Resources for MLB Betting
Whilst we would like to be able to say we perform all the work for tracking MLB stats at FBT, but quite frankly that would be a lie. We let others do the heavy lifting for us and the primary source of data is www.mlb.com. That’s not to say we don’t work with that data, as you’d expect from FBT – we dissect the data available to us in order to make our MLB predictions. Baseball a statistically driven sport with copious amounts of data are available at both player and team level. The secret – in betting terms at least – is to work out what is useful for us and how we can apply it to the MLB forecasting process.
Total Runs Analysis
Let’s look into an example of seasonal MLB fluctuations. At FBT we know historical data would be available somewhere on mlb.com and as expected we were able to get full historical data at: mlb.com you’ll see an extract below:
What we are to do with mlb.com is dissect statistics and performance at a monthly level and breakdown further to individual player and team performance. However, in order to use this mlb.com data, FBT extracts it to create a historic view by month to look for patterns. Please refer to the database we created below:
Why Total Runs is a FBT favorite
As mentioned earlier, we love to use history at FBT, particularly when we make month on month comparisons in the Major League Baseball season. As punters, we could use intuition, gut feel or guesswork to make a prediction. That’s not how FBT works however. Take a look at the extract below from a database we created to look at monthly fluctuations in total runs for the 2016 season:
The important numbers here are the six at the bottom. These represent the average runs per game for that particular month. You can see that as the season opens in April, the average runs scored are low in comparison to the latter months. They increase in May and then peak in June. It is remarkable how consistent this pattern is for other MLB. When patterns like this are observed over many years we know we are making informed decisions. Of course, the betting companies sometimes compensate for this themselves – but on many occasions they don’t. Overlaying weekly weather predictions, team news and other factors all help us make better informed decisions when giving our clients MLB Picks. It certainly means that we are far more likely to suggest buying total runs (or the over on the o/u spread) in June than we are in April. Of course, there will always be exceptions but we are playing percentages here and loading the odds in our favor.
Without mlb.com, this type of analysis would not be possible. As you will see from the above extracts, we can track all the team and player statistics, and although it took time, find that needle of value in the haystack. This needle is what our clients see as a free MLB Tip. The same principles can be applied for match forecasting, predicting fixed odds picks, player performances and many other MLB markets. We are happy to share this inside knowledge, because if our clients succeed they are more likely to refer us to their friends and family and via Social Media, which is key to our growth. The point is, you don’t need to see the entire process or do all of the work that we do, just simply benefit from the Tips!
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