New York Yankees vs New York Mets
With another day of simulated sports in the books, it’s time to turn our attention to the virtual diamond for the first time with a marquee Battle Of New York between the suspended Domingo German and the Yankees and former Blue Jay Marcus Stroman and the Mets.
If you’re scratching your head wondering what in the world I’m talking about, let me be the first to welcome you to this Covid-19 world where actual real-life sports are a thing of yesteryears and we’ve collectively moved on to betting on machine-led PS4 simulations.
The good news? With no commercials or life-tilting coaching decisions, in some weird way these computer generated matchups have so far been at least equally as exciting – if not more so – than the real thing.
With that said, finding a betting edge in a non-human game of simulated sports seems like an exercise in futility, so if you’d like to go ahead and just bet your childhood-team biases, by all means go right ahead. But if you’re desperate to find some glimmer of an angle, here’s the best I can offer up to you.
MLB – The Show 20 – Pitcher Ratings:
New York Mets: 7th Contact, 8th Power, 28th Defense, 18th Speed
New York Yankees 11th Contact, 12th Power, 29th Defense, 21st Speed
The only simulation between these two teams to be found on YouTube has the Mets winning 2-1 in a 5 inning game. However, with that game featuring two different pitchers, I’m not sure there’s much we can take away from it (in fact, I’m confident there isn’t).
If we’re talking about a purely philosophical betting discussion, lines are generally shaded against the public, who should be riding heavily on the Yankees in this one, meaning that most of the value should rest with the Mets. So with that – as well as the heavy ratings edge – being all we really have to go on when discussing a computer simulation, that appears to be the play with the highest expectation…I guess.
Stay safe out there and always remember the golden rule of betting, particularly in a time like this: don’t bet more than you can afford to lose.