Article by Troy Powers
We are a quarter of the way into the 2010 Major League Baseball season and some unique trends are starting to take shape. Before you wager on the Atlanta Braves make sure you are aware of these trends.
The Atlanta Braves are having a challenging season so far. Currently with 39 games into this 2010 season the Braves are in 4th place of the National League East division with a record of 19-20. Not that they were expected to win the division this season but there are already 5.5 games behind the first place Philadelphia Phillies. That does not mean that the Braves are not worth wagering on. There are many favorable situations discovered from my baseball handicapping on when to wager on the Atlanta Braves.
The Atlanta Braves are not making whole lot of noise this season. Long gone are the well known players from the past yet they still are a competitive team. Looking at my baseball betting system there are some favorable situations in beting the Braves.
First of all, the Atlanta Braves are still a very good team when playing at home. They have a home record this season of 11-6 or 65% wins. Compare that to the road record of 8-14 or 36% wins. When playing at home the Braves get more from their pitching as the only allow an average of 3.5 runs scored. When on the road the average allowed rises to 4.6 runs. This would explain that at home the Braves are a good under play as 10 out of 17 or 59% home games have gone under the total. While playing on the road this season the Braves have only gone under the total 47% of the time.
Avoid wagering on the Braves when facing fellow National League East opponents. Here the poor Braves really have struggled so far this year only going 4-10. They obviously don’t get much run support against the NL East as they have gone under the total 11-2-1 or 84% of the time. 11 times this season the Braves have been the underdog and as usual the odds maker has it right as the Braves are 2-9 as a dog this season.
It has been average season for the Braves. Nobody expected the Braves to challenge the Phillies for the division but if they can win some more games on the read they might make it interesting before the season is over. As a baseball handicapper you need to take advantage of the strengths and weaknesses as the Braves continue to perform well when playing at home but struggle on the road throughout the season. When following a sports betting system you need to know when teams are vulnerable and bet against them and know when a team is to peak. Unfortunately for the Braves they are a much weaker ball club on the road as I would focus wagering on the Braves when home in low scoring games.