We discussed some of the MLB parks that are friendly to hitters, now it's time to take a look at stadiums favoring pitchers and how they affect the MLB odds.
Horace Greeley advised Americans nearly 150 yeas ago to go west and seek their fortunes. The same advise today might apply to MLB pitchers who are looking for friendly ballparks to ply their trade.
Fans who love low-scoring games are in luck if they're living along the West Coast. Five of the six stadiums which sit within 25 miles of the
Five of the six also proved to be profitable for gamblers betting the UNDER.
The only real debate is which of the half-dozen parks deserves the No. 1 ranking, and like almost any other argument in sports, that comes down to what stats an individual gives more priority among their criteria. Long-term results, according to the fine folks at BaseballReference.com, point to
Safeco produced the fewest runs in 2012 but actually was easier to poke home runs out than AT&T. Each of those stadiums ranked tougher in both areas than Petco, and all three are relatively new ballparks with
Based on O/U results in 2012, bettors might lean towards Safeco Field. Mariners home games finished 31-47-4 O/U/P against the MLB Odds a year ago when
to a strong showing with 29 of the first 42 games failing to reach the total. The final 36 regular season games went OVER at a 24-11-1 clip, then 7-1 to the high side in the postseason.
If you guessed
Angel Stadium Toughest On Hitters Of Remaining West Coast Trio
There is a lot of buzz about the potent lineup in
The Big A was the sixth-toughest park to hammer a home run out in 2012, a full eight rungs lower than
Up I-5 in
O.co Coliseum up in
Meanwhile Back East...
A couple of ballparks on the right side of the map also rate very highly on the pitcher-friendly front, and actually proved to be the most profitable for UNDER bettors MLB picks in 2012.
Tropicana Field in
Be sure to check out my article on the best parks for hitters!