Spring has sprung which means it’s time to bet on baseball. If you’re looking to make money off the major leagues this season, here are three simple tips and tactics to help you dominate the diamond and make the most of the MLB odds.
Tip No. 1: Money management
The baseball season is a beast, and if you want to float your bankroll from April to October you better have a money management system in place. One rule to follow is to only wager between 1 and 3 percent of your total bankroll on a single bet, ranging on how confident you are in your pick. So if you’re starting the season with $3,000 bucks, you should risk between $10 and $30 per MLB bet.
Tip No. 2: Profitable Pitchers
Baseball is unlike any other betting market due to the bulk of the daily odds based solely on the starting pitchers. And because of this, bettors should spend most of their handicapping energy sizing up the matchup on the mound. Dig into recent form, home and away splits, as well as how opposing bats do versus righties or lefties. Confident in a starter but maybe not his bullpen or supporting lineup? That’s what those “first five innings” odds are for.
Tip No. 3: Outside angles
There’s more to building your baseball bankroll than just understanding hitting and pitching. Wind plays a major factor in outdoor venues, so know where its blowing, how strong, and how that suits the starting pitchers. Umpires are probably the most under-utilized angle for baseball betting, recognizing which umps are better for Overs and Unders. And, of course, size up the schedule. Teams have quick turnarounds in baseball, so travel can have a big say in how your bets play out.