Best Ways to Bet on the MLB in 2020

The turbulent world of Major League Baseball has been in the news for all the wrong reasons in the last few months. After months of wrangling among the clubs and the league organizers, we finally have a 60-game season in 2020 to ease the pain of the sports-desert that we were forced to negotiate during lockdown. 

If you like playing at a trusted online casino Malaysia, you may also want to consider taking a look at their sportsbook offerings. In this article, we take a look at some of the best tips for betting on baseball in what remains of 2020.

Sep 25, 2020; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) hits a double against the Miami Marlins during the third inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

 

  • Skip the Big Favorites

 

This tip really applies to any sport. Bookmakers know that people let their club bias shade their betting habits and factor this into their odds accordingly. They will purposefully overprice odds for popular teams like the Red Sox, Yankees, Cubs and Dodgers because they know that people will bet on them no matter what.

 

  • Use Exchanges

 

Bookmakers are profitable for a good reason – they are experts at setting odds in their favor. When it comes to working out probabilities, however, punters are usually miles off the money. 

If you think that your betting skills are superior to many other sports fans, there may just be a solution for you. By using a betting exchange, you can set your own odds and play the role of the bookmaker. You can offer your odds to other punters for competitive prices that can see you win big.

Sep 25, 2020; Bronx, New York, USA; Miami Marlins designated hitter Garrett Cooper (26) scores after hitting a three run home run against New York Yankees starting pitcher J.A. Happ (33) during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

 

  • Focus on Division Games

 

Successful betting requires an in-depth knowledge of form, history and the attributes of players. Calculating odds as a punter is much easier when betting on games between teams in the same division. Since they play each other so regularly, it is much easier to predict outcomes than when betting on games outside the division.

 

  • Keep an Eye on the Weather

 

There are few sports that are affected more by the weather than baseball. If you are betting on the number of homers in a game, you specifically should keep an eye on the direction and speed of the wind. If the wind is blowing in, it can turn homers into warning track-outs. If it is blowing out, the ball could start disappearing over the fence with increasing regularity. 

Baseball is a sport that lends itself perfectly to betting. There are so many exciting ways to get involved, and you can bet on almost any part of the game. There are tons of value opportunities if you know what you are looking for, and the depth of data on every facet of players and team means that you have all the tools you need to win if you do the research.

Marcelo Villa

About Marcelo Villa

Marcelo is an associate editor at The Sports Daily, and has covered the San Diego Chargers for Bleacher Report. He also writes for Sportsdirect Inc.