With so much uncertainty out there in the sports world and in the world in general, it can be a little bit tricky to figure out what to focus on in a betting sense. Surprisingly, that wasn’t the case on today’s edition of The Bettor’s Box, our MLB betting podcast. Host Adam Burke had a lot to talk about and a lot of different things to say about what he looks for when betting on baseball and injury updates for Spring Training.
After talking a bit about home field advantage and what changes to the schedule as a result of coronavirus could mean, Adam discussed which Spring Training stats matter and which ones have some actual use as we head into the regular season. There are a few pitchers that stand out and Adam made sure to mention those and whether or not he believes what he is seeing.
That led to a discussion about stabilization points and why Adam uses the stats that he does in order to handicap games, including a discussion on ERA, BABIP, and LOB% and what makes them stats that are so conducive to betting on or against pitchers.
He also talked about some updated injury situations for Spring Training and what their potential impacts could be heading into the regular season. Aaron Nola, Byron Buxton, Chris Sale, Carlos Carrasco, and Paul Goldschmidt were some of the names mentioned on that segment.
We’ll be back with another edition of The Bettor’s Box on Monday, but who knows what will happen going forward from there.
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