Guest Article by BettingCharts.com
The All-Star Game has come and gone — and the American League has won yet again! That makes ten wins in a row for the AL (excluding 2002’s ridiculous tie). The “Smart Money” was on the NL to some degree — and there does seem to be some value in betting against this “trend” (or just betting against this streak from continuing forever!). However, that’s another story — and for next year. Now, let’s take a look at some of the highlights and lowlights of the 2007 baseball season to date. We’ll look at the play of various teams and players — as well as how this season has progressed on the “sports investing” front.
Highlights of the 2007 Baseball Season
And now, on to the “important stuff.” Overall, it’s been a decent year in baseball for sports investors. At BettingCharts.com, we have earned just under +25 units for our subscribers. On Sides, we have won about 48% of our picks, mostly on underdogs. BettingCharts is looking to make this MLB season another profitable season for our members (that would make 6 out of 7 sport-seasons profitable). In Totals, BettingCharts has been successful in every sports season since inception. Below are some other mid-season tidbits for sports investors:
We do not guarantee that the trends and biases we’ve found will continue to exist. It is impossible to predict the future. Any serious academic research in the field of “market efficiencies” recognizes that inefficiencies may disappear over time. Once inefficiencies are discovered, it is only a matter of time before the market corrects itself.