Keys To MLB Baseball Betting
Many sports bettors will take the summer off and skip baseball and wagering on it altogether. This could be a benefit because it allows the bettor to get refreshed and enjoy the summer and reenergize for the football season in the fall. Other sports bettors will insist that you should wager on baseball and that it is one of the easiest sports to win in and it is a perfect way to build your bankroll for the football season. In order to successfully wager and make a profit on major league baseball you should know some tips and insight on wagering on the game. This article will provide some basic and advanced keys to mlb betting.
It’s a grind: The baseball season is a long one and you have to be prepared to go through some winning and losing streaks and not get to caught up in it. One key to handling this long grind is not to bet everyday and to take a vacation in the summer where you will take a few weeks off from sports betting all together so as not to get worn down during the season
It’s a dog eat dog world: It has been said in all of my articles that I have written about wagering on MLB and I will say it again. When you wager on the MLB it is imperative that you try to become a dog player. You do not have to exclusively take underdogs but the majority of your wagers should be on underdogs. I would never recommend that anyone wagers on a favorite that is higher priced than 150. Baseball is the only sport that gives you the luxury of finishing below .500 and still making money. This is something unique that should be taken advantage of.
X-factors: When researching baseball games it is important to look at things like the starting pitcher because he is who drives the line, but don’t focus solely on that. X-factors are important too. A bettor should also research umpires, weather, and the local newspapers to just name a few. Umpires can single handedly change a game and control a total with a tight or loose strike zone. The direction of the wind can help a total as well and when it comes to games in Wrigley it is driven by the wind direction due to the size of the ballpark. Local newspapers have beat writers that only have one job and that is to follow the team and report on everything from injuries to travel plans. Due to the long schedule there are times when a team may arrive late to a game location and this could affect their play. A quick glance at a local newspaper or blog could reveal this information.
Money management: As mentioned in the first paragraph of this article, the baseball season is a long one and money management will play a very important factor in the season. My money management for major league baseball is very simple: play the same amount on every game. The temptation will be to place more on certain games that will stand out to you, however if you avoid this practice then finishing below .500 for a dog bettor will still easily provide a healthy profit and prepare you for the upcoming football season.
The baseball season is a special opportunity that if approached correctly can lead to solid profits. Follow the steps above as well as some of your own lessons learned to provide a lesson plan for making money in MLB.