How sportsbooks and bettors are trying to take advantage of Astros cheating scandal Darren Rovell, NY Daily News · February 21, 2020 at 2:58 pm Sportsbooks are trying to get in on the Astros-hating business. It’s certainly a better business than the Astros-loving business. Two sportsbooks, William Hill and PointsBet, have now offered new markets to take advantage of the Anti-Astros sentiment — Hit-by-Pitch totals for Houston in the 2020 MLB season. William Hill opened the market on Monday at 83.5 plunkings while PointsBet released its total at 75.5 HBPs. Another sportsbook, the Superbook in Las Vegas, posted a “First Astros player to be hit by a pitch” prop on Tuesday. The most outspoken and most criticized Astros have the shortest odds. Alex Bregman is the dubious favorite at 7-2 (+350) while Carlos Correa and Jose Altuve are at +400.