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Last evening was a perfect example of how betting with a hedge can totally benefit your plight, when you are sitting nice with some favorable bets made from a good value standpoint..
I have published many articles on this site, raving about the Royals from even before the season began during 2014. Now I picked Oakland to win last night’s contest, but financially I had a lot to gain on the Kansas City club advancing.
You see back in May, when the squad was struggling, I posted a $20 wager on them to win the World Series for a 50/1 odd. I then put some more cabbage on them at 80/1 a few months later amidst a losing streak.
In all, I stand to win the most on KC, out of any AL club I have left.
Now, I only can win $285 on the Angels to win the Fall Classic, which would only break me about even for the year.
As stated in a blog yesterday, the Tigers net me a return of $894, and the Orioles, will bounce my bank account to the tune of $804.
I was able to speculate when the teams would all be at their max peak earlier in the year.
Based on the mere fact, the A’s only paid me around $260 for the World Series, I bet them to win $50 to start the night at +100 for the Wild Card Game.. I couldn’t believe they were underdogs to start the game, but glad for it.
Once Oakland took a 2 – 0 led on Brandon Moss‘s 1st HR, I wagered $22 (In Play) on KC – for a return of $86 if they won. This would have won me my money back plus a small profit. This continued all night….
KC took a 3 – 2, it was time to put more cashola back on Oakland. This time I received an odd of +220, and I hammered it for $70. This was my greatest move.
Eventually, the Athletics took a 7 – 3 lead, and I knew I must hedge to protect a $100 profit for the day. So I bet $15 on KC to win @ +600, when they were down by 4 runs.
Once they tied the game, bingo, I wagered another $50 on Oakland at +105 (It still guaranteed me a profit for the day of $50.
When the A’s took two leads in extra innings, I hedged with a KC on both occasions. Once the game went into the 13th and final innings, I threw down $100 on the A’s, +100. It was most of my pending profit, but I needed to protect my overall World Series wagers from before.
The Royals won the game, and I made $20. However, here is the thing, should the A’s have won the contest, I would have profited $120, and it would pay me back some value on what could be a pending big payoff if KC might have gone on a World Series run.
Since I was already up $300 from regular season picks gone right, I am sitting with a nice little bankroll to hedge further bets. Sure it takes some of the risk element in it, but I want to have a winning year for cash.
My next bet will be in the ALDS series between Kansas City and Los Angeles. Right now the series odds are listed as -175 for LAA, and +155 for KC.
I am going to bet $200 on the ‘Halo’s’ – to win $114 in profit if they take down the Royals. I am predicting the Angels will win the best of 5, but if not, It is comforting to know, that it will put me in a greater position of strength for wagering.
If KC is able to win this round, I will have all 3 teams in the Junior Circuit to win me cash ranging from $804, $894 and $1500 respectively between BAL, DET and KC.
NL Wild Card Game Tonight
SF, – 112, PIT, +102.
I respect the fact the Bucs are playing hot baseball right now. As an avid gambler, I am going with the better pitcher right now, and I have to favor them to win this game tonight.
Edinson Volquez has thrown lights out over the last month, but honestly, he is due for a loss.
Madison Bumgarner has pitched to an incredible ERA away from AT @ T Park tonight.
Besides, it is an even year right? This means that San Fran will do well in the postseason? Not necessarily. Plus a lot of us were wrong in the ALWC last evening
The other series odds for the LDS are as follows.
DET – 140 vs BAL +120
This is a fair representation for both clubs. I wouldn’t wager this one right now at all.
LAD – 185 vs STL +165.
Personally, if you think the Cardinals will win this round, wait for completion of Game #1 between Clayton Kershaw and Adam Wainwright.
The odd will double for the RedBirds, and maybe they will pull off one of their comebacks.
That is actually not a bad payoff for the LAD, with Kershaw and Zack Greinke, likely working 4 of the 5 games.
Bet them right now if you feel like they will win, because that will jump to LAD being favored -333 if the reigning NL Cy Young Winner is victorious at Dodger Stadium Friday night.
Updated Odds To Win The World Series For All 9 Playoff Clubs.
1. LAA +400
2. WSH +450
T3. DET +500
T3. LAD +500
5. BAL +600
6. STL +900
7. KC +1000
8. SF +1400
9. PIT +1600
Please note that it is illegal in most U.S. States to gamble
Odds are courtesy of www.bet365.com
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