This year, baseball betting has become legal in more states than just Nevada, including some near where I am just outside of Philadelphia, as Delaware and New Jersey now allow for legal sports betting. This was a long time coming, in my opinion, as many state governments are interested in their cut of the profits from legal sports betting. This means it is also legal to do sports betting online if you are in one of these states.
While baseball betting may not be as popular as some other sports, it is still a fun activity. I think that one of the reasons that baseball doesn’t seem to attract the same level as attention as some other sports is that they have 162 games and each one isn’t as significant in the big picture. Every game does count and does allow for an opportunity to take a look at the pitching matchup, which generally drives the betting line, and is an opportunity to see if you can make some money based on your knowledge. Fine, I know that it is a good amount of luck, in addition to the skill that you have, but in the long run, if you know what you are doing, you should come out ahead.
Things are getting a little more difficult now to determine how to place your baseball bets with the trend of “bullpenning” that some teams are using nowadays. This puts less emphasis on the starting pitcher and more on the ability of the team to match up their pitchers against the opposing team’s hitters. It was one thing when you could see the pitching matchup and make a determination of which one matched up better against the other’s offense. Now you would need to figure out which bullpen will prevail against the other team’s line up, not really knowing which pitcher they will be facing when. Ultimately what this does is remove the factor of the starting pitcher and matches up two teams as a whole against each other. So I would assume that if there was a case where all of the same pitchers were available two days in a row and there wasn’t a designated starter on either team, that the betting line would be the same each day. Things haven’t gotten to that point yet, but it’s interesting to think about.
Anyway, I do encourage you to do some research on baseball betting and if it is legal where you are, I would recommend you give it a try.