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Jul 1, 2008 7:00 PM

Getting Rich with Saber by Richard Saber | I have received a lot of e-mails and letters, mostly from new bettors, about different ways to bet on the baseball streaks without spending a lot of cash.

Streaks in baseball are the way. If operating with a small bankroll, there are chances to make some scores. This is true not only in baseball, but football especially betting parlay cards.

When betting baseball streaks, I want a team that has won at least three games in a row playing a team that has lost their last matchup or on a losing streak. This past Sunday, four teams fit the bill.

The Tigers took a four-game winning streak into its home contest with Colorado, who had dropped six straight.

The White Sox, on a three-game roll, met the Cubs (on a three-game slide). Maybe, I poisoned the Cubbies with last weeks column!.

Seattle was on a two-game winning streak playing the Padres, losers of seven in a row. Why play the Mariners with only two wins? Well, you also bet against teams that have lost at least three games in a row playing a team that has at least won their last game.

The team that fit the streak profile was the Dodgers, having won their last two games playing the Angels. Meanwhile, the Angels were on a three-game slide. We came up with three winners Tigers, White Sox and Mariners. The Dodgers lost 1-0.

My play when there are four teams to bet is a round robin with threes. If you have $20 to put into action, four 3-teamers for $5 would cost your $20. If all four win, you receive a nice pot especially if a few underdogs are in the mix.

When you hit three of four in the round robin, that means one of the three-team parlays is a winner resulting in a small profit. Check the above round robin chart using a maximum of eight teams. Simply follow left to right and it will give the number of parlays that you will have if making these round robins.

The chart will also come in handy for football, which will be addressed next month as we get closer to parlay card season.

Ive also come up with a little play called the streak-buster. It is very simple and can reap some nice prices. When a team has won five straight games, the sixth is usually the toughest hurdle in order to keep the streak going. I will be against that team if the other side is an underdog.

The same can be said for a team that has lost five in a row. I will bet on that team if they are an underdog.

The biggest streak buster is betting against a team that has won 10 straight games such as Minnesota this past Saturday no matter if the other side is a dog or a small favorite. I would also bet on a team that has lost 10 in a row.

Keep tabs on these streak busting opportunities as there will be some good plays in the second half of the season. For now, have a lucky and safe Independence Day. Take in some fireworks.

When I was a young lad back in "the Ville" (Steubenville, Ohio), my mom would never let me and my brother Tom buy any fireworks. She would say "Im not going to burn any of my hard-earned money just to watch you kids blow your fingers off."

Mom was a real gem. We would go up the hill to La Belle View and sit on the ninth hole of Goat Hill (the one public course) and watch for free.

That, indeed, was a good thing.

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Round Robin Chart
Number of Parlays Involving:
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Teams Teams Teams Teams Teams Teams Teams
2 1
3 3 1
4 6 4 1
5 10 10 5 1
6 15 20 15 6 1
7 21 35 35 21 7 1
8 28 56 70 56 28 8 1