Jack’s Free Sports Picks: 6/22

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Betting Favorites to Win the 2017 World Series & MLB Predictions

The 2017 MLB season is just around the corner. It is set to begin on Sunday, April 2nd with the Rays hosting the Yankees, the Diamondbacks hosting the Giants and the Cardinals taking on the Cubs. Bookmakers from around the world have set futures odds both in Vegas and overseas. The lines we are going… Read More »

MLB Season Win Totals

The 2016 MLB season is just around the corner. Spring training is in full swing, and the regular season is set to start on Sunday, April 3 and Monday, April 4. That means you still have plenty of time to get your futures bets in. We’re going to discuss MLB season win totals, which I… Read More »

Odds to Win AL MVP Award

The American League MVP Award is given out each year to the most outstanding player in that league.  Miguel Cabrera had won two straight MVP awards in 2012 and 2013 before Mike Trout overtook him last year for the honor.  It’s no surprise that Trout entered the season as the favorite to win it again… Read More »

Odds to Win NL MVP Award

The National League MVP Award is given to the best player from that league in any given year.  Clayton Kershaw won the NL Cy Young and NL MVP Award in the same year in 2014.  It was the first time that the National League had a pitcher named MVP since Bob Gibson in 1968. We’re… Read More »

Odds to Win AL Cy Young Award

The American League Cy Young Award is given to the best pitcher in the AL for that year. The members of the Baseball Writer’s Association of America vote on the award with one representative from each team.  Each member places a vote for first, second, third, fourth and fifth among the pitchers in the American… Read More »

Odds to Win NL Cy Young Award

The National League Cy Young Award is given to the best pitcher in the NL for that year. The members of the Baseball Writer’s Association of America vote on the award with one representative from each team. Each member places a vote for first, second, third, fourth and fifth among the pitchers in the National… Read More »

Baseball Handicapping Stats

Handicapping any sport requires one to analyze numbers. Baseball is arguably the biggest ‘numbers’ sport out there. Predicting the outcome of a baseball game requires breaking down all kinds of different numbers if you want to have the best chance to win in the long run. I’m going to go over the important stats that… Read More »

How Weather Affects Baseball

There are many different variables in play when trying to handicap a baseball game. One of the biggest variables that gets overlooked is weather. I’m going to take a moment to go over how the different types of weather can affect the outcome of a baseball game. When a baseball is flying through the air,… Read More »

Baseball Parlay Betting

The majority of the sports betting world would tell you that parlay bets are for suckers. That’s because in most cases the bettor gets much worse odds than the true odds should be. That’s evident in football and basketball three-team parlays. The pay off on a three-team parlay in those sports is 6-to-1, while the… Read More »

Handicapping Starters Based on Pitch Counts

There are a number of different things to consider when trying to handicap the MLB, but starting pitching seems to be the one tool that everyone uses over any other. It comes as no surprise considering just how important a starting pitcher is the outcome of a game, but anyone who has studied the game… Read More »

Pitching Luck with Fluke Wins & xERA vs Actual ERA

It’s no secret that pitching drives MLB betting because no player on the field has more control over the game than the pitcher. The problem is that the best pitcher with the best stats isn’t the one who always wins the game. Being able to spot when a starter is going to come out and… Read More »

Betting the Right Key Numbers for MLB Baseball Totals

While many people simply like to bet on who they think is going to win the game, there are plenty of experts out there that make a solid profit every MLB season betting totals. Because betting on the money line in the MLB is the popular thing to do, oddsmakers spend the majority of their… Read More »

Handicapping Starting Pitchers Using Team Records

Tracking the success of a starting pitcher is a key stat that many handicappers like to use when making their MLB picks.  But because so few starting pitchers last more than seven innings on a consistent basis, just looking at the overall record of a starting pitcher could get you into trouble. Just about every… Read More »

Betting MLB Interleague Play

Before 1997, teams from the American League and National League would only play against each other if they met in spring training or the World Series. There are some that think interleague play is great for the game, and others who don’t like it at all. In the American League, each team used to play… Read More »

Baseball Revenge Systems

The Major League Baseball season is a marathon.  One of the biggest problems in handicapping this sport is figuring out when a team is going to show up and give it their best. With a 162-game schedule, there are going to be days when teams just don’t have the motivation and focus needed to get… Read More »

Calculating MLB Baseball Parlay Returns

Thinking about betting a baseball parlay, but don’t know if it’s a smart play?  Here is a look at how baseball parlays work and the returns you will receive if you win your bet. For starters, baseball parlays are a little different than other parlays. For instance, in basketball and football there are fixed payouts… Read More »

Betting Big Favorites in Baseball

Unlike football and basketball, where the the majority of bets placed are on the spread, baseball bettors will primarily make their plays on the moneyline. The main objective in baseball is picking which team will win the game, but a high winning percentage doesn’t guarantee a profit at the end of the season. One of… Read More »

