In our quest to have the most comprehensive sports betting site in the industry, we have added a new show to our weekly rotation of great audio content. “The Bettor’s Box” is our new twice-a-week MLB betting podcast hosted by BangTheBook.com writer and personality Adam Burke. This show can be heard on Mondays and Thursdays and will cover some important MLB wagering information, including betting line analysis, free picks, and a daily fantasy sports component to help you dominate those DraftKings and FanDuel pools.
This show is designed to help listeners improve as baseball handicappers. With a sabermetric stat of the day and a discussion on how to bet on baseball, the amount of information crammed into each episode should help build your baseball betting bankroll. Listeners of the show can hit Adam Burke up on Twitter at his handle, @SkatingTripods, to talk baseball betting, topics for the show, or any other sport at BangTheBook.
Borrowing a concept from Cole Ryan on the Betting the Buckets podcast, Adam started the show with a look “Beyond the Box Score”. C.J. Wilson’s start against the Seattle Mariners left a lot of talking points in its wake. The same can be said about Jon Lester and the Chicago Cubs from Sunday night. Line scores don’t always tell the entire story, so this will be a segment with a lot of value throughout the season.
Moving into the sabermetric stat of the day, FIP, or fielding independent pitching, was the subject based on the discussion about Lester. What is FIP and what is its value? Why do we want to keep it in mind as a baseball handicapper? These sabermetric stats are going to give you a new perspective throughout the season and could be beneficial concepts later on.
Ever heard of “stacking”? It’s a good concept for daily fantasy sports and for the big prize pools. What makes this a good idea and why should it be embraced by those looking to cash in on this legalized form of sports betting?
Line moves in baseball are often hard to keep up with because it’s a money line sport and prices drop and rise in a hurry. It’s rare to see large spread moves, but money lines are far more volatile, especially at this time of the season. Adam covered some line moves from early in the week and looked at a notable one from Thursday’s betting card.
Monday’s pick was a loser on the Miami Marlins. With a small card of night games on Thursday, a total is in play on a couple of west coast teams looking to make an early statement in the division. Why is this a play that listeners should take advantage of?
Finally, Adam gave us an idea of what to watch for over the weekend. It’s important to pick up on tendencies and trends from the oddsmakers early in the season because you can make some very good money by taking advantage of early-season impressions. The weekend has some good things to keep an eye on and those were discussed to wrap up the second show of the season.
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