Editor’s note: The game got postponed.
What factors do you consider when handicapping a baseball game? The most common are starting pitchers, injuries, line movement and public action. However, many casual bettors overlook the effect weather can have on a game.
If you are betting the over/under, check the wind first. Strong gusts can change the trajectory of a ball from what we would expect under normal conditions. Wind blowing out can turn a fly ball into a home run or wind blowing in can knock a dinger into a long out.
Using the Bet Labs software, I’ve identified a game (2:15 p.m. ET) on Sunday’s slate where wind will be a factor and bettors can profit.