VSiN Analytics MLB Report for Saturday, August 12

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VSiN Analytics MLB Report for Saturday, August 12

The following is a collection of analytical data, betting systems and strength ratings featured on VSiN and qualified for the MLB games on Saturday, August 12, 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.

 

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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 for today’s action that are NOT favorites of -190 or higher: PITTSBURGH, SAN DIEGO, TAMPA BAY, HOUSTON, SEATTLE, TORONTO, NY YANKEES, PHILADELPHIA, WASHINGTON, ST LOUIS, MILWAUKEE, SAN FRANCISCO

AVOID/FADE all better bullpen overpriced favorites of -190 or higher

Highly-priced better bullpen teams were just 11-9 this past seven days, and lost another -8.81 units. Now, in games this season through Sunday 8/6 in which the team with the Steve Makinen better-rated bullpen was listed as a favorite of -190 or higher, that team now owns a 195-113 record, but for -64.55 units. This is an R.O.I. of -21%!

System Matches: FADE LA DODGERS, FADE ATLANTA (GAME 1 AND 2), FADE BOSTON

Overpriced better bullpen without a big starting pitcher edge angle

When the starting pitcher difference between the better Steve Makinen rated bullpen team is less than 20, these big favorites have gone just 45-49 for -65.82 units! Even though the R.O.I. on this system is shrinking steadily, for the season, it remains at -70%!

System Match: FADE ATLANTA (GAME 1)

Better bullpen underdog teams have been solid

A frequent and profitable system arises when the team with the better SM Bullpen Ratings is playing as an underdog (or pick ‘em). After a phenomenal 19-8 (+14.15 units) performance over the last week, moneyline underdog teams with better bullpen ratings for the season are now 264-259 for +67.36 units. The R.O.I. of this angle remains a healthy 12.9%!

System Matches: PITTSBURGH, SAN DIEGO, NY YANKEES, PHILADELPHIA

Better bullpen teams are capable of building lengthy winning streaks

When looking at teams with better Steve Makinen Bullpen Ratings looking to extend 3-game winning streaks, I have tracked that these teams have gone 170-110 for +28.5 units, an impressive R.O.I. of 10.2%.

System Matches: LA DODGERS, SEATTLE, PHILADELPHIA

Better bullpen teams thwart losing streaks

Updating the results since 7/31 of when on 2-game losing streaks, the teams with better SM bullpen ratings in a matchup have gone 173-132 for +9.94 units. Better bullpen teams on 3+ game losing streaks have gone 84-56 for +18.13 units. The R.O.I. on this system remains 13%.

System Matches: 2-game – TORONTO, 3-game – SAN FRANCISCO

 

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 302-268 (53.4%) for +48.11 units of profit. This represents an R.O.I. of 8.4%.

System Matches: PITTSBURGH, NY METS (GAME 1)

“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 in the previous contest, they are posting a winning record at 1427-1334 (51.7%), but oddsmaker overpricing has resulted in a loss of -169.88 units. This represents an R.O.I. of -6.2%, which is significant in the grand scheme of baseball daily betting.

System Matches: FADE TAMPA BAY, FADE NY YANKEES, FADE PHILADELPHIA, FADE CINCINNATI, FADE HOUSTON, FADE KANSAS CITY, FADE SAN DIEGO, FADE SEATTLE

ROAD TEAMS that didn’t score well last game are a bad bet in the next outing

You’re going to want to consider fading teams playing on the road that scored two runs or fewer in their last contest. They have proven to be bankroll-busting options over their last 4+ seasons. These road teams are just 1282-1675 (43.4%) for -165.79 units and an R.O.I. of -5.6% since the start of the 2019 season.

System Matches: FADE MINNESOTA, FADE OAKLAND, FADE DETROIT, FADE BALTIMORE, FADE COLORADO

HOME TEAMS that did score well last game are also actually a bad bet in the next outing

Going back another season to 2018, home teams coming off a game in which they scored 5 runs or more are winning more often than not at 2898-2517 (53.5%), but they have been a loser for bettors at -357.7 units and R.O.I. of -6.6%.

System Matches: FADE TAMPA BAY, FADE PHILADELPHIA, FADE WASHINGTON, FADE BOSTON, FADE HOUSTON, FADE CHICAGO WHITE SOX, FADE KANSAS CITY, FADE ARIZONA, FADE SEATTLE, FADE LA DODGERS

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 a 784-655 (54.5%) record in the follow-up contest since the start of the 2018 season. This has resulted in a profit of +43.74 units for backers and an R.O.I. of 3.0%.

System Match: SAN FRANCISCO

 

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.

Losing Streak Betting System #3:

Strangely, teams on losing streaks of seven games or more tend to fare best against their best opponents. Against teams winning 61.5% of their games or more, these teams on losing skids have gone 13-15 (+6.82 units, ROI: 24.4%) while against all other opponents with lesser records than 61.5% winning percentage, they are just 50-113 (-47.6 units, ROI: -29.2%) since the start of the 2021 season.

