Wednesday MLB Phillies vs. Astros Prediction: Betting Algorithm Pick for Game 162 (Oct. 5)
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Philadelphia Phillies vs. Houston Astros Odds
|Over/Under||7.5 (o +100 / u -122)|
|Date||Wednesday, Oct. 5|
|Time||4:10 p.m. ET|
*Odds via FanDuel as of Wednesday morning.
Wednesday will see every MLB game start at the same time. This one in particular has registered a 9% return on investment since 2005.
While none of the games really matter on Wednesday, with seeding all set across the league, that's good news for you, the reader.
Games with little to no magnitude — but ones with historically profitable betting systems and algorithm edges — help you get a massive leg up on retail bettors.
This algorithm lights up under very specific parameters and targets the moneyline.
If you had bet $100 on each game that has fit the betting system over that timeframe, you'd be up about $15,000 — good for roughly $925 per year.
That's over a lengthy sample size of exactly 1,900 games. Substantial data sets like this one, of course, ensure statistical significance.
This line fades the public heavily, according to Action Network's proprietary tracking data. And that's exactly what this betting trend factors in — teams that have been undervalued in the market by retail bettors.
We don't recommend using this betting algorithm as an alternative to investing — variance is a much sturdier constraint in sports gambling compared to the financial markets — but similar principles apply in regards to gains over a longtime horizon.