around a lot this week, with several substantial line moves. Now that sample sizes are significant, smart MLB bettors are finding more value in lines and the results have been interesting to evaluate. This segment also included Adam’s official show pick, and a lean, for Thursday night.
Finally, Adam covered some advanced concepts in his usual sabermetric segment and talked about live betting. Tune in on Monday to hear further details about a possible way to exploit live betting lines to make some money.
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