Nationals vs. Dodgers Game 2: Pro Betting System Offers Historically Profitable Runline Angle
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- The NLDS continues in tonight's Game 2 between the Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers (9:37 p.m. ET, TBS).
- Based on last night's 6-0 win for Los Angeles, our PRO Systems explain how to bet Game 2.
Unlike football and basketball, which see the majority of bets placed on the spread, baseball’s betting handle is largely driven by moneyline tickets, with the majority of bettors solely worrying about straight-up winners.
As a result, we don’t often cover MLB runline betting, but tonight’s Nationals vs. Dodgers NLDS Game 2 provides a very high-profile and profitable situation.
For those who aren’t familiar with runlines, they are simply baseball’s version of a spread. Every line sits at 1.5 runs with oddsmakers adjusting the vig on each side up or down depending on the matchup.
Odds as of Friday at 12 p.m. ET and via PointsBet, where Action Network users get an exclusive 200% deposit match (deposit $50, bet with $150).
For example, the Dodgers are laying 1.5 runs on the runline tonight at +140 juice. On the other hand, those wanting to take +1.5 with the Nats need to pay a vig of -165 to do so.
And when it comes to tonight’s Nationals vs. Dodgers game, our Pro Systems are triggering a historically profitable MLB runline angle with a sample of almost 900 games and a 9.4% return on investment (ROI) since 2005.
Nationals vs. Dodgers PRO System Pick
When teams are coming off losses and being avoided by the public, they’ve been historically good bets against elite opponents.
This system makes sense because recent losses and a worthy opponent result in the majority of bettors wanting no part of the underdog. Of course, this then creates value on the dog as oddsmakers are forced to account for the one-sided action flowing on the favorite.
After falling to LA in Game 1 of the NLDS last night, Washington is a match for this system, specifically since it is receiving just 21% of all runline bets.
But remember, the betting market is fluid, therefore so are percentages. Should Nats support build throughout the day and their runline percentage reaches 25%, this will no longer be a play per the system’s criteria.
Therefore, be sure to try Action Pro to get real-time matches for every winning long-term strategy, including this runline angle for Nationals-Dodgers.