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    Is this Bovada policy for MLB bets normal?

    * Odds and win amount may not be the same as at time of placement, if a pitcher change takes place.

    This was shown to me after I made an *Action, not *Listed bet.
    So if there is a pitching change and their odds go way down so does my bet that I already placed at *Action? Is this normal policy?
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    Wow...odds get adjusted accordingly? If I'm reading this correctly, that's not right.

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    Yes, this is normal for an Action wager. If you want to lock in the odds, take listed pitchers. It will be voided if there is a pitcher change.

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    It threw me too, what is the point of even having an Action bet?
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    The point is that if you want to place a wager on the team, no matter what, then you can play action. I recommend always taking listed, as this should be a major part of your handicapping decision.

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    your odds can go from +200 to -999999! That's what you call BS

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesBrown View Post
    Yes, this is normal for an Action wager. If you want to lock in the odds, take listed pitchers. It will be voided if there is a pitcher change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesBrown View Post
    Yes, this is normal for an Action wager. If you want to lock in the odds, take listed pitchers. It will be voided if there is a pitcher change.
    I looked around and see that this is correct. I always thought Action bets lock in the odds no matter what. Now I know better.
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    Your odds could easily go from -130 to -190, which is huge. I have never done "action," and am glad that I read this thread.

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    This is standard policy, works in your favor also.. imagine if you had a huge fav cause of halladay or kershaw or whatever and you had action and they were a late scratch...why should you be locked in at -240 or some crazy price with a scrub now on the mound.

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    Chance you take if your playing action and not listed
    Quote Originally Posted by mh217 View Post
    This is standard policy, works in your favor also.. imagine if you had a huge fav cause of halladay or kershaw or whatever and you had action and they were a late scratch...why should you be locked in at -240 or some crazy price with a scrub now on the mound.

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    You are taking action on the game, not on the price.

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    Part of taking action on the game is the price... would never play at a book like that... action is exactly that action... better off playing listed ne way

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    No point in arguing, you have to understand that the pitcher means everything in baseball, and the games are priced accordingly...you keep your bet for the amount, just your price changes...I don't see a problem with it.

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    going to be chippy on the MLB subforum until we start seeing some runs in these games...cheers guys!

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    you guys ever have fangraphs running while you are watching a game? Good way of analyzing what's really going on in games that you are watching.

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    Not chippy... don't bet action.. simple

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    I have never played at a book that did this. If I have bet action then it meant I have action on that line no matter what pitcher ends up pitching. Yes the pitcher is a huge part of baseball. Come on though if U bet on the Lakers and get them at -10 then Kobe is out do you think they change the line to -5 on your bet? I've never heard of a book that did this.

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    I always thought action bets meant you were locked into the bet at the price quoted irrespective of a pitching change. Checked out some rules at a couple of books and found out that the price can move if there is a pitching change. I will stay with listed from now on.

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    Thread ended up being a good educational lesson..thanks OP

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    Thank u for this thread. Went to betislands live chat and this is what their policy is. Listed pitchers it is then for all bets. Thanks.

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    This isn't breaking news, the "Action" rule has been the same for as long as I have been gambling. Just another nuance where baseball differs from other sports (see Kobe injury analogy above).

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    This has always been the policy. A lot of books give you listed pitchers unless you specify "Action"

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    thats the dumbest shit ive ever heard.............action means you get the odds listed reguardell of a pitcher change IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperTrail07 View Post
    thats the dumbest shit ive ever heard.............action means you get the odds listed reguardell of a pitcher change IMO
    No it means you have Action on the game even if there's a pitching change (at NEW opening line), as opposed to Listed where you' get a refund.

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    This is the dumbest shit ive heard in a long time......esp from MH217......thats why u pick listed....when you take action you are accepting the fact that youll accept pitching changes"hence" ACTION............I mean WTF......

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    I see what your saying LT...it mean u want the action either way......but to not know the odds and accept the line the BOOK tosses out is absolutely ******* crazy IMO

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    i will never pick action again

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    Great info. I thought it was the other way around. Thanks, OP, for sharing this.

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    I agree with Papertrail. If this isn't news to others this is news to me. I don't think thegreek or sportbook had this policy when I use to bet with them. I just got back into betting again this past November or so. I have made bets in Vegas though and 100% for sure know that action meant action with the line u got no matter what. Pitchers didn't matter. This was with Leroy sportsbooks (which are owned by a lot of places)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperTrail07 View Post
    i will never pick action again
    This.

    Also I am going to go check with 5dimes right now and let ya guys know what they say as well.

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    THX for checking Ez....i need to get this figured out ...i have bet baseball for a long time and never seen some bs like this....its not right.....

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    5 Dimes: Baseball Wagering

    Baseball game moneyline and first 5 inning wagers have the following pitcher options:

    Listed Pitchers: Both listed pitchers must start for moneyline wagers to have action. You have no action if either or both pitchers do not start the game. All baseball total and run-line wagers are listed pitchers only.

    List One Pitcher: The pitcher you specify must start for moneyline wagers to have action. You have no action if your specified pitcher does not start the game. If the pitcher opposing your selected pitcher is changed, the moneyline price will be computed with revised odds based on the new pitcher. This wagering option is available only over the phone.

    Action: All moneyline wagers have action. However, if there is a pitching change, the moneyline price will be computed with revised odds based on the new pitchers.

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    As you can see, rule is consistent across all USA facing online books

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    Hi guys,

    As LT Profits stated, this is how MLB betting works. No need to go one by one asking books. =)

    Bet "listed pitchers", NOT "action" if you do not want action on the game in the event of a SP pitcher change (affects the odds).

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