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Understanding the Movement of the Reverse Line in Baseball by Fabiola Groshan





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Understanding the Movement of the Reverse Line in Baseball


 
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A wide majority of sports betting enthusiasts agree that among other major professional sports, baseball offers some of the trade’s most profitable wagering opportunities. Despite this fact, baseball is surprisingly one of least popular sports wagered on, probably due to sports gamblers’ lack of familiarity with the ways of baseball betting.

Since there is no point spread in baseball betting and the odds attached to the gambling options available in the sportsbooks are different from those characteristic to other sports, baseball betting can be discouraging for inexperienced sports gamblers. However, baseball betting is in fact quite easy, as long as you start with the basics and take on the world of baseball one step at a time. That said, let’s begin by covering baseball betting lines and by taking a closer look at the reverse movement of the line in baseball.

A reverse movement of the baseball line occurs each time the odds on a baseball match start moving in the opposite direction of the money being wagered. In sports such as football or basketball, if the favorite is -4 over the underdog and 75% of the money wagered goes on the favorite, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the line modify to favorite -5. In the case of a reverse line movement however, the odds would be readjusted to favorite -3, which basically denotes a transition in the opposite direction of what you would normally expect. The same theory applies to the world of baseball betting, with the difference that you are dealing with money line odds instead.

In a baseball betting line-specific example, where the favorite team is -150 over the underdog and say 85% of the money is wagered on the favorite, common sense would imply a line movement to favorite -160. By contrast, in a reverse movement of the baseball betting line, the odds would go backwards and probably settle at favorite -140.

Generally, baseball betting odds fluctuate according to the money being wagered. Yet, the odds aren’t dependent only on the amount wagered, but also on who wagers the money at issue. Since the amount of cash wagered on the outcome of baseball games is significantly lower than the total amount bet on regular football or basketball games, baseball betting lines are easier to influence and fructify compared to other sports.

In most situations, the favorite in a baseball clash will get more bets to win than the underdog, as it is believed to be superior to its adversary. For better profits, you should look for situations in which the first-rated team has managed to attract a great deal of wagered money, but the odds attached have decreased. Reverse movements of the baseball lines also have their pitfalls, so avoid making the mistake of wagering blindly on all games featuring this type of backward transition. When in doubt about a particular wager option, it may be better to wait a little longer before placing down your money or consider turning to another game instead.

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