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Exhibition Baseball...

Discussion in 'The Sports Book' started by undathesea, Mar 13, 2015.

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  1. undathesea

    undathesea Grandissimo

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    So, my buddy and I were chatting last night while watching exhibition baseball and betting it. Admittedly, we'd had a few drinks and got to talking about the totals on the games and what they would be if they existed.

    This morning I went to my site to check out what the totals might be and never having even considered betting exhibition baseball, I saw something that I didn't understand and could find no explanation for.

    I was wondering if anyone knew what the "Action 1 " or "Action 2 " means? First time I've ever seen an option like that. Note the lack of a totals bet.

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    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    I have never seen that, but I believe in baseball betting, action means you want a bet on the entire game, not just the first five innings (starting pitcher). Not certain, but I think I heard someone in a sportsbook say that once
     
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    Ah. I think you were on target and jogged my memory. Here's what I found when googling "baseball action bets."

    Team Action- If you bet on a team with normal action, then the bet is good regardless of a change in starting pitchers for either team. The odds may be adjusted if there is a change in the listed pitchers.

    Team action against listed pitcher- In this situation a bet can be made on a team and the bet is good regardless of whether or not the listed pitcher starts for that team as long as the listed pitcher for the other team does in fact start the game.

    I probably should have done that to begin with.

    Thanks for the response, UK!
     
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    You're welcome. Win some money!
     
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    A few years back I didn't quite want to start playing black jack yet, so I went to the sports book to see what was going on. They had some spring training games. I had no idea they had lines on the games. There were some that were +130. I figured it doesn't really matter because who the hell knows who is pitching and batting in the later innings anyway. I went up and made a 5 team parlay for $10. The ticket writer looked at me like I was the ultimate schmuck. I told him to look at the payout. It was huge( can't remember the amount). He looked shocked and said good luck. The first 4 hit but the 5th game didn't pan out. I had fun watching.
     
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