Using MLB Matchups for Betting

Figuring out how a pitcher compares to a hitter comes down to much more than simple stats like ERA and batting average (learn how to calculate those stats). If you are going to bet baseball intelligently, these things should be considered.  But, if you really want to be good at MLB handicapping then you must… Read More »

Handicapping MLB Rookie Pitchers

Evaluating rookie or new pitchers in Major League Baseball (MLB) can be a complicated chore. Some come out guns blazing and look ready to set the world on fire.  Others struggle to find themselves against the better competition.  Here is how to evaluate the rookie pitchers in order to improve your MLB handicapping. Tread Lightly These… Read More »

General Betting Tips

Most people lose with their baseball betting, but if you are smart you can turn a profit.  It’s not rocket science.  The books want to trick you into throwing your money away.  The key is to make intelligent bets and stay within yourself.  Here are a few tips on how to do that and win… Read More »

Calculating Baseball Stats

At first glance, baseball statistics may seem needlessly complex and confusing.  But, once you learn how to calculate these numbers correctly, it’s pretty simple.  You can identify the best, and worst, players in the game based purely on the statistical numbers they produce. This will make it easy for you to handicap baseball.  Let’s take… Read More »

Handicapping MLB Spring Training Games

If you’re interested in handicapping baseball then spring training is always a big question mark. As much as the MLB has become stat-driven, it still isn’t quite clear exactly how spring training stats transfer to the regular season.  That goes for both individual performances and entire teams. I’m going to make the case that spring training is… Read More »

Handicapping Pitchers

Pitching rules the roost when it comes to handicapping which MLB teams are going to win each day.  When tries derive which starter has the advantage and by how much we turn to the use of statistics.  This helps guide us in finding value with the daily baseball lines. Traditional statistics combined with some of the… Read More »