The curious case of betting on the Yankees using the “opposite” pattern.
If you’ve followed me on twitter, you already know the old Sunday tweet during baseball season: “Whatever the Yankees do on Saturday, bet the opposite on Sunday.” It’s been a profitable approach. Why? It’s hard to say…is it a circadian rhythm issue amongst ball players? Too much party time in New York City? I don’t have an answer, but the pattern sure held true in 2016. Betting on the Yankees on Sunday to do the opposite of what they did on Saturday hit at a nearly .700 clip last baseball season: 18-8 to be exact.