Betting the Totals in Baseball

May 31, 2011
San Diego Padres
by dcarlson54

Betting on baseball total is a great way to take cash from your sports book. While most people focus on who will win the game I prefer to take a shot and bet in the total score. What I really like about betting on baseball totals is that certain teams have great tendencies to either go under or over total. Betting on baseball total is part of my sports betting system.

One such team is that Baltimore Orioles. So far this season the Orioles have played 57 games. In those games have gone under the total 34 times or 63%. This is makes sense because the Orioles are probably the worst team in baseball these days and just can not score any runs. They are tied with the Pirates and Astros for the lowest average runs scored per game. It is true that they give up a few runs but not enough to go over the total. Think about it, they go under the total every 2 out 3 games.

The San Diego Padres are another great team to bet under the total. Not for the same reasons as the Orioles, the Padres play great defense and hold their opponents to an average of 3.3 runs per game. To make matters even better they only score an average of 4.4 runs per games. They win many games and win with great pitching holding the opponent too few runs. They rarely need to score much. The Padres are a great team to bet under the total.

The St Louis Cardinals are very similar to the San Diego Padres. They too are winning team that has great pitching, plays good defense and scores an average of 4.6 runs per game. You do not see them get involved in high scoring shootouts. Betting the St Louis Cardinals under will turn a nice profit.

Then at last we have the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs this season are low number of runs. I myself always think of the Cubs as a high scoring team. Specially playing at Wrigley Field where everyone talks about the wind conditions and the ability the wind has to carry the ball out of stadium. This season the Cubs have played 56 games so far, in those games the cubs have gone under the total 19 times or 61%. When playing on the road the Cubs are a stronger under play. They have gone under the total on the road 33 percent of their games this season.

To recap, look at betting the Baltimore Orioles, the San Diego Padres, the St Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs under the total this season. They go under the total about 2 out of every 3 games. Be sure to add this to your sports betting system.


Troy Powers is a 20 year resident of Las Vegas and recommends following sports betting system.

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