Calling a raise from the blind
Question relates to low stakes (25c / 50c) limit holdem.
I've been doing some analysis of my play, and think that I may have highlighted a flaw which I had (until now) overlooked.
As a general rule, if a hand is raised pre-flop from early / middle positions, I normally only call the raise with the sort of hands that I would limp with if I were not in the big blind. There are obvious exceptions to this, but I'm just trying to give typical guidelines of when I would call / fold.
Looking at my PT stats shows that I have won a small but significant number of hands with out and out rubbish when seeing the flop for free from the big blind. To give an example, I would not call a raise from the blinds with JTo (other than in exceptional circumstances) but notice that when I have seen the flop for free from BB, I have won the hand 19% of the time. Admittedly it's a small sample (so I am not sure how much to read into the win %) and it has to be taken into consideration the if there is no PFR the strength of hands against me is likely to be less than if there were a raise.
However, if there are a couple of cold callers to the raise (and assuming that they are loose players rather than rocks) I would be getting pot odds
of around 7.25:1 on my JTo, which based on a 19% win rate would give me a positive EV. Should I be loosening up and calling more raises from the big blind (and obviously folding if the flop is not favourable)?