John Laghezza Shares MLB Futures Betting Tips and His Pick to Win it All

Written by: Bill Krackomberger
Updated October 14, 2022
5 min read

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The sun is starting to come out, rosters are starting to slim down & we’re now just a week away from Opening Day.

While you get ready for baseball season, Jon Orlando and Bill Krackomberger recap the latest in the NFL, discuss March Madness and talk about the slap heard around the world.

With baseball season on the horizon, Jon Orlando and Bill Krackomberger are joined by John Laghezza. John comes with a loaded toolkit to talk about America’s Favorite Pastime as he’s the creator of the MLB Moving Averages betting algorithm, an MLB Writer for The Athletic, the founder of Corked Stats, and a contributor at the Mayo Media Network. John has some great insight to help you dominate the upcoming MLB season.

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Wise Kracks Sports Betting Podcast.

NFL Rule Changes And Roster Movement

The NFL recently announced a change to their postseason overtime rules. The new rule ensures both teams will receive possession in overtime. The vote was 29-3 in favor of the change. This will help teams that are less fortunate when it comes to coin-flip results. Teams that have won the overtime coin-flip in the postseason were 10-2. “I actually wish they changed it for the whole season. I don’t like the ‘coin-toss winner’,” said Krackomberger.

Explaining the rule, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on

We’re always looking to improve and I think what really drove the decision was the database, ultimately, and looking at the facts and what’s happened. Where we saw that most having an influence, I think, was 12 games in the postseason that have been in overtime, seven of which were won on the first possession. When you see that, that’s the type of thing that I think our coaches and everyone looked at — this is an issue in the postseason we should deal with.

There’s been no shortage of movement around the NFL either. “It’s not just (Tom) Brady coming back,” said Krackomberger. Krack would go on to speak about players that stick with one team throughout their careers. “It doesn’t happen anymore,” said Bill.

John Laghezza Chats MLB Betting And Strategy

Jon and Bill were joined by John Laghezza who is, by all accounts, a baseball savant. Creator of the MLB Moving Averages betting algorithm, writer at The Athletic, and a regular at the Mayo Media Network, John dives deep into a strategy for the upcoming season.

For John, it starts with a dedication to his craft.

If you want to succeed at trading, the same way you need to succeed at betting, the most important thing is the price. I chart stocks in the middle of the night. I enter the market when the price meets me. I don’t try and force timing on the market.

Bill was curious, so he asked John about one of his favorite bets involving the Milwaukee Brewers. John was excited to answer and said, “The Brewers right off the bat are the best-placed team for value. Pitching. Pitching. Pitching. I don’t know why people bet on hitting when the best hitters only succeed 3 of 10 times. Good pitching defeats good hitting.”

The guys tap into John’s mind even more and get his take on how the MLB’s recent rule changes will impact gambling, bettors, and even players. “I do think it will save a couple of injuries. That’s the most important thing,” said Laghezza when referring to the extra base runner rule.

With the new rule changes, John has created a rule of his own. “I have completely eliminated nine-inning unders from my betting plans,” said Laghezza. Watch the rest of the interview to learn more from one of the sharpest minds in baseball.

The Slap Heard Around The World

“I honestly, touch a bible, would not have known the Oscars were on if it wasn’t for this,” said Bill. “I don’t follow that stuff.”

“The only two people that could get away with it are Will Smith and The Rock,” said Jon. “It was so bad.”

Bill didn’t mince words and said, “To be blunt, I’m not a Will Smith guy.”

Jon had a solution for the whole debacle and said “All he had to do was pull Chris Rock backstage and say ‘Hey man, I don’t know if you know but Jada’s going through some health stuff and she was really offended by that.’ Chris would probably be the first to apologize!”

Jon wraps things up by sharing a story about his father speaking with Adam Sandler and Chris Rock on the phone.

Catch Wise Kracks Thursday on YouTube

Every Thursday we drop a new episode of Wise Kracks on the WSN YouTube channel. Join Jon and Bill for insider updates on sports and betting with a huge list of guests from the worlds of betting and sports, straight from Las Vegas.

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Billy “Krackman” Krackomberger has made his living as a professional sports gambler for nearly three decades. You have seen him on ESPN, Gaming Today, and SiriusXM. His connections in the sports gambling industry run all the way to the top. His bets move the lines and regularly have him banned from books for being too sharp.
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