The Bettor’s Box MLB Betting Podcast May 21, 2018

Last Updated: 2018-05-21

It is usually a bummer to start a new work week, but Mondays are so much better during the baseball season because they mean that a new edition of The Bettor’s Box is on the way. Host Adam Burke had a lot to say on today’s episode of the best baseball betting podcast in the industry and you certainly don’t want to miss it.

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It is Monday, so that means that we opened up the show with another edition of the Monday Mailbag. Adam answered listener questions pertaining to variance, betting odds, and xFIP. The Beyond the Box Score segment also expanded on xFIP a little bit thanks to some interesting discussions out in the sabermetric community regarding xwOBA and xFIP over the weekend.

Also during the Beyond the Box Score segment, Adam recapped Indians vs. Astros, Athletics vs. Blue Jays, Diamondbacks vs. Mets, and Tigers vs. Mariners with some important talking points about those series and those eight teams.

We went Down the Lines, as always, to analyze line moves from the weekend and also take a peek at Adam’s favorite pick for today’s action on a team that is not easy to back, but seems to have an advantage tonight.

After a discussion on Defensive Runs Saved as the sabermetric stat of the day, Adam previewed four series with some thoughts on how those matchups could play out, the betting movement we’ll see in the marketplace, and the pitching probables.

Join us on Thursday for another edition of The Bettor’s Box.

You can email Adam to get added to the contact list for show notes, and you can also send your questions for the Monday Mailbag at that time. Also hit him up on Twitter, @SkatingTripods. Tune in again this Monday for another edition of The Bettor’s Box.

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