It was quite a month of April for the Cleveland Indians who were the talk of baseball online gambling.
The Indians were the best team to bet in all of baseball odds at Internet gambling companies in the month of April. There are some other things we can take away from the month of April that may carry over to May and the baseball odds at the Sbg global sportsbook.
Phillies & Indians
The Philadelphia Phillies and Cleveland Indians each went 18-8 in the month of April but the Indians made gamblers at Internet gambling companies more money since they were not favored that often while the Phillies were favored on a regular basis. The Indians were not thought to be a very good team this season but they shocked everyone by winning 18 games in April. The wins by Philadelphia were not as unexpected since the Phillies have their power quarter of Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Roy Oswalt and Cole Hamels. Cleveland made bettors the most money in the month of April but they were not alone as bettors also cashed in on the Florida Marlins, Philadelphia Phillies and Colorado Rockies.
Red Sox April Losers
Even though Boston turned things around at the end of the month, the Red Sox were the biggest losers for bettors in April. Boston started so horribly that they still haven’t gotten out of the hole. Also hurting bettors were the Chicago White Sox, Minnesota Twins, San Diego Padres and New York Mets.
Interesting Umpire Trends
It is always worth noting umpires and their trends in regards to baseball online gambling. So far this season one umpire has jumped out as an over umpire. Scott Barry’s games have gone over the total all five times he has been behind the plate. He was an over umpire last year with 19 of his 33 games going over. It is worth noting that the crew chief on his crew is Tim McClelland who is a notorious over umpire. Two umpires had perfect 4-0 records to the under in April as games worked by Tim Timmons and Alan Porter went under the total. Three other umpires had five of their six games go under. They are Lance Barksdale, Phil Cuzzi and Brian Runge.