From August onward, a shift in baseball betting occurs when it comes to listed verses action pitchers for your MLB betting needs. Great to see everyone back this weekend at Igotsportsbook. Today, we first go over the terms listed and action in baseball wagering. Next, we address why the normal shift occurs in the later portion of the season. All of this for you right now from the IGS team.
Baseball Betting : Terms
Listed and action refers to the state of affairs for starting pitching. When the season had patterns start to emerge in May, sports investors would want to go with the listed option. What this basically means is that with the bet placed, the names of the starting pitchers anticipated for that game would be on the wager slip. If one of the two players did not start the game on the mound then the bet would be null and void. Funds would be placed back in the account with no result. Now “Action” means that the wager would happen even if there was a scratch of one or both starting pitchers.
Reason Why Action Later in Season
Once August onward is here, teams start shifting their goals. Some like Arizona have high priced free agent flops that still have to play to pay for their contracts. Even if the opponents or their starting pitcher would go down, the main keys for game selection would still be there. We have shifted from a focus on betting starting pitching to fading the prospects of certain teams that are walking dead. The importance of the action wager is that you get the bet in instead of it being canceled should the more common occurrence of scratching a pitcher happens. Rock solid sportsbooks like Americas Bookie have both options daily and for all MLB games to give you the necessary flexibility your investments require.
Pennant races and wild card chases are happening right now. Teams that have given up on this season walk among us. Knowing when to go action vs listed in baseball betting right now gives you a tangible edge over the sportsbooks. Good fortune and we will see you next time at IGS.