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MLB: Seattle run line system looks like sure fire winner
According to bookmakers we’ve spoken Ben Affleck betting odds to win Poker Madden Betting Pandemonia with on the subject, only a sparse percentage of baseball bettors dabble in run line wagering. Money line and totals wagering dominates the baseball scene. Still, you have to wonder, if bettors were aware of powerful run line systems like the one affecting the Mariners-Yankees game for Tuesday, would this pattern change? Let’s take a look at the key angle favoring Seattle from FoxSheets and how it could impact the contest. The M’s are +1.5, -150 dogs according to Sportsbook.com.
Here is the key betting system:
Play On - All underdogs against a 1.5 run line. (Money Line =-190 to -135) (SEATTLE) - with a poor bullpen whose ERA is 4.50 or worse on the season, with a hot starting pitcher- WHIP <= 1.100 over his last 10 games. (43-4 over the last 5 seasons.) (91.5%, +36 units. Rating = 5*)
The straight up record of the team this system pertains to is : (34-13 over the last 5 seasons.)
The average run line posted in these games was: Opponent favored by 1.5, money line price: -176
The average score in these games was: Team 4.3, Opponent 3.1 (Average run differential = +1.2)
The number of games in which this system covered the run line by 1 or more runs was 34 (72.3% of all games.)
The situation's record this season is: (6-0, +6 units).
Over the last 3 seasons the situation's record is: (14-1, +11.9 units).
Since 1997 the situation's record is: (100-37, +37.1 units).
Typically I don’t endorse strategies that indicate to back a team with a bad bullpen, but the history of success on this system is just too much to pass up. With a 6-0 mark already in 2010, StatFox has uncovered an angle that has won 43 of its last 47 games, nearly automatic. As you can see as well, the straight up record of this underdog team is 34-13 in that same time span, with our hot starting pitcher holding the opponent to just 3.1 runs on average.
Of course the pitcher of note in our system is Mariners’ left-hander Cliff Lee, one of baseball's best (6-3, 2.39). According to source, Lee may be on the trading block again with the Mariners well out of contention. The 2008 AL Cy Young Award winner would be a prize acquisition as he's turning in a spectacular season with 76 strikeouts and four walks.
"I feel good," said Lee, who hasn't issued a walk in 37 innings. "I like where I'm at."
Lee pitched a six-hitter in a 1-0 win over Cincinnati on June 18, and followed that up by scattering nine hits and striking out nine Wednesday in an 8-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs.
The left-hander is facing New York for the first time since going 2-0 with a 2.81 ERA in two starts for Philadelphia in last year's World Series. Including one outing in the postseason, he's 4-0 with a 1.26 ERA in his last four games in the Bronx - two at the new Yankee Stadium.
In what figures to be a thrilling pitching matchup, Lee will be opposed by Phil Hughes, who has enjoyed some extra rest before he tries to win his sixth straight start. New York (47-28) opted not to pitch the 24-year-old Hughes (10-1, 3.17 ERA) during its six-game road trip last week in order to limit his innings. He's one behind Tampa Bay's David Price for the AL lead in victories.
"I don't think I've pitched well enough to really have that record," Hughes told MLB.com. "I've pitched some good games, but the offense has been great. Some of them, I've been lucky and have tried to just keep us in the game. Yeah, I'm surprised, but it's great. Every time I take the hill, I want to win."
Hughes is 5-0 with a 3.86 ERA since his last loss, and 6-0 with a 3.71 ERA in seven outings at home heading into his second career start against Seattle (31-44).
With the money line set at Yankees -155 according to Sportsbook.com, this will be just the second time this season that Lee has pitched as an underdog. He lost a 2-1 decision at Tampa Bay as a +135 dog on May 16th. The StatFox Power Line indicates the line should be Yankees -145.
MLB: MLB Top Weekend Power Trends (9/4-9/6)
It’s the Labor Day Holiday Weekend, and while this time of the year is best known in sports circles for the kickoff of the football season, it is also important in baseball. Pennant races are heating up and with only four weeks left in the season, there’s only so much time for those chasing to gain ground. With a full slate of games on tap once again for the weekend, we are here to look at all of the key action, plus deliver this week’s Top StatFox Power Trends for you to capitalize on in your wagering.
The wildcard races are the closest of any chase for playoff positioning in both leagues. In the American League, Boston continues to set the pace, but Texas is just 3-games back. The Rangers also have their sights set on the A.L. West title though, trailing the Angels by 3-1/2 games. All three of the aforementioned teams will be on the road this weekend, with Boston visiting Chicago, Texas traveling to Baltimore, and the Angels making a visit to America’s heartland to take on Kansas City. The Halos have swept the Royals in six games this season, while the Red have taken 14 of the last 19 in the battle of the Sox.
Elsewhere in the Junior Circuit, the league’s hottest team, the Yankees, winners of seven straight games headed into the weekend, take a trip north of the border to Toronto. This figures to be the ultimate battle of hot & not, as while New York has put together that nice winning streak, the Jays have dropped seven of eight and seem to have packed it in for the year. The Bronx Bombers have taken 10 of 13 games overall in this head-to-head series this year, including five of six in Toronto.
