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MLB Handicapper Free Betting Pick: New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates

06.08.2016     09:32 AM     Drew Martin     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Drew Martin

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New York (Syndergaard) -140 at Pittsburgh (Tallion) O/U 7
Recommendation: New York


The Pittsburgh Pirates host the New York Mets for the final game of a compressed three-game series. Due to inclement weather and this being the only trip the Mets will make to Pittsburgh, yesterday was a double header with the home town Pirates winning back-to-back 3-1 games.  The Pirates will give Francisco Liriano an extra day of rest on Wednesday and line up the rest of the rotation following the doubleheader by promoting one of their top pitching prospects, Jameson Taillon. The 24-year-old earned his way to the majors by going 4-2 with a 2.04 ERA in 10 starts for Triple-A Indianapolis.  An interesting tidbit, he was the No. 2 overall draft pick in 2010 between Bryce Harper and Manny Machado. Safe to say, he comes with a ton of hype. Unfortunately for Taillon, he is matched up against one of the best pitchers in the game in Mets starter Noah Syndergaard who has been absolutely dominant this year posting a 1.91 ERA with 90 strikeouts in just over 70 innings. Syndergaard has only thrown a total of 50 pitches since a 100-plus pitch outing on May 22 vs. the Read more



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Teddy Covers' Las Vegas Wiseguy Report: Understanding the MLB Betting Markets Part II

04.04.2016     10:17 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

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In Part I of this article last week, I illustrated how the quants have come to dominate the MLB betting marketplace over the course of the last few seasons, completely changing the value equation moving forward.  Advanced metric starting pitching stats have become the primary basis for all baseball moneylines, leaving a market that devalues every other aspect of the game.  That leaves opportunities for alternative strategies to succeed here in 2016 and beyond.

I used several examples last week to demonstrate my point about the modern markets.  The following example is probably the best of the bunch, using the strikeouts per nine innings advanced metric stat (K/9).

In 2005, the top eight pitchers in strikeouts per nine innings were Mark Prior, Jake Peavy, Johan Santana, Brett Myers, Pedro Martinez, John Lackey, AJ Burnett and Jason Schmidt.  Six of the eight starters produced a profit for their supporters, and if you bet on the leaders in the K/9 stat for the Read more



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