VSiN Analytics MLB Report for Monday, October 9

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VSiN Analytics MLB Report for Monday, October 9

The following is a collection of analytical data, betting systems and strength ratings featured on VSiN and qualified for the MLB games on Monday, October 9, 2023. This report is meant to emulate the process that Steve Makinen and other members of the VSiN Analytics team undergo when handicapping each day’s MLB board.

 

 

MLB Bullpen Systems

The following systems and qualifying plays are from the weekly update series on handicapping MLB teams using Steve Makinen’s bullpen strength ratings.

Better-rated bullpen teams that are NOT favorites of -190 or higher, or are -190 or higher and have a winning percentage of 19% or higher went 1200-916 in the regular season for +45.66 units, a 2.2% season-long return on investment (System Matches): PHILADELPHIA, LA DODGERS

Better bullpen underdog teams were solid wagers all season long

This season, a frequent and profitable system arose when the team with the better SM Bullpen Ratings played as an underdog (or pick ‘em). Moneyline underdog teams with better bullpen ratings for the season were 341-346 for +72.72 units. The R.O.I. of this angle produced a healthy 10.6%.

System Matches: PHILADELPHIA

Worse bullpen teams continue to struggle in extending winning streaks

I found that fading teams with lesser SM bullpen ratings that were looking to extend winning streaks was also a strong strategy. On two-game winning streaks, the teams with worse Steve Makinen Bullpen Ratings in a matchup were 240-249 for -28.51 units, an R.O.I. of -5.8%. Worse bullpen teams on 3+ game winning streaks finished the regular season with a record of 99-119 for -16.61 units. The R.O.I. on that system finished at -7.6%.

System Matches: 3-games – FADE ARIZONA

Better bullpen teams are capable of building lengthy winning streaks

In conducting a study of teams with better bullpens on winning streaks this season, when looking at teams with better Steve Makinen Bullpen Ratings looking to extend three-game winning streaks, I tracked that those teams went 241-168 for +11.33 units, a respectable R.O.I. of 2.7%, a slight improvement on the overall record of the “easiest way system.”

System Matches: PHILADELPHIA

 

Trends and Systems for the MLB Postseason

The MLB postseason is a 12-team tournament made up of four rounds, with each round being played as a series with progressively more games the deeper you get. Perhaps unlike any other sport, because of the huge 162-game regular season schedule, the stakes of each and every MLB postseason game are enhanced tremendously, and as such, some different or additional handicapping strategies should be employed. With that in mind, one of the key factors in getting ready for these games is to know the history and the trends/systems that have developed in recent years. Let’s dig into the key betting results from recent MLB playoff seasons to see if we can’t uncover nuggets that will help make these playoffs profitable.

 

Overall MLB Postseason Trends

Coming off wins/losses

HOME TEAMS coming off a LOSS in a series game have been good bounce-back options, going 14-11 SU (0.77 units, ROI: 3.1%) and 16-9 on run lines (9.85 units, ROI: 39.4%) in their last 25 tries.

System Matches: ATLANTA, LA DODGERS

 

Series wins status

HOME FIELD has not meant nearly as much to teams that are trailing in a series and are favored at home, as they are just 33-34 SU (-18.18 units, ROI: -27.1%) since 2013.

System Matches: FADE ATLANTA, FADE LA DODGERS

 

Stats from last game trends

Teams that are favored in an MLB postseason game after having lost the last outing while scoring two runs or fewer are just 39-43 SU (-21.03 units, ROI: -25.6%) and 28-54 on run lines (-17.40 units, ROI: -21.2%) since 2012.

System Matches: FADE ATLANTA, FADE LA DODGERS

MLB postseason teams coming off a same-series game in which they scored 8 or more runs are on a 17-24 SU (-10.4 units, ROI: -25.4%) and 16-25 on run lines (-11.3 units, ROI: -27.6%) skid since ’19.

System Matches: FADE ARIZONA

Power surges don’t tend to last in for underdogs in the MLB postseason, as teams playing as dogs of +110 or more coming off a game in which they hit three home runs or more are just 8-34 SU (-23.66 units, ROI: -56.3%) and 12-30 on run lines (-32.2 units, ROI: -76.7%) in the follow-up game since 2009.

System Matches: FADE ARIZONA

Teams playing as UNDERDOGS in an MLB postseason series after their bullpen was used for 5+ innings in the same series prior game are just 24-43 SU (-14.12 units, ROI: -21.1%) since 2016.

System Matches: FADE PHILADELPHIA

 

Trends based upon regular season records

In the last 102 MLB playoff games matching teams with 7+ regular season win differential between them, the supposed better team is just 46-56 SU (-32.08 units, ROI: -31.5%) since ’19.

System Matches: FADE ATLANTA, FADE LA DODGERS

In the last three playoff seasons following a full regular season (excluding 2020), MLB teams that won 100 games or more are on a slide of 15-23 SU (-17.23 units, ROI: -45.3%) and 12-26 on run lines (-16.45 units, ROI: -43.3%) in playoff games.

System Matches: FADE ATLANTA, FADE LA DODGERS

In the last three playoff seasons following a full regular season (excluding 2020), MLB teams that won less than 90 games are on a surge of 34-25 SU (15.62 units, ROI: 26.5%) and 39-20 on run lines (14.18 units, ROI: 24%) in playoff games.