In the National League, there isn’t a single series in which two winning teams are playing one another, so this figures to be a weekend where only upsets will make noise. Each of the three divisions shows a comfortable margin between first & second place so the leaders will just try to continue to set the pace. Philadelphia is in Houston, St. Louis travels to Pittsburgh, and the Dodgers welcome San Diego to town.
The one N.L. race still in play is that in the wildcard race, where the Rockies and Giants are separated by just a single game. Colorado has the easier series on paper this weekend, taking on Arizona at home, while San Francisco is in Milwaukee. The D-backs have played better of late though, coming into this set on a 6-2 run. They have also played the Rockies tough in 2009, splitting 12 games. The Giants and Brewers have also split six games this year, but Milwaukee is not playing well, having slipped out of the race over the last month. If either of the two wildcard front runners slip, Atlanta & Florida, both 4-games out, will look to capitalize. The Marlins are in Washington, and the Braves are hosting the suddenly hot Reds.
Now, here’s a look at those Top StatFox Power Trends that figure to be in play for the next few days…
FLORIDA at WASHINGTON
WASHINGTON is 13-42 (-21.6 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons. The average score was WASHINGTON 4.1, OPPONENT 5.9 - (Rating = 1*)
ST LOUIS at PITTSBURGH
PITTSBURGH is 5-26 (-18.3 Units) against the money line vs. NL teams allowing 4.3 or less runs/game in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons. The average score was PITTSBURGH 3.0, OPPONENT 5.5 - (Rating = 1*)
CHICAGO CUBS at NY METS
CHICAGO CUBS are 27-38 (-14.8 Units) against the money line in road games this season. The average score was CHICAGO CUBS 3.8, OPPONENT 4.3 - (Rating = 1*)
CINCINNATI at ATLANTA
ATLANTA is 11-16 (-10.9 Units) against the money line when playing against a bad team (Win Pct. 38% to 46%) this season. The average score was ATLANTA 4.6, OPPONENT 4.4 - (Rating = 1*)
PHILADELPHIA at HOUSTON
PHILADELPHIA is 15-6 (+10.3 Units) against the money line in road games vs. an overused bullpen that pitches more than 3.2 innings per game this season. The average score was PHILADELPHIA 5.4, OPPONENT 3.8 - (Rating = 2*)
SAN FRANCISCO at MILWAUKEE
MILWAUKEE is 12-27 (-15.5 Units) against the money line vs. NL teams allowing 4.3 or less runs/game in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons. The average score was MILWAUKEE 3.7, OPPONENT 5.7 - (Rating = 1*)
ARIZONA at COLORADO
COLORADO is 89-58 (+23.4 Units) against the money line vs. an NL team with an on base percentage .325 or worse in the second half of the season over the last 3 seasons. The average score was COLORADO 5.4, OPPONENT 4.5 - (Rating = 1*)
SAN DIEGO at LA DODGERS
LA DODGERS are 50-27 (+17.7 Units) against the money line vs. an NL team with a team batting average of .250 or worse over the last 2 seasons. The average score was LA DODGERS 5.1, OPPONENT 4.2 - (Rating = 1*)
TEXAS at BALTIMORE
BALTIMORE is 8-25 (-15.9 Units) against the money line vs. a good bullpen that converts on 75%+ of their save opportunities this season. The average score was BALTIMORE 4.8, OPPONENT 6.8 - (Rating = 1*)
NY YANKEES at TORONTO
TORONTO is 7-22 (-16.0 Units) against the money line vs. AL teams allowing 4.7 or less runs/game in the second half of the season this season. The average score was TORONTO 4.3, OPPONENT 5.6 - (Rating = 2*)
MINNESOTA at CLEVELAND
CLEVELAND is 14-25 (-13.2 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a winning record this season. The average score was CLEVELAND 4.3, OPPONENT 4.7 - (Rating = 1*)
DETROIT at TAMPA BAY
DETROIT is 12-32 (-18.3 Units) against the money line in road games when playing against a good team (Win Pct. 54% to 62%) in the second half of the season over the last 3 seasons. The average score was DETROIT 4.2, OPPONENT 5.9 - (Rating = 1*)
LA ANGELS at KANSAS CITY
LA ANGELS are 18-4 (+13.1 Units) against the money line vs. teams outscored by opp by 0.5 or more runs/game in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons. The average score was LA ANGELS 6.6, OPPONENT 4.8 - (Rating = 2*)
BOSTON at CHI WHITE SOX
BOSTON is 11-16 (-11.9 Units) against the money line vs. an AL team with a team batting average of .260 or worse this season. The average score was BOSTON 4.7, OPPONENT 5.0 - (Rating = 2*)
SEATTLE at OAKLAND
OAKLAND is 5-18 (-14.8 Units) against the money line when playing against a marginal winning team (Win Pct. 51% to 54%) this season. The average score was OAKLAND 3.9, OPPONENT 5.4 - (Rating = 3*)