Over/Under Betting in Online Poker Baseball Betting
Betting over-under in online baseball betting. It makes the game a lot of fun to watch, as bettors have a vested interest in every pitch. If you’ve ever been in a casino sports room when several games were going on, each game elicited a reaction from the players; half of them cheered out, the other half complained. Imagine all the added cheers and groans from the thousands of online baseball bettors too.
In over/under betting, you will usually see two teams listed like this:
Chicago White Sox (RHP Garcia 7-4, 5.13 at Cincinnati (LHP Claussen 3-7, 5.28) o/u 9.5.
It doesn’t take a genius to find this one online poker . You have two pitchers who let go about five plays, so the over/under dares you to go through it (or under 9.5). It’s pretty good every game looks like this – the over/under reflects the average collective runs the starting two pitchers have. To the untrained eye, 9.5 looks like a push, which is exactly what the line maker wanted – half action one way, half action the other.
But taking a number of other considerations into account, it becomes easier to take a confident stance on one side of a set number.
For example, suppose RHP Garcia has pitched brilliantly in his last three games, reducing his ERA from 8.55? If he’s in the groove, maybe the Reds don’t score. There are many good baseball sites you can get these numbers from -majorleaguebaseball.com, cnnsi.com and, of course, the site of the team of players whose statistics you want.
You can also take advantage of where the game is played . Houston’s Minute Maid Stadium is the batting park, the new Tigers’ siding with the pitchers. Rogers Center Toronto is conducive to high scores as is Boston’s quirky Fenway Park. If you get some pitchers with an ERA of more than four starts in Houston, Toronto or Boston, chances are pretty good there will be ten runs or more.
By mid-June, baseball fans had a pretty good idea of the teams tearing up their hide. Through 60 games in 2006, the Yankees had 33 games of which ten games or more were scored. Of the Mets’ sizzling first 60 games, 33 went past 9 runs (National League over/unders would generally run lower).
The best team so far in 2006, to bet, is the Toronto Blue Jays. 37 of their first 60 games resulted in double-digit box scores.
With a team like that (to June, the Blue Jays lead all baseball in stroke average) you can bet on every game. Let’s say your initial bet is 100 units. Every time you lose, follow that with a bet of 125 units, then 150, back to the basic bet because every time you win. This means every time you flop you will cash in 25 units more than your last loss and since this particular team tends to put up a crooked number, you have a formula for profiting. Through the Blue Jays’ first 60 games in 2006, if you bet this way, you’d be showing 1,700 units on the plus side. If each unit is worth a million dollars, you can now pay Vernon Wells salary.
Read on teams like the Blue Jays. They had a lot of problems and some pitching problems (at least until BJ Ryan got into the game). If you bet they will go through every game until the end of the season, you will show a profit.
Picking a pitcher is a great way to cash in on the above too. This year (2006) the person to rely on is Randy Johnson. I mean… one round, two rounds, four rounds, etc. In mid-June, Johnson was 8-5, but his 5.32 ERA was scarier than his face and he gave up 15 home runs in 86 innings. When Johnson starts, bet.
If you analyze the numbers for the best pitchers in the league, you can get a serious betting guide. Sixty games in the 2006 season, Bronson Arroyo (Red), Roy Halladay (Blue Jays), Bandon Webb (D-Backs) and Jose Contreras (White Sox) are the four best cannons..
Of Contreras’ first 11 games, 7 produced 8 runs or less. Halladay had nine of his first 13 games, nine runs or less, and Webb started 14 games, of which eight came in with eight runs or fewer. Until that trend changes dramatically, the game will obviously fail when those guys throw.
However, a check on the Bronson Arroyo yielded some funny results. Ten of his first 14 games had nine or more scores. Obviously the Reds hit their main man and that told me to take over, not just when Arroyo made a throw, but every time Cincinnati played. That’s what Pete Rose would do.
So the moral here? You don’t have to guess over/under. The internet is blessed with all the numbers and all the facts will set you free (or at least help you find the ending game).