Improving Your Baseball Betting Skills From Starters and Bullpens to Rescheduled Rain Outs

Improving Your Baseball Betting Skills From Starters and Bullpens to Rescheduled Rain Outs
By Michael Allan The Major League Baseball betting season is a long one. 32 teams each play 162 games. That’s over 5000 games in just 7 months. With that many games to ‘handicap’ in one year, there are going to be many opportunities for baseball bettors to discover soft lines, or incorrect lines all together. Smart baseball bettors know these opportunities are abound exploit them. Here are 4 key factors that will improve your baseball betting skills. It is impossible to determine exactly when a starting pitcher will be pulled from a game, but there are instances where the relative strength of the bullpens will be a major factor in a game. If you decide betting baseball is going to be a regular occurrence for you, start looking at totals and bullpens. If you are shopping lines and you see an abnormally high total for a particular game, look at the bullpen strength of each team. You have an advantage when the starting pitching is decent, but the bullpens are not. If the total for a game like this is set high, the over bet becomes a smart play. There are opportunities in betting baseball to bet only the first five innings. Sometimes these bets make more sense than betting the entire game, or a total. This is especially true if you have two strong starters in the game and each team has a weak bullpen. While this might seem obvious, there are books that will allow you to bet the total for the first five innings, not just the side. That is the baseball bet you are looking for. These lines are usually sharp, but if the total for the game is set at 6.5 or 7, you have a good chance of cashing in on the under for the first five innings. The first quarter of the season is an often overlooked variable that if studied correctly will produce more profit than the rest of the season combined. There is an overwhelming sense of optimism in the beginning of the baseball betting season. Not only is everyone tied for first place before the first pitch is thrown, every team had the same amount of time to prepare for that moment. Does that make the New York Yankees more or less prepared than the Kansas City Royals? Aren’t some superstars notoriously slow starters? Are the Yankees a better bet than the Royals in the first few series of the betting season? Of course not. The lines set in the beginning of the season are often heavily skewed in favor of the most popular public teams. The teams that end up in the playoffs don’t always have the best starts right out of the gate. Study the first half of the season and don’t be afraid to jump on some of those big underdogs. This rescheduled rain-out doesn’t occur often in the baseball betting world, but when it does you have yourself an easy win. Rain outs happen. The MLB takes great efforts to reschedule those rain outs in the form of day night double headers so that the traveling team does not have to come back to that city at a later date. Sometimes, that double header cannot be rescheduled for the following day. Now, that away team has to make a trip back to that city in the middle of an already busy season to play one game. Traveling takes its toll on professional baseball players. When this happens-take the home team. Michael publishes numerous articles discussing current trends in sports and how to gamble on different types of games. These articles provide information for sports and betting enthusiasts alike. He writes informative articles for his baseball betting site covering the MLB, and college baseball games, including the World Series and NCAA championships. More articles can be found at his website: http://www.baseball-betting-site.com Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Michael_Allanhttp://EzineArticles.com/?Improving-Your-Baseball-Betting-Skills-From-Starters-and-Bullpens-to-Rescheduled-Rain-Outs&id=5045436 This entry was posted on Thursday, April 5th, 2012 at 3:08 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.