HANDICAPPER LAST 7 WIN %
Vincent Moretti 19-13 59
David Lagos 16-13 55
Timothy Larkin Jr. 19-13 59
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[ Vincent Moretti ]      Cleveland Indians @ Los Angeles Angels: Cleveland Indians -106  Win      Minnesota Twins @ Detroit Tigers: Over 10.5 (-105)  Win      Colorado Rockies @ San Diego Padres: Colorado Rockies -124  Loss      Los Angeles Rams @ San Francisco 49ers: Under 39.5 (-110)  Loss      |      [ David Lagos ]      Temple Owls @ South Florida Bulls: Temple Owls +20 (-110)  Loss      Kansas City Royals @ Toronto Blue Jays: Under 9 (-130)  Win      Washington Nationals @ Atlanta Braves: Over 9.5 (+105)  Loss      Texas Rangers @ Seattle Mariners: Under 8.5 (-115)  Win      |      [ Timothy Larkin Jr. ]      Los Angeles Rams @ San Francisco 49ers: San Francisco 49ers +3 (-110)  Win      Tampa Bay Rays @ Baltimore Orioles: Baltimore Orioles +106  Win      St. Louis Cardinals @ Cincinnati Reds: St. Louis Cardinals -230  Win      Chicago Cubs @ Milwaukee Brewers: Milwaukee Brewers +119  Loss
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Tips on Betting MLB Totals

The MLB season can stretch from the beginning of April to November which can intimidate the novice MLB bettor.  Cashin' Tickets looks at the MLB season as the perfect opportunity to pad your bankroll for the popular football season.  One of the best ways to beat the odds in MLB is bet totals.  MLB totals can be a great way to find value and are essential to long term profits for any gambler.
 
Here are some tips Cashin' Tickets have acquired to help you with betting MLB totals.
 
 
 
Starting Pitching
 
While the majority of picks made by our staff are not based solely on starting pitching, you do have to know who is taking the mound that particular day.  Often times throughout the MLB season, the starter will be scratched and replaced.  Roughly 75% of the time this doesn't affect the selection made prior to this information being released but sometimes it can change the pick but let's stick to the basics.  When you know the starting pitcher, do your research.  How have they performed vs. the opponent in the past?  Are they a ground ball pitcher pitching in a hitters ball park?  Are they a fly ball pitcher pitching in a hitters ball park?  Is this pitcher better during the day vs. the night?  What's the average amount of innings this pitcher will throw?  Does he typically last 4-5 innings or is he durable and typically gets to the 7th inning?  Once you know some of the particulars you can work your way to the bullpens.
 
 
 
Relief Pitching
 
The Roy Halladay's and C.C. Sabathia's are few and far between.  Most starting pitchers in today's era will not go the distance simply because it is too taxing on their body long term and they get paid too much money to risk injury.  Having a solid bullpen is a must in today's game.  A team with a reliable bullpen will hold leads late in the game.  A team with an unreliable bull pen will often blow late inning leads or give up more runs and can make or break the total.  We can't stress enough how important relief pitchers are to MLB totals!  Often times you will be able to determine the good bullpens and the bad bullpens after the April or May baring injuries.  It's no coincidence that teams like the Braves and the Rangers have solid bullpens and end up in the playoff picture over the past five years. 
 
 
 
Ballparks
 
This is an area you should familiarize yourself with before betting totals.  If you watch enough baseball you get a good idea of the stadiums and how the ball carries.  For instance, it's common knowledge that in the summer months when the weather warms up the ball flies out of Citizen's Bank Park in Philadelphia and even the best pitchers have trouble pitching there.  You should know that since the air is thin in Denver the ball will jump off the bats in Coors Field often resulting in high scoring games.  Seattle has a big ball park and the score tends to trend under 7 runs due to the size of the field and the weather in that part of the country.  Know the weather and know the stadium!
 
 
 
Offense
 
This may seem like an obvious point but know how well a team hits.  Of course there will be ups and downs with certain hitters and offenses throughout the long season but a good hitting team will always bounce back and hit well more often than not.  This can change in the post season since often good pitching will beat good hitting.  We've seen it happen over and over again.  The weather gets cooler and pitchers take over. 
 
 
 
Finding Value
 
When you bet MLB totals you will notice a lot of lines have key total numbers.  Key total numbers are 7, 9 and 11.  When you know these key numbers you can make a more informed decision.  For instance, if you like the Over in a particular game you should take caution betting over numbers such as 7.5, 9.5 and 11.5.  The ½ run can kill you sometimes so make sure you do your homework.  The same goes with the under, you should take caution with betting the under on 6.5, 8.5 and 10.5. 
 
 
 
This little bit of knowledge our handicappers have provided can make the difference in a long MLB season.  Betting MLB totals can be fun and make the games more interesting and we hope this helps you with your betting strategies in the upcoming MLB season.