May 8th, 2024 at 5:06:06 PM
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Is there a way to determine when it’s plus EV to middle a bet like season win totals?

Example:

Bulls over 34.5 wins -120

Bulls under 38.5 wins -120

If this existed, how do you know if you should bet it?

Example:

Bulls over 34.5 wins -120

Bulls under 38.5 wins -120

If this existed, how do you know if you should bet it?

May 8th, 2024 at 5:48:26 PM
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Quote:FinsRuleIs there a way to determine when it’s plus EV to middle a bet like season win totals?

Example:

Bulls over 34.5 wins -120

Bulls under 38.5 wins -120

If this existed, how do you know if you should bet it?

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Great question. There are 3 possible results.

Under 35

35-38

Over 38

Let’s say you bet $12 on both props.

Under 35 you lose $2

35-38 you win $20

Over 38 you lose $2.

You would need to know the relative likelihood of all 3 possibilities. Then it’s easy to figure out. If you can find out historical win/loss totals on teams with an O/U preseason of 36.5 you can get a good estimate on the EV.

Your hypothetical I would think is pretty strongly +EV.

May 8th, 2024 at 6:11:06 PM
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Quote:SOOPOOQuote:FinsRuleIs there a way to determine when it’s plus EV to middle a bet like season win totals?

Example:

Bulls over 34.5 wins -120

Bulls under 38.5 wins -120

If this existed, how do you know if you should bet it?

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Great question. There are 3 possible results.

Under 35

35-38

Over 38

Let’s say you bet $12 on both props.

Under 35 you lose $2

35-38 you win $20

Over 38 you lose $2.

You would need to know the relative likelihood of all 3 possibilities. Then it’s easy to figure out. If you can find out historical win/loss totals on teams with an O/U preseason of 36.5 you can get a good estimate on the EV.

Your hypothetical I would think is pretty strongly +EV.

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Thanks. I figured out how to use a normal distribution calculator to get the answer.

It turns out the actual play I had - WNBA win totals - Was about 13% + EV. Of course it’s gone now. But now I know how to figure it out faster so I can pull the trigger faster.