Time once again to enter the SnakePit Casino, and bravely chance your arms on the outcome of the 2019 season for the D-backs. Last season, 37 bettors ended up contributing slightly more than fifteen thousand SnakePit dollars to the house. Just nine came out ahead of the curve. Will this year go any better? Here’s where we find out, as we welcome you to our 6th annual betting frenzy. For those who need a refresher, let me top up your glass...
How it works
I’m bankrolling each of you with S$1,500 in SnakePit Dollars [actual value 0.00000000000001 cents], which you can divide up and wager on the lines as you think fit. I’ll accept entries up until the first pitch on March 28.
In an “over/under” bet, a sports book will set a number, and bettors can choose on which side of that number the actual result will fall. The most common such is the total points in an NFL game, but it can be run on just about any sporting statistic. If you win, you get double your money [actually, it’s typically a shade less than double, the difference being the house edge, but we’ll just say double for our purposes here]. If you lose... Well, I trust I need not draw you a picture, but it involves a vice and Joe Pesci, if my recollection of Casino is correct.
To place a bet, you simply put your lines and amount wagered on each, in the comments below. For ease of my inputting them into the spreadsheet, entry lines should be in the form:
- Diamondbacks - Wins, S$300, OVER
which means you are betting Arizona will win more than the specified number. However, so you don’t just throw it all on one bet, you can bet no more than S$500 on any single wager, so you’ve got to have at least three lines. You can have more, of course, by betting less than the limit. Here are the bets on offer, from bovada.lv. All player lines are transferable, so if anyone is traded, the line goes with them. Only regular season games are counted too - I hope this becomes a factor in October!
We’ll have updates about every month, as we go through the season, keeping score as the lines move back and forth from over to under. Here are the wagers available this season.
- 2019 Wins: 75.5
- David Peralta - Total BA: .290
- David Peralta - Total HR’s: 24.5
- David Peralta - Total RBI’s: 75.5
- Jake Lamb - Total HR’s: 24.5
- Jake Lamb - Total RBI’s: 79.5
- Robbie Ray - Total Wins: 10.5
- Steven Souza - Total HR’s: 20.5
- Steven Souza - Total RBI’s: 68.5
- Zach Greinke - ERA: 3.30
- Zach Greinke - Total Strikeouts: 190.5
- Zach Greinke - Total Wins: 12.5
- Zack Godley - Total Wins: 10.5