- Wait for the season to get into full swing!
If you intend to bet on the early stages of baseball season, then hold your horses! Most baseball teams have somewhat shaky and not so confident start to the season. Team managers may be trying out new line-ups, while players often give faltering performances. Spend this time observing and studying all the teams. Read baseball news, study stats tables and try to find out which teams have the dark horse potential.
- Don’t rely on the Winning Streak
When a team is having a winning streak and it is their, say, third consecutive win, it is not the best idea to count on them as they may probably rest on their laurels, while the underdogs may be extra motivated to beat the theoretically stronger opponent.
- Don’t get lured into "old rivalries"
If there are two team with equal strength and are having rivalries against each other, you had better stay away from these hyped-up fixtures. Anything can happen during those games as extra emotions come into play. Major leagues’ greatest rivalries include: Yankees vs. Red Sox, or Cubs vs Cardinals.
- Make a profit from a few teams.
When it comes to baseball, online bookies have so many games to cover that it is impossible for them to have the odds right on every fixture. Streamline your research into 3, 4 or 5 baseball teams and gain expert knowledge about them. That way you will gain an upper hand over the busy odds-compilers.
- Find the bookmaker with reduced juice!
If you want to add to your potential winnings, we recommend that you find a bookmaker offering reduced juice on baseball. We have a separate article on which bookmaker has the best baseball offer?
- Some universal rules about underdog and favourite betting…
Whether it is baseball or any other sport, there is a golden rule when you are looking for value with the underdogs, or favourites. If you intend to bet on the favourites, place you wager early in the week, when the odds on the stronger team are highest. However, if you intend to bet on the underdog, we recommend that you place your wager as late as it is possible, when the odds on the weaker team are highest.