I made a big mistake last week in hitting on an underachieving team at a good price. Minnesota, as I noted, has been a great bet on the road the last few weeks, and their Jungle Monster has seen some decent action as a home dog. Nonetheless, I was burned again, as I rested several players and failed to see how Cincinnati, who should really be8-0 in their season-opener, instead rolled to the win.
My biggest mistake of the week however, is thinking that Minnesota could hang on to win. The Blue Jays have been a bad team to bet against in the past, but I thought back to the end of last season, and how disastrous it was to bet against Toronto while they were making a late-season run. I bet heavily on Toronto in the very first game of the playoffs and lost terribly as a recommends bet. Cleveland also should have been bet against during the season as they finished dead last in baseball against lefties, but I didn’t think twice about taking them in the opener.
The key in Matthew’s free MLB Totals article is to determine if the trend of betting on teams favoured to win is likely to continue. Today, we’re going to examine that to see if the Blue Jays can hang on to win.
Will The Tourist Play Hard Against Toronto?
Besides the occasional home dog, the only other team the Blue Jays face that they are likely to want to hold serve at some point in the playoffs is the New York Yankees. If the Yankees do in fact catch up with Toronto come playoff time, the Series could be a nail biter. This is because, unlike the Blue Jays, the Yankees have something of a home field advantage. Their are only 10 games on the road, compared to the 20 games on the couch for the Jays. If you’re looking for a sure thing, the Yankees are the only sure thing.
But, and it’s not just my opinion, when I look at the betting lines of the last several post-All Star pokerace99, you will notice that the favorite teams usually win. This is mainly because the fans are betting with their hearts, not with their heads. You will also notice that the underdog teams almost always lose on the road. Betting against the favorite teams is a sure way to lose.
But, the busiest betting day is not on the Monday Night Football matchup. That’s just overflowing advertising for two of the three days most baseball bettors will be betting. That’s when owners Billy Walters and Ortego will both try to re-load restricted money.
If you want to bet the playoffs, and you want to get your fix, baseball is the way to do it. But if you want to retire early with a nice stack of 10K, then baseball isn’t the game for you. I hate to pile out on the young guys, but it’s the only thing I got to bet. Hey, if I bet a fraction of what I’m worth on the Yankees, shouldn’t I get at least a few units back? I think so.
But, if you just want to quit while you are ahead, baseball is the only game where you can go and leave your downside at home.