Handicapping MLB Using Pitchers Last 3 Starts

Pitching is one of the main things people like to base their MLB picks off of, and one stat that a lot of people really look into is how a pitcher has performed over his last three starts. While it’s a good idea to get a feel for how a pitcher has been throwing of… Read More »

MLB First Inning Bets

A lot of people tend to stay away from betting baseball because they don’t have the patience to sit and watch an entire game. However, there has been a recent shift towards betting the first inning in baseball. Instead of waiting 2-3 hours for a game to finish, you can get your fix in about… Read More »

Good Pitching vs. Good Hitting

One of the largely debated topics in baseball is whether or not good pitching beats good hitting, or vice versa. While it appears that the consensus leans towards pitching being the more dominant factor in determining the outcome of a game, teams can’t win without scoring run. I’m going to do my best to explain… Read More »

Reverse Line Moves in Baseball

If you have been betting for a long time, the chances are you know what a reverse line move means and the profits it can lead to. For those of you who don’t know what a reverse line move is, I am going to take some time to explain how you can use this information… Read More »

Betting MLB Baseball Totals

Looking for an edge when betting the MLB totals?  I have taken the time to go over a number of factors that go into whether or not a game will go over or under. Starting Pitching To no surprise, the first thing you want to look for when betting totals in the MLB is who… Read More »

Hedging MLB Money Line & Run Line Bets

A lot of baseball bettors don’t like to lay the huge juice on the favorites, and instead will play the run line. It’s easy to see why so many players get attracted to the -1.5 run line. A favorite who is -150 on the money line could very well be +150 on the run line.… Read More »

Listing Pitchers & MLB Baseball Betting

If you have ever bet on baseball you know that the starting pitchers for both teams more times than not decide the outcome of the game. Unlike other sports, online sportsbooks give you the option of making a bet on the money line by specifying that your bet is only valid if the scheduled starters… Read More »

Handicapping Umpires for MLB Betting

If you want to be a successful MLB handicapper you have to take advantage of any information that will help you win. One thing that I have found very useful in helping me make my MLB plays is keeping track of who is behind the plate. There isn’t anyone who has a bigger effect on… Read More »

MLB Home Field Advantage

What is the home field advantage in Major League Baseball?  This isn’t an easy question to answer, but it is an important question to ask when considering betting on baseball.  Because MLB betting doesn’t involve a point spread (there is a runline, but that is a much different story) it’s not as easy for us… Read More »

Betting Overnight Lines in Baseball

What if I told you that you could greatly increase your baseball betting profits by simply doing your research and getting your bets out the nights before the game? The average bettor will wait until the day of the game to place their bets, but by doing so they are missing out on a key… Read More »

Baseball Betting Rules

While betting on baseball is pretty straightforward, there are a few things that the casual better might not know. To make sure you get the full potential out of your betting experience, here is a quick breakdown of the rules for MLB betting that sportsbooks follow. Types of Bets You Can Make: Money Line –… Read More »

Betting First Five Inning Odds

Oh how the game of baseball has changed. We used to see guys like Tom Seaver and Steve Carlton pitch 300-plus innings in a season back in their prime. Ferguson Jenkins was another starter in that category, and he pitched 325 innings with 39 starts and 30 complete games back in 1971. That comes out… Read More »

Preparing for the MLB Season

With spring training in full swing, it’s time to prepare for the MLB season. Football is way back in the rearview mirror, college basketball is winding down, and the NBA is filled with meaningless games between teams with no shot at making the playoffs. I’ll give you a few tips below as to what you… Read More »

MLB Handicapping Mistakes

The casual sports bettor can get into some risky business when trying to wager on Major League Baseball for the first time. Most bettors love the action, which means when baseball season rolls around, they can’t help but wager on it. The NBA is the only other sport going, so action junkies need to fulfill… Read More »

Pitching Correlations with Runs Allowed

In MLB handicapping, you have two distinct areas to focus on; how many runs a team is going to score, and how many runs they are going to give up.  Hitting statistics play a big part in predicting those numbers, but pitching plays nearly as big of a part in making your prediction.  For evaluating… Read More »

Hitting Correlations With Runs Scored

For making successful baseball picks you want focus on both offensive (run production) and defensive (pitching/fielding) factors.  All aspects of the game have an effect on the outcome, however, we do find that hitting statistics (at least in the modern era) correlate slightly more to winning than the other variables. The question we are left… Read More »

Tips on Betting MLB Totals

In today’s betting market, with Pinnacle long gone (at least to US players), and the Industry being less competitive in general, playing MLB totals is a great alternative for finding value in your wagers. And, in my opinion, an essential medium for earning long term profits for any serious or recreational gambler. Below are a… Read More »

Baseball Handicapping Strategies

There are a lot of unique aspects of handicapping MLB games that beginner’s can be slow to realize.  I’ve put together a strategy that I think will help bettors find more value with their baseball bets and make money over the course of the summer.  These are some pretty basic strategies, and I certainly go… Read More »

