The 2017 MLB season has finally arrived. While fantasy baseball league managers are already celebrating, it’s also one of the most wonderful times of the year for sports bettors. Baseball is one of the most profitable sports to bet on and the very start of the season is arguably the best time to take advantage. Here is a look at why betting on baseball is so profitable.
It’s A Moneyline Sport
The fact that most baseball games are so low scoring means that the majority of the money bet on it is wagered on the moneyline. That makes the wagers a lot simpler since you can simply bet on which team will win the game. While the point spreads tend to dominate in football and basketball, the bulk of the betting money in baseball is wagered on moneyline bets. Picking spreads is a lot more difficult than picking winners. Plus, it’s almost impossible to bet favorites on the moneyline in sports like football. Baseball makes it a lot easier to wager on the moneyline and that is a big reason why it is so profitable.
You Can Profit With Average Margins
Since the majority of lines in football and basketball start at -110, you have to win at least 52.4% of the time in order to break even. This isn’t easy to do and it tends to make betting on those sports a little more difficult. In baseball, you can win consistently betting on underdogs. The underdogs offer plus-money odds and even in the worst-case scenarios you are guaranteed to find some winners. For example, a year ago the Minnesota Twins owned the worst record in baseball. However, the Twins still won 59 of their 103 games, which translates to 36%. If you can find a way to accurately predict MLB underdog winners on a consistent basis, then you can put yourself in position to make tremendous profits over the course of the season.
It’s A Long Season
The fact that the season is so long means that there will be plenty of opportunities to make money over the course of the year. There are 2,430 regular season games every year so you can afford to pace yourself in terms of how frequently you bet. At the same time, more opportunities could also mean more chances to take advantage of the edge you gain betting on baseball.
The Systems Focus
With no NFL, NBA or NHL, the MLB season dominates the summer spotlight. It should be no surprise that there are so many profitable systems out there that you could use to your advantage. There is no such thing as a system that guarantees winners. However, there are plenty of systems out there that can help strengthen your overall edge and put you in a better position to profit. Take the necessary time to put in the research and you could be rewarded for your investment. With the baseball season the focus of the summer months you should have no problem concentrating on the MLB and taking advantage of the profitability of the baseball season.