System Match: FADE ARIZONA

Losing Streak Betting System #4:

Teams on losing streaks of seven games or more and playing against divisional opponents are just 26-59 in their last 85 tries (-20 units, ROI: -23.5%).

Divisional foes love to stomp on their rivals when they are down.

System Match: FADE ARIZONA

Losing Streak Betting System #5:

Teams that have lost their last four games but are playing on the road in a competitive line scenario (+130 to -300) have been wildly successful in snapping their skids, 63-46 outright (+11.48 units, ROI: 10.5%).

System Match: MINNESOTA

Winning Streak Betting System #1:

Teams on winning streaks of five games or more are on a 153-72 (+23.9 units, ROI: 10.6%) run in the next game when playing as home favorites.

System Matches: LA DODGERS, SEATTLE

Winning Streak Betting System #4:

Teams on winning streaks of five games or more and playing against non-divisional league opponents are 132-81 in their last 213 tries (+28.59 units, ROI: 13.4%).

System Match: SEATTLE

 

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: PITTSBURGH (+15), COLORADO (+25), DETROIT (+38), BALTIMORE (+25), NY METS (+34)

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

System Matches: TAMPA BAY (+39), HOUSTON (+18), WASHINGTON (+33), MILWAUKEE (+28)

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

System Match: ATLANTA-NY METS GAME 2 OVER 8 (+1.0)

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

System Matches: CINCINNATI-PITTSBURGH UNDER 9.5 (-0.6), COLORADO-LA DODGERS UNDER 9.5 (-0.6), DETROIT-BOSTON UNDER 9.5 (-0.8), LA ANGELS-HOUSTON UNDER 9.5 (-0.5), TEXAS-SAN FRANCISCO UNDER 8.5 (-0.6), ATLANTA-NY METS GAME 1 UNDER 10.5 (-0.5)

 

MLB Top Situational Trend Spots

The following situational trends and qualifying plays are from the VSiN MLB Situational Report, updated daily.>> See situational records for each team.

(901) ATLANTA (73-41) at (902) NEW YORK-NL (52-63)  (DH Game

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Trend: Atlanta dominant against NL East (23-6, +12.80 units)

System Match: ATLANTA

Trend: NYM bad as ML underdog (9-26, -16.60 units)

System Match: FADE NY METS

Trend: NYM trending UNDER in HOME games (16-34 O/U)

System Match: UNDER

 

(905) ATLANTA (73-41) at (906) NEW YORK-NL (52-63)  (DH Game #2)

Trend: Atlanta dominant against NL East (23-6, +12.80 units)

System Match: ATLANTA

Trend: Atlanta trending OVER in NIGHT games (42-30 O/U)

System Match: OVER

Trend: NYM bad as ML underdog (9-26, -16.60 units)

System Match: FADE NY METS

Trend: NYM trending UNDER in HOME games (16-34 O/U)

System Match: UNDER

 

(903) CINCINNATI (61-57) at (904) PITTSBURGH (52-64)

Trend: Cincinnati better in NIGHT games (38-31, +13.55 units)

System Match: CINCINNATI

Trend: Cincinnati more OVER in NIGHT games (39-29 O/U)

System Match: OVER

Trend: Cincinnati trending UNDER as ML favorite (12-26-1)

System Match: UNDER

Trend: Pittsburgh trending OVER as ML underdog (47-35-4)

System Match: OVER

Trend: Pittsburgh trending OVER in NIGHT games (39-25 O/U)

System Match: OVER

 

(907) SAN DIEGO (56-60) at (908) ARIZONA (57-59)

Trend: San Diego not as good against RH starters (34-43, -27.19 units)

System Match: FADE SAN DIEGO

Trend: Arizona more UNDER as ML favorite (22-32 O/U)

System Match: UNDER

Trend: Arizona more UNDER at HOME (22-33 O/U)

System Match: UNDER

 

(909) COLORADO (45-71) at (910) LOS ANGELES-NL (69-46)

Trend: Colorado bad against NL West (7-23, -11.95 units)

System Match: FADE COLORADO

Trend: LAD good against LH starters (51-28, +11.20 units)

System Match: LA DODGERS

Trend: LAD good at NIGHT (53-27, +11.90 units)

System Match: LA DODGERS

 

(911) DETROIT (52-64) at (912) BOSTON (61-55)

Trend: Detroit trending UNDER in DAY games (24-29 O/U)

System Match: UNDER

Trend: Boston good record against AL Central/West teams (27-19)

System Match: BOSTON

 

(913) CLEVELAND (56-61) at (914) TAMPA BAY (70-48)

Trend: Cleveland not good as ML underdog (19-29, -7.20 units)

System Match: FADE CLEVELAND

Trend: Tampa Bay good at HOME (39-21, +5.15 units)

