Numbers show underdogs with high totals worth a look
The folks over at SportsInsights have been advising readers to take underdogs with high totals for some time now. A recent article shows they have collated such numbers over the course of the past eight-plus MLB seasons and the data certainly backs up their claim.
The theory they pose is that the greater the total, the greater the opportunity for unpredictability. It's that uncertainty that yields an increase in the return on investment when betting the underdog.From SportsInsights:
With the exception of dips between 8.5 and nine and 10.5 and 11, the research proves both the winning percentage and return on investment increase right along with the total.
While not a recommended betting system, it certainly gives bettors something to ponder when looking at larger totals in ball games.