Baseball Betting Basics

Spring training is underway, and even though the Final Four has yet to be played, it’s time to start thinking about the upcoming MLB season.  Last year, I came through for my premium clients on the baseball diamond by delivering my $1,000/game players $12,650 in profits.  I preach money management, and I almost never lay… Read More »

Tips on Handicapping MLB Games

Baseball has been my least-profitable sport of the five major leagues that I handicap.  I beat the books consinstently in pro and college football and basketball, but sometimes struggle to break even in MLB action.  The trick is to keep improving, and that is something I have been able to do over the last few… Read More »

Beginner’s Guide to Handicapping Baseball

With spring training under way and the first pitch of the season coming up in less than a month, I thought now would be a good time to help readers out with how to handicap baseball.  I’ll try to make this as simple as possible so a beginner can use the material as a guide.… Read More »

Monitor Home Plate Umpires

If you want to take your baseball handicapping up a notch, then you need to monitor home plate umpires.  It’s going to take a lot of work to win money this summer and if you do not feel like doing it then take a look at the premium packages available at this site. It used… Read More »

One Run MLB Games

Every time we lose a bet on a one run MLB game, it’s disheartening to say the least. Personally, I’d rather get blown out and lose by five runs than have a game won and have the bullpen give up a one-run loss late or trail by a run throughout the game and be unable… Read More »

Baseball Betting

Betting on baseball continues to grow in popularity each year, and it’s not hard to see why.  By utilizing the moneyline at dime line sportsbooks, you can take a lot of the advantage away from the house. To get started with betting, your first order of business is to choose a site to take your… Read More »

Understanding MLB Run Lines

In the MLB betting industry, run lines are becoming more and more popular as people begin to familiarize themselves with the concept.  The most common way to bet on games is with the money line, however, fairly recently sportsbooks started offering something they call the run line to their customers. If you bet on football… Read More »

Baseball Money Lines Explained

Baseball betting is different than most other sports in that there is no traditional point spread set for the game.  Instead, sportsbooks use what is called the money line.  When you wager on the money line, you are simply picking who you think will win the game outright. It doesn’t matter how many runs the… Read More »

Dime Line Sportsbooks

If you plan on betting baseball, you need to be signed up at a book that offers dime (or 10 cent) lines.  It’s as simple as that.  Most sportsbooks provide 20 cent lines, which puts you at even more of a disadvantage.  What’s the big difference? Well, at your standard 20 cent book, the lines… Read More »

Baseball Sportsbooks

The baseball sportsbook you choose to bet with will make a huge difference in your wagering experience.  More than in any other sport, MLB odds vary from book to book, so you want to choose wisely, and perhaps carry accounts at multiple sportsbooks.  Instead of trying out each of the hundreds of sites out there,… Read More »

How to Bet Baseball

Every season we are bombarded by questions about how to bet baseball. This is a brief beginners guide for baseball betting. Placing wagers on MLB games is not difficult, but it is quite different from betting on football or basketball. For bettors who aren’t familiar with the money line, it can be a little intimidating,… Read More »

Baseball Handicapping

Handicapping Major League Baseball games can be much different than handicapping other sports.  Because of the use of the money line for betting and the tremendous impact starting pitchers have on the odds, it can be a little overwhelming to know what to look for when trying to pick winners in baseball.  We’ve compiled a… Read More »

Best Sportsbook for Betting Baseball

You guys know that I have a lot of site sponsors, but I only recommend sites that I either personally use or have in the past.  One sportsbook doesn’t buy up a lot of ad space, but for baseball betting they are just too good to pass up on, and that is 5Dimes. 5Dimes is… Read More »

2015 MLB Preview & Predictions

We’re getting closer and closer to opening day of the 2015 MLB season. It has been a crazy last four years in baseball to say the least. There was St. Louis winning in seven games over Texas in the 2011 World Series as they just wouldn’t say die. The San Francisco Giants fell down 0-2… Read More »

How to Handicap Spring Training

Those sounds that all of us baseball fans love are finally here. The cracking of the bat and the pop of the glove signal that spring training is in full swing. It also means we are closer to the regular season, and if you are an avid sports bettor then you have to be excited… Read More »

Handicapping Spring Training Games

The month of March brings a lot of opportunities for us sports bettors. College basketball is getting into the meat of the season with Conference Tournaments and, of course, the NCAA Tournament. The NBA is just picking up after the All-Star break and the quality of basketball gets much better. Hockey is in the home… Read More »

MLB Mock Draft Database

We have tried to compile a list of the top ten picks in the MLB Draft from all of the Mock Drafts across the Internet. This chart is going to be updated often as more and more experts will continue to put out with their mock drafts as we get closer to the actual MLB… Read More »

Baseball Betting Systems for Underdogs

The betting public will almost always side with the favorite, but more times than not the value lies in the underdog. This is especially true when handicapping baseball. The extremely long season and countless games without a day off lead to a lot of winning and losing streaks. Years of research have shown that simply… Read More »