System Match: TAMPA BAY

Trend: Tampa Bay good as ML favorite (63-33, +9.15 units)

System Match: TAMPA BAY

Trend: Tampa Bay trending OVER at HOME (35-24 O/U)

System Match: OVER

 

(915) LOS ANGELES-AL (58-59) at (916) HOUSTON (67-50)

Trend: LAA trending OVER in divisional games (20-11 O/U)

System Match: OVER

Trend: LAA trending OVER as ML underdog (27-17-6 O/U)

System Match: OVER

Trend: Houston dominant in divisional games (25-13, +8.45 units)

System Match: HOUSTON

 

(917) BALTIMORE (71-45) at (918) SEATTLE (63-52)

Trend: Baltimore 2nd best in MLB as ML underdog (29-22, +14.04 units)

System Match: BALTIMORE

Trend: Baltimore good against AL teams (53-31, +22.22 units)

System Match: BALTIMORE

Trend: Seattle has been hot (9-game winning streak)

System Match: SEATTLE

Trend: Seattle trending OVER in NIGHT games (40-34 O/U)

System Match: OVER

 

(919) CHICAGO-NL (60-56) at (920) TORONTO (65-53)

Trend: Chicago trending OVER against AL teams (22-13 O/U)

System Match: OVER

Trend: Toronto good against NL teams (22-11, +8.40 units)

System Match: TORONTO

Trend: Toronto trending UNDER in many ways (12-19 O/U against NL, 17-34 O/U at HOME, 34-55-3 O/U as ML favorite)

System Match: UNDER

 

(921) NEW YORK-AL (60-56) at (922) MIAMI (60-57)

Trend: NYY good during the DAY (27-14, +10.75 units)

System Match: NY YANKEES

Trend: Miami good against AL teams (23-16, +9.38 units)

System Match: MIAMI

Trend: Miami good as ML favorite (40-23, +7.54 units)

System Match: MIAMI

Trend: Miami non-divisional games trending UNDER (34-48 O/U)

System Match: UNDER

 

(923) MINNESOTA (60-58) at (924) PHILADELPHIA (65-52)

Trend: Philadelphia better against AL teams (25-14, +8.35 units)

System Match: PHILADELPHIA

Trend: Philadelphia not as good at NIGHT (35-34, -8.78 units)

System Match: FADE PHILADELPHIA

Trend: Philadelphia trending UNDER against AL (16-22 O/U)

System Match: UNDER

 

(925) OAKLAND (33-83) at (926) WASHINGTON (51-66)

Trend: Oakland decent bet in NIGHT games (24-43, -2.62 units)

System Match: OAKLAND

Trend: Washington more OVER as ML favorite (7-3 O/U)

System Match: OVER

Trend: Washington not as good at HOME (23-34, -3.81 units)

System Match: FADE WASHINGTON

 

(927) ST LOUIS (51-66) at (928) KANSAS CITY (38-80)

Trend: St Louis bad at NIGHT (28-46, -28.17 units)

System Match: FADE ST LOUIS

Trend: St Louis trending UNDER on the ROAD (25-31 O/U)

System Match: UNDER

Trend: Kansas City bad bet at NIGHT (21-52, -22.31 units)

System Match: FADE KANSAS CITY

 

(929) MILWAUKEE (63-54) at (930) CHICAGO-AL (47-70)

Trend: Milwaukee better against RH starters (47-35, +8.12 units)

System Match: MILWAUKEE

Trend: Milwaukee not as good bet against AL (19-17, -3.00 units)

System Match: FADE MILWAUKEE

Trend: Chicago trending UNDER as ML underdog (25-43-4 O/U)

System Match: UNDER

 

(931) TEXAS (69-47) at (932) SAN FRANCISCO (62-54)

Trend: Texas trending UNDER on the ROAD (23-32 O/U)

System Match: UNDER

Trend: San Francisco good at NIGHT (38-27, +6.75 units)

System Match: SAN FRANCISCO

Trend: San Francisco trending UNDER as ML favorite (26-44-2 O/U)

System Match: UNDER

Trend: San Francisco trending UNDER at NIGHT (24-39 O/U)

System Match: UNDER

 

Top Head-To-Head Series Trends

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

Series #10: Detroit at Boston, Fri 8/11-Sun 8/13

Trend: Detroit has lost its last eight (0%, -8 units) games vs. Boston

The R.O.I. on this trend is -100%.

System Match:  FADE DETROIT

Series #11: Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, Fri 8/11-Sun 8/13

Trend: Cincinnati is 1-8 (11%, -7.1 units) in the last nine games at Pittsburgh

The R.O.I. on this trend is 78.9%.

System Match: FADE CINCINNATI

 

Team-Specific Momentum Building/Letdown Angles

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

NO QUALIFYING POST-RIVALRY SERIES PLAYS TODAY (next one Monday 8/14)