You asked and we delivered. Start creating systems for MLB first five inning lines. When you start to create a new system just select MLB as your sport and First Half from the dropdown menu. Most of the filters you are used to for full game systems are available for the first five innings as well.
There are a couple of things that you should know before getting started:
There is tying in baseball.
You will notice if you look through past matches that there are a lot of pushes when dealing with moneyline systems. While it rarely happens for full games, baseball games are often tied after five innings and are graded as a push which isn’t included in the total record.
You can still bet the runline.
For first five innings, you can still bet the runline by selecting a spread system from the dropdown menu. For first five inning systems, the runline is either +0.5 or -0.5 runs for the dogs and favorites, rather than +1.5 or -1.5 for full game runlines.
We started tracking this data at different times.
While our full game database goes back further, our moneyline and over/under data for first five inning systems goes back to 2009. Our spread (runline) data for first five inning systems goes back to 2013.
Betting percentages aren’t as useful.
Betting the first five inning line isn’t as popular with the public so the betting percentages aren’t as reliable for this data set. Many games even have a null value where we didn’t receive any betting data for that bet type. You can still utilize the full game betting percentages within first five inning systems and I would recommend you using those instead of the first half percentages.
Statistics are still based off the full games.
Rather you are looking at runs per game or a starting pitcher’s ERA, all of the statistical information is still based off the full game and not adjusted to show their stats for the first five innings only.
If you have any questions, please reply let us know. We hope you enjoy this new feature!
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