10 Baseball Betting Tips For Gamblers
10 Baseball Betting Tips Free sports picks, the most informative sports betting podcasts, and the top sports handicappers are on the OffshoreInsiders.com Network. By Robert Bies Most professional gamblers agree that baseball betting is one of the best ways to make money since baseball is one of the easiest sports to handicap. Many sportsbooks (both online and Nevada) would prefer to close their doors during the baseball season so that they can avoid the huge losses from baseball betting. In fact, sportsbooks are happy to just break even during the baseball season. People bet on baseball for a variety of reasons. Some do it just for fun to make watching baseball more exciting. Others bet on baseball to make money. Whether you are a recreational bettor or one who wants to make a lot of money, you can learn to be a savvy bettor and regularly beat the house by using the following baseball betting tips. Avoid betting games in April and be wary of September. In April, not only is weather a factor at certain parks, some managers are still tinkering with their line ups. Spend the first few weeks studying the teams rather than betting them. In September, as teams fall out of the pennant race, it is natural for players to be disappointed, and thus, put out less of an effort. Furthermore, management start looking to the future and bring up some of their top prospects. Practice sound money management strategies. This tip is without a doubt the most neglected area for novice bettors. A good friend of mine told me that he has never once criticized a money management system used by another sports bettor because a bad money management strategy is still better then not having one at all. Take advantage of proven systems for picking baseball winners. Gambling professionals all agree that proven baseball betting systems is essential for picking winners. Dime Lines. In the sports gambling world, a “dime line” means a 10 cent money line. It is the difference between the odds for the favourite and the underdog. If your sportsbook does not offer dime lines, you’re needlessly throwing away your money. Know the target audience of Sportsbooks. A critical factor to consider when placing wagers is the type of bettor the sportsbook targets. This answer will affect your bottom line more than you realize. Every sportsbook caters toward a different kind of sports bettor. The goal is to use this knowledge and take advantage of it. Compare Odds. Not all sportsbooks offer the same odds. Books change their numbers according to the betting patterns of their customers, so it is not entirely uncommon to find ten or twenty point differences in the lines. When you are betting your hard earned money, getting the best line is a top priority. Be Wary of Handicappers. As with any industry there are good and bad handicappers. The handicapping business is full of businesses skilled in marketing but lacking in picking winners. Many offer free picks for the sole purpose of getting your phone number so a high-pressured salesman can hound you on a daily basis. Others offer different levels of picks based on the idea that the more you pay, the more you win. The question you should always ask is why am I not getting the best picks regardless of price? Underdogs often add more value than favourites. Betting underdogs is normally a good idea in any sport, but it is even more important in baseball where even good teams lose 70-plus games each year. The oddsmakers often inflate the line on the favourites because they know the general public likes to bet the favourites. Avoid laying odds worst than -150. To break-even with -150 odds you must win 60% of the time. Given that the top teams in the league win about 60% of the time and the bottom teams win about 40% of the time, you are throwing your money away if you are consistently betting on heavy favourites. Fade public teams and favourites playing on television. It is normally a good idea to either avoid or fade public teams like the Yankees, Red Sox, Mets and Cubs. These organizations are often heavy favourites and you’re less likely to make money on these clubs. As for TV games, the oddsmakers are well aware of what games are nationally televised and they know that most gamblers prefer to root for the favourite! You can bet that the favourite line and the over line will be inflated. You are much better off sticking to dogs and unders in TV games! If you take into consideration these baseball betting tips when developing your betting strategy, you will have a very profitable year betting on baseball. Robert BiesGuide to Baseball Betting Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Robert_Bieshttp://EzineArticles.com/?10-Baseball-Betting-Tips&id=6188238 This entry was posted on Thursday, April 5th, 2012 at 3:01 am and is filed under Sports Betting. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.