System Matches: ARIZONA

 

Totals angles

The last two MLB postseasons have been amazing for OVER bettors, as although the outright record on totals is split 37-37, OVERS have produced a return of +21.4 units, an ROI of 28.9%. Total vigs have been heavily shaded towards UNDER’s. In particular, games with totals set at 7.5 or higher have gone OVER at a 25-18 rate, +15.5 units for an ROI of 36.0%.

System Matches: PLAY OVER in both games

 

Divisional Round Angles

Home field advantage has been significant in the divisional round since 2017, as hosts are on a surge of 53-35 SU (7.32 units, ROI: 8.3%) and 49-39 on run lines (15.41 units, ROI: 17.5%) in that span.

System Matches: ATLANTA, LA DODGERS

Home-field advantage has been particularly prevalent in the divisional series when the host has been trailing or was even in the series. Those teams are on a surge of 18-9 SU (4.42 units, ROI: 16.4%) and 18-9 on run lines (11.26 units, ROI: 41.7%).

System Matches: ATLANTA, LA DODGERS

Since 2013, the number seven has been key in terms of run scored for teams. In divisional round games following a same-series game in which they scored 7 runs or more, teams are 33-22 SU (13.85 units, ROI: 25.2%).

System Matches: ARIZONA

 

MLB Extreme Stats Systems

The following systems and qualifying plays are from the article titled MLB Extreme Stats Systems, detailing eight different betting systems for betting teams based upon noteworthy stats they accumulated in their previous game

HOME TEAMS off blowout losses are solid bets to rebound versus that same opponent

Teams playing at home against the same team after a blowout loss of seven runs or more have been solid wagers over the last 5+ seasons, going 311-286 (52.1%) for +39.03 units of profit. This represents an R.O.I. of 6.5%.

System Matches: LA DODGERS

“9” is a MAGIC RUN NUMBER for fading a team in the next game

Since 2018, doesn’t matter if the team is playing at home or on the road; if they scored nine runs or more in the previous contest, they are posting a winning record at 1434-1339 (51.8%), but oddsmaker overpricing has resulted in a loss of -171.07 units. This represents an R.O.I. of -6.1%, which is significant in the grand scheme of baseball daily betting.

System Matches: FADE ARIZONA

HOME TEAM hitting slumps don’t last long

MLB Home teams coming off a game in which they had four hits or fewer have rebounded quickly with an 813-692 (54.1%) record in the follow-up contest since the start of the 2018 season. This has resulted in a profit of +27.90 units for backers and an R.O.I. of 1.9%.

System Matches: LA DODGERS

Watch for HOME TEAMS that didn’t record an extra-base hit

HOME TEAMS that failed to record an extra-base hit in their previous game bounce back with a 411-341 (54.7%) record in the next contest when at home in that same time span. The profit there is +28.07 units, for a R.O.I. of 3.8%.

System Matches: ATLANTA

 

MLB Streak Systems

The following systems and qualifying plays are from the midseason article titled Handicapping MLB Streaks, detailing 14 different systems for betting teams on winning or losing streaks.

NO STREAK PLAYS TODAY

 

Today’s MLB Strength Ratings

The following are taken from today’s MAKINEN DAILY RATINGS page under the MLB tab on VSiN.com.

Today’s UNDERPRICED UNDERDOGS (15 points or more) according to the Makinen Strength Ratings projections:

System Matches: NONE TODAY

Today’s UNDERPRICED FAVORITES (15 points or more) according to the Makinen Strength Ratings projections:

System Matches: NONE TODAY

Today’s BIGGEST TOTAL PROJECTIONS FAVORING OVER (0.5 runs or more) according to the Makinen Strength Ratings projections:

System Matches: PHILADELPHIA-ATLANTA OVER 8 (+0.5)

Today’s BIGGEST TOTAL PROJECTIONS FAVORING UNDER (0.5 runs or more) according to the Makinen Strength Ratings projections:

System Matches: NONE TODAY

 

MLB Top Situational Trend Spots

The following situational trends and qualifying plays are from the VSiN MLB Situational Report, updated daily.

(917) PHILADELPHIA (93-72) at (918) ATLANTA (104-59)

Trend: Philadelphia slight UNDER at NIGHT (43-49 O/U)

System Match: UNDER

Trend: Philadelphia leads season series in games at Atlanta (5-3 record)

System Match: PHILADELPHIA

Trend: Philadelphia good against LH starters (32-21, +6.29 units)

System Match: PHILADELPHIA

Trend: Atlanta trending OVER at HOME (48-33 O/U)

System Match: OVER

Trend: Atlanta good at NIGHT (75-37, +7.25 units)

System Match: ATLANTA

Trend: Atlanta used to playoffs, have revenge on the mind (lost to Philadelphia in NLDS last year)

System Match: ATLANTA

 

(919) ARIZONA (87-78) at (920) LOS ANGELES-NL (100-63)

Trend: Arizona trending UNDER at NIGHT (44-52 O/U)

System Match: UNDER

Trend: Arizona not as good against LAD on the road this season (3-5 record)

System Match: FADE ARIZONA

Trend: LAD better at HOME (53-29, +5.36 units)

System Match: LA DODGERS

Trend: LAD good at NIGHT (75-42, +9.26 units)

System Match: LA DODGERS

 

Top Head-To-Head Series Trends

The following trends and qualifying plays are from the article 20 MLB second-half series with notable head-to-head trends.

NO HEAD-TO-HEAD SERIES PLAYS TODAY

 

Team-Specific Momentum Building/Letdown Angles

The following trends and qualifying plays are from the article MLB post-rivalry series betting opportunities.

NO POST-RIVALRY SERIES PLAYS TODAY