The weather is warming up and things are heating up on The Bettor’s Box, our MLB betting podcast, hosted by Adam Burke. Adam’s biggest passion in the sports world is baseball and he conveys his passion for the game twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays with this in-depth look around Major League Baseball. Every episode features a breakdown of what happened in the days prior to the show with observations and thoughts on what handicappers should be looking for. He also covers line moves and gives out a pick for the night ahead. With sabermetric analysis, daily fantasy tips, and a look at the games coming up in the days ahead, this show covers all the bases.
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.
As always, Adam kicked off the show by taking a look Beyond the Box Score. Rather than simply cover the series that have recently been completed, he took some time to talk about three very well-known pitchers and what has plagued them early in the season. These household names, like Clayton Kershaw, Corey Kluber, and Chris Sale, are off to rough starts. Why is that? Adam covered their struggles in deep detail and also gave listeners an idea of how to approach these top arms in the future.
There were some interesting line moves over the weekend and there are some interesting lines for Monday night’s action. With a look at the betting market and then a pick for Monday night on a division rivalry, it’s important to listen closely as Adam takes you inside the mind of a baseball diehard who has a unique perspective on baseball betting.
Sabermetric analysis can be tricky, but it can be a good way to get an edge over the sportsbooks. The topic for this Monday show was pitch type linear weights. These are a good way to see how teams and pitchers will matchup based on their strengths. This can be a profitable way of looking at games because bettors can go below the surface of the pitching matchup. Adam will cover pitch type linear weights again on Thursday’s show, so be on the look out for that after listening to this show.
Adam has some things that he is interested in for the week ahead. There are two series in particular that have a lot of things to look for. A couple of intriguing starting pitchers are on the mound on Tuesday and a brief two-game interleague series has a lot of storylines that bettors will want to monitor for this week and for